Meet the Team
John worked for more than 20 years with Wolohan Lumber Co. (Michigan), a publicly traded chain of home centers and pro-focused lumber yards. There, he spent time in various executive roles, including Vice President-Operations, Chief Operating Officer, and President; he also served on the company’s board of directors. John also spent three years with BMC West, first leading the company’s Mergers & Acquisitions activity and later, serving as the company’s General Merchandise Manager. John also worked for Procter & Gamble early in his professional career. John has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University, an MBA in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and a Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan University. He is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan.
Executive Vice President - Operations
David has been in retail and systems for 32 years, has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama and a CPA Certificate (inactive). David began his professional career with 11 years at Bruno’s Supermarkets where he first worked in store management, then worked as a buyer in purchasing, before working in finance and accounting. This rare experience gives David keen insight in Operations and Purchasing beyond most accountants. He worked 4 years at Marvin’s as Controller then CFO then spent 5 years as a business consultant for MI9 Business Solutions. At MI9 he served as a primary project manager on site for three large customers during their implementation of the MI9 Software Systems. These customers included Bare Escentuals Cosmetics, Barneys New York and Tuesday Morning. David spent the last 11 years as CNRG’s CFO prior to moving into his current operations role.
Raymond White, Senior VP of Operations - Buck's Bargain Center, Home Hardware Center, Mac's, Morrison Terrebonne. Raymond has worked in retail management for 38 years, always with a focus on hardware and building materials. He began his career at Merco Builder's Center where he started as an Assistant Store Manager and quickly became a Multi-Store Manager. He then joined the Crapanzano Brothers Building Supply team for almost almost nine years, where he helped transform the brand from an every day building supply store, to an industry leader in the Louisiana market. In 1998, Raymond joined Home Hardware Center and has since managed store operations, marketing, purchasing and multiple teams. With his most recent promotion, Raymond will now serve as a Senior Vice President over key CNRG brands such Home Hardware Center, Morrison Terrebonne and Mac's.
Paul Comeau, Senior VP of Operations - Marvin’s Building Materials, Hiawassee Hardware, Moore’s Lumber & Hardware, Habersham Hardware, Harvey Lumber and Taylor Foster. Paul joined Marvin’s Building Materials as the Director of Loss Prevention in 1999 following 10 years of similar work in soft goods retail. He held several roles within Marvin’s to include CAO from 2007 to 2015 in conjunction with operational oversight. Paul joined the Tyndale Advisors team in 2017 where he continues to oversee HR for Tyndale supported companies. In March of 2020 he took the operational leadership role for Marvin’s and the GA locations.
Mike Frattallone, Senior VP of Operations - Frattallone's Hardware & Garden. Mike has been in the retail hardware industry nearly his entire life--moving to full time in 1997 to help with his family's business, Frattallone's Ace Hardware. As time progressed, Mike has held responsibility for many facets of the 22-location Frattallone's chain, including human resources, marketing, finance, and operations. Mike has a deep passion for marrying business and philanthropy to help both those in need and to build a strong corporate culture. In 2014, Mike was named the "Corporate Person of the Year" for Children's Miracle Network. Mike joined CNRG in 2021 when Frattallone's was acquired by CNRG, and serves as Senior Vice President of Frattallone's Hardware and Garden.
Craig Cowart, Senior VP - Supply Chain - Craig Cowart has a wide range of home improvement industry experience ranging from regional retail, wholesale distribution, and big box retailers over his 25+ year career. Starting at Marvin's Building Materials on the retail floor, Craig worked in store operations before being promoted to a buyer. He was hired by Lowe's in 1998 as a global merchant before accepting an offer to return to Marvin's to help with their new store expansion strategy and managing LBM departments as a merchant. Craig was eventually promoted to VP of merchandising/marketing, and in 2011, President of Marvin's. Craig has worked in wholesale distribution as a GM for Home Depot subsidiary Your Other Warehouse in Atlanta, and as President of Handy Hardware in Houston. More recently as a member of Orgill's Tyndale Advisors, Craig served as CEO of Fulcrum Building Group, a Florida based new company start up, and is now working with CNRG Stores as their SVP of Supply Chain, with a focus on acquisitions.
Doug Gregory, Regional VP – Morrison Terrebonne
Chase Holmes, Operations VP - Home Hardware Center
Chris DePinto, Operations VP - Elliott's Hardware and
Town & Country Hardware
Henry Farmer, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Steve Rodgers, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Tony Coutee, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Jason Holder, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Chris Bishop, District Manager - LumberJack
Ryan Dragt, District Manager - Mac's
Brad Battles, District Manager - Marvin's
Jay Mabry, District Manager - Marvin's
John Shell, District Manager - Marvin's
Chuck Frisk, District Manager - Habersham, Harvey, Hiawassee, Moores & Taylor Foster
Tom Rocek, District Manager - McLendon Hardware
Mike Knickerbocker, District Manager - Outdoor Supply Hardware
Michael Nelson, District Manager - Parkrose Hardware
Josh Whitehurst, District Manager - Town & Country Hardware
Lacey Ourso, VP - Finance & Accounting
Daniel Munroe, Assistant Controller
Greg Shultz, Treasurer
Ann Kaiser, Controller – Home Hardware Center
Geri Jenkins, Accounting Manager
LaTonya Hill, Senior Accountant
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Supply Chain Team
William Wright, Director of Brand Supply Chain - Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork
Conor Conway, Category Manager - Hand & Power Tools, Apparel
Brandon Cross, Category Manager & Strategic Analysit - Plumbing
Jim Murphy, Category Manager - Paint, Flooring & Wall, Housewares
Michael Peterson, Category Manager - Appliances & HVAC, Outdoor Power Equipment, Lawn & Garden
Travis Smith, Category Manager - Fasteners, Hardware, Electrical, Automotive
Connie James, Merchandise Information Coordinator
Human Resources Team
Hannah Wesson, HR Director
Beth Brown, HR Advisor
Steve Bresson, Regional HR Manager - Elliott's, Habersham, Harvey, Hiawassee, LumberJack, Marvin's, Moore's, Taylor Foster, & Town and Country
Amy Maus, Regional HR Manager - McLendon & Parkrose
Suzanne Shaug, Brand HR Manager - Outdoor Supply Hardware
Kim Bishop, HR Generalist - Marvin's
Debby Davis, HR Generalist - Marvin's
Laura Golding, HR Generalist - Outdoor Supply Hardware
Mary Hall, HR Generalist - Frattallone’s
Nicole Keating, HR Generalist - Buck's Bargain Center, Home Hardware Center, Morrison Terrebonne & Germantown Hardware
Kiana Rhem, HR Generalist - McLendon & Parkrose