Supplier Series: E-commerce for Lumber & Building Materials Is the Wave of the Future
Thursday, May 14 2020 1:00pm (America/Chicago)
MaterialsXchange is an online trading platform for the lumber and building materials markets. This digital solution is revolutionizing the way materials are procured for the structural building component industry. MaterialsXchange is easy to use and creates true market prices in real time, no more “fake news.”
- Mike Wisnefski has been on the cutting edge of trading, as well as a FinTech innovator in the commodity trading business, for more than 20 years. In addition to co-founding MaterialsXchange and serving as its CEO, Mike is the owner of STX Trading, a proprietary firm that specializes in lumber futures and options. With a deep understanding of trading market dynamics, Mike worked with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) group to introduce electronic trading to the lumber futures exchange. Mike was Vice President of Business Development for Bloch Lumber, a wholesale lumber distributor, where he expanded the risk management program and developed an overseas lumber import department.
- Ashley Boeckholt has been immersed in the raw materials industry since birth, having grown up at his family’s small lumber yard just outside of Chicago. In the role as Chief Revenue Officer, Ashley oversees sales, marketing, and business development. Prior to joining MaterialsXchange, he served as a Director at Koch Pulp & Paper Trading, where he helped grow the firm’s risk management business through selling lumber swaps in the OTC market. Previously he served in leadership roles at Sherwood Lumber and Bloch Lumber.