The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) announced that Doug Ford of Curtis Lumber Company has been elected as its new chair. Ford assumes the role following the two-year tenure of Nick Kuiken from Kuiken Bros.

“It is an honor and a pleasure to serve as your NRLA chair for the next two years,” Ford said during his inauguration. “I have had an amazing career, and I’m looking forward to giving back to an industry that has given so much to me and my family. I would like to extend a special thank you to the Curtis family and the entire Curtis Lumber organization for allowing me this opportunity to serve as your chair.”

Ford is the vice president of sales and purchasing at Curtis Lumber, based in Ballston Spa, N.Y. He has been with Curtis Lumber since 1996, starting with the company as a general manager.

"While my term may be ending, my commitment to our industry and this mission remains steadfast,” Kuiken said in a statement. “I am confident this association is well positioned to thrive in the future, thanks to the collective efforts of our exceptional team and under the leadership of incoming Chair Doug Ford, who will continue a deep-rooted dedication to our LBM industry."