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Fiberon names Long Island manager

BY HBSDEALER Staff

New London, N.C.-based Fiberon, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, hired Dustin Ferriso as territory manager.

Ferriso will serve Fiberon’s distributor and dealer customers on the 118-mile-long territory of Long Island, N.Y., including the five boroughs of New York City. He will work out of an office based in Lindenhurst, N.Y.

In addition to serving the dealer and distributor customers that comprise Fiberon’s existing channel network on Long Island, Dustin will also be responsible for identifying new channel opportunities for the company. He will also manage the region’s FiberPRO community of professional deck builders.

“Long Island is an exceptionally dense area in terms of consumers, and the dealers and distributors which serve them,” said Bob Ottersen, northeast region sales manager for Fiberon. “Dustin is a native Long Islander and seasoned sales professional, making him the ideal person to work with our customers in this region.”

Ferriso is a 14-year veteran of the home-improvement industry. Prior to joining the Fiberon team, he served as store manager for WindowRama Enterprises in Edgewood, N.Y., overseeing all aspects of the business, including customer service, merchandising and inventory management.

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HIRI event unleashes tools to measure ROI

BY HBSDEALER Staff

The Home Improvement Research Institute’s 2014 Spring Conference, slated for Orlando April 10, will include a full slate of research-oriented presentations.

Among them will be a presentation from Wray Ward’s senior VP strategic planning Kent Panther, on “Improving Marketing Measurement, ROI and Effectiveness: The Latest Tools.”

According to the agenda, “As the pressure to evaluate marketing efforts has increased, the good news is that new measurement tools are more powerful and easier to use than ever.”

The HIRI Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport. Online registration is available until April 1.

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Jerry Howard to speak at NLBMDA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Jerry Howard, CEO the National Association of Home Builders, will speak at the Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference. He will join Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) at the Washington Briefing Breakfast April 1.

Howard has worked as a legislative analyst at the National Association of Realtors, the chief lobbyist for the National Council of State Housing Agencies, and tax counsel  for the NAHB. He was promoted to NAHB’s executive VP and CEO in February 2001. 

Prior to his association career, Howard practiced real estate law in South Carolina and grew up working in a variety of roles for his father, a developer.

The 2014 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., March 31 to April 2. 

 

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