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Meet the Spruce Leadership Team

Our team of LBM industry experts is ready to serve your business

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.

Kevin Drayton, Senior Director of Development, Building & Construction Division

Kevin came to ECi in October of 2007 with the acquisition of RockSolid. He had joined RockSolid in 2005 as a software developer. In 2008, he became Lead Developer and then Development Manager for RockSolid. Kevin has 25 years’ experience in software development, programming, database architecture, and project management and has served at Phoenix Marketing Group, CommonHealth Direct Marketing, Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore), Schering-Plough, and The Dreyfus Corporation. He considers his greatest talent to be his ability to drive and inspire action in his team to follow through on strategic initiatives.

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.

Brian Kohn—Director of Development, Spruce Software

Brian joined ECi as a developer in January of 2015 when the company acquired Spruce Computer Systems. He helped develop the first version of Spruce software in 2003. Brian has 19 years’ experience as a software developer with a strong background in application, web and mobile technologies.

Brian lives in Clifton Park, New York, with his wife, Kelly. He has three young boys, Noah, Liam, and Gavin. Brian enjoys fitness, watching football, and spending time with his kids.

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.

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 in the LBM, office products, and automotive industries. She has been with ECi since 2010 and works remotely from her home office in Yardley, PA. Allyson holds degrees from Penn State in Marketing and an MBA from Villanova. In her spare time she enjoys being with her two young children, traveling, and watching the occasional reality TV show.

Keith Getz, Senior Sales Engineer

Keith has been supporting Spruce customers since 2002, most recently as a Senior Sales Engineer; he loves demonstrating the value of the software to prospects. Previously, Keith served customers for five years in a software support role and spent seven years as the lead installer for Spruce software. As an installer, Keith helped more than 60 companies transition from their various existing platforms to Spruce. He began his career in the personal computer industry selling, servicing, and customizing PCs for local businesses.

Keith resides in Colonie, New York, and is an avid hockey player. He was the captain his college hockey team for three years and still plays upwards of 80 games a season when not traveling. Other hobbies include recreational travel, cars, home improvement, and English Bulldogs. Keith graduated from Siena College with a degree in marketing and management.

Rob Mersch, Senior Sales Engineer

Rob has been with ECi since 2013; he has more than 30 years of experience in the LBMH industry as an IT manager. Rob has worked for a builder/remodeler, a window and door manufacturer/distributor as well as a Pro Sales Top 100 multi-yard pro dealer that had two door shops and a large lumber distribution center. For each of these companies, he researched, recommended, and implemented new ERP software and managed change throughout the organization. He has passed the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer program, built networks, trained countless users, and programmed many applications and reports.

Rob lives with his wife, Lauren, in Hackettstown, New Jersey (where M&Ms® are made), the green part of the state that no one seems to know about because it’s not filled with petrochemical refineries or the Jersey Shore cast. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, golfing, reading, and woodworking.

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