Orgill Inc. has announced several new roles for members of its executive team that represent the next step in the company’s planned leadership succession.
As of January 1, 2020, Orgill’s current president, Boyden Moore, stepped into the role of president and CEO, while Orgill’s former CEO and chairman, Ron Beal, will remain as the company’s chairman of the board. Long-term Orgill senior executive Byrne Whitehead will continue in his role as the board’s vice chairman.
“Ron and Byrne have led Orgill through our most dynamic growth, from a small regional distributor to the fastest-growing, most successful distributor in the industry,” says Moore. “The momentum in our business that they’ve driven ensures that our best days remain in front of us. And while they are stepping away from their day-to-day management duties, we are pleased to have their continued guidance and support for years to come.”
Moore assumed his current role as Orgill’s president last year after serving as Orgill’s general manager of retail and president of the company’s subsidiary Tyndale Advisors. Prior to that, Boyden had a long career in retail, including founding the Central Network Retail Group (CNRG) and leading Marvin’s, the Alabama-based home improvement retailing chain.
“We have a very strong team in place that we know will continue to provide our customers with the same degree of focus and service that has become Orgill’s hallmark,” adds Beal. “We have been working on building this executive team for several years and we are very pleased to enter this next step in our succession. As we move forward with this process, Orgill will continue to strengthen its position as an industry leader.”
In addition to these changes, Orgill also announced the retirements of two long-time team members, Grady Gennings and Mike Ferrell. Both Gennings and Ferrell retired at the end of 2019.
Gennings led Orgill’s corporate accounts team and was with the company for 31 years, while Ferrell managed Orgill’s LBM category and was with Orgill for 26 years.
“Grady and Mike have both played valuable roles in Orgill’s growth and have been a key part of fulfilling our mission to help our customers be successful,” Moore says. “We appreciate all they have done for the company and our customers and wish them well as they move into their retirements.”
Orgill announced additional changes and promotions to its team of executive vice presidents. These changes are designed to position Orgill for further growth in the coming years and to provide an even stronger support network to the company’s growing ranks of retail customers, according to Moore.
“One of Orgill’s strengths over many years has been stable, consistent leadership. Without a doubt, I think we have the best team in place to guide our company into the next decade,” Moore says.
The following five individuals will make up Orgill’s team of executive vice presidents.
• Randy Williams has been promoted to the role of EVP-distribution. Prior to this position, Williams served as Orgill’s general manager and senior vice president of distribution and has been with the company in various other roles for nearly three decades.
• John Sieggreen has been promoted to the role of EVP-retail and will also maintain his current role as president for Central Network Retail Group (CNRG).
• Greg Stine has been promoted to EVP-marketing and communications. Most recently, Stine headed up the marketing team for Tyndale Advisors.
• Brett Hammers continues in his role as EVP-sales and purchasing.
• Eric Divelbiss will continue in his current position as EVP and chief financial officer.
In addition to this group, Moore says Orgill will be looking to further enhance its executive team with the addition of an entirely new position—EVP, chief information officer.