Hammond Lumber Company

Fourth-generation, family-owned Hammond Lumber Company created a new senior leadership team. President and CEO Mike Hammond announced several internal promotions and new roles within the company as part of the senior leadership team’s announcement.

“Our senior leadership team will help guide the company’s overall mission and strategy,” Hammond said in a news release. “The collective talent of this team enables us to drive long-term growth while continuing to build on the family values that have helped us succeed over the past 67 years. Our updated organizational structure is a natural progression of the company’s long-term growth strategy that ensures future success for generations to come."

The senior leadership team includes Hammond, Don Hammond, Rod Bickford, Hannah Colson, Fred Perkins, Mitch Bickford, Dan Curtis, Dawson Davis, Al Feather, Steve Hardy, Matte Masse, Ted Perkins, Bruce Pelletier, Steve Pray, Jake Webb, Rod Wiles, Jason Gagnon, Dick Willard, Lori Witham, and Sadie Hammond.

Don Hammnd is the company’s executive vice president and has served in various roles for the dealer over the past 53 years. Don preceded his son Mike as the company’s president. Rod Bickford is the company’s new chief operating officer, after serving in a variety of roles for the company over the past 42 years. Hanah Colson, who joined Hammond after the dealer’s acquisition of Ellsworth Building Supply, will serve as the dealer’s chief financial officer, responsible for optimizing financial performance and the execution of all finance activities.

Fred Perkins was promoted from sales manager to the role of senior vice president of sales. In the role, Perkins is responsible for creating strategies to achieve the company’s sales goals, increasing market share, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Mitch Bickford is Hammond’s new vice president of business processes and in the role will work to ensure that the outcomes of business processes are compatible with the dealer’s strategic goals.

Dan Curtis has been appointed as the vice president of operations in the downeast region and will oversee operations at five branches while continuing to serve as branch manager in Ellsworth, Maine. Al Feather will serve as the vice president of operations in the central region, overseeing operations at four locations while continuing to serve as branch manager in Belgrade, Maine. Jason Gagnon will serve as the vice president of operations in the southern region, which comprises three branch locations. Gagnon will also serve as the branch manager in Brunswick. Steve Hardy is the new vice president of operations in the northern region and will oversee fourth branches while continuing to serve as branch manager in Bangor, Maine. Ted Perkins will serve as the vice president of operations in the midwest and will oversee five branch locations while continuing to hold the title of branch manager in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor. Steve Pray will serve as the vice president of operations in the dealer’s southern region, managing day-to-day operations at three branches. Pray will remain as the branch manager in Auburn, Maine and will take on the additional role of Portland, Maine, branch manager.

Matt Masses will serve as the vice president of purchasing, responsible for vendor relations, logistics, and inventory procurement. Dick Willard has been promoted to the role of regional vice president of purchasing.

Jake Webb will serve as Hammond’s new vice president of commercial sales and will be responsible for overseeing commercial sales, including managing bid processes, developing new leads, and maintaining commercial relationships.

Bruce Pelletier has been appointed to the new role of vice president of safety and risk management. Lori Witham will serve as Hammond’s vice president of kitchen, bath, and flooring. In the role, Witham will manage vendor relationships and ensure customer satisfaction within the kitchen, bath, and flooring departments.

Dawson Davis has been promoted to the role of vice president of information technology, responsible for the stability and security of the company’s computer systems, networks, and future planning of digital technologies. Rod Wiles will serve as the company’s new vice president of human resources.

Sadie Hammond will serve in the newly created role of director of organizational development. In the role, she will focus on strategic planning, employee satisfaction, and company culture.

“Across our 21 branches, these senior leaders are committed to our future success,” Mike Hammond said. “Together, we will continue to build upon our culture with a strong foundation of family values, teamwork, and customer centricity.”

Belgrade, Maine-based Hammond Lumber has been family-owned since 1953. The dealer has 21 locations across Maine and ranked 25th on the 2020 ProSales 100 list. Hammond was also named the 2020 ProSales Dealer of the Year.