Conifex hires Patrick Bell as EVP
Canadian timber company Conifex announced that Patrick Bell has been appointed to the newly created role of executive VP of Conifex Timber Inc.
Bell brings to his new role experience derived from a diverse background. During his political career, he served three terms in the BC Legislature and held a number of high-profile positions with the Provincial Government, including Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Minister of Forests and Range, and Minister of Agriculture. Bell’s entrepreneurial career involved interests in a variety of businesses, including a logging company and a trucking company. Earlier in his career, he worked in the hospitality industry at a corporate level and remains involved with the organization as a franchisee.
The role of executive VP will be based in Conifex’s Prince George, B.C., office and will focus primarily on the enhancement of the company’s regional operations, including raw material supply, lumber manufacturing, capital expenditure programs and human resources.
Bell was appointed to the company’s board of directors in August 2013 and will continue to serve as a director.
Conifex CEO Ken Shields commented: "Pat’s passion for and knowledge of the forest industry became apparent in his role as a Conifex director. We are delighted to now have full-time access to Pat as a senior executive."
Andrew Bonham named group president at Nortek
Nortek, Inc., a producer of ventilation, heating and cooling, and air management systems, has hired Andrew Bonham as group president, Residential Ventilation.
Bonham has approximately 30 years of experience under his belt in manufacturing, sales, marketing and e-business. His resume spans major companies such as GE, Allied Signal and Invensys plc. He has also opened manufacturing facilities and completed acquisitions both in the U.S. and abroad. In his most recent role, he served as president of Grace Construction Products.
"Andrew’s professional and life experiences make him the right leader at the right time for our RESV business and the ideal candidate to replace such a respected and successful group president as Dave Pringle has been," said Nortek president and CEO Michael J. Clarke. "Andrew is a growth-focused Six Sigma disciple who likes to solve problems with input from his team, and a well-rounded executive who is highly regarded by employees, colleagues and customers alike. We enthusiastically welcome him to the Nortek team."
Bonham will replace David Pringle, who retired recently.
Tractor Supply joins the S&P 500
It’s official: after months of off-the-curve growth on the stock market, Tractor Supply Co. has secured a spot on the S&P 500 index.
The change was announced Thursday by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and will be effective after the close of trading next Thursday.
Tractor Supply is replacing Life Technologies Corp. on the index, which is being acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Between Jan. 2, 2013 and Jan. 2, 2014, Tractor Supply’s stock grew by 49.4%.