Specialty Building Products Appoints Gerhard as EVP

Gerhard starts his new job in August and will join Specialty Building Products’ executive leadership team.
US Lumber

Specialty Building Products (SBP) — the Duluth, Georgia-based parent of U.S. Lumber and other businesses — on Tuesday announced that it has hired Chris Gerhard to the newly created position of executive vice president. Gerhard, who was formerly vice president of sales at Trex Company, starts his new job in August and will join the company’s executive leadership team.

Over the last decade at Trex, Gerhard had various responsibilities including the management of product launches, strategic customer negotiations, distribution strategy, and the Trex sales team. Gerhard received his graduate degree from Ohio University and his undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“We have worked with Chris for a number of years through our relationship with Trex and are incredibly excited that he will be joining our executive team,” said Specialty Building Products President and CEO Jeff McLendon. “We’re confident that Chris will become a valued leader within the organization, capable of leveraging his extensive industry relationships, including with key partners and customers, to advance SBP’s growth strategy. With this appointment, SBP will be incredibly well-positioned to capture new and exciting opportunities in the fast-growing specialty building products space.”

In addition to U.S. Lumber, SBP also owns and operates Alexandria Moulding, Midwest Lumber and Mid-State Lumber.

Related Posts

About the Author
Recommended Reading
Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for the MDM Update Newsletter

The MDM update newsletter is your best source for news and trends in the wholesale distribution industry.

Subscribe to continue reading

MDM Premium Subscribers get:

  • Unlimited access to MDM.com
  • 1 year digital subscription, with new issues twice a month
  • Trends analysis, market data and quarterly economic updates
  • Deals on select store products and events

2

articles left

Want more Premium content from MDM?

Subscribe today and get:

  • New issues twice each month
  • Unlimited access to mdm.com, including 10+ years of archived data
  • Current trends analysis, market data and economic updates
  • Discounts on select store products and events

1

article
left

You have one free article remaining

Subscribe to MDM Premium to get unlimited access. Your subscription includes:

  • Two new issues a month
  • Access to 10+ years of archived data on mdm.com
  • Quarterly economic updates, trends analysis and market data
  • Store and event discounts

To continue reading, you must be an MDM Premium subscriber.

Join other distribution executives who use MDM Premium to optimize their business. Our insights and analysis help you enter the right new markets, turbocharge your sales and marketing efforts, identify business partners that help you scale, and stay ahead of your competitors.