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Do it Best Announces Newly Elected Board Members


Joe Taylor, Do it Best board chair

Do it Best announced new and re-elected board members at the 2022 Do it Best Shareholders’ Meeting at the fall market. Joe Taylor, president and CEO Of Pleasants Hardware and Taylor’s Do it Center, will serve as the new board chair.

Rich Lender, president and CEO of Your Building Centers of Pennsylvania, was elected to his first term on the 12-person board. Re-elected to their second three-year terms were Diana Newton, president of Bay Hardware, Lunada Bay Hardware and South Bay Hardware; David Sturdivant, CFO of Russell Do it Center; and Bob Vaughan, CEO of Alamo Lumber. Tim Post, co-owner of T & M Hardware & Rental Center, was re-elected to a third three-year term.

“As we continue to execute our long-term plan to drive consistent growth for all Do it Best members, it’s especially important that our board provides the expertise and guidance to drive the right results,” says Doug Mans, outgoing board chair. “Rich will be an exceptional addition, offering invaluable leadership experience and perspective, and I’m even more optimistic about our future as Joe Taylor steps in to serve as our next board chair.”

Taylor, Lender, Newton, Post, Sturdivant and Vaughan join these fellow Do it Best member-owners on the 2023 board:

  • Eli Bliffert (Bliffert Lumber and Hardware)
  • Michael Cohen (Panama Do it Center)
  • Rob Gardiner (Damariscotta Hardware and Randolph Hardware)
  • Doug Mans (Mans Lumber and Millwork)
  • Jeff Pardini (Hills Flat Lumber)
  • Scott Pesavento (Hemlock Hardware)

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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