Robert Mellor Joins Board of Stock Building Supply
March 1, 2010
Home Channel News

Stock Building Supply has announced the appointment of Robert Mellor to its board of directors, where he will “provide expertise on expanding Stock’s business opportunities and help position the company for anticipated future growth,” according to the company.

Until recently, Mellor, 67, served as chairman and CEO of Building Materials Holding Corp. (BMHC), one of Stock’s chief rivals. He led the company in that position since 1997. BMHC emerged from Chapter 11 on Jan. 4 as BMC Select with a new executive team, with Paul Street, its former general counsel, named as the CEO.

"Our focus this year is to strengthen and extend our market footprint,” said Joe Appelmann, Stock’s president and CEO. “Rob Mellor brings extensive management experience and knowledge of the real estate, building supply and home-building industries to the company. His addition will be beneficial in many ways, including helping to identify and better understand the needs of Stock’s current and future customers. We are very fortunate to have him as part of our team."

Mellor also serves on the board of directors of the Ryland Group, one of the nation's largest home builders. He is a board member and lead director of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp., a New York Stock Exchange company with headquarters in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Mellor has also served as counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco.

Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Stock Building Supply, affiliated with The Gores Group private equity firm, operates in 19 markets nationwide.