Carter Lumber hires new exec, realigns divisions

Carter Lumber, the Kent, Ohio, pro dealer, has announced a change in its field management structure that will consolidate the stores in its largest division under two regional VPs. The company has also hired Harry Streyle, a 30-year veteran of the LBM industry, as a district manager.

In the Carter Lumber division, all stores have been split into two regions that will be managed by regional VPs Kip Gleckler and Al Price. A new unit has been formed to serve the Columbus, Ohio, market, drawing from the Holmes Lumber and Carter Lumber divisions. This team will operate under the Holmes Lumber name and will work out of three existing Carter Lumber facilities in Plain City, Sunbury and Reynoldsburg. Will Ruschman (former district manager of Columbus) will fill the newly created position of Columbus market general manager for these stores and will report to Steve Miller, VP of Holmes Lumber. 

All six retail divisions will continue to operate under their original brands. Carter Lumber hopes to expand its presence along the Eastern seaboard, where former ProBuild executive Streyle will focus on growing market share in the Pittsburgh, Maryland and Virginia markets. 

Streyle worked as an area VP for 84 Lumber when ProBuild hired him in the fall of 2010 as part of its move into western Pennsylvania. Streyle’s other positions have included regional VP and sales and marketing VP. In his new role, he will report to Kip Gleckler.

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