Do it Best appointed Dan Dietlin as the company’s director of continuous improvement to support its efficiencies and best practices.

“As Do it Best has been pursuing an aggressive growth strategy, we’ve seen continued strong results with new member growth and overall sales,” executive vice president of operations Dent Johnson said in a news release. “To support this record-breaking trend, we’ve been making serious investments in technology, infrastructure, and talent. At the same time, we’ve always demonstrated our ability to be a low-cost distributor of products through our focus on operational efficiency and expense control.”

Do it Best said while the mindset of continuous improvement has been a part of the company’s focus for years, the launch of a formalized continuous improvement function within the business increases its commitment “to driving efficiencies, quality, and service improvements.”

“With all this growth and investment in technology, we have an opportunity to rethink our processes and fully leverage our teams and their talent as we grow our members’ business. Each time we deploy new technical solutions, we must take the opportunity to simplify our business processes and drive greater profitability for our members in a highly competitive retail environment.”

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best is a member-owned hardware, lumber, and building materials buying co-op.