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. Feury is currently serving as an executive advisor for Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. Prior to Beacon, Mr. Feury spent the last eight years as Chief Executive Officer for Allied Building Products Corp. Prior to his role as CEO, Mr. Feury spent twenty three years with Allied in various functions including branch operations, purchasing, regional management and executive leadership up to and including his appointment to Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Prior to Allied, Mr. Feury was with Owens-Corning as a sales representative. Mr. Feury graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Finance and Marketing.
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. 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. 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 of the companywide commercial strategy including branding, marketing, sales, product management and pricing. 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 was then appointed executive Vice President for the East Division, and in 2016 was named Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the company. He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio.
Mr. Best has oversight of 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. Gardner has oversight of 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. McLaughlin has oversight of the Northeast and Canadian Divisions, which includes North Coast, the Roof Center, Beacon Sales, our prominent business in New York and New Jersey and all regions and brands across Canada. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. McLaughlin spent thirty one years with Allied Building Products serving most recently as the President of the Exterior Products division with national responsibility for the last five years. Prior to his most recent role, Mr. McLaughlin held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his long and successful tenure across various functions including: sales, operations and branch management and regional and executive leadership. Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Western New England College.
Mr. Pilla has oversight for the Interior Products division, which includes the wallboard and acoustical ceiling tile product categories. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Pilla spent twenty seven years with Allied Building Products serving most recently as the President of the Exterior Products division with national responsibility. Prior to his most recent role, Mr. Pilla held roles of increasing responsibility throughout his long and successful tenure across various functions including: Product Management, Operations Management, Regional Management and executive leadership. Mr. Pilla also spent time earlier in his career with Manville Corporation in Sales.
Mr. MacKimm most recently had oversight of the North Division as Executive Vice President and is now serving in an executive advisory role for Beacon. He 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 in May 2003. Mr. MacKimm has a degree in accounting from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Mr. Smith has oversight of 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. 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.
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. 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.