FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Do it Best Corp. has announced the promotion of Mike Melchi to regional sales manager. Formerly a territory sales manager, Mike Melchi will now be responsible for leading a team of retail professionals dedicated to working with member-owners in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.
Melchi got his start in the industry while working as a part-time sales associate at a lumber and building materials home center while attending Purdue University. He joined Do it Best in 2004 as an associate sales consultant, earning promotions as a member services supervisor and territory sales manager.
“Mike loves working with our members,” said Nick Talarico, vice president of sales and business development. “The extensive experience he’s gained at Do it Best has allowed him to provide solutions to grow their businesses and offer guidance and resources to help them compete and win in their markets.”
“I’m looking forward to enhancing communication and interaction throughout the region,” added Melchi, “so member-owners can share best practices, innovate and profitably grow their businesses.”
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales nearing $4 billion, Do it Best Corp. serves thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries.