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New CFO at Central Garden & Pet

BY HBSDealer Staff

Central Garden & Pet Company has named a new chief financial officer from within its ranks.

Nicholas "Niko" Lahanas, who was worked with the company for over 10 years, will now assume the role of CFO.

During his time with the company, Lahanas held a variety of finance positions, most recently as SVP Finance, Operations Management & Reporting and CFO of Central’s Pet Segment.

His tenure also included serving as VP of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, and Director of Business Performance, focusing on business unit profitability.

Lahanas will report to President & CEO George Roeth.

“Niko is a proven leader who has been a valuable asset to the organization in helping it evolve and grow over the last ten years," said Roeth. "His experience in many financial, strategic and operating aspects of the organization will be invaluable as Central seeks to continue its strong performance in the years ahead.”

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MicroPro celebrates an anniversary

BY HBSDealer Staff

According to Koppers Perfomance Cheimcals, treated wood products using micronized copper preservatives represent the majority of treated wood sold into residential and agricultural markets in the United States.

That wasn’t always the case. MicroPro Micronized Copper technology hit the commercial market 10 years ago.

One way the company is celebrating the anniversary is by promoting the products’ utility in the building industry. It’s a an American Wood Protection Association standardized wood preservative, said Gary Converse, senior VP of Koppers. More than that it meets major model building code requirements of the International Code Council. And wood products treated with the MicroPro wood preservative can be used in above ground, ground contact and critical ground contact end-use applications, he said.

The MicroPro treated wood process collection of third-party certifications include the Scientific Certification Systems’ Environmentally Preferable Product Certification, Underwriters Laboratories Greenguard Gold Certification, and the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification. 

Since its commercial introduction in 2007, more than 20 billion board feet have been treated with the micronized copper preservative, the company said.

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HBSDealer Stock Watch: LL gets a double-digit boost

BY HBSDEALER Staff

LL increased 11.14% by the end of trading Friday as the majority of industry stocks recovered further from their midweek slump.

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