The West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association (WCBLMA) elected and installed officers and directors for 2015, as well as honoring those serving in 2014, at the organization’s annual convention November 6-7, in Indian Wells, CA.
Elected President for 2015 is Sean Fogarty, Vice President of Osborne Lumber in Newark, CA. Sean is the third generation of his in the business which opened in 1950.
The convention also honored Mark Ganahl, Ganahl Lumber, Anaheim, CA, for his service to WCLBMA as President in 2014.
Officers for 2015 are:
Sean Fogarty, Osborne Lumber, Newark, CA – President
Victor Fresca, ProBuild/Dixieline, San Diego, CA – First Vice President
Mark Boone, Champion Lumber, Riverside , CA – Second Vice President
Bobby Senften, Friedman’s Home Improvement , Santa Rosa, CA – Treasurer
Mark Ganahl, Ganahl Lumber, Anaheim, CA – Past President
Tom Von Moos, Western Woods, Chico, CA, was elected as a new Associate Director. Barrett Burt, Ganahl Lumber, Anaheim, CA, was elected as a new Dealer Director.
Continuing Dealer Director is: Rick Deen, Nichols Lumber & Hardware, Baldwin Park, CA
Continuing Associate Directors are:
Tom Knippen, Diablo Timber Co., American Canyon, CA
Dale Verseput, Select Equipment Sales, Buena Park, CA
Chris Swanson, Swanson Group Sales, Glendale, OR
Augie Venezia, Fairfax Lumber & Hardware, Fairfax, CA, will continue on the board in the position of Government affairs Chair.
Ken Dunham, WCLBMA Executive Director, Folsom, CA, will continue as Corporate Secretary.
Honored this year at the annual convention were:
– Seamus O’Reilly, LP Building Products, Fairfield, CA, receiving the “Associate of the Year” Award.
– Matt Petersen, Mead Clark Lumber, Santa Rosa, CA, receiving the “President’s Award” for 2014
– Peter Ganahl, Ganahl Lumber, Anaheim, CA, receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
The West Coast Lumber & Building Material Association is a regional industry trade organization with roots going back to the early 1900’s in California and is one of the largest regional lumber and building materials organization in the country. The association is active in government affairs at the local, state and national levels, offers a wide range of educational and member services, and administers a number of member benefits programs.
Although the majority of members are in California, WCLBMA has members in 26 states and Canada. WCLBMA has approximately 330 member firms in lumber and building material dealer and associate categories.
WCLBMA is one of 17 regional trade organizations affiliated with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association, headquartered in Washington DC. It represents more than 6,000 lumber and building materials dealers nationwide.
Press release provided by WCLBMA