Conner Industries, Inc. announced Wednesday the appointment of Mike Hans as president of its Lumber Division.
“Conner’s potential for growth is very exciting. This is a great opportunity, and I intend to work closely with and assist Conner’s top management in reaching Conner’s full potential, while training and mentoring the company’s future leadership,” Hans said.
Hans started his lumber career in 1972 selling for Georgia-Pacific, and his drive and passion to succeed quickly led him to become a Sales Manager. In 1978, he moved to Slaughter Brothers in Dallas, TX where he was responsible for all aspects of sales, purchasing, and production. While running the company’s remanufacturing facility, he continued to develop relationships with sawmills and customers. Starting in 1987 until now, Hans has spent the last 28 years developing and growing two trading companies (AIFP and BIFP) of the Forest City Trading Group, LLC, a national leader in the marketing of forest products, most recently as President of Birmingham International Forest Products for the last 10 years, managing all aspects of the company, and increasing revenues and profitability.
“Mike’s 44 years of experience in the Forest Products industry has made him an expert at developing companies and building teams, and he is recognized by his peers as an elite manager in the Forest Products industry. Mike brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience to Conner Industries and we are very pleased to have him on our team,” said Tom Rice, Chairman of Conner Industries.
“We are positioning Conner Industries for rapid growth by focusing on growing each of its expanding business segments. Our goal and imperative is to attract the industry’s most experienced and talented leadership, as we propel Conner forward with internal growth and strategic acquisitions. Mike’s proven track record and ability to develop people make him perfectly suited to lead Conner’s Lumber Division. We look forward to the positive impact that he’ll have with our team,” said Kurien Jacob, CEO of Conner Industries.