FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Do it Best has named veteran team member Mike Ter Molen as its new director of LBM operations.
Ter Molen has more than 17 years of lumber and building materials experience at Do it Best, with leadership roles in commodities, building materials, millwork, home décor, and developing distribution partners. Two years ago, he stepped out of LBM to serve in the Information Technology division as the Tech Engagement Divisional Manager. There he demonstrated his effectiveness in leading collaboration across the company to accomplish major initiatives like the Market Savings Builder, an online market planning and ordering tool, and the redesign of the company’s Order Management System, a core operating system.
In this new role, Ter Molen returns to LBM to lead all operational aspects of the LBM division, including growing strategic member relationships and vendor partnerships, profitably growing the reload business, leveraging data for better decision making, enhancing the co-op’s sales and service model, streamlining processes and procedures within the division and providing professional development for the LBM team.
“We have driven tremendous growth in LBM over the last few years and look for that growth to continue,” said vice president of LBM Gary Nackers. “This has led to an increase in operational demands as we effectively manage this growth so it continues to deliver profitability to Do it Best and our member-owners. We are very fortunate to have someone of Mike’s caliber and background ready to lead our LBM teams and further strengthen our commitment to serving our members.”
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with our very talented divisional managers and experienced sales teams in LBM,” said Ter Molen. “With our members-first mentality and a drive for continuous improvement, we look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding results for our members all across the country.”