TAMPA, Fla. — Gulfeagle Supply announced Jim Barnish’s new role as vice president of operations in District 1b. As Gulfeagle Supply continues to grow, Barnish’s new position will help support the Midwest as it blossoms. The region formerly known as District 1 will now be composed of District 1a and District 1b.

Bill Wilson will continue his role in Vendor Relations and as vice president of operations in District 1a overseeing the following branches: Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Dothan, Ridgeland, Decatur, Gulfport, Austin, Colleyville, Denton, Houston, Arlington, Mesquite, Loveland, Colorado Springs, Gypsum, Denver, Mobile, St. Louis, Cedar Falls, Fargo, Joplin and Tulsa.

Barnish will oversee the following branches in District 1b: Milwaukee, Kenosha, Minneapolis, Itasca, Wichita, Northglenn, Oklahoma City, Commerce City, Kansas City, and Pewaukee. Additionally, Barnish will be supporting other branches with operational assistance including onboarding new branch managers.

Barnish has been with the company for 16 years and has served in various roles, including chief financial officer and corporate director. As corporate director, he played a key role assisting in the Kimal Lumber acquisition in 2018. Barnish resides in Tampa and will be based out of Gulfeagle’s corporate headquarters.