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Michael Manter, Vice President of Millwork, The National Lumber Family of Companies

Michael Manter
Vice President of Millwork

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Brandy Souza, Vice President of Kitchen Views, The National Lumber Family of Companies

Brandy Souza
Vice President of Kitchen Views

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Press Releases from National Lumber

April 6, 2017


MANSFIELD, MA — National Lumber is pleased to announce the return of Michael Manter to the National Lumber Family, as the new Vice President of Millwork. This is Mike’s 34th year in the building materials industry, and his well-rounded knowledge of the industry has allowed him to assess the big picture in an organization to accomplish the goals of that business and his own.

Starting at 18 years old working in a lumberyard, his natural growth in the industry included driving trucks, doing outside sales, managing and running lumberyards. Mike previously worked for National Lumber as Inside Sales Manager, then Specialty Sales Manager.

Since leaving National Lumber in 2010, Mike has continued working in the building materials industry as a General Manager for a company specializing in Millwork, he enhanced his knowledge in millwork and manufacturing operations. As a Vice President of Sales and Operations for another building materials supplier, he fine-tuned his manufacturing skills, while honing his organizational and people skills to improve production and sales. He is experienced in handling day to day operations and budgeting.

Mike’s positive and friendly attitude, people skills, thoughtful decision making and strong work ethic make him an invaluable team leader. National Lumber is proud to have Mike back with us in this pivotal role, to grow our Millwork category and custom manufacturing capabilities. Manter will report directly to company President Manny Pina.

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January 26, 2017


MANSFIELD, MA — Continuing the tradition of promoting from within the company, National Lumber is proud to announce the promotion of Brandy Souza to Vice President of Kitchen Views. Souza will continue to report directly to the company President, Manny Pina.

Brandy began her career interning for Paul Brent, a world renowned seaside architect and artist. After her internship, she graduated with a degree in Architectural Design and Construction Technologies and began working with general contractors, designing homes and managing residential projects. She
combines her technical expertise with a fine eye for design and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Brandy has been with Kitchen Views since 2005, starting as a designer in National Lumber’s New Bedford location. In March 2014, she was promoted to General Manager of Kitchen Views. She has consistently shown strong leadership and a determined attitude to improve every situation with tact and graciousness. Her amazing design acumen has been demonstrated through the beautiful and state-of-the-art Kitchen Views’ showrooms across New England.

Brandy is a member of the NKBA and on the editorial advisory board for Kitchen and Bath Business Magazine. A sought after expert for her design and materials expertise, Brandy has been interviewed and quoted in articles for Boston Home Magazine, New England Home Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Design New England, and more. Brandy enjoys sharing her expertise through articles posted on the Kitchen Views blog, available at With readers and followers from around the world, homeowners are drawn to Kitchen Views at National Lumber for the product knowledge and design insight provided.

National Lumber has been serving the New England area since 1934. Now in its third generation, this family owned and operated company is led by co-CEO siblings Steven Kaitz and Margie Kaitz Seligman, and company president Manny Pina. With divisions that include Kitchen Design, Engineering, Drywall, Installed Insulation, Millwork, and Truss & Wall Panel Manufacturing, National Lumber is qualified to provide building solutions to those in New England and beyond.

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