LMC, one of the leading building material distributors in North America, is proud to announce the promotion of Paul Thorne to the position of vice president of Business Development. In his new role, Thorne will oversee the Regional Manager team, leading their efforts to recruit new dealers and support relationships with existing dealers across all fifty states and the Bahamas. Paul will replace Joel Gelb who is retiring after a distinguished 25-year career at LMC.

Thorne joined LMC in 2004 as northwest regional manager and quickly became the primary recruiter in that region as LMC expanded into the Mountain and Pacific time zones. Thorne’s efforts have built a rich and lasting dealer network across the region, making him a leading voice with both new and existing dealers.

With 32 years of experience in the industry, Thorne brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. Prior to joining LMC, he managed retail lumberyards and handled sales and business development for a window manufacturing company in the Pac Northwest.

According to Sean Tighe, senior vice president, “LMC is very pleased to promote Paul Thorne into an opportunity to use his years of experience with our organization to better serve our existing dealer network, as well as continue to look for ways we can grow through recruitment. Being able to promote from within is a real benefit as both our staff and dealers benefit from the knowledge and skills acquired over time while ensuring the continued high quality of the LMC brand.”

Thorne’s appointment as vice president of business development is a testament to LMC’s commitment to promoting talent from within and to providing exceptional service to its dealer network.

About LMC: LMC is the leading Forest Products and Building Materials Buying Group in the USA owned by independent lumber and building material dealers. There are over 1,600 LMC dealer locations in the United States and the Bahamas. “Building Business Together” is LMC’s philosophy, rooted in a history of working together and standing the test of time since 1935. LMC dealers are united in their purchasing, creating a strong foundation that supports the growth of unique supplier relationships and purchasing opportunities. To learn more about LMC, visit http://www.lmc.net