Rick Coates has joined distributor Galleher Corp. as senior vp. For the past 20 years, Coates was vp and gm of Golden State Flooring, a division of Higgins Lumber. Coates will initially oversee the San Jose and Sacramento locations.

“We are thrilled to have Rick be part of our team,” said Jeff Hamar, Galleher president. “He has an exceptional record of success, and his leadership, experience and relationships will be of enormous value to Galleher.”

“I look forward to working with the entire Galleher team to build a great business in the years to come,” Coates added. Galleher operates 11 branches and serves 5,000 customers in California, Arizona and Nevada.