American Builders Supply adds two veteran execs

American Builders Supply (ABS), one of the largest independent suppliers of doors, windows and trusses to home builders in Florida, has added two industry executives from ProBuild, 84 Lumber and HD Supply to its ranks. Both will report to CEO Bill Myrick at ABS's Sanford, Fla., headquarters. 

Mark Garboski, 42, previously served as VP shared services at  ProBuild Holdings. Before that, he spent 15 years in a variety of positions at 84 Lumber, most recently as executive VP and earlier as VP purchasing, pricing and category management; VP president and general manager, manufacturing; and regional manager.

The company also appointed Shaun Heelan as chief financial officer. Heelan, 53, comes to ABS from IDEX Optics and Photonics, where he was VP finance. Prior to that, he spent three years at HD Supply, first as CFO of the electrical division and later as CFO of the firm's White Cap Construction Supply division.  Earlier, he had a 20-year career at General Electric, most recently as director of finance, global supply chain in the company's consumer and Industrial division. He began his career as an audit manager for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense.

ABS, a portfolio company of Blue Wolf Capital Partners, serves customers throughout north and central Florida from its Orlando-area base in Sanford and four additional manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Winter Haven, Melbourne, Clermont and Jacksonville. Through its Melbourne and Sanford facilities, ABS also offers custom doors and molding products for specialty home builders and retail customers.   

In a press release, CEO Myrick said: “We are pleased to gain executives of such high caliber with proven skills in finance, profitability management, operations and supply chain control. Their guidance will add efficiencies that better position us to grow in our core markets and expand into new ones." 

Michael Ranson, partner at Blue Wolf, added, "ABS is rapidly growing into a major regional supplier of building products, and we are confident that this management team will provide professional and effective leadership to take advantage of opportunities arising out of Florida's rebounding housing market. Under Blue Wolf's ownership, ABS has consolidated four leading independent competitors in the last 15 months, including Clermont Builders Supply in February of this year.”

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