Warner Robins Building Supply (WRBS) appointed three senior leaders to the management team: Art Cassidy as the vice president of operations and purchasing, Nick Witcher as the leader for finance, and Tawana Muhammad as the company’s senior human resources manager. In addition to the three hires, WRBS promoted Kathy Chamblee to the role of sales manager from her previous role as the leader of the Homework division.

“We are laser focused on helping our customers and employers succeed," President Roger Farmer said in a news release. “These new additions to our management team represent a meaningful step towards establishing a culture of customer service and accountability. WRBS has been the leading building materials distributor in this community since 1947, and we are excited to attract such an experienced team to lead us forward.”

Cassidy has been involved in the construction supply industry since 1988, most recently serving as the vice president of operations and strategy development at a division of Oldcastle specializing in precast concrete. He also has served as the vice president of operations at Oldcastle’s Meadow Burke Building Products division, as a supply chain vice president at ProBuild, and a business leader at Leeds Building Products and Hope Lumber.

Witcher has two decades of experience as a financial executive, including 11 years as corporate controller at Robert Bowden, a millwork dealer now part of Builders FirstSource. Witcher also spent seven years at the CPA firm Grant Thornton, and since August 2019 has directed all North American accounting and finance functions at Atlanta’s Cable Management/Atkore International Group.

Muhammad has spent the past six years as a consultant to manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses. From 2011 to 2015, she was BP America’s global talent advisor and program.

“These new senior hires demonstrate the momentum and excitement at Warner Robins,” Nick Massengill, a member of the WRBS board of directors, said. “Kathy’s promotion is a great example of the opportunities that will be presented to those committed to hard work and doing well by our customers and their fellow employees. I’m excited to see what this group will accomplish, and we look forward to adding even more experienced talent in the coming weeks and months.”

WRBS and its sister companies, Henson Building Materials and Mountain Building Supply, are a key part of the recently launched Southeast Building Supply Interests (SBSI), a portfolio of LBM dealers across the southeast. Warner Robins Supply, founded in 1947, is an eight-location dealer serving local, regional, and national builders and contractors, as well as DIYers, in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. SBSI is sponsored by building industry-focused investment firm Building Industry Partners.

Over the past decade, BIP has been involved in the formation of several leading industry players, including US LBM, Kodiak Building Partners, Homewood Holdings, U.S. Fence Solutions/Binford Supply, United Cabinet Holdings, and Rugby Architectural Building Products.