In a field where female workers and younger generations are underrepresented, Emily Vella is both. The 37-year-old has served as director of marketing at Woburn, Mass.-based Atlantic Plywood for the last six of her eight years with the distributor.
On time. On budget. On spec. Check, check, and check! That's the corporate mindset at FormWood Industries, a real wood veneer manufacturer based in Jeffersonville, Ind. “It's something that we strive towards,” says Senior Vice President Craig Langford, “and it's become our mantra.”
It's been nearly 10 years since Bob Spangler accepted the role of chief sales officer at C.H. Briggs--one of the country's largest independent distribution companies--and, boy, was that a challenging time. The year was 2008, smack in the middle of a rough patch for the building materials industry.