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Do it Best announces promotions at headquarters

From left: Eichman, Roth and Talarico.

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Do it Best Corp. announced four promotions in its finance and merchandising divisions.

Brian Eichman of Fort Wayne has been named director of financial analysis. In this position, he will analyze company financial activities to improve decision-making and provide for operational efficiencies. He has served as accounting manager since joining Do it Best in 1991.

Doug Roth of Fort Wayne assumes a new role as director of financial reporting. Roth’s major responsibilities will be to ensure accurate financial and tax reporting, timely and efficient processing of payables and receivables, and safeguarding of company assets. He will also work with external auditors to manage the year-end audit, including inventory adjustments, federal tax accrual, retirement plan accruals, rebate calculations, as well as other state/federal income tax and sales/use tax issues.

Nick Talarico of Fort Wayne succeeds Roth as internal audit manager. Talarico will oversee the co-op’s internal financial and safety audit processes. He joined Do it Best in 2009 as a staff auditor. Prior to joining the co-op he worked for Crowe Horwath as a senior staff auditor.

“Brian, Doug and Nick will bring a fresh perspective to our accounting and business operations, and fortify our already solid financial team,” said Bob Taylor, president and CEO for Do it Best.

Ken Sorg of Fort Wayne has been named supply chain and inventory replenishment manager. This new position is designed to bring even greater supply chain responsiveness to the co-op’s member-owners. Sorg joined Do it Best in 2000 as inbound operations manager. Prior to Do it Best, he worked in logistics and transportation at General Electric.

“Ken’s experience both outside and inside of Do it Best Corp. will further strengthen our supply chain activities creating a competitive advantage for us,” said Dave Haist, executive VP and COO of the co-op.

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