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September 4, 2020

Hire Smarter Episode 11: Gary Poulos & Russ Kathrein, building materials industry executive leaders

Welcome to our latest episode of Hire Smarter. Our mission is to help building materials industry leaders adopt best practices for hiring talent while helping professionals make better career decisions.

In this follow-up episode on the colossal merger between Builders FirstSource and BMC, Tony meets up with his close friends and LBM dealer presidents, Gary Poulos and Russ Kathrein.

Having first-hand experience with BFS and BMC, Gary and Russ deliver insights about what makes these companies unique, the opportunities ahead for the now $11B business, and how this event will permanently change how the manufacturers and lumber mills interact with the national production builders.

What are the actions mid-size independent LBM dealers need to take?

Awareness is the greatest agent for change. As these colossal giants merge it will create significant opportunities for those companies that are best positioned. Don’t hesitate to reach out for a conversation and learn the best ways to improve your talent acquisition and retention program.  

Hire Smarter – Tony Misura 


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