Board & Committees

Board & Committees

Richard K. Mueller
Mr. Mueller, the Chairman of our Board, co-founded our Company in 1971. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to 2015, and as our President from 1990 to 2013. Mr. Mueller continues to be active with long-term strategic direction, with establishing relationships with suppliers, financial institutions, and professional organizations, and with strategic acquisitions. Prior to these roles with us, Mr. Mueller was a sales representative for USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building products.
Peter C. Browning
Mr. Browning has served as the Managing Director of Peter Browning Partners, LLC, a board advisory consulting firm, since 2009. Mr. Browning served as Lead Director of Nucor Corporation, a publicly traded producer of steel and related products, from 2006 to 2012, and as Non-Executive Chairman of Nucor from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Browning was also previously the Dean of the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to his time at Nucor, Mr. Browning was with Sonoco Products Company, a manufacturer of industrial and consumer packaging products, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000, President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 1998, and Executive Vice President from 1993 to 1996. Before joining Sonoco, Mr. Browning was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of National Gypsum Company, a privately held manufacturer and supplier of building and construction products. Mr. Browning currently serves on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: Acuity Brands, Inc. and ScanSource, Inc. He previously served on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: EnPro Industries, Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc., The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (now private), and Wachovia Corporation.
John J. Gavin Jr.

Mr. Gavin served as a Senior Operating Advisor with LLR Partners, Inc., a growth-oriented private equity firm, from 2010 to 2017. Prior to LLR Partners, Mr. Gavin was Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Drake, Beam, Morin, Inc., or DBM, an international career management and transitions management firm. Before DBM, Mr. Gavin served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Right Management Consultants, Inc., a global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle. Mr. Gavin also worked for Andersen Worldwide, including as a partner from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Gavin currently serves on the board of Dorman Products, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Gavin previously served on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: CSS Industries, Inc., DFC Global Corp, and Interline Brands, Inc. He also serves on the boards of various privately held companies.

Theron I. Gilliam Jr.
Mr. Gilliam has served as Chief Executive Officer of NES Global Talent, a global solutions company specializing in recruiting and deploying engineering talent to meet client needs in more than 65 countries, since 2014. Mr. Gilliam was previously a Managing Director and Operating Partner of AEA Investors LP from 2013 to 2014. Prior to joining AEA Investors, Mr. Gilliam was the CEO of Adecco Group North America, a multi-brand specialty staffing and workforce solutions company, from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Gilliam spent twenty years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and then IBM Business Consulting Services when it acquired PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting in 2002. At IBM, Mr. Gilliam led the global supply chain management consulting services business, as well as the Americas consumer, wholesale distribution and software industry practices. Mr. Gilliam currently serves on the board of Lennar Corporation, a publicly traded company, and previously served on the board of Work Market, Inc., a privately held company.
Brian R. Hoesterey
Mr. Hoesterey joined AEA Investors, LP in 1999 and has served in various leadership positions at the firm, including as President since 2018 and as a Partner since 2003. At AEA Investors, Mr. Hoesterey focuses on investments in the Specialty Chemicals and Value-Added Industrial Products sectors. Prior to joining AEA Investors, Mr. Hoesterey was with BT Capital Partners, the private equity investment vehicle of Bankers Trust. Mr. Hoesterey also previously worked for McKinsey & Co. and the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hoesterey currently serves on the board of the following publicly traded company: Evoqua Water Technologies, LLC. Mr. Hoesterey currently serves on the boards of the following privately held companies: Excelitas Technologies Corp., Springs Window Fashions, LLC, and Visual Comfort Group, Inc. Mr. Hoesterey previously served on the board of At Home Group, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Hoesterey previously served on the boards of the following privately held companies: CPG International, Inc., Henry Company, Houghton International, Inc., Noveon International, Inc., Pregis Corporation, SRS Distribution, Inc., Swanson Industries, Inc. and Unifrax Corporation.
Mitchell B. Lewis
Mr. Lewis has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building and industrial products in the United States, since 2014. Prior to BlueLinx, Mr. Lewis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Euramax Holdings, Inc., (now known as OmniMax International, Inc.), a building products manufacturer from 2008 to 2013. Prior to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lewis served as Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2008, Executive Vice President from 2002 to 2005, and group Vice President of Euramax and its predecessor companies from 1997 until 2002. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Lewis served as President of Amerimax Building Products, Inc. Prior to 1992, Mr. Lewis served as Corporate Counsel with Alumax Inc. and practiced law with Alston & Bird LLP, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lewis currently serves on the board of the following publicly traded company: BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Mr. Lewis previously served on the board of the following privately held company: Euramax Holdings, Inc.
Teri P. McClure
Ms. McClure served as Senior Vice President on the executive Management Committee of United Parcel Service, Inc. from 2005 to 2019. Ms. McClure held various executive roles at the company, including General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Senior Vice President of Compliance, Public Affairs, Communications, and Labor. Ms. McClure joined UPS in 1995 as Labor and Employment Counsel and subsequently held various roles in the legal department, compliance and operations before being promoted to the senior leadership team. Prior to joining UPS, Ms. McClure practiced with the Troutman Sanders law firm, focusing on civil litigation and labor and employment law. Ms. McClure currently serves on the board of Lennar Corporation and JetBlue, both publicly traded companies.
Ronald R. Ross
Mr. Ross is currently the Chairman of SRS Distribution, one of the largest roofing distributors in the U.S. For more than 27 years, Mr. Ross has served as either the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, or as a member of the board of directors for several leading platforms in the building products distribution industry. Prior to joining SRS, Mr. Ross partnered with Brazos Private Equity Partners in 2002 to acquire Shelter Distribution, Inc., where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until its sale to Beacon Roofing Supply in 2005. Prior to his time at Shelter, Mr. Ross served as interim Chief Executive Officer for MMI Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products. Mr. Ross also served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Cameron Ashley Building Products, Inc., a publicly traded building products distributor prior to his time at MMI Products. In addition to his corporate and board service, Mr. Ross has also served on the boards of several industry organizations, including the Builders Suppliers Corporation and the North American Building Materials Distributors Association.
J. Louis Sharpe
Mr. Sharpe joined AEA Investors LP in 1998 and became a Partner in 2010. Mr. Sharpe focuses on AEA Investors' investments in the Specialty Chemicals and Value-Added Industrial Products sectors. Mr. Sharpe currently serves on the boards of the following privately held companies: Numotion, Springs Window Fashions, LLC, and Visual Comfort Group, Inc. Mr. Sharpe previously served on the boards of the following privately held companies: Henry Company, RelaDyne, Inc., and SRS Distribution, Inc. Prior to joining AEA Investors, Mr. Sharpe was in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.
J. David Smith
Mr. Smith served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Euramax International, Inc. (now known as OmniMax International, Inc.), a privately owned global producer of architectural products, beginning in 1996 and also served as the Chairman of its board of directors from 2002 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Smith currently serves on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: BlueLinx Holdings, Inc., Commercial Metals Company, and Select Interior Concepts (as Chairman). He also serves on the board of the following privately held company: Henry Company. Mr. Smith previously served on the board of Nortek, Inc., (as Chairman), a publicly traded company. Mr. Smith previously served on the boards of the following privately held companies: Air Distribution Technologies, Inc., DiversiTech, Inc., Euramax International, Inc., Houghton International, Inc., Nortek, Inc., and Siamons International (as Chairman).
John C. Turner, Jr.
Mr. Turner, our President, Chief Executive Officer and member of our Board, joined us in 2019. Mr. Turner served as President of Dal-Tile, a division of Mohawk Industries, Inc. since 2012. Prior to serving as President, Mr. Turner served as Chief Operating Officer – Dal-Tile from 2011 until 2012, Senior Vice President of Operations from 2008 to 2011, and Senior Vice President of Sales from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Turner began his career with Dal-Tile in 1990. Mr. Turner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and finance from the University of Southern California.

Committee Composition

Committee Charting

J. David Smith John J. Gavin Jr. Mitchell B. Lewis Peter C. Browning Ronald R. Ross Teri P. McClure Theron I. Gilliam Jr. Charter Documents Charter Documents Charter Documents
Audit Committee $ CC
Audit Committee Charter
Compensation Committee CC
Compensation Committee Charter
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee CC
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter
Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
J. David Smith CC
John J. Gavin Jr. $ CC
Mitchell B. Lewis
Peter C. Browning CC
Ronald R. Ross
Teri P. McClure
Theron I. Gilliam Jr.
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