Jeff Benzing has been named communications director at Do it Best Corp., the hardware and lumber buying co-op announced today.

Benzing comes to Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best from Navista's Truck Development and Technology Center. He has more than 20 years of public relations and communications experience. At Do it Best, he will be responsible for the co-op's communications strategy, managing external communications and media relations, and overseeing the development and executive of member training and education programs and services.

Do it Best bills itself as the LBM industry's second-largest co-op, with annual sales of $2.65 billion and 4,100 member-owned stores in the United States and 47 countries.