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Woodcraft Supply Appoints Jody Garrett as Vice President of Marketing & MerchandisingBack to Press Releases
PARKERSBURG, WV (October 16, 2006) – Woodcraft Supply, LLC, the woodworking industry’s leading retailer of top quality supplies, materials, tools and education, has appointed Jody Garrett as Vice President of Marketing & Merchandising, company officials announced recently.

Jeff Forbes, President of the Parkersburg-based national retailer, said, “We are extremely fortunate to have Jody Garrett on board. He possesses an intimate knowledge of our products, an extensive operational background and, on top of all that, he is an avid woodworker.”

Garrett brings more than a decade of product development and operations management experience to his new post. Previously, he held executive-level positions of increasing responsibility for Simonton Windows (1998-present).

Most recently, he held the position of Vice President of Manufacturing (2000-present) for Simonton. In this role he was responsible for managing six Simonton manufacturing sites across the country and oversaw Purchasing, Human Resources, Logistics, Customer Service, Process Engineering, Facility Engineering and Lean Manufacturing for all facilities.

This is also not the first stint at Woodcraft Supply for Garrett. He held positions of increasing responsibility (1992-1998), culminating in the role of Director of New Product Development and Warehouse Operations. His duties included developing new product strategies for the catalogue and retail operations, oversight of collateral development, and logistics, distribution and inventory management.

Garrett received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1980 from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Hofstra University in 1994.

Garrett is married and has two teenage children.

For additional information, contact Bryan Brown at (304) 546-5500, or visit the website at www.woodcraft.com.

Woodcraft Supply, LLC. annually distributes more than three million catalogs featuring over 8,000 items to all 50 states and 111 foreign countries. Woodcraft is the industry leader in providing a wide variety of top quality products, educational opportunities and one-on-one guidance to woodworkers at all skill levels. The company sells products through direct-mail catalogs, an on-line web site store (located at www.woodcraft.com) and at more than 80 retail stores located nationwide. For more information on Woodcraft, please contact the store nearest you, visit www.woodcraft.com or call (800) 535-4482.