Sean Fogarty is stepping into the role of president of the West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association.
Fogarty is VP of Osborne Lumber in Newark, California, where he represents the third generation of the family business that opened in 1950.
During the organization’s annul convention last week in Indian Wells, California, Fogarty encouraged the industry to stick together and stay involved.
“This year I plan to focus on growing -- improving our dealer participation, and strengthening our collective voice,” he said. “We’re going to do this by introducing new events, and continuing to add value to our members through Government Affairs monitoring and Industry education.”
Fogarty will take the association’s reins from Mark Ganahal of Anaheim, California-based Ganahl Lumber.
The West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association is a regional industry trade organization with roots going back to the early 1900s in California. It is one of the largest regional lumber and building materials organization in the country. The association is active in government affairs at the local, state and national levels, offers a wide range of educational and member services, and administers a number of member benefits programs.
Although the majority of members are in California, WCLBMA has members in 26 states and Canada. WCLBMA has approximately 330 member firms in lumber and building material dealer and associate categories.
WCLBMA is one of 17 regional trade organizations affiliated with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association, headquartered in Washington DC. It represents more than 6,000 lumber and building materials dealers nationwide.