Team Hancock Hires New CFO Following Nationwide Search

February 22, 2016 9:28 pm Comments Off on Team Hancock Hires New CFO Following Nationwide Search

Hancock Lumber Welcomes Paul Wainman as Chief Financial Officer

Hancock Lumber hires new CFO!  After an extensive, nationwide search, Hancock Lumber is excited to announce the hiring of Chief Financial Officer, Paul Wainman. Paul has extensive experience in both finance and management with market leading brands, including Hallmark/William Arthur and Kleinfeld Paper.

Hancock Lumber President, Kevin Hancock, commented on the company’s new CFO, “I am really excited to have Paul join our team.  Paul brings a lot of finance and leadership experience from high quality manufacturing and distribution companies. It is always healthy to add fresh eyes and perspective to our company.  Most importantly, Paul’s business values are a great match.  He believes in the power of listening to and engaging employees, customers, and suppliers collaboratively.  A company is all about people, and Paul is totally wired that way.”

Paul and his family live in Kennebunkport and he was looking to stay in Maine and join a company where people matter, where employees are valued and listened to.  Paul fits into the Hancock team seamlessly, bringing experience and perspective that will support and enhance the culture of employee engagement and an atmosphere where everybody is encouraged to lead. Hancock Lumber is looking forward to Paul being out in the business with employees, managers, and customers working on operational improvements and key initiatives. Additionally, Paul is highly involved in his community, serving on several boards for area foundations and non-profits.

Paul shared his thoughts on joining Team Hancock, “I am excited about joining the Hancock team, a great Maine company with a wonderful history.  Hancock Lumber strives for excellence and values its employees, both of which are very important to me. Each person I’ve met has been fantastic, bringing tremendous knowledge and passion to their respective positions. I look forward to making a positive impact in my role as CFO.”

Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company is a 6th generation, family-owned business operating a timberland company, a sawmill division and a network of retail lumberyards and home design showrooms across Maine & New Hampshire. Led by their 430 employees, Hancock has twice been selected as a ‘Best Place to Work in Maine’, both in 2014 and 2015. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, and the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award. Timber Trading Magazine recognized Kevin Hancock as ‘Man of the Year’ in 2014. To learn more about the company, please visit

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