Officials for 84 Lumber recently announced the promotion of John Hay to the position of divisional vice president (DVP) of the Mid-Atlantic region. Hay has been with the building materials supplier since May 1989, holding numerous roles over the past 30 years.

John Hay

Hay began his career with 84 Lumber as a manager-trainee at the company’s former Murrysville, Pa., location and most recently was the manager of its Bridgeville, Pa., store. Under his direction, the Bridgeville location achieved the highest sales and profits in 84 Lumber’s Central division over the past five years, including $34.9 million in total revenue in 2018. According to a press release, Hay has also been lauded for his humility and outstanding leadership qualities, all of which helped him to secure his new position, officials said.

“[Hay] has an impressive history of developing and promoting people to positions outside of his store,” said Maggie Hardy Knox, president of 84 Lumber. “His leadership characteristics have been brought to my attention over the last year or so as he’s had the opportunity to address co-managers at our Leadership Camp, as well as new store managers at Manager Camp. His passion for coaching the future leaders of 84 helped solidify the decision to promote him into this role.”

As the Mid-Atlantic DVP, Hay is responsible for increasing sales and probability throughout his region, as well as overseeing operations and staffing for more than 70 locations.

“It has been a career-long dream of mine to one day be in this position,” Hay said, who recently moved to Bel Air, Md., with his wife Christine, to be more centrally located. “I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to work with some of the best people at 84 [Lumber] and in our industry.”

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