July 16, 2018, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — Do it Best Corp. announced the promotion of co-op veteran Steve Rose to National Logistics Manager, effective July 16, 2018.

In this position, Rose will leverage his vast warehousing and distribution expertise as the co-op’s Logistics division continues building and enhancing its industry-leading operational excellence.

Rose has served as Safety Director since joining Do it Best Corp. in 2011. In that role, Rose was responsible for the safety of the co-op’s 1,500-plus employees across its 10 locations, managing its safety program, worker’s compensation and other related initiatives. He also contributed extensively to initiatives that substantially improved loss prevention and reduced waste in the distribution process while consistently enhancing supply chain effectiveness.

“I’m incredibly honored to join the outstanding Logistics team at Do it Best,” said Rose. “I’m excited to return to logistics. It’s where my career began and developed. Technology is bringing about rapid and important changes, as well as opportunities for us to build on our already industry-leading distribution excellence and continue to deliver results for our members.”

Prior to joining Do it Best Corp., Rose worked for 10 years in operations for Wal-Mart distribution. During that time, he focused on enhancing operational efficiency, project management, strategic planning, safety initiatives, and staff training and teambuilding.
 
“With his extensive experience in distribution, safety and strong institutional knowledge, Steve is the perfect individual for this senior leadership role,” said Tim Miller, VP of Logistics for Do it Best Corp. “The effort and energy he’s put into building relationships with our logistics team members will serve him very well as we work to continue enhancing our distribution and supply chain excellence.”
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales surpassing $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving thousands of member-owned locations across the United States and in more than 50 other countries. For more information, visit doitbestcorp.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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