Canadian buying group Tim-Br Marts has hired Jacques Deschnes to the new position of building products category manager.
Deschnes will oversee a number of key building material programs, including siding, roofing, insulation and drywall.
Prior to Tim-Br Marts, Deschnes worked as a purchasing agent in the manufacturing and modular home building industries. Fluent in French, he will serve as a liaison with Tim-Br Marts dealers and suppliers in Quebec.
The buying group includes independent retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers in the Canadian home-improvement industry. Tim-Br Marts represents more than 600 member locations across Canada, with $2 billion in annual purchases and more than $3.4 billion in retail sales.