Mr. Buck joined us as President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2003 and was appointed as Chairman of the Board in March 2007. Prior to joining us, he served as President—Uniform Rental Division of Cintas Corporation from 1997 to 2003. From 1991 through 1997, he served as Senior Vice President—Midwest Region of Cintas. From 1982 through 1991, he served as Senior Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cintas. Mr. Buck presently serves as Chairman of Multi-Color Corporation and as a Director of Quanex Building Products Corporation, both publicly-traded companies and Elkay Manufacturing.
Mr. Isabella joined us in November 2007 as President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in January 2011. Mr. Isabella also became a director in February 2011. Prior to joining us, he served as Executive Vice President of Cooper Industries from 2005 to 2007 and Senior Vice President of Stanley Works from 1999 to 2005. He began his career with General Electric Company in 1977 and worked in various GE businesses for 22 years. Mr. Isabella has a B.S. degree from State University at Cortland.
Mr. Nowicki joined us as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2013. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Spartan Motors, Inc., a public company, from June 2009 to March 2013. Prior to Spartan, Mr. Nowicki was with Herman Miller, Inc. from 1992 through 2009 where he held progressive financial roles, lastly as Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer. He also held past financial positions with IBM and General Motors. Mr. Nowicki is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Canisius College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Mr. Daly joined us as Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in November 2013. Prior to joining Beacon, he was the Vice President of Supply Chain-Americas for Zodiac Pool Systems based in California. Mr. Daly's prior experience includes working for Cooper Industries, The Stanley Works and General Electric, all in supply chain roles. Mr. Daly has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy.
Mr. Harrison joined Beacon in 2014 from WABCO Group in Brussels, Belgium, where he was Chief Human Resources Officer for the $2.5 billion global commercial vehicle, braking and vehicle controls systems company with 10,000 employees worldwide. Prior to his role at WABCO, Mr. Harrison had established a successful career based on roles of increasing responsibility in human resources, product development, acquisition integration and portfolio optimization with several multi-national organizations including Stanley Black & Decker, ITT Corporation and TE Connectivity. Mr. Harrison received a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Mr. Swank has oversight over the companywide sales and marketing initiatives as well as the East Division, which includes The Roof Center and North Coast Roofing Systems. Prior to joining Beacon in October 2004, Mr. Swank held several progressive roles with Cintas Corporation. Mr. Swank started as our Vice President of Human Resources and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2005. He was then named Senior Vice President Operations of The Roof Center in January 2006, maintaining responsibility for Sales and Marketing until 2007. In 2011 Corporate Fleet was placed under Mr. Swank. He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio.
Mr. Cooper joined us in July 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cooper was with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A. since 1999. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Cooper served as outside general counsel to Building Suppliers Corporation, LLC, an organization of roofing and construction materials wholesale distributors. Mr. Cooper received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.
Mr. MacKimm has oversight over the North Division, which includes Beacon Sales, Quality Roofing Supply, Cassady Pierce and McClure-Johnston, as well as company-wide engineering. He has spent his entire career in the roofing industry. Upon joining Beacon Sales Company in 1990, he opened the Cranston, Rhode Island location and remained there as branch manager. In 1994, he was named branch manager of Beacon Sales Company's Somerville, Massachusetts location. He was appointed Vice President of Quality Roofing Supply Company, which operates as part of our Mid-Atlantic region, in May 2003. Mr. MacKimm has a degree in accounting from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Mr. Gardner has oversight over the West Division, which includes Roof Depot, West End Roofing, Siding & Windows, Pacific Supply, Structural Materials, Ford Wholesale and Construction Materials Supply. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Gardner spent eight years with Cintas Corporation serving as an Assistant Group Vice President from 2004 to 2006, Area General Manager from 2003 to 2004, General Manager from 2000 to 2003, Sales Manager from 1999 to 2000, and Service Manager from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Gardner served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Gardner graduated with honors from the University of Missouri as a Student/Athlete earning three Varsity Letters in Football.
Mr. Best has oversight over the South Division, which includes Best Distributing, JGA, Dealers Choice and Beacon-Florida. Mr. Best joined Beacon when Best Distributing was acquired in 2000. Prior to joining Beacon in 2000, Mr. Best held numerous roles in the distribution channel including having overall responsibility for launching the complementary products business at Best Distributing. In 2007, Mr. Best was promoted to Regional Vice President. In January 2011, he was named Senior Vice President after many years of successful leadership of Best Distributing and at that time Beacon-Florida was added to his overall responsibility. Mr. Best graduated from Elon University in 1994 with a degree in business administration.
Mr. Wrabel joined Beacon in April 2006 and is responsible for overseeing all company-wide credit functions. Previously, he was with Veeder-Root Company, a Danaher Company, and was responsible for all credit and trade finance, as well as being a corporate resource for other Danaher Companies. From 1988 until 2002, Mr. Wrabel was manager of North American credit operations for Crompton Corporation, where he also held a variety of positions in financial planning, sales and marketing management and materials management. Mr. Wrabel holds a B.S. in Business, Finance, from the University of Connecticut.
Mr. Nelson joined Beacon in July 2006. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Information Systems & Supply Chain, for Dan River, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of bedding products. He was with Dan River since 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Nelson was with Price Waterhouse as a Management Consultant. Mr. Nelson received a BS in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and a Global Executive MBA with honors from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Mr. Smith has oversight over the Canada Division, which includes Beacon Roofing Supply Canada, Groupe Bedard, Entrepot De La Toiture, Enercon Products and Posi-Slope. Previously, Mr. Smith was responsible for integrating acquisitions, process improvement, Beacon's "Best Practices" initiative, Beacon's Mobile Training Team as well as Corporate Safety and Fleet. In prior roles with the company, Mr. Smith was responsible for the overall operations of the Shelter Southwest region and, prior to that, company-wide inventory management/control and vendor management. Prior to joining Beacon in 1999, he worked in the industry with increasing levels of responsibility for The Grillco Corp. (1985-1993), which was acquired by Viking Building Products (1993-1997), which was acquired by ABC Supply (1993-1999). Mr. Smith has a degree in Economics from Tufts University in Medford, MA.
