Southeast Region Vice President
As Southeast Region Vice President, Jim Kaufmann has overall management responsibility for the more than 100 branches spread across eight states in the seven districts that comprise ABC Supply’s Southeast Region.
Jim has more than three decades of experience in the building materials distribution industry. He joined ABC Supply as Mid-Atlantic District Manager in 2002 and was named Southeast Region Vice President in December 2011.
Jim began his career as co-owner of Washington Roofing Products Company, helping develop that company into one of the Washington, D.C. area’s premier distribution firms. Washington Roofing Products Company was purchased by Cameron Ashley and then Guardian Industries, where Jim served as head of the Northeast Region. He joined ABC Supply when it purchased the one-step distribution division of Cameron Ashley from Guardian Industries.
Jim was inducted into ABC Supply’s President’s Club in his first year of eligibility and was named ABC Supply’s District Manager of the Year in 2010. He was a core member of the team that designed and implemented the company’s Customer Service Delivery System (CSDS).
Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and is a longtime member of several professional organizations in the roofing and construction industries.