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John Sieggreen, PresidentJohn 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. Email John


David Mills, CFO – David has been in retail and systems for 22 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. Email David


Phillip Helms, Senior VP of Merchandising Services – Phillip has been in retail for over 39 years. For 27 years, Phillip worked for The Kroger Company, starting in store management before holding key leadership positions in both Operations and Merchandising. He was also the former owner/operator of multiple Ace Hardware locations. Since joining CNRG in 2012, Phillip has held the position of District Manager in North Carolina, then regional vice president for the North Carolina and Texas markets. Due to Phillip's vast retail experience, he has a deep appreciation and thorough understanding of what it takes to be successful in this industry today. Phillip has a degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. Email Phillip


Scott Wright, VP Information Technology – Scott has worked in IT for more than 30 years. He began his career in systems and application support with CCSI, a company supporting business systems across the southeast. Here he got a foundation in customer service and support, including disaster recovery. Scott got experience in the manufacturing sector at Stockham Valves, first in application development and support, then in Systems administration and network support. He enhanced his networking experience at BellSouth as a member of the tier 3 team managing and supporting LAN infrastructure across the 9 state region. Scott entered the retail sector working for Marvin’s Building Materials. During more than 20 years with Marvin’s, Scott held several IT management roles, including 5 years as IT Director. Email Scott.

Vince Plets, Senior VP of OperationsMcLendon Hardware, Outdoor Supply Hardware, Parkrose Hardware. Vince has been in retail hardware and building materials for 36 years starting with Erb Lumber in Michigan, which later became a part of Stock Building Supply. He has held several roles in leadership including store management, Market Area Manager, and Director of Business Process. He also worked for Ace Hardware for 8 years as a District Manager in Indiana and Michigan, Regional Manager in the Pacific Northwest, and Director of Operations for the western United States. He has lead support teams specializing in business consultative roles, new market growth, training, projects and more. He has a degree in Business Management from Macomb College as well as Advanced Business Leadership from Darden School of Business - University of Virginia.

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.

Operations Team

Paul Comeau, Regional VP - Marvin's Building Materials
Doug Gregory, Regional VP – Morrison Terrebonne
Chase Holmes, Operations VP - Home Hardware Center
Brian Massey, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Steve Rodgers, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Tony Coutee, District Manager - Home Hardware Center
Ron McCarty, District Manager - Elliott's Hardware
Chris Bishop, District Manager - LumberJack
Ryan Dragt, District Manager - Mac's
Tom Rocek, District Manager - McLendon Hardware
Mike Knickerbocker, District Manager - Outdoor Supply Hardware
Michael Nelson, District Manager - Parkrose Hardware
Chris DePinto, District Manager - Town & Country Hardware

Finance Team

Lacey Ourso, Controller
Laura Luotonen, Director of Accounting Operations and Administration
Greg Shultz, Treasurer
Ann Kaiser, Controller – Home Hardware Center
Geri Jenkins, Accounting Manager – Town & Country Hardware & Elliott’s

Supply Chain Team

Phillip Helms
, Senior VP of Merchandising Services
William Wright, Director of Brand Supply Chain - Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork
Hela Pela, CNRG Category Manager - Electrical, Power Tools & Accessories, Hand Tools, Hardware & Fasteners, Automotive, Sporting Goods, Apparel
Michael Peterson, Category Manager - Outdoor Power Equipment, Lawn & Garden, Outdoor Living, Pet & Farm, Food & Beverage, Seasonal
Connie James, Merchandise Information Coordinator

Human Resources Team

Paul Comeau
HR Advisor
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, HR Manager - Outdoor Supply Hardware
Kim Bishop, HR Generalist - Marvin's
Valerie Tescher, HR Generalist - Mac's
Debby Davis, HR Generalist - Mac's, Marvin's
Nicole Keating, HR Generalist - Buck's Bargain Center, Home Hardware Center, Morrison Terrebonne

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