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Pro-Build names technology executive

Pro-Build Holdings has announced the appointment of David Walstad to the position of vp-advanced component technology, where he will oversee the exploration of new technology, including robotics, into the pro dealer’s component manufacturing division.

Aformer vp-manufacturing for the Strober Organization, Walstad has also served as president and chief operating officer of U.S. Components, the company’s manufacturing division. Before joining Strober, Walstad served two years as vp and general manager for Metal Components in Atlanta and 10 years as division manager for Stock Lumber in Green Bay, Wis.

In his new role, Walstad will oversee the construction of Pro-Build’s fully robotic truss assembly plant, slated to open in 2008.

Pro-Build currently operates more than 500 lumberyards and manufacturing facilities in 40 states. It occupies the No. 1 spot on HCN’s Pro Dealer Top 350, with $5.17 billion in sales in 2006.

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