Our Team is the best in the industry.

We work together every day with a common goal of helping our members succeed.

Eric Palmer

Vice President and General Manager



Working alongside the best lumber dealers, specialty dealers, and manufactured structure members is truly an honor.  Our team at Sexton is the best in the industry and we are focused on being the most responsive buying group to assist those great members.  While navigating our website you will see that we stay focused on 4 core pillars - check them out and call me to discuss more.

Eric has been with Sexton Group since 2015 and has held positions of increasing responsibility and complexity allowing him to develop into a capable, respected and forward‐thinking leader. Eric brings with him 10 years of prior experience, including 8 years at JELD‐WEN Canada where he held progressive roles in marketing and sales management.

John Magri

Director of Programs



I am dedicated to working with our members to ensure they have the tools to succeed by providing competitive programs and strong advocation with our vendors. My focus is to always provide quick and efficient communication, while still focusing on our members' unique needs. I am here to work for you!

John comes to Sexton with over 30 years of procurement, marketing, management and retail operations experience in a variety of roles across Canada. John has also enjoyed advocating for different businesses as the President of a local Chamber of Commerce for many years. Throughout his career, John has always focused on the development and growth of others which has contributed to his own success.

Suzanne Walsh

Business Development Manager

Ontario et Canada Atlantique



I am passionate about helping our members reach their goals, navigating the ever-changing economic climate, and advocating on their behalf.

Suzanne joined Sexton Group in 2017, bringing with her over 10 years of experience in the building products industry in various sales roles. She’s worked with a broad range of stakeholders, including architects, developers, contractors and retailers, giving her a unique perspective that she enthusiastically shares with Sexton members and prospects. Suzanne is driven by her passion for the building product industry and a thirst to learn more.

Tristant L. Langelier

Business Development Manager, Quebec



I’m thrilled to bring over a decade of construction experience to the benefit of our vendor partners and members. I started my career as a carpenter myself, and I’m able to put myself in our customers' shoes, and I truly understand their day-to-day needs. In addition, business development is one of my passions, and I will work closely with our members to foster a results-driven approach.

Tristant brings a solid 10 years of experience in sales and over 12 years of experience in the construction industry. He spent the last six years working for a subsidiary of one of Canada's largest aluminum and vinyl siding companies. Managing the province of Quebec and Eastern Ontario, he was instrumental in their success and developed a profound understanding of the market.

Dave Leonzio

Business Development Manager

Manitoba, Saskatchewan et Alberta



I enjoy connecting with our members in all aspects of their business. I especially enjoy running Customer Service Training Seminars for them that enhances sales and margin, plus speaks directly to the overall effects of quality customer service, including loss prevention.

Dave has been with the Sexton Group since 2011 and has developed strong relationships with members and suppliers in the industry. He has over 16 years of experience working in the building supply industry and has extensive knowledge of retail and sales training, which he is passionate about sharing with our members.

Frank Bayuk

Business Development Manager




I understand the unique regional needs of our members in the BC area. I’m here to help you with maximizing your competitive opportunities as a member of the Sexton group.

Frank joined the Sexton Group in 2007 and has been in the building materials industry for over 35 years. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Economics and started with Mac Millan Bloedel shortly after graduation. In 1999, he became the BC Regional Manager for Weyerhauser Distribution.

Dean Toews

Business Development Manager

British Columbia



I am very excited to be a part of the team of experienced managers that make up the Sexton Group! It will be my great pleasure to add to this teams already vast knowledge in the Building Supply Industry and to move forward contributing to the Groups overall value while further helping to enhance membership services and experience.

Dean is an experienced manager in the area of building products with 20 plus years in the industry. His roots stem in Sales/Branch Management and have further included Outside Sales, Territory Management and Regional Management for Western Canada in both Drywall and Insulation. Working alongside with the Sexton Group takes Dean's career full spectrum giving him knowledge at all levels of the game. He looks forward to sharing his acquired knowledge and experiences with both the group and its members alike.

Don Humphrey

National Commodity Wood Manager



With a complete focus on the lumber, panel and treated markets, we provide the data and advice to help members buy better every day. I am very proud that we provide…

Don has been in the building supply industry for over 25 years and has held a variety of roles ranging from truck driver with Home Hardware to President of Turkstra Lumber Company in Southern Ontario. Don has significant negotiation and buying group experience. During his time with Turkstra, he was very active with the ILDC group, where he was voted into the role of Vice President and Treasurer. In addition to his commodity negotiation responsibilities with Turkstra, Don chaired many national ILDC negotiation committees, including pressure treated, engineered wood and truss components.

Mike Fraser

Wood Products Manager

Eastern Canada



I’m involved in the engineered wood and pressure treated programs to deliver the best prices for our members. I get great satisfaction when the advice I give to our members saves them money.

Mike has been part of the Sexton team since 2018, bringing with him over 35 years of experience in purchasing and/or wholesaling lumber OSB and plywood. He facilitates the purchase of these three items for Sexton members, mainly in Eastern Canada. Mike helped coordinate Sexton to buy directly from about 99% of all eastern lumber and OSB mills and western plywood mills, allowing our members to save their money.

Accounting Team

Dedicated to Transactional Excellence and to delivering the fasted rebate payouts in the industry to our members.


Transactional excellence is the driving force behind the team. When it comes to our industry, it’s essential that members receive billings from our vendors as accurately and timely as possible. We are the Go-To team to help members resolve discrepancies and disputes with vendors. With our central billings, we provide one single detailed statement with pride in our accuracy and speed. Another important focus is ensuring our members’ rebates are paid out quickly, in fact, we are the fastest in the industry to do so.

Purchasing Team

Dedicated to ensuring we deliver Competitive Programs to members every day.


Our team is dedicated to ensuring we deliver competitive programs to our members every day. We strive to understand the markets in which our members are a part of and work to keep them competitive in their communities. We ensure that member rebates are paid out accurately and pride ourselves on being the quickest in the industry to do so.

Marketing Team

Delivering on our promise to support our members success through exclusive marketing and communication programs


We come to work every day dedicated to supporting our diverse group of independent members by telling their unique brand story in creative ways and helping to promote that brand in their region. Every member has a story to share and we help connect them to their customers.

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