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August 6, 2018

Hiring, training and retaining employees of the future

Don Magruder, CEO of Romac Lumber & Supply, will be moderating an executive panel discussion on hiring, training and retaining employees of the future at the Florida Building Materials Association Convention August 22-24 in Orlando, FL.

This panel will discuss the past as well as future demands of the market as they relate to growth and then explore ideas on how to create employees of the future.

Don will be joined by the following panelists:

Mark Callender, VP/COO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

In this role as VP/ COO, Mark has a clear view of all the company’s activities and operational results, and he has an extensive responsibility for carrying out the company’s policies, goals and objectives. Mark has 37 years of experience in this industry – most of that with GSW.


Mitch Lewis, President/CEO of BlueLinx

Mitch Lewis began his career practicing law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to accepting his current role at BlueLinx, Mitch also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euramax Holdings, Inc. and President of Amerimax Building Products, Inc. For more than 26 years, Mitch has been a leading executive in the supply industry.


Russ Hallenbeck, CEO of Tibbetts Lumber Co., LLC

Russ is a Director and CEO of Tibbets Lumber and Cox Lumber Ltd. in the Cayman Islands, taking that post in December 2014. Russ began his career in 1987 with the former Cox Lumber Co. until 2006 when the company was sold to The Home Depot. Russ also served as Area Vice President of Florida for ProBuild from 2010 to 2012.


Jacqueline Schaffer Shaw, VP/General Counsel of Schaffer Associates

As VP Client Development, Jacqueline oversees all new and current client relationships and directs all corporate communications and marketing, including print, public relations, and social media. As General Counsel, she provides legal counsel to the firm with a special focus on employment issues.


Tony Misura, President of Misura Group

Tony has been serving people in the lumber and building materials industry since 1987. He started Misura Group in 2007 after buying the Building Industry Division of Focus Executive Search, the recruiting firm he had been at since 1999. There, he learned the dynamics of the recruiting business from leaders of an established firm and learned how to create a national network of top executives.


Don’t miss this “Standing Room Only” event.

You can view the full agenda and registration details here.

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