Today, The Parr Company announced that Joe Leathers, Director of Sales, will be retiring effective March 31, 2022. Brian Kegg will be taking over the Director of Sales position.
Joe Leathers has been Parr’s Director of Sales since 2016. Prior to this, Leathers spent eight years as the Regional Sales Manager for East Metro, Central Oregon, and the I-5 corridor. He began at Parr Lumber in 2002 as a Contractor Sales Representative for the Parr Lumber Location in West Linn.
Leathers began in the lumber sales industry in 1987 and still considers a person’s word and handshake as a binding contract. Leathers has displayed exceptional teamwork over the years, and his contributions to The Parr Company shine through his team’s success.
Brian Kegg will step into the role of Director of Sales on February 7, 2022. Kegg began his career with The Parr Company 16 years ago as a Contractor Sales Representative. In 2012, Kegg stepped up to lead the Portland Sales Team as regional sales manager, growing and expanding this team under his guidance. Kegg is known for cultivating relationships with peers and vendors alike and for his excellent leadership skills.
According to Leathers, Kegg is “respected by all of his peers and vendor partners and involved in all of Parr’s major initiatives. Brian will be an outstanding leader of the sales team. It’s been my honor and privilege to have worked with Brian for all of these years. He’s the right leader at the right time. Congratulations to our next Director of Sales.”
Parr Lumber was established in 1930 by Dwight Parr Sr. in the Pacific Northwest and remains a locally owned family business today. Michael Parr, Brad Farmer, and Nancy Cranston, grandchildren of the founder, play active roles within The Parr Company, continuing the family legacy. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, The Parr Company has 44 facilities throughout Oregon and Washington and ranks as one of the largest building material suppliers in the United States.
February, 7th 2022