Derby Building Products appointed Patrick McKernan as territory sales manager - home improvement retail for the Mid-Atlantic region. In his new role, McKernan will help expand Derby’s penetration into Home Depot U.S. stores with Novik Stone.

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick to the Derby Building Products team. His experience in the retail channel makes him a valuable addition to our organization,” Mark Schlagheck, vice president of retail sales for Novik’s parent company Derby Building Products, said. “We’re confident that Patrick’s industry knowledge and sales experience will enable him to quickly drive growth in his market.”

McKernan brings three years of experience in the home improvement industry, having previously worked for East Coast Roofing Systems. He also has experience with electrical distributor Colonial Electric Supply.

The Novik brands, NovikStone and NovikShake, are manufactured by Derby Building Products in Quebec City, Canada. Novik is a vinyl siding complement and a DIY-focused brand in the home improvement retail channel.