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Fenton N. Hord
Chairman of the Board
Fenton N. Hord has served as Chairman of the Board of The JIAN Group since 2008. Mr. Hord's legacy in the building material industry is unprecedented.  His retirement from Stock Building Supply after his 20 years became effective August 1, 2007.  Mr. Hord joined Stock Building Supply, then Carolina Builders Corporation in 1987 as President and Chief Executive Officer.  He served as an Executive Director of Wolseley, plc from October 2000 to July 2007.  Mr. Hord shepherded Stock's growth from seven yards in North Carolina with sales of $113 million to 310 locations in 34 states with $5.3 billion in sales in 2006. 

·         Wolseley plc, Board of Directors ·         Investment Management Corp.
·         Medical College of Virginia Foundation ·         Chief Executive Organization
·         World Presidents Organization ·         Reed's Jewelers, Inc.

A Richmond, Virginia native, Mr. Hord worked for Richmond based Eskimo Pie Corporation from 1967 to 1987, the last nine years as President and Chief Operating Officer.  He graduated in 1970 from the University of Richmond with a B.C. in Business Administration.  In 1974 he achieved his M.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Hord has been married for thirty-nine years to Patricia and is a proud grandfather.