L&W Supply Announces Regional Restructuring and Promotions

Mark Woodsum, Evan Jaques, Nick Makar, Steve Ham, Marcos Ribeiro and Jon Donegan promoted

CHICAGO – January 16, 2024 – L&W Supply, a nationwide distributor of interior building materials and construction supplies, has announced the strategic restructuring of its regional divisions as the company expands. In addition, the company has announced corresponding promotions for associates in the new regions and districts, effective January 1, 2024.

L&W Supply’s 250+ branches are organized into regions and districts, enabling teams to deliver specialized services tailored to the unique needs of each locality. The restructured regions will provide even greater focus on the specific needs of customers within them. The regions include North Atlantic, Pacific, South Central, South Atlantic and the newly established North Central Region. The districts the regions now serve are as follows:

  • North Atlantic: Eastern Mountain, New England, NY Metro, Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake
  • Pacific: Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Mountain West
  • South Central: Heartland, Red River, Texas, Mid-South
  • South Atlantic: Triangle-Triad, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida Atlantic, Gulf Coast, Southeast Florida
  • North Central: Northern Plains, Midwest, East Central, Great Lakes

“This strategic shift is about aligning L&W Supply’s structure with the ever-evolving market as we grow,” said L&W Supply President Dan Piché. “The addition of our new North Central Region underscores our dedication to providing top-notch service that is catered specifically to the unique needs of our customers.”

To support this restructuring, L&W Supply announced the following promotions within the organization:

NORTH CENTRAL REGION

Mark Woodsum was named vice president of the North Central Region. Since joining L&W Supply, Woodsum has held many roles, including branch manager of the Roselle, Illinois, location; national metal merchandising manager; Upper Midwest District manager; and regional business manager. In this new role, Woodsum will be responsible for leading the North Central Region to expand its footprint, optimize its processes and reinforce L&W Supply’s commitment to customer and vendor relationships.

Evan Jaques was named manager of the Northern Plains District. Jaques joined L&W Supply in 2020 as an outside sales representative at the West Allis, Wisconsin, location and was promoted to branch manager the same year.

Nick Makar was named manager of the Midwest District. Makar joined L&W Supply in 2019 as a part of the Accelerated Manager Training (AMT) Program. Makar worked in various positions throughout L&W Supply’s Illinois branches in Roselle, Warrenville and Chicago before being named branch manager of the Chicago location in 2021.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

Steve Ham was named manager of the new Mid-South District. Ham has been in the distribution industry for 25 years, 19 of those years with L&W Supply. Ham has held various roles including branch manager, regional sales manager, outside sales representative, delivery service manager and inside sales representative. In his most recent role, Ham led L&W Supply’s sales and training efforts.

SOUTH ATLANTIC

Marcos Ribeiro was named manager of the company’s newly created Southeast Florida District. During his 16 years with USG International and L&W Supply, Ribeiro has held several positions, including branch manager in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas.

NORTH ATLANTIC

Jon Donegan was named manager of the New England District. As part of L&W Supply’s acquisition of Merrimack Building Supply in 2021, Donegan joined the company as a managing partner of the Merrimack, New Hampshire, location.

L&W Supply is dedicated to using its nationwide footprint to provide best-in-class customer service, and the strategic restructuring and promotions reflect this promise. To learn more about all of the companies locations, visit L&W Supply’s location.


About L&W Supply

Since 1971, L&W Supply has been recognized as a world-class interior products company and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wallboard, suspended ceiling systems, steel studs, joint treatment, insulation, fasteners and related building products. L&W Supply was acquired by ABC Supply in November 2016. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, L&W Supply operates over 250 branches in 42 states.

About ABC Supply

ABC Supply Co., Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing and other select exterior and interior building products in North America. Since its founding in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors and “making it easy” for them to do their jobs by offering the products, support and services they need. Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has over 950 locations across the U.S. and Canada. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.


For Immediate Release
Contact:
Ana Medina
(608) 210-4883
[email protected]

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