Edward Hines Lumber names new CEO

Buffalo Grove, Ill.-based Edward Hines Lumber has appointed Gerald R. Wille, vp- operations, as president and CEO effective immediately.

Wille, 64, has been with the company for 31 years and will succeed Edward Hines, who was elected chairman of the board.

“Gerry has been an integral part of the Hines management team for the better part of three decades,” said Hines, adding, “Gerry is tremendously qualified and deserving of this promotion.”

Edward Hines Lumber is one of the Chicago area’s largest lumber and building supply companies, with lumberyards throughout Illinois and Indiana.