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Honoring HBSDealer's Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply Winners

25 Epicor customers recognized for Business Excellence or as Rising Stars

January 18, 2024

At Epicor, we’re proud of how we partner with our customers every day, so they can do business better. It’s always exciting to see those customers honored for superior performance—and in traditionally male segments like hardware and building supply, recognition for top female leaders is even more important. HBSDealer held their annual Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply event on November 15-16, 2023, in Chicago, IL at the Grand Sheraton Riverwalk to recognize distinguished women in these industries. Of those recognized at the event, 25 were Epicor customers.

The annual event not only recognizes these women as "leaders and rising stars", but also provides a space for celebration, mentorship opportunities, panels, industry education, networking, and resources. The 2023 program featured a multitude of renowned keynote speakers and leadership panels on important topics like work-life balance, resilience and perseverance, gender inequalities in the workforce, and empowering and supporting other women.

Epicor LBM Territory Manager Nicole Molzcan had the honor of introducing the keynote speaker, Deborah Gilboa, MD. A well-known author and family physician, Dr. Gilboa discussed the importance of managing stress and building resilience in yourself and the women around you.

Eight Epicor team members attended the event to honor the many Epicor customers recognized, as well as to celebrate how all women in building supply and hardware are making a difference.

Learn more about how Epicor partnerships, innovations, and solutions for building supply can help your business thrive.


Epicor would like to congratulate the following award-winning customers:

Top Women in Building Supply

  • Lora Ballou, Market Business Manager, Builders FirstSource
  • Amanda Choquet, Specialty Components Designer, National Lumber
  • Jessica Crill, Market Business Manager, Builders FirstSource
  • Leanne Enck, IT Training, Builders FirstSource
  • Shannon Lamonte, Co-Manager, 84 Lumber Company
  • Angie McDermott, Safety Manager, Tibbetts Lumber
  • Kourtney McLean, Hancock Online General Manager, Hancock Lumber
  • Polly Miller, Plant Manager, 84 Lumber Company
  • Jordan Paeth, Director of Field Operations, Franklin Building Supply
  • Amanda Smit-Viner, Inside Sales Support, Builders FirstSource
  • Laura Bower, General Manager-Augusta, Hancock Lumber
  • Cierra Calvacca, Director HR, Southeast Building Supply Interests
  • Ann Chapman, CEO, Woodson Lumber
  • Laurie Hicks, Senior Director-Inventory Control, Builders FirstSource
  • Allison Kulka, Senior Safety Specialist, 84 Lumber Company
  • Yvette Patterson, VP HR East Division, Builders FirstSource
  • Melanie Reaume, Product Sales Specialist/Kitchens, Builders FirstSource
  • Melissa Zvonek, VP Field Services, Builders FirstSource

Top Women in Hardware/Retail

  • Emily Booth, Replenishment Coordinator, Busy Beaver Building Centers
  • Laura Bryne-Harris, VP Merchandising, Westlake Ace Hardware
  • Allison Vores, VP Tops True Value Hardware
  • Shelly Wagler, Owner / Manager, A&R Supply
  • Cindy Kandel, Divisional Merchandise Manager, Hartville Hardware
  • Linda Johnson, Owner, Village True Value
  • Julie Gibbs, Co-Owner, Gibbs Hardware