Regional lumber and building materials supplier West Coast Lumber (WCL) added Jason Walsh to its leadership team. Walsh will serve as the company’s vice president of component manufacturing and will be responsible for leading West Coast Lumber’s strategy in the category.

WCL, founded in 2022 by Building Industry Partners, serves customers throughout southern California from four locations in Agoura Hills, Bakersfield, Camarillo, and San Diego.

Walsh brings more than two decades of component manufacturing experience to the role. He began as a truss designer at CompuTrus, which was acquired by MiTek in 2009. He also served in cross-functional roles at Home Building Components and Universal Truss Fontana.

“Jason’s instant credibility with customers, his comprehensive knowledge and experience, as well as his deep network of trusted relationships, make him the ideal leader to guide and execute our expansion into component manufacturing,” Joe Lawrence, CEO of WCL.

Most recently, Walsh worked with California TrusFrame, which was acquired by Builders FirstSource in 2021. He served in roles of increasing importance with the company, ultimately holding the title of vice president of sales, marketing and design.

“Jason combines a unique balance of strategic insight and operational know-how that stems from his years of experience from the ground level up,” Maged Diab, director at WCL, said. “He will help us drive growth while maintaining a keen focus on providing our customers with innovative and economical solutions.”

In addition to Walsh, WCL has recently added Paul Dodge to the company’s board of directors.

“I have experienced first-hand the benefits that come from working with people-centric leaders,” Walsh said. “I am fortunate to have crossed paths with many talented individuals who mentored me and invested in my professional development. I look forward to working with our leadership team to help make WCL the employer of choice in all of our markets.”

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