Pat Webster has been named president and chief operating officer of Universal Forest Products, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Former regional vp Dick Frazier will succeed Webster in the West.
Webster has had a long career at Universal Forest Products, which he joined in January 1985 as a trainee at the company’s Grand Rapids, Mich., headquarters. He has held a range of positions, including general manager of operations at the company’s Woodburn, Ore., plant; vp-operations; vp-Far West Region; and president of the Western Division.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the company in this new role and to working with the best employees in the industry to grow our success,” Webster said.