Do it Best's new guard: Starr and Roth
Dan Starr and Doug Roth will be promoted into Do it Best's upper management June 1, when longtime executives Dave Haist and Dave Dietz plan to retire.
“Any transition like this is a mix of emotions and sentiment,” said Bob Taylor, president and CEO. “While we are saddened to see a couple of key, longtime contributors like Dave Haist and Dave Dietz retire, we are equally excited to have two very talented individuals in Dan Starr and Doug Roth stepping up to fill those positions.”
Starr, currently VP human resources and general counsel, will become the next executive VP and COO. Doug Roth, currently director of financial reporting, will move into the role of VP finance.
After earning a degree from the Indiana University School of Law, Starr worked for a sizeable Midwest firm in its business, tax and real estate department before joining the co-op in 2005 as the director of human resources and general counsel. The following year he was appointed VP human resources and general counsel, where he has led a variety of initiatives to enhance performance management and training, improve employee benefits and overhaul its healthcare program.
Roth, also an Indiana University graduate with a degree in accounting, first worked for a regional public accounting firm before accepting the role of internal auditor at the co-op in 1999. In this capacity, he instituted a variety of protocols to ensure the financial stability and oversight of Do it Best Corp., including major initiatives in safety and incident reporting, as well as other areas of risk and potential exposure.