Francisco appointed to 2015 NBMDA Board of Directors

Craig Francisco has been appointed to the board of The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) effective January 29, 2015.  Craig is the current Chief Operating Officer for The L.E. Smith Company, located in Bryan, OH.  Craig joined L.E. Smith in 2008 after spending 12 years in the financial industry.   He joined Formica for a brief stint as their Director of North American Distribution before returning to L. E. Smith in May of 2013 as the key executive tasked with taking the business to the next level in rapidly changing economic and industry conditions.  Craig attended Bowling Green State University and is an active member of Vistage International, the world’s leading chief executive organization.


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


The L.E. Smith Company is a third generation, family-owned, full-service, premium quality surface manufacturer and distributor.  With over six decades of service to the construction, cabinetry, millwork and retail industries, L.E. Smith consistently brings clients trend-forward, high-quality products, and shares proven business techniques that enable clients to differentiate themselves from fierce competition.  Committed to lean manufacturing and forestry conservation, L.E. Smith integrates KAIZEN throughout its business practices and has worked to receive and maintain FSC® (FSC-C101516) certification.  More L.E. Smith information is available at