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Gypsum Management and Supply (GMS) adds VP of M&A to leadership team

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Tucker, GA – Gypsum Management and Supply, Inc. (GMS) has appointed Travis Hendren to serve as the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions. In this newly formed role, Mr. Hendren will lead the identification and cultivation of potential acquisitions, as well as execution and integration of the acquisitions. Mr. Hendren’s role is an integral part of the growth strategy of GMS.

Mr. Hendren brings to GMS a wealth of experience in the investment-banking arena. He worked at Wachovia Securities as the Director of Industrial Growth Investment Banking Group, where his primary clientele consisted of manufacturers and distributors of building supplies. Mr. Hendren went on to serve as the Managing Director of the Algon Group where he originated and executed financial advisory assignments for corporations dealing with single family, multifamily and commercial property development.

“We are excited to welcome Travis to the GMS family” says Mike Callahan, President of GMS, “Travis will serve on the frontline of our acquisition strategy and his extensive background and business acumen is exactly what we need”. In addition to acquisitions, Mr. Hendren will lead broader business development opportunities, including strategic partnerships, joint ventures and new product introductions. While Mr. Hendren’s task is considerable, he will have the support of the senior officers at GMS, regional VPs and the partners from AEA.

When asked about his new role, Mr. Hendren was enthusiastic and excited about the opportunity, he also added “it is crucial to develop an acquisition strategy that maintains the current culture of GMS, and focuses on true business building, as opposed to making acquisitions just to get larger."

About GMS:

GMS is a leading distributor of drywall, acoustical ceilings and other specialty building materials in the United States. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 140 distribution centers nationwide.

For more information about GMS please visit www.gms.com or email marketing@gms.com.

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