Do it Best announces newly-elected board members

Do it Best board of directors
The 2021 Do it Best Board of Directors was announced at the group's Shareholder's Meeting held Sept. 10.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — At the 2020 Do it Best Shareholders’ Meeting held Sept. 10 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the following member-owners were elected to their first terms on the 12-person board:

  • Rob Gardiner – President, Damariscotta Hardware and Randolph Hardware
  • Scott Pesavento – Owner, Hemlock Hardware
  • Bob Vaughan – CEO, Alamo Lumber Company

Additionally, Michael Cohen, co-CEO of Panama Do it Center of Panama, was re-elected to a third term. Cohen oversees a team of 2,000 employees across 28 locations.

“I’m extremely proud of the diverse experiences and business types that are brought to our board of directors,” said Brad McDaniel, outgoing board chair. “Our board consists only of Do it Best member-owners so the work we do is focused only in service to helping all of our members grow their businesses. Rob, Scott, and Bob will all be great additions and I’m even more confident in our future as I turn the gavel over to Doug Mans, our new board chair.”

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Cohen, Gardiner, Pesavento, and Vaughan join these fellow member-owners on the 2021 board:

  • Eli Bliffert (Bliffert Lumber and Hardware, Milwaukee, WI)
  • Doug Mans (Mans Lumber and Millwork, Canton, MI)
  • Brad McDaniel (McDaniel’s Do it Center, Snohomish, WA)
  • Diana Newton (Bay Hardware and Lunada Bay Hardware, Seal Beach, CA)
  • Jeff Pardini (Hills Flat Lumber, Grass Valley, CA)
  • Tim Post (T & M Hardware & Rental, Ellwood City, PA),
  • David Sturdivant (Russell Do it Center, Alexander City, AL)
  • Joe Taylor (Pleasants Hardware and Taylor’s Do it Center, Virginia Beach, VA)

The board also elected the following officers:

  • Doug Mans, Board Chair
  • Joe Taylor, Vice Chair
  • Michael Cohen, Secretary
  • David Sturdivant, Treasurer

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