PrimeSource CEO and chairman Dies

Charlie Choi, CEO and chairman of PrimeSource Building Product for nearly a decade, died in late March according to company officials. He had been CEO and chairman since March 1998, when Itochu Building Products purchased PrimeSource.

“We are mourning a significant loss today here at PrimeSource,” said Ken Fishbein, executive vice president of PrimeSource. “Charlie was the driving force that nurtured and shaped PrimeSource into the company that it is today. We are truly saddened by the loss and we extend our condolences and our deep-felt sympathy to his entire family.”

PrimeSource is a national manufacturer and distributor of professional-grade building products. With more than 1,200 employees, PrimeSource serves residential and industrial new-construction and remodeling markets as a value-added link in the distribution chain.