The board of directors of ENAP, an LBM co-op based in New Windsor, N.Y., has named Stephen Sallah as president and CEO.
Sallah, the organization’s chief financial officer since 2008, has served as ENAP’s acting CEO since the departure of Russ Kennedy at the end of 2010. Prior to his service with ENAP, Sallah spent 16 years at IBM as division controller and in other marketing and operational roles. He started his career with the U.S. Navy and served for nine years in active duty as a submarine officer and is a retired Commander in the Naval Reserves.
In a telephone interview with Home Channel News, Sallah said the buying group, which ranked in 11th place on the HCN Top 100 Distributors Scoreboard, is in the midst of formulating its next growth strategy.
“We picked up eight new members in this year alone,” Sallah said. Although the board also did an outside search for a new CEO, Sallah believes he was chosen because ENAP’s employees have been so successful.
“That’s what I told the employees yesterday,” Sallah said. “I’m only in this job because they’re doing so well.”