Bringing buyers & sellers together in the Home Improvement and the Home Building industries We offer members and clients a fast track to selling into new market and channels. We are the combined strength of long-standing relationships and in-depth knowledge of the industry.

ABOUT US

The Presidents Council provides a forum for buyers and sellers to build relationships and exchange information through various programs at the senior management and merchant level, worldwide.

We are an organization devoted to the development of the Home Improvement/Home Building Industries. The Council is the Industry’s only organization comprised of retailers, builders, distributors and manufacturers. Our group is guided and directed by an Advisory Board comprised of the senior-level executives of the industry’s retail, builder and distributor giants and a select group of sponsoring manufacturers.

 

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ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS (Scroll to See Entire List)

Kane Calamari

VP Retail Operations &
New Business
ACE HARDWARE
USA

Frank Carroll

Vice President Merchandising
ACE HARDWARE
USA

Martin Essl

Chairman
BAUMAX VERTRIEBS AG 
Austria

Jim Frank

Vice President Purchasing
BMC 
USA

Tim Costello

CEO
BUILDER HOMESITE
USA

Joseph Kallen

Chairman & CEO
BUSY BEAVER
BUILDING CENTERS
 
USA

Ed Johnston

Vice President Sourcing Services
CANADIAN TIRE 
Canada

Boyden Moore

President
CENTRAL NETWORK
RETAIL GROUP, LLC

USA

Andrew Pantelides

Procurement & Merchandising Mgr.
CHALIFOUR CANADA
TIM-BR MART GROUP
Canada

Mike Humphrey

Vice President of Operations
DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES 
USA

Steve Markley

Vice President Merchandising
DO IT BEST 
USA

Markus Vieler

Spokesman to the Managing Director
EMIL LUX 
Germany

Jack Foxworth

Executive VP & CFO
FOXWORTH-GALBRAITH 
USA

Michael Strong

President
GREENHAUS BUILDERS 
USA

Sylvain Salles

Dir. of Development - New Markets
GROUPE ADEO
France

Kermit Baker

Sr. Research Fellow
Joint Ctr. Housing Studies
HARVARD UNIVERSITY 
USA

Paul Straus

President
HOME HARDWARE 
Canada

Harvey Bennett

Trading Director
HOMEBASE 
UK

Ulrich Hoffmann

Head of Imports
HORNBACH BAUMARKT AG 

Germany

James Inglis

Chairman & CEO
INGLIS FOUNDATION
USA

Kerri Jones

VP Merchandising & Advertising
JENSEN DISTRIBUTION SERVICES
USA
 

Dennis Orem

President & CEO
JERRY’S HOME IMPROVEMENT
USA
 

Paul Hylbert

CEO
KODIAK BUILDING PARTNERS
USA

Dan Fesler

CEO
LAMPERTS
USA

Mitch Jolley

CEO
LANCASTER
USA

Geff Lynch

Sr. VP Sales & Marketing
LANCASTER
USA

G. Richard Russell

President
MILLARD LUMBER
USA

John Bakke

VP Merchandising
NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT
USA

Ron Beal

President
ORGILL INC.
USA

Harald Lux

Executive European Representative
PRESIDENTS COUNCIL
Germany

Steve Synnott

President & CEO
PRO GROUP INC.
USA

Robert Marchbank

CEO
PRO-BUILD HOLDINGS INC.
USA

Chase Kushak

National Director Supply Chain Mgmt.
PULTE HOMES
USA
 

Luc Nantel

Vice President Merchandising
RONA
Canada

Rinat Muhametvaleev

Managing Director
SUPERSTROY
Russia

Dan Anderson

President Retail Group
THE ANDERSONS 
USA

Darryl Jenkins

Chief Merchandising Officer
TSC STORES
Canada

Richard Snowden

Vice President Sales
WALLACE HARDWARE CO.
USA

Cally Coleman Fromme

Executive Vice President
ZARSKY LUMBER
USA

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