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Emily Vella Named President of NBMDA For 2022

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Atlantic Plywood, Inc. announces the appointment of Emily Vella, as President of the 2022 North American Building Materials Distributors Association (“NBMDA”). In her role as Regional Formica Product Manager at Atlantic Plywood, a subsidiary of Parksite Inc., Emily brings over 12 years of industry experience to the NBMDA organization. Her role with the organization is to govern, establish policy, and make decisions about the future of the organization, ensuring that the board and staff stay focused on advancing their strategic objectives. Emily began her NBMDA leadership evolution as Vice President and served two years as President-elect due to the pandemic. Atlantic Plywood CFO, Wayne Moriarty, also acts as Treasurer of the Board.

Emily Vella

“We are proud to see Emily recognized for her integrity, decision making and objectivity to serve such an important role in our industry. With Emily’s expertise and experience, she will continue to be a great asset to NBMDA in this leadership role,” stated Tony Millhouse, Vice President of Parksite.

Emily, based out of Atlantic’s Massachusetts location, stated upon her appointment, “I am deeply honored to be recognized by my peers for the nomination. It is an incredible privilege and I’m looking forward to bringing a new perspective to our industry. Personal relationship building and developing new business contacts is at the heart of the NBMDA value proposition and we have some exciting initiatives planned for the next year.”

With 23 locations and over 750 employee-owners, Parksite firmly believes their competitive advantage is directly attributable to their employees. According to CEO, Ron Heitzman, “Every one of our Associates is an owner and dedicated to contributing to the success of both our customers and our suppliers. The commitment and excitement that is generated when everyone is an owner is extraordinary.”

About Atlantic Plywood Corporation

Atlantic Plywood is the leading wholesale supplier of quality hardwood plywood and panel products, with emphasis on providing large and small woodworkers with service, inventory, and knowledge from one source at a competitive price. Founded in 1974, Atlantic Plywood now operates 12 distribution facilities located in Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Illinois.

About Parksite

Founded in 1971 by John Morrisroe and Ray Biggins, Parksite is 100% employee owned. According to Ron Heitzman, CEO, “Our commitment has been, and will always be, to create demonstrable value for our customers, suppliers and shareholders. Growth and sustainability are important to all of our stakeholders, and we will deliver both.” More information about the company and its products is available at


NBMDA is a trade association representing the leading wholesale distributors of wood panels, surfacing materials, cabinet hardware, finishes, and related interior products. Membership is comprised of distributors and suppliers that serve independent building material and kitchen and bath dealers, as well as those that serve production companies involved in cabinetry, architectural woodwork, stock woodwork, store fixtures, solid surface and plastics fabricating, and general and specialty woodworking industries. For more information, visit


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Source: Parksite, Inc.