Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC announced that its portfolio company, American Builders Supply, Inc. (“ABS”), the largest independent supplier of doors, windows and trusses to homebuilders in Florida, has expanded its senior management team. The company appointed Shaun J. Heelan as Chief Financial Officer and Mark Garboski as Vice President of Operations. Both will be located at ABS’s Sanford, FL headquarters.
Bill Myrick, CEO of ABS, said, “We welcome Shaun and Mark to the ABS team. We are pleased to gain executives of such high caliber with proven skills in finance, profitability management, operations and supply chain control. Their guidance will add efficiencies that better position us to grow in our core markets and expand into new ones.”
Michael Ranson, Partner at Blue Wolf, added, “ABS is rapidly growing into a major regional supplier of building products and we are confident that this management team will provide professional and effective leadership to take advantage of opportunities arising out of Florida’s rebounding housing market.” Under Blue Wolf’s ownership, ABS has consolidated four leading independent competitors in the last 15 months, including Clermont Builders Supply in February of this year.
Mr. Heelan, 53, comes to ABS from IDEX Optics and Photonics, where he was Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, he spent three years at HD Supply, Inc., first as CFO of the Electrical division, and later, as CFO of the firm’s White Cap Construction Supply division. Earlier, he had a 20-year career at General Electric, most recently as Director of Finance, Global Supply Chain in the company’s Consumer and Industrial division. He began his career as an Audit Manager for the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Defense. Mr. Heelan received a BS from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and has been a CPA since 1986.
Prior to joining ABS, Mr. Garboski, 42, was Vice President, Shared Services at ProBuild Holdings. Before that, he spent 15 years in a variety of positions at 84 Lumber, most recently as Executive Vice President and earlier as Vice President, Purchasing, Pricing and Category Management; Vice President and General Manager, Manufacturing; and Regional Manager. He received a BS from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
About American Builders Supply
American Builders Supply (www.americanbuilderssupplyco.com) is the largest independent supplier of doors and millwork, windows, trusses, wall panels and lumber for residential and commercial builders in Florida. The company services customers throughout North and Central Florida from its Sanford headquarters (outside of Orlando) and from four additional manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Winter Haven, Melbourne, Clermont and Jacksonville. Through its Melbourne and Sanford facilities, ABS also offers custom doors and molding products for specialty homebuilders and retail customers.
About Blue Wolf
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in companies in which effective management of relationships with complex constituencies, such as government and labor, can change organizations and create value. For additional information, please visit www.blue-wolf.com.