People in the News: New president for Parr Lumber

Portland, Ore.-based Parr Lumber has named Jim Boyer as president.

The Parr Lumber Co. board of directors has appointed James Boyer president of the company and its subsidiaries. 

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to lead this remarkable organization during a rapidly evolving and exciting time in our industry,” said Boyer. “The Parr Co., the customers and partners have been such an important part of my life; I am looking forward to the new role and additional opportunities to serve this company and the customers.”

Boyer was previously Parr's director of yard operations and assumed the role as president of Parr Lumber April 29.

In addition to his responsibilities at The Parr Co., Boyer serves on several community boards and was inducted into the Ronald McDonald House Charities Hall of Fame in 2011.

“His record of philanthropic involvement is well known amongst our valued customers, suppliers and the Portland business community,” said Nancy Cranston, Parr board of directors chair.

The search by Parr Lumber for a new president was launched in late 2012. 

“Jim has an impressive resume, evidencing the knowledge, experience and commitment necessary to lead the positive growth and further success of The Parr Co.,” said David Hamill, current Parr CEO.

Hamill will remain as the CEO through 2013, while assisting in the transition of Boyer and developing business strategies. Hamill will continue to serve The Parr Co. as a member of the board of directors.

The Parr Co. consists of six distinct companies that provide building solutions and services: Parr Lumber Co., Parr Cabinet Design Center, Cascade Wholesale Hardware, NSC, NSCi and Parr Marketing Group.

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