Leadership

Strength comes from the core. Learn about servant leadership at Best Buy Metals.

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Lead with Integrity

Growing roots. Pouring a foundation. Developing partnerships. Building long term relationships with employees, customers, and suppliers. Solving problems. Striving for innovation within our company and our industry.

 

Without a strong leadership team, none of these goals would come to fruition. Best Buy Metals leadership is full of amazing men and women promoted from within, brought in from diverse backgrounds and fields, and from our industry. Alone, we can accomplish only so much. Together, we can build the future of Best Buy Metals, and the future of the industry.

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Isaac & Angel Libbey, Owners

Isaac and Angel own and help lead Best Buy Metals from our headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. From construction and accounting backgrounds, this amazing couple helps keep the ship upright and on track.

 

Q&A:

What makes Best Buy Metals unique in the industry?
The positive unique energized atmosphere!

 

What is your motivating factor every day?
Knowing God gets the glory and it all belongs to Him.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington
“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

What inspired you to create Best Buy Metals?
I have always loved serving people. So, manufacturing a product that I truly believe in and everyone needs is easy to make a living.

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Richard Gow, Purchasing Manager

A rich background in the steel industry and extensive technical expertise enable Richard to effectively manage purchasing and acquisitions throughout the Best Buy Metals ecosystem.

 

Q&A:

What makes Best Buy Metals unique in the industry?
Our employees are what make our service extraordinary.

 

What is your motivating factor every day?
The chance to support and fortify an industry that I believe in and have grown with.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” – Wes Fesler

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Devin Nicely, Carolina Regional Manager

From sales and management leadership to mentorship, Devin boosts the capability and strength of our Carolina locations. Tuned in to the needs of customers, management, sales, production, and logistics; Devin is the Swiss Army knife that keeps things running smoothly.

 

Q&A:

What makes Best Buy Metals unique in the industry?
We strive to give the best customer service possible in an industry that is not exactly known for its customer service. I believe this has worked wonders for us.

 

What is your motivating factor every day?
I have two motivating factors. The first is my family. I go to work for them and I push myself to do my best for them. The second is my team. I am fortunate enough to have a fantastic team here in Asheville and I believe they set a high standard for how things should be done. This motivates me to give it my all every day.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain

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Jason Hiefnar, Western Regional Manager

From sales and logistics to management and coordination, Jason is leads Best Buy Metals’ Western Region with enthusiasm and a future-thinking attitude. Jason is consistently lifting up those around him, bringing out the best in each individual.

 

Q&A:

What makes Best Buy Metals unique in the industry?
What makes BBM unique is that they’re all about giving back! It’s not about how full you can make shareholder’s pockets. It’s about providing for brothers and sisters you work with, help in local communities, and across seas as well.

 

What is your motivating factor every day?
If I wake up. If God has blessed me with another on this earth, then I should make the most of it. I believe everyone else should too! It’s not about the bad things happens to you each day, it’s how you react to those things that matters.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford

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Jeff Bennett, Accounts Clerk

A careful eye and good sense of humor serve Jeff well as he helps keep the financial ship sailing along.

 

Q&A:

What is your favorite quote?
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

 

What makes Best Buy Metals unique in the industry?
I have never seen a company more dedicated to service than Best Buy Metals. Not only customer service but community service and internal support of all it’s staff as well.

 

Tell me about one customer’s experience you’ll never forget?
Seeing old friends I’ve known for years coming into BBM’s and only having good things to say about our company.

Nathan Libbey

Nathan Libbey, Director of Ecommerce

With a marketing and statistics background, Nathan helps with online marketing and sales, serving National and Ecommerce divisions.

 

Q&A:

What is your motivating factor every day?
On a personal level, my family. My wife and two boys are amazing – I love working to provide for them and then coming home and leaving it all at the door. On a business level, developing. I love seeing team members thrive, products introduced, and business tools realized.

 

What is your favorite quote?
“Run hard. Play hard. Never quit. Always give your best. Whether you’re 0 for 4 or going for the cycle, don’t let it affect your tenacity.” – Ronald Acuña Sr.

 

How do you energize your team?
Coffee and donuts! Seriously, whether things are great or tough, Starbucks & Krispy Kreme is a great answer. One day I may give inspiring pep talks, but until then I’m a student in that field.

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