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Hammond Lumber Company Announces New Senior Leadership Team

Fourth-generation, family-owned Maine company makes internal promotions within senior leadership team and adds several new roles.
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Hammond Lumber Company on Monday announced the creation of a new senior leadership team. Mike Hammond, president and CEO of the fourth-generation, family-owned company has appointed internal promotions and several new roles within the company.

Hammond Lumber Company is the largest lumber and building materials retailer in Maine and the 25th largest ProSales dealer in the country, according to the company. Hammond has seen record-setting sales growth in 2020 from a surge in home improvement projects due to the coronavirus pandemic, after recording $251 million in sales revenue in 2019.

The New Senior Leadership Team

  • Mike Hammond, third generation of the family business, has 37 years of experience with the company. He has served as president and CEO for the past three years. Under his leadership, Hammond has grown from 13 locations to 21 locations throughout Maine.
  • Don Hammond, second generation of the family business, is the executive vice president. He has been with the company for 53 years and has helped lead the company to where it is today.  Prior to his current role, he served as president from 1996 to 2017.
  • Rod Bickford is the company’s new chief operating officer. During the past 42 years, he has served as the company’s controller, guiding development, financial planning and strategy. He provides decades of institutional knowledge and drives operational effectiveness for long-term growth.
  • Hannah Colson is the chief financial officer. She joined Hammond through the acquisition of Ellsworth Building Supply (EBS), where she served as CFO. In this role, she is responsible for optimizing the financial performance of the company and the execution of all finance activities.
  • Fred Perkins has 29 years of experience across many different roles with the company, including his role as sales manager for the past 21 years. Perkins is now the senior vice president of sales.
  • Mitch Bickford is the vice president of business processes and has been with the company for 14 years. He will oversee all business processes to ensure that the outcomes are compatible with the company’s strategic goals.
  • Dan Curtis is the vice president of operations in the Downeast Region. He will oversee operations in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Cherryfield, Ellsworth and Machias. Curtis will remain the branch manager in Ellsworth.
  • Dawson Davis joined Hammond in 2013 as a member of the IT Department. He now serves as vice president of information technology for the company. He is responsible for the stability and security of the company’s computer systems, networks and future planning of digital technologies.
  • Al Feather is the vice president of operations in the Central Region. He oversees the day-to-day operations in Belgrade, Fairfield, Farmington and Skowhegan. He has also been designated as Belgrade’s branch manager.
  • Jason Gagnon is the vice president of operations in the Southern Region. He will oversee day-to-day operations in Auburn, Brunswick and Portland. He has been with the company for 25 years and a branch manager for nine years. Gagnon will remain as the branch manager in Brunswick.
  • Steve Hardy is the vice president of operations in the Northern Region. He has been with the company for 24 years and served as branch manager for 13 years. Hardy will oversee day-to-day operations in Bangor, Bucksport, Calais and Greenville. He will remain the branch manager in Bangor.
  • Matt Masse is the vice president of purchasing. In this role, he oversees vendor relations, logistics and inventory procurement. Masse has been with the company and served as Purchasing Manager for 37 years.
  • Ted Perkins is the vice president of operations in the Midcoast Region. He will oversee operations in Belfast, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Damariscotta and Rockland. He has been with the company for 24 years and a branch manager for multiple locations for ten years. Perkins will remain the branch manager in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor.
  • Bruce Pelletier is the vice president of safety and risk management. With a lifetime career in safety including the last 15 years at Hammond, he has led the company’s safety efforts and implemented best practices to ensure employee safety.
  • Steve Pray is the vice president of operations in the Southern Region. He will oversee day-to-day operations in Auburn, Brunswick and Portland. He has been with the company for 37 years and served as branch manager for seven years. Pray will remain the branch manager in Auburn and has also been designated as Portland’s branch manager.
  • Jake Webb is the vice president of commercial sales. He has been with the company for 10 years. In this role, Webb will oversee commercial sales, including bid process management, new lead development and maintaining key strategic commercial partnerships.
  • Rod Wiles is the vice president of human resources. He has been with the company for 34 years and the director of personnel for the last three years. In his role, Wiles oversees human resources activities, including employee recruitment and onboarding, company policies and procedures and talent development.
  • Dick Willard is the regional vice president of purchasing. In September, Willard began serving a two-year term as president of the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine (RLDAM).  He joined Hammond through the acquisition of EBS and had been with the company for 28 years. Willard is responsible for vendor relations and oversees regional purchasing.
  • Lori Witham is the vice president of kitchen, bath & flooring. In this role, she will oversee the company’s kitchen, bath & flooring department, manage vendor relationships and ensure customer satisfaction. Witham has been with the company for 33 years and served as kitchen manager for the past 13 years.
  • Sadie Hammond, fourth generation of the family business, is the director of organizational development. In this role, she will focus on strategic planning, employee satisfaction and company culture.

“Across our 21 branches, these senior leaders — and truly, each of our 800 employees on the Hammond Lumber team — are committed to our future success. Together, we will continue to build upon our culture with a strong foundation of family values, teamwork and customer centricity,” says Mike Hammond.

 

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