Montgomery, N.Y.-based Russin Lumber hired Steve Jankins as territory manager, covering eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Jankins, a veteran with nearly 20 years of experience at Brockway Smith Corp., more recently helped Reeb Millwork launch its business in the New England territory.
For Russin, Jankins will develop programs and solutions to help enable retailers to improve cash flow, reduce inventories and grow gross margins, the company said. By leveraging Russin’s manufacturing operations, Jankins will be able to bring many of the solutions Russin’s existing customer base has already experienced to a wider network of dealers. Further, Jankins will be able to draw on the strategic partnerships Russin has developed with such manufacturers as Fairway Vinyl Systems, Fiberon and Versatex Trimboards to expand an already-growing dealer network.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Steve to the team,” said Jordan Russin, VP New England sales for the company. “Steve has experience and contacts, which will bring our customer relationships to a new level, and he has the smarts to teach us a lot along the way.”
Russin Lumber is a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, covering 13 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states.