Mr. Shamblin joined Beacon in April 2014 as the Vice President, Environmental, Health & Safety based in Herndon, Virginia effective April 28, 2014. He is responsible for leading all facets of safety, risk and DOT compliance for the business. Prior to joining Beacon, Alan was the Vice President of Risk, Safety & Transportation for Safway Group Holding LLC since 2006. While at Safway, Alan was responsible for the overall strategic and day-to-day management of the company’s risk management, safety and transportation functions for international and domestic locations. In 2002, Alan joined Hughes Supply Inc., a distributor of construction repair and maintenance products, as the Director, Safety and Risk. Prior to Hughes, Alan held increasing roles of responsibility with Hubbard Construction Company and St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Alan has his MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Prior to his appointment as regional vice president, Mr. Wade was president of JGA's Dealers Choice division. He joined the JGA family in 1983. Beginning as an outside sales representative, he has held several key positions including sales manager and district manager. Mr. Wade has a degree from Georgia State University.
Mr. Hill is responsible for the overall operations of Beacon Sales Company. He joined Beacon in 2001 and has held several key positions including Sales Director and Assistant Vice President before his promotion to Regional Vice President in October 2007. Mr. Hill has over twenty years experience in the roofing industry, working in both the distribution and the contracting sectors of the business. Mr. Hill has a degree in Economics from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
Mr. Metz is responsible for the overall operations of Quality Roofing Supply. He was promoted to Regional Vice President in October 2010. He was previously Assistant Regional Vice President of Quality. Jeff began his career with Beacon in May 2000 and had over 10 years of experience in progressive leadership roles prior to his promotion to Regional VP.
Mr. Gosa is responsible for the overall operations of the West End region. Previously Mr. Gosa was Assistant Vice President for Shelter Distribution-Midwest and was promoted to Regional Vice President of Shelter Distribution-Southwest in 2011. Prior to joining Beacon in 2007, Mr. Gosa was with Elk Corporation as Director of National Accounts. Mr. Gosa has a BS degree in Business Administration from Sheperd University in Sheperdstown, WV.
Mr. Lyle is responsible for the overall operations of our North Texas / Dallas market. Prior to joining Beacon in October, 2015, Mr. Lyle was Senior Vice President Central Division at Roofing Supply Group. Mike brings nearly 40 years of experience in the roofing industry and has held every conceivable title within the roofing industry including driver, estimator, manager, salesperson, collections and founder/owner.
Mr. Tierney is responsible for the overall operations of North Coast as well as the Shelter Distribution locations in IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, and WV. Prior to joining Beacon in 2007, he was the managing partner of North Coast in Kentucky. He held the positions of Branch Manager and Regional Manager, before his promotion to Regional Vice President in July 2013. Mr. Tierney has over 20 years of experience in the roofing industry working in the sales and distribution sector. Mr. Tierney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Murray State University.
Mr. Sarvis is responsible for the overall operations of the Roof Depot branches in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota. Prior to joining Beacon in 2012, he spent 20+ years at Lowes in various positions including Regional Vice President of their Southeast Region. Mr. Sarvis graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence, SC with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Mr. Taylor is responsible for the overall operations of our Pacific Region that consists of both Pacific Supply and Structural Materials branches throughout Southern California. Prior to Beacon, Mr. Taylor was employed 3 years at AlixPartners LLP, a turnaround management consulting firm, and 6 years at Cintas Corporation. Mr. Taylor earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BS in Accounting and Finance from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Gibson was promoted to Regional Vice President in January 2013 and is responsible for the overall operations of Best Distributing Company. Mr. Gibson joined Best Distributing after graduating from college in an Outside Sales role in February of 1996. Since then Mr. Gibson has had a strong career progression within Best Distributing. He was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager of the Charlotte Branch in April 1999 and Branch Manager of the Raleigh Branch in September 2001. Mr. Gibson was named a Residential Product Manager in August 2006. Mr. Gibson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Mr. Worley was promoted to Regional Vice President in January 2013 and is responsible for the overall operations of The Roof Center. Mr. Worley began his career in roofing distribution with The Roof Center in 1985 in Counter Sales at the Bethesda location. He quickly grew his career within The Roof Center as he moved to Outside Sales and assuming the role of Branch Manager for Bethesda, Rockville and Alexandria. Mr. Worley was the Region Operations Manager in 1998. In 2008 he became a Region Manager and in 2011 was name Director of Steep Slope Roofing while continuing to be a Region Manager. Mr. Worley attended the University of Maryland.
Mr. Hall is responsible for the overall operations of the Cassady Pierce and McClure Johnston branches in Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia, as well as North Coast Pittsburgh. Mr. Hall joined Beacon in September 2005 as a Branch Manager and has demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to significantly improve branch operations. He was promoted to Regional Manager in January 2008 and Assistant Vice President for Cassady Pierce in 2012. Prior to working for Beacon, Mr. Hall was with Allied Building Products as a Commercial Sales Manager. He has also worked for Gateway Country Store and was a District Manager for Foot Locker. Mr. Hall attended Utica College of Syracuse University.
Mr. Jorgensen comes to Beacon from Hertz Global Holdings Inc., a domestic publicly-traded car rental company with locations worldwide, where he served as the Vice President of Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, and Policy since 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Jorgensen was the Assistant Controller and an accounting team leader for Ball Corporation, a global packaging solutions company based out of Denver, Colorado. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.