PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Parr Lumber

Mike Howell, Tony Cookston and Casey Doss are among the management promotions at the Hillsboro, Ore.-based pro dealer.

Parr Lumber’s recent appointment of Jim Boyer as the new president of the company and its subsidiaries created a chain reaction of advancement opportunities for others at the Hillsboro, Ore.-based company.

Howell was promoted to fill Boyer’s previous position as the director of operations.   

Other promotions include Tony Cookston, newly appointed manager for the Newberg, Oregon location; Casey Doss, now manager of the Forest Grove location; and John Friesen was promoted to manage the northeast Portland location on MLK Blvd. 

“Parr has always believed in promoting from within and creating career paths for our employees. It’s great to see so many of our team members receive such well-deserved recognition,” said CEO David Hamill.

The Parr Company consists of six