Horizon Forest Products (Raleigh, N.C.) hired Loren Sallean as operations manager at its Dallas branch and James Boyd as an outside sales team member at its Houston branch.

Both employees began work May 1.

Sallean has seven years of inventory control and warehouse management experience within the aerospace industry.

“Loren is a hard-working individual who is dedicated to customer service, and we are very happy to have him as a part of our team here in Dallas,” said Matt Young, Dallas branch manager, in a statement.

Boyd has a mentality that if you “get knocked down, you get right back up again,” said Houston Branch Manager Alan Blake in a statement, adding that he is excited to see Boyd develop his sales skills.