After 39 years, McCoy’s executive resigns

Greg Pannell, VP merchandising and vendor relations at San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply resigned after 39 years of service. 

Pannell has been aggressively battling melanoma since 2011. Upon the advice of his doctors, he made the decision to leave the company effective the week of Aug. 26, 2013.  

Holder of the sixth longest tenure at McCoy’s, Pannell began his career in Lubbock, Texas, where he labored alongside future president and CEO Brian McCoy. “Greg and I first met in our then-Lubbock yard in 1974. He was all of 20 years old, and I was only 18,” shared McCoy. “Our friendship grew from that day on, and our working relationship has been a very special one.”

Pannell rose in the ranks to serve as an assistant manager at McCoy’s locations in Sherman, Lubbock and Brownwood. He was chosen by Emmett McCoy to manage the Sherman store, and afterwards accepted “upward” store management positions in Harlingen and the prosperous and fast-paced Odessa location (in the midst of the oil boom in the late 1970s).   

When the executive team was formed in 1998, he was appointed VP merchandising and vendor relations.   

Pannell served as a board member of the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas for many years, and on the Customer Advisory Councils for Louisiana-Pacific, Potlatch, Johns Manville, True Value and TXI.

Said Pannell: “I was lucky enough to hold a significant position within this exceptional organization, and above all I appreciate the opportunity to ‘contribute’ for 39 years. I’m very grateful for the support I’ve received these past two years, and the transition to a consulting role means the world to me. I’m blessed in so many ways.”