Beacon Roofing Supply adds former LP exec to its board

Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the industry’s largest distributors of roofing and exterior building products, has announced the addition of Richard (Rick) Frost and Neil Novich to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Frost has deep operational experience in the building products industry. He retired as CEO for Louisiana-Pacific in May 2012, having served in that capacity since December 2004. Frost previously served as executive VP, president, commodity products, procurement and engineering from March 2003 to November 2004; executive VP, president, OSB, procurement and engineering from May 2002 to February 2003; and VP timberlands and procurement from 1996 to April 2002. He currently serves on the board of Tractor Supply, the largest operator of retail farm and ranch stores in the United States with more than 1,100 stores in 44 states.

Novich is the former chairman, president and CEO of Ryerson, a global metals distributor and fabricator. He joined Ryerson in 1994 as chief operating officer, was named president and CEO in 1995, adding chairman to his title in 1999. He remained chairman and CEO until 2007, when the company was sold. Prior to his time at Ryerson, Novich spent 13 years with Bain & Co., an international management consulting firm, where he was a partner.

Beacon Roofing Supply operates 206 branches in 38 states in the United States and across Canada.