BMD Names Jeff Gore as New President and Chief Executive Officer

For Release October 29, 2010

BMD Names Jeff Gore as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Galt, Calif., October 29, 2010

Building Material Distributors, Inc. [BMD] announced that its board of directors has named Jeff Gore to serve as the company's president and chief executive officer.

Gore last served as senior vice president for TwinMed, a national distributor of medical supplies and respiratory equipment. Prior to his current responsibilities, Gore worked with HD Supply - White Cap Construction as vice president of operations and supply chain.  Previously, Gore served as regional vice president and vice president ERP implementation for W.W. Grainger where he was in charge of the operations for one hundred twelve branches in the western United States.  Earlier, he spent four years with HomeBase as director of store operations, district manager, and a general manager.  

Steve Ellinwood, former and interim CEO said, "Jeff's extensive experience in the building products industry and the distribution industry will allow BMD to continue as one of the most admired and respected companies in the country.  The company worked very hard to find the individual with the character, passion and energy to lead the company to even greater levels of performance. " 

"Jeff shares our dedication to exceptional customer service and superior financial returns for our employee shareholders," continued Ellinwood.            

"I am honored to join BMD as president and chief executive officer," said Gore. "The company's tradition of integrity and strong customer service is significant to BMD's reputation as a top distributor. I look forward to working with the outstanding employee owners at BMD to shape the future growth and help write the next chapter in the company's history."