GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – UFP Retail Solutions, LLC, a business segment of UFP Industries, Inc., has named Bryan Hoexum vice president of independent retail sales. In this new role, Hoexum will oversee all sales to independent retail customers, co-ops and buying groups, working with business unit leaders at UFP Retail Solutions to grow their product categories and introduce new products to the marketplace.
Hoexum joined UFP in 1994 in sales and quickly advanced into a number of leadership roles, including sales manager, general manager, and regional director of industrial sales. In 2015, he was named director of independent retail, overseeing the company’s growth with independent retailers.
“Since Bryan took charge of our independent retail sales efforts in 2015, we’ve seen substantial growth in all product categories and customer segments,” said Don James, executive vice president of national sales for UFP Retail Solutions. “I know our customers and field operations all join me in congratulating Bryan on this well-deserved promotion.”
Allen Peters, president UFP Retail Solutions, added, “Bryan is widely known as a workhorse in our company, willing to work the long hours needed, but his knowledge of our customers’ needs and ability to provide solutions to retail challenges is what truly sets him apart. From merchandising to pricing strategies to category management, Bryan is laser-focused on success at the point of sale. With UFP’s new structure, he will play an even more important role by sharing his experience with his team while helping us set our retail strategy.”