84 Lumber embraces technology

CIO Paul Yater continues to bring advancements in tech to 84 Lumber.

BY HBSDealer Staff

More than a year ago, 84 Lumber decided to bring a chief information officer on board.

The Eighty-Four, Pa.-based pro dealer had weathered the housing crisis and was heading back to steady waters. And in today’s business climate, technology has become king. 84 Lumber decided it was high time it put more of a focus on technology while putting the right personnel in place to oversee IT expansion.

Former GNC and Dick’s Sporting Goods executive Paul Yater was hand-selected for the roll and now oversees 84 Lumber’s tech endeavors.

Yater and 84 Lumber Chief Operating Officer Frank Cicero recently spoke with the Observer-Reporter to discuss changes and transition at the dealer.

Earlier this year, Yater discussed the changes taking place at 84 Lumber in a special column he wrote for HBSDealer.


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