With our unique positioning in the industry, we are able to offer distinctive opportunities.
19th August 2017

Advisory Board

The Presidents Council Advisory Board members are recognized industry leaders who share with us their insights and experiences so that we can develop needed and effective programs.

We are guided and directed by these senior level executives from retail and distribution and home building worldwide to achieve the Council’s vision of bringing buyers and sellers together to promote the industry’s growth.

Our newest members

Shawn Spenler, VP, Merchandising – Tools, Hardware & Paint, CANADIAN TIRE

John Wade, National Product Sales & New Business Development Manager, DO IT BEST Corp.

Tim Buchheit, Chairman & CEO, BUCHHEIT INC.

John Hartmann, President & CEO, TRUE VALUE

Mark Wasson, VP Sourcing & Product Management, BLUELINX CO.

Advisory Board Members

Shawn Spenler
VP, Merchandising – Tools, Hardware & Paint
CANADIAN TIRE  – Canada

Geff Lynch
Sr. VP Sales & Marketing
LANCASTER – USA

Luc Nantel
Vice President Merchandising
RONA – Canada

Steve Markley
Vice President Merchandising
DO IT BEST – USA

Sylvain Salles
Dir. of Development – New Markets
GROUPE ADEO – France

Mitch Jolley
CEO
LANCASTER – USA

Steve Synnott
President & CEO
PRO GROUP INC. – USA

Richard Snowden
Vice President Sales
WALLACE HARDWARE CO. – USA

Paul Hylbert
CEO
KODIAK BUILDING PARTNERS – USA

Cally Coleman Fromme
Vice President – Business Development
ZARSKY LUMBER COMPANY
KODIAK BUILDING PARTNERS – USA

Tony Callahan
Managing Partner
CALLAHAN CONSULTING GROUP – USA

John Wade
National Product Sales & New Business Development Manager
DO IT BEST Corp. – USA

Kane Calamari
VP Retail Operations & New Business
ACE HARDWARE – USA

Frank Carroll
Vice President Merchandising
ACE HARDWARE – USA

John Hartmann
President & CEO
TRUE VALUE – USA

Ron Beal
President & CEO
ORGILL INC. – USA

Tim Costello
CEO
Builder Homesite, Inc – USA

Markus Vieler
Spokesman to the Managing Director
EMIL LUX – Germany

Tim Buchheit
Chairman & CEO
BUCHHEIT INC. – USA

Darryl Jenkins
President & COO
TSC STORES – Canada

Jack Foxworth
Executive VP & CFO
FOXWORTH-GALBRAITH – USA

Dennis Orem
President & CEO
JERRY’S HOME IMPROVEMENT – USA

James Inglis
Chairman & CEO
INGLIS FOUNDATION – USA

Paul Straus
Chairman
HOME HARDWARE – Canada

Jim Frank
Vice President Purchasing
BMC – USA

Ulrich Hoffmann
Head of Imports
HORNBACH BAUMARKT AG – Germany

Dave Christmas
President
DISTRIBUTION AMERICA – USA

John Bakke
VP Merchandising
NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT – USA

Boyden Moore
President
CENTRAL NETWORK RETAIL GROUP, LLC – USA

Harvey Bennett
Trading Director
HOMEBASE – UK

G. Richard Russell
President
MILLARD LUMBER – USA

Rinat Muhametvaleev
Managing Director
SUPERSTROY – Russia

Mark Wasson
VP Sourcing & Product Management
BLUE LINX CO.

Francisco Torres
Executive VP of Merchandising
SODIMAC

Kermit Baker
Sr. Research Fellow
Joint Ctr. Housing Studies
HARVARD UNIVERSITY – USA

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