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02/11/2021

National Lumber SVP McDole retiring

National Lumber reported that Michael McDole, senior vice president of sales, is retiring effective March 31 after nearly 20 years with the company. 

McDole joined National Lumber in 2001 as sales manager responsible for the territory of southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He was promoted to vice president of sales in 2007, responsible for outside sales eastern and southern coast region. 

The pro dealer says that McDole has been a driving force behind National’s expansion into Rhode Island, with the 2010 opening of its Warwick location.

Michael McDole

Prior to joining National Lumber, McDole worked for 84 Lumber, and then moved to JT’s Lumber in Rhode Island where he worked his way up to vice president and general manager. He left JT’s in 2000 to start up the Building Supply Channel, Inc. (BSCi) with industry veteran, Greg Brooks. 

National Lumber continues to use BSCi Pro as part of their very extensive employee training. 

National Lumber has also announced the promotion of Dean Wagar to senior vice president of sales, overseeing all aspects of sales for the company. Also, David Pelletier has been promoted to executive vice president, with oversight of overall operations of the company as well as the inside sales support team. 

Both will report directly to National Lumber President Manny Pina.

Dean Wagar

Wagar joined National Lumber in 2001 as sales manager and for the past 15 years he has held the position of vice president of sales responsible for the north territory. His focus has been to build a knowledgeable sales force with a team concept that focuses on the many building solutions the National Lumber Family of Companies offers to its customers, the company said. 

Pelletier started with National Lumber as the vice president of the Installed Sales and Drywall Divisions after the company acquired his operation, Pelletier’s Building Supply, in 2009. Over the first few years, Pelletier also developed sales in the North Central Region of Massachusetts and managed the company’s Gardner and Berlin locations.

In 2015, his role expanded as he was promoted to vice president of operations overseeing the operations of all lumberyard locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. In 2018, Pelletier was promoted to senior vice president of operations and spearheaded the company’s ERP conversion to BisTrack in the same year.

David Pelletier

National Lumber, the HBSDealer 2020 ProDealer of the Year, has been serving the New England area since 1934. Now in its third generation, this family-owned and operated company is led by co‐CEO siblings Steven Kaitz and Margie Kaitz Seligman, and company president Manny Pina. 

Based in Mansfield, Mass., the company operates 10 lumberyards in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, 11 Benjamin Moore paint locations, 7 Kitchen Views showrooms, 2 Reliable Truss and Components manufacturing facilities, plus specialized divisions that include engineering, drywall, installed insulation, and custom millwork manufacturing.