Concord Lumber Corporation has named Jack Mackin as its next President.
Mackin will begin his tenure as president, overseeing day-to-day operations on May 3.
Tim Lancaster, who has been acting CEO, will stay on as a member of the board of directors, alongside CFO David Perry and Duncan Facey, former vice president of forest products at LBM Advantage. Ed Schatz will continue in his role as chairman.
Established in 1946, employee-owned Concord Lumber Corporation operates Concord Lumber and Littleton Lumber, Forester Moulding & Millwork, The Kitchen Works, and Colorworks Paint & Decorating Centers.
Mackin has more than 20-years of senior management experience, including 15 years as the vice president, chief operating officer, and CEO of a family-owned retail lumber yard where under his leadership he successfully grew the business, oversaw the implementation of the latest technology and transformed his lumber yard into the leading distributor of FSC-certified wood products among other things.
He currently serves as owner and operator of Multivista Massachusetts, a company that manages a full suite of visual construction documentation services. Prior to that, Mackin worked in both the tech industry, where he started Piiq.com, an affiliate network tracking platform for 50+ Fortune 500 companies, and in the financial industry, where he served as vice president /derivatives trader, equity derivatives for Bank of America.
“Concord Lumber Corporation is excited to welcome Jack to the team,” Perry said. “Jack’s extensive background in the lumber and construction industry and expertise creating and implementing inventive business and operational strategies, long-range goals, and solutions to maximize revenue and sales growth will greatly benefit Concord Lumber Corporation. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus Concord Lumber Corporation during this time of uncertainty in the world.”
While serving as CEO of the lumber yard, Mackin increased revenue 12%–15% year over year, led a team of 50+ employees with 25 direct reports and streamlined company procedures and processes, resulting in 37% improved efficiency based on sales per employee metric. In addition, Mackin has been engaged in well-known building supply industry organizations including the US Green Building Council, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, and was a frequent speaker at local events, trade shows, and national conferences.
Mackin has also dedicated time to lobbying Congress in 2015, 2016, and 2017 regarding laws applicable to the retail and lumber industry.
“I am eager to be joining the Concord Lumber Corporation team,” said Mackin. “I believe Concord Lumber Corporation has a strong, multi-service business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the growing building supply industry. As the world emerges from a pandemic, and businesses, including the building industry, become profitable again, I believe Concord Lumber Corporation has the right mix of locations including lumberyards and hardware stores, a moulding and millwork center, a kitchen and bath design showroom, and paint stores, to meet all customer’s needs and grow to be a significant competitor in the marketplace.”
Based in Concord, Mass., Concord Lumber focuses on fulfilling the needs of building and home improvement professionals in eastern and central Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and southern New Hampshire.