Former Weyerhaeuser exec joins Best Bath Systems
Greg Wells, former brand marketing manager for Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist engineered wood products division, has joined Caldwell, Idaho-based Best Bath Systems as director of marketing.
"Greg’s breadth of marketing expertise and intimate knowledge of the building products channel will be a huge asset to Best Bath as we continue our upward momentum," said CEO Gary Multanen. "We pride ourselves on product innovation, and his strategic mindset and hands-on experience with a range of traditional and emerging communications tactics not only suit that mission, but will help carry it even farther into the building products arena."
Wells has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales, with eight of them spent in the building products industry.
During his eight-year tenure at Weyerhaeuser, he was responsible for all brand and product marketing strategies for the Wood Products division, which included creative strategy, public relations and advertising, multimedia campaigns and educational marketing.
Best Bath Systems is a manufacturer of walk-in showers and tubs for residential and commercial use.
Rayonier elects new board, post-split
Following news this week that Rayonier made its official spinoff of its Performance Fibers business, new boardmembers were selected for both Rayonier Inc. and the newly formed Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.
“As we anticipated, the quality and experience of our additional new board members are excellent,” said Paul Boynton, Rayonier’s chairman, president and CEO, who is going on to head Rayonier Advanced Materials. “They will provide valuable perspective and counsel to both boards and management teams going forward.”
Going forward, the board of directors for Rayonier Inc. will include Richard Kincaid as chairman, as well as John Blumberg, Governor John Ellis (Jeb) Bush, Dod Fraser, Scott Jones, Senator Blanche Lincoln, V. Larkin Martin, CEO David Nunes and David Oskin.
For Rayonier Advanced Materials, the board will include Paul Boynton as chairman, C. David Brown, II as lead director, DeLyle Bloomquist, Mark Gaumond, James Kirsch, Lisa Palumbo, James Miller, Thomas Morgan and Ronald Townsend.
BMC to move HQ to ATL
BMC, one of the nation’s major providers of building materials and construction services, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Boise, Idaho, to Atlanta.
The West-to-East relocation will be done on a phased basis with the executive team moving immediately, the company announced. The Boise office will continue to remain operational.
“This was a decision based on BMC‘s fast organic growth, its need to fill key management positions to support that growth and expand geographically beyond BMC’s current footprint,” said Peter Alexander, CEO of BMC. “Both management and the board were unanimous that BMC required a more central location with a larger population base and fully accessible air travel.”
BMC’s current footprint is predominately west of the Mississippi, where nine of the 10 states in which it operates are located. The tenth state is North Carolina.
The company, formerly known as Building Materials Holding Corp., has moved headquarters before — from San Francisco where it was founded in 1987, to Boise in 2009.
BMC operates in 16 markets, eight of which are in the top 25 single-family construction markets, and has in excess of 5,000 employees.