Alexander Lumber Co. Names Vancil to Leadership Role

By / 1 year ago
Rick Vancil

Rick Vancil

Alexander Lumber Co., based in Aurora, Ill. has named Richard Vancil as Executive Vice President, effective Aug. 31.

In his new leadership position, Rick will oversee the company’s Finance, IT, Human Resource, Manufacturing and Business Development departments.

“We are excited about the experience and leadership that Rick brings to the company. With his skills and enthusiasm added to our team, we feel that Alexander Lumber will continue to grow as one of the Midwest’s premier suppliers,” said Russ Kathrein, president and CEO.

Vancil grew up primarily in the Midwest. He has more than 30 years of experience working in the building materials distribution and manufacturing business and has held leadership positions with 84 Lumber, Wolohan Lumber, Wickes Lumber, Neumann Distribution, Foxworth-Galbraith and most recently Stock Building Supply.

“It’s an honor and I am extremely excited to join a strong company like Alexander Lumber with its deep and lasting heritage,” Vancil said.

Alexander Lumber Company is a 124-year-old family-owned lumber and building materials company serving both consumers and professional builders. The company currently operates 19 retail yards, two truss plants and a counter-top facility in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as a showroom/sales office in Twin Lakes, Wis..

LBM Journal

LBM Journal is the leading media company serving lumberyards, building material distributors, wholesalers, manufacturers, and service providers. Have news you would like to share with us? Go to