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Beacon Appoints Sean McDevitt EVP, Chief HR Officer

Beacon Appoints Sean McDevitt EVP, Chief HR Officer
Prior to joining Beacon, McDevitt had served as EVP and CHRO at Apple Leisure Group.

Beacon appointed Sean M. McDevitt as EVP and chief Human Resources officer (CHRO). 

McDevitt will join Beacon May 3, 2021, assume his new responsibilities immediately, and work closely with current CHRO Christopher Harrison, who will support the transition up through his previously announced departure later this quarter.

Prior to joining Beacon, McDevitt had served as EVP and CHRO at Apple Leisure Group, a $4.5 billion global integrated travel company, since 2019. 

There he was responsible for all HR functions, as well as Corporate Communications and Corporate and Social Responsibility. 

He led the cultural integration of a $2 billion acquisition, helped the company reset its corporate mission, vision and values, and focused on employee engagement. 

Previously, he had a 22-year career with PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Group.

“I am very pleased to welcome Sean to the Beacon team,” said Julian Francis, president and CEO of Beacon. “Sean’s extensive background in both field and corporate operations, combined with his talent development, total rewards and change management expertise will strengthen Beacon and be a key asset as we continue our diversity, equity and inclusion journey. With Sean helping to ensure that everyone on our team is able to reach their full potential, the Company is poised to deliver continued growth and outstanding operational performance.”

“I am thrilled to join Beacon and bring my distribution background to bear in the building products industry," McDevitt added. "The company’s growth and drive for continuous improvement in all facets of the business is impressive. I look forward to partnering with Julian and the executive team as we work together to put people first and deliver on the Company’s strategic initiatives.”

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