At LBM Advantage, a CEO moves on

Prior to his service with ENAP, Sallah  spent 16 years at IBM as division controller and in other marketing and operational roles. He started his career with the U.S. Navy and served for nine years in active duty as a submarine officer and is a retired Commander in the Naval Reserves. 

Under Sallah, the co-op underwent significant changes. It merged with PAL (Progressive Affiliated Lumbermen) in 2016, and the combined organization changed its name to LBM Advantage. In 2017, LBM Advantage grew again with the merger with Independent Builders Supply Association (IBSA). 

Today, the co-op includes about 525 dealer members and some 1,400 lumberyard locations.  LBM Advantage extends into 46 states.

“We had one of more successful recruiting years last year,” Sallah said, pointing to 24 new members. “We’re in 46 states and we should be in 50 by the end of this year. And we’re going to continue to press that as well help our members expand.”