Board of Directors

Board of Directors2019-07-29T11:02:12+00:00

The Haines Board of Directors represents Haines’ shareholders, and they guide and counsel management in major company matters such as strategy, budget, acquisitions, and maintaining the Corporate Charter.

Raymond Mancini, Sr.
Raymond Mancini, Sr.Director
Raymond is a true leader and entrepreneur, who built the early beverage distribution business side by side with his father, Antonio Mancini. He learned from his father integrity, dedication, a strong work ethic and the adage “if it is to be, it’s up to me”. Raymond later diversified his model into other areas, including flooring distribution and real estate investment.

Raymond exhibits a strong commitment to community, and education in particular. Raymond has committed his time on the boards of several non-profits, including Roger Williams Hospital and Boston College Law School. He is also a member of the La Salle Academy Hall of Fame.

Raymond served in the United States Army, where he trained and mobilized for the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. He holds a BA and MBA from Boston College. Raymond has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Raymond Mancini, Jr.
Raymond Mancini, Jr.Chairman
Raymond Mancini, Jr., Ray, is the CEO of the Belknap White Group and its 4 divisions. He is a third generation principal of the family-owned-and-operated Mancini Companies, of which Belknap is an important part. He graduated Boston College with a degree in Finance in 1984 and later attended Bryant University where he earned a Masters in Business Administration degree in 1992. Early on he worked in his family’s beverage distribution business, where he became responsible for operations. However, in 1996 he moved over to Belknap, the other arm of the Mancini family of businesses, working with the sales team. In 2002, he became President of the company until 2016 when he was able to shed many of his operating responsibilities to focus full time as CEO. As CEO of The Belknap White Group, Ray is responsible for the long term growth of the flooring division. He lives with his wife Carlene and their two children in Cranston, Rhode Island. His favorite hobbies include golf, poker, chess, and cooking.
Paul Castagliuolo
Paul CastagliuoloDirector
Paul comes to us having worked at several Fortune 500 companies including Chase Manhattan Bank, Fleet Financial Group, and Raytheon Company. He has a B.S. in Finance and an MBA in Management, both from Bryant University. Paul has been with The Belknap White Group since 1997 and has held positions of increasing responsibility from Controller to Chief Financial Officer to EVP & General Manager. As President, Paul oversees all Belknap related operations and is responsible for achieving the company’s annual financial goals. He is an integral part of Belknap’s board of directors and a member of their executive committee. Paul also serves on the Mancini Consulting Group’s Corporate Development Group which oversees and gives direction to the family-owned multi-state beverage and flooring distribution businesses, a real estate investment holding company and an equity investment portfolio.
Mort Creech
Mort CreechDirector
Mort began his 49 year career with Haines in 1963 as a trainee. During his longstanding career with Haines Mort held various roles in credit, finance and sales, which eventually lead to his promotion to CEO of the company in 2000.

Mort has held several directorship positions with organizations that include, Delmarva Sash & Door, MD State Floorcovering Association, Caret Division, Cystic Fibrosis of Maryland, Upton School Foundation and Glen Oban Community Association.

Mort resides in Arnold, MD with his wife Linda. He has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Mort’s dedication to Haines is unmatched. We are pleased to have his wisdom and insight as we continue to excel as one of the top flooring distributors.

Patrick A. Rogers
Patrick A. RogersAttorney
Pat is a partner at Hinckley Allen, a 150-attorney law firm based in Providence, R.I., where he serves as Chairman of the Business and Corporate Law Department. He has represented private, family-owned flooring products distribution companies for more than twenty years. Pat also serves as a board member of The Belknap White Group. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the Catholic University Law School.
Jay Creech
Jay CreechObserver
Jay prepared himself for a management career in telecommunications by enlisting in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Jay then spent the next 30 years with AT&T in various management positions including Operations (Outside Plant, Central Office Operations, Business Customer Service, and Headquarters Operations Staff) and Sales (National Account Manager, Marketing Segment Manager, and Product Manager).

Upon his retirement in 1998, Jay turned his attention to his avocation helping at-risk youth prepare themselves to become good employees. For the past 17 years, Jay has volunteered (mentoring, tutoring, and teaching wood working as well as the softer life skills) with the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.

Jay has served on the Boards of his Homeowner’s Association (20 yrs.) and the Alexandria Seaport Foundation (10 yrs.).

Jay lives in Clifton, VA with his wife Kimberly. They have two grown children, Rachel and Gardner, and two grandchