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TW Perry ranks high on top-place-to-work list

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Gaithersburg, Maryland-based pro dealer TW Perry ranked sixth in a recent Washington Post listing of top workplaces for mid-size companies. 

Following the unveiling of the list June 22, TW Perry president and CEO Michael Cassidy told employees that being a winning team helps morale.

“The big difference in our culture comes from your individual commitment to the culture at TW Perry where we support each other, are committed to excellence and to learning and act as family as much as possible,” Cassidy told employees. “The person who makes this a great place to work is the person standing next to you day in and day out.”

The list is based entirely on employee feedback and comes from a survey by research firm WorkplaceDynamics.

TW Perry is no stranger to industry awards and recognition, including the HCN Pro Dealer of the Year Award, which the pro dealer accepted in 2011.

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PPG acquires Masterwork Paint Company

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Continuing its trajectory of recent expansion, PPG Industries announced that its North American architectural coatings business has acquired Pittsburgh-based Masterwork Paint Company.

Masterwork is an independent architectural paint distributor with 13 stores throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.

PPG also recently made headlines after it agreed to acquire Mexico City-based Consorcio Comex, which Sherwin-Williams had been trying to acquire for months but ultimately gave up after significant regulatory delays.

It also made a bid on Homax Group about a month ago, a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products.

The specific financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Stock names new executive VP

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Stock Building Supply, operator of 69 building supply outlets, announced the appointment of Bryan J. Yeazel as executive VP and chief operating officer.

In this role, Yeazel will lead the company’s regional operating businesses and integrated supply chain, including sourcing, procurement, product management, fleet, logistics and safety.

In announcing this role, Jeff Rea, president and CEO, stated, "Our company has many exciting growth opportunities, and this position provides our operating teams additional leadership and the support needed to further enhance our customer service capabilities both locally and across our extensive supply chain network. Bryan has been an influential executive leader with Stock for nearly 10 years and, in this new role, will provide focused growth leadership in support of our local operations and the numerous customers we serve daily."

In connection with this appointment, C. Lowell Ball has been appointed senior VP and general counsel, where he will lead the company’s legal and risk management teams. "Lowell has been a strong leader for Stock since joining our company and has provided our local businesses with outstanding counsel and support." Rea added, "I look forward to working with both Bryan and Lowell in their new roles to accelerate our growth strategy."

Yeazel has been an executive officer of the company since 2005, having served most recently as the executive VP, chief administrative officer and general counsel, where he had responsibility for the company’s legal, integrated supply chain, human resources and safety functions. Yeazel received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his juris doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Ball has been a legal officer of the company since 2010, serving most recently as VP and deputy general counsel, and prior to that held senior legal positions at other corporations and in private law practice. Ball received his undergraduate degree and juris doctor from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Stock Building Supply operates in 21 metropolitan areas in 14 states, primarily in the South and West regions of the United States.

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