Bill Tucker, the former president of the Florida Building Material Association (FBMA), has joined the Schaffer Associates team. Located in Charlotte, N.C., Schaffer Associates specializes in building human resource infrastructure through acquisition, retention and development.
“When I retired from FBMA I knew I wanted to do something different but within the building supply industry,” said Tucker in a prepared statement. “Working with the industry’s leading executive recruiting firm provides an opportunity to work with and assist people I know and like.”
He added: “Over my years in business I’ve hired and unfortunately have had to terminate a lot of people. I know what a 'good' hire can mean for a company and how costly and destructive a ‘bad’ hire can be.”
After graduating from Florida State University, Tucker went to work for his father, a commercial roofing, sheet metal and air-conditioning contractor. In 1984 he became the marketing director of a workers compensation self-insurance fund and later the executive director of the fund’s parent association. In 1992 he was hired by FBMA to manage the Florida Wood Council, and in 1999 he was named the president of the Association. In January 2012, he took an early retirement from FBMA.