The Mid South Building Material Dealers Association named William King of King Lumber Co., Bassfield, Miss., as the group's new president and announced that executive director Robert Hellenthal will retire on March 1.

Joining King as officers are Jim Smith, Home Hardware Center, Natchez, Miss., president-elect; Tom Chauvin, Chauvin Brothers Inc., Chauvin, La., first vice president; Doug Boykin, Rex Lumber Co., Brookhaven, Miss., second vice president; and Bruce Fuller, Fuller Building Supply, Selma, Ala., treasurer.

The officers were announced last week at the group's annual meeting and trade show in Point Clear, Ala.