Jim Becker has been appointed President and COO of Guardian Building Products after Tom Highley resigned effective June 1. Highley will remain with company until July 29, and stepped down to move closer to his daughters. Highley joined Guardian in February of 2015.

Jim Becker joined Guardian in July of 2015 and was most recently Regional Vice President for the Northeast region. Before that, Becker served as President and COO of American Forest Products Logistics & Services.

“I am excited to continue what Tom has started – to further the advancement of not only our company operations but also our culture,” said Becker in a press release. “I believe strongly in the people, vision, and values I see at GBP and look forward to what this team can accomplish.”