Schnipper named new Board Chair at NRLA

October 26, 2017 LBM Journal

RENSSELAER, N.Y.—The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) installed Dana Schnipper as the new Chair of the board of directors during its Annual Meeting in West Harrison, N.Y. on Oct. 21, 2017. Schnipper is President of JC Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Schnipper

Addressing the meeting of more than 100 NRLA members, Schnipper promised to focus on branding the NRLA as a powerful advocate for the LBM Industry.

“Each of us has our own reasons to be involved,” shared Schnipper. “Mine has been the belief that the NRLA has been and will continue to be the best advocate for my business no matter what the issue is.”

Schnipper has been a vocal advocate for the LBM industry through his work with the NRLA and his state and local associations. The 2011 LILA Lumber Person of the Year, Dana has served as Chair for the New York legislative committee since 2006, and his roots go back to the groundbreaking Paid-When-Paid legislative subcommittee in 1997.  He has spearheaded the NRLA’s legislative initiative to exempt material suppliers from retention in New York State.

Schnipper’s passion for advocacy is only surpassed by his love for his family. For 41 years, Dana has been married to his college sweetheart, Judi. They have two children, Rachel and Scott and three grandchildren with another on the way.

Also at the Annual Meeting, new members of the NRLA’s board of directors were introduced for the 2017-18 term. Below is the full slate of officers and directors:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  CHAIR

Dana Schnipper
JC Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC
Farmingdale, NY
Term: 10/17-10/18

CHAIR-ELECT

Rod Wiles
Hammond Lumber Co.
Belgrade, ME
Term: 10/17-10/18

VICE CHAIR

Lorraine Miner
Miner’s, Inc.
Canton, CT
Term: 10/17-10/18

IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

Robert D. Bicknell (Bob)
Bicknell Building Supply
Potsdam, NY
Term: 10/17-10/18

SECRETARY-TREASURER

Genn Hagan
GNH Lumber, Inc.
Latham, NY
Term: 10/17-10/18

PRESIDENT

Rita C. Ferris, CAE
NRLA
Rensselaer, NY 12144

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE

Joe Cecarelli
Oxford Lumber Building Materials
Oxford, CT
Term: 10/17-10/19

Doug Ford
Curtis Lumber Company Inc.
Ballston Spa, NY
Term: 10/17-10/18

Nick Kuiken
Kuiken Brothers Co., Inc.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Term: 10/16-10/18

Bernie Nugent
Warren Trask Company, Inc.
Lakeville, MA
Term: 10/17-10/19

Paul Tarca
Concord Lumber Corporation
Littleton, MA
Term: 10/16-10/18

John Voter
Benson Lumber & Hardware Inc.
Derry, NH
Term: 10/17-10/19

DIRECTORS

Joe Begnoche
ProBuild
Middletown, NY
Term: 10/16-10/18

Chris Costello
Timberline Enterprises, Inc.
Gloucester, MA
Term: 10/15-10/18

Mark Dewitt
Baker-Miller Lumber, Inc.
Groton, NY
Term: 10/16-10/18

Ed J. Godek, III
Rex Lumber Co.
South Windsor, CT
Term: 10/17-10/19

Dan Martin
Reeb Millwork Corp.
Sunderland, MA
Term: 10/17-10/19

Bob Shaw
Huttig Building Products
Hooksett, NH
Term: 10/16-10/18

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