Ferguson (Newport News, VA) promoted Keith VanderVennet to vice president of supply chain and named Stan Allen regional manager for the combined Northwest/Mountain region. Previously director of sales, VanderVennet will now work directly with the distribution centers, sourcing and procurement departments. He has held two general manager positions and in 2003 was named director of career development. Allen, currently area manager for Oregon and southwest Washington, is transitioning into his new role, which becomes effective Aug. 1. During Allen's tenure as general manager of the Los Angeles branch from 2000 to 2004, it was honored twice with awards as “most improved” and was named “Mega Branch of the Year.”