John Maiuri—President, LBM & Hardlines Group, Building & Construction Division
John Maiuri joined ECi as VP of Sales for LBMH in January of 2015, coming from Spruce Computer Systems where he served as Vice President of Marketing & Business Development. His career in the lumber and hardware industry began as a yard foreman with Dunn Builders Supply Corporation in Catskill, New York. He later served as Director of Purchasing and General Manager before taking over the reins as President in 1994. In 2008, he joined Spruce as Northeast Regional Territory Manager. Throughout his career, Maiuri has demonstrated sales and leadership skills and has garnered a great deal of industry experience, involvement and awards. John was named President of the ECi Building & Construction Division in November of 2015. In March of 2017, with the addition of the Residential Home Construction Group to the Building & Construction Division, John became President of the LBM & Hardlines Group within the Division.
John lives in Ghent, New York, with his wife Teresa and has three adult children, Gene, Amanda, and Ashley. Despite living his motto “The difference between a job and career is about 80 hours per week,” his favorite hobbies include waterfowl hunting, motorcycles, woodworking, and reading. But he enjoys nothing more than spending time with his six grandchildren.
Fred Calvo, Vice President of Sales, LBM & Hardlines Group, Building & Construction Division
Fred brings 38 years of experience in the LMB industry, with 25 of those years spent on the retail side and 13 in supply and procurement. Before joining ECi he was general manager of a retail lumberyard with three locations and previously served as Vice President of Purchasing for a multi-location lumberyard.
In his spare time, Fred likes to boat on the Hudson, fish, and hunt. His favorite role, however, is being "G" to his 2½-year-old granddaughter.
John LaFave—Director of Product Management, Building & Construction Division
John LaFave joined ECi as Senior Implementation Specialist in January of 2015, coming from Spruce Computer Systems. At Spruce, he served in a number of roles between 1991 and 2015 including Software Support Specialist, Trainer, Territory Manager, Director of Marketing and Implementation Specialist. He was made Director of Product Management for the Building & Construction Division in November of 2015. He holds an MBA from the University at Albany.
John lives in Altamont, New York, with his wife Satomi, who teaches Japanese at a local university. His oldest daughter, Marissa, is working as a sustainable energy consultant in Boston; his youngest, Serena, is studying electrical engineering. In his free time, John enjoys hiking, reading and almost any kind of travel.
Chuck Lawrence—Director of Support Services, Building & Construction Division
Chuck Lawrence has been with ECi Software Solutions since 2009 and is the current Director of Support Services for the Building and Construction Division. After graduating college, he passed the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer program. Chuck is also a certified Project Manager. He has 22 years’ experience in IT Services, including enterprise level Help Desk, System and Network Administration, Project Management and Consulting services.
Chuck lives in Arlington with his wife of 28 years. Together they raised three boys—one is currently in the Army, one is in the Navy and the third just graduated from high school this year.
Wade Hogg II—National Sales Manager, RockSolid MAX
Wade Hogg has been in the building and construction industry for more than a decade and has a wealth of experience in consulting with hardware and lumber dealers across the US. He started by working in a local hardware store and quickly became engulfed in the industry. In 2012 he joined ECi sales and in 2015 became the National Sales Manager for RockSolid.
Wade graduated from Murray State University with a Masters in Business Administration and Marketing. He lives by the motto, “You can rest when you're dead,” as he goes pretty much non-stop at both work and in his spare time. An avid sports fan, he still plays basketball and football. Wade is originally from Tampa Bay, Florida, and now lives in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Rob Crawford—Sales Engineer, RockSolid MAX
Rob Crawford joined ECi RockSolid in 2006. He brings 20+ years of hardware/lumber experience to his role at ECi. Rob is passionate about showing potential users the value of the RockSolid MAX software and uses first-hand examples to demonstrate how other stores used the software to increase efficiencies. Prior to ECi, he worked at Do it Best for 12 years. For both companies, he has filled roles in software support, training, sales, and sales management.
Rob lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he coaches his kids' sports teams, which include football, baseball, softball, and basketball. The family enjoys spending time at the lake and on their boat.
Allyson Szablewski—Marketing Program Manager
Allyson is responsible for all marketing and communications for ECi’s Building and Construction division, which is comprised of Spruce, RockSolid MAX, RockSolid and Advantage products. Allyson’s career has been focused on helping independent businesses improve their operations, focused specifically on the LBM, office products, and automotive industries. She has been with ECi since 2010 and works remotely from her home office in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Allyson holds a BS from Penn State in Marketing and an MBA from Villanova University. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her two young children, traveling, and watching the occasional reality TV show.
Nicole Moran—Senior Technician, RockSolid Support
Nicole began her IT career when she was identified as having potential while working as a secretary for a software development company in 2009. She joined ECi as a Tier 1 technician in 2013 and within a year and a half learned so much about RockSolid that she transitioned into a Tier 2 role. Nicole is passionate about leadership. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, she has a heart for helping small business owners succeed.
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