The construction sector is coming back strong. Home building, remodeling, restoration and commercial construction are all on the rise. As a general indicator of overall construction activity, annual new housing starts are projected to be at a 1.5 million run rate by the end of 2014. Make sure you are ready to take full advantage of the upswing.
LBM Distribution 2014 will bring together owners and business management from the lumber and building materials industry, with thought leaders from inside and outside the industry to discuss the latest developments as well as proven strategies to increase top and bottom line performance.
If you are looking for ways to outperform the market, to set plans for profitable growth or to maximize the return on your investment in LBM distribution, this conference is for you.
- Effective Selling Strategies to Serve the High-Performance Builder
- Keynote: Optimizing Practices for Generating, Managing, and Sustaining Growth Initiatives
- The Value of Strategic Planning for Profitable Growth
- Jon Vrabely
Jon Vrabely was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Huttig Building Products January 1, 2007. He joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 2006 and is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board. Mr. Vrabely has been featured in numerous national and local business publications on the subjects of strategic planning, leadership, the changing role of distribution and change management. Mr. Vrabely has a BS in Marketing from San Diego State University and an MBA from the University of Redlands.
- Gregg Renner
Gregg Renner is the VP of Marketing for MiTek USA. MiTek, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the world’s leading supplier of software, structural connector systems, equipment and services to the component manufacturing industry. Mr. Renner’s career in the residential construction industry has included experience in homebuilding, building materials supply, engineered wood products, and prefabricated structural building components.
- Michael Cassidy
Michael Cassidy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TW Perry Enterprises. Mr. Cassidy first came to the building products industry in 2004 as Strober’s Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions where he helped form Strober into ProBuild, the nation’s largest contractor-oriented building products company with over 400 facilities. Before joining TW Perry in 2008, he ran ProBuild’s east coast truss plants as the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Cassidy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in GeoMechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. In addition, he earned Forklift Certification and DOT certification to drive box trucks and flatbeds from Darden Business School. Mr. Cassidy is a member of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies remodeling group and a member of NLBMDA and NARI.