Do it Best Corp. Vice President of Merchandising Steve Markley (pictured) has been promoted to executive vice president of operations. He has built on more than 30 years of industry experience, beginning his career in what was our original distribution center in Fort Wayne. Markley came back to the company in the mid-80s, and then moved on to work in the vendor community and also served as a manufacturer’s representative. He returned to Do it Best in 1998 to develop the company’s global sourcing capabilities and vendor export programs. Markley assumed additional responsibilities as divisional merchandise manager for electrical, hardware, industrial/commercial, global sourcing and export before advancing to the role of vice president of merchandising in 2007.

William "Dent" Johnson (pictured) will advance into the role of vice president of merchandising. He previously served as a divisional merchandise manager. Johnson joined Do it Best in March 2018 where he worked with numerous product category teams on strategic program development, vendor negotiations, promotional opportunities and supply chain enhancements. He previously served for more than 20 years in senior roles with Michelin Tire Corporation, both in the United States and abroad. Most recently, he was the site manager for Michelin’s BFGoodrich factory, overseeing all facets of operations for the 1,700-employee tire manufacturing facility.

Also, the following have been hired: 

• Brady Brown as an Internal Auditor
• Cameron Cooper as an Application Developer
• Matt Ebbesen as an Information Security Intern
• Greg Ernest as an IT Scheduler
• Derek Opliger as an Associate Sales Consultant
• Heather Rospond as a Web Designer
• Kyle Williams as a Computer Operator
• Mallory Bates as a Pricing Analyst
• Dan Boldt as a Warehouse and Maintenance Associate
• Alex Bonilla Canales as an International Project Specialist
• Amy Glick as an Associate Merchandise Manager
• Allison Meyer as a Senior Communications Specialist

Further, Do it Best Corp. proudly recognizes these promotions within the corporate office team:
• Mike Beerens as an IT Project Manager
• Ricky Stevens as an Application Developer
• Dusty Weinzierl as a Building Materials Sales Manager
• Sandra Castillo as a Pricing Analyst
• Sarah Clark as a Forecasting Logistics Planner
• Robin Collins as a Pricing Analyst
• Yvonne Bynum as a Supply Chain Technology Manager
• Amber Elder as an HR Coordinator
• Kelly Miller as a Retail Technology Specialist Lead
• Jenna Myers as a Paint Merchandise Manager
• Rose Smith as an Advertising Services Representative
• Stacey Thomas as an Advertising Services Representative
• Zach Vanlandingham as an Assistant Lumber Trader

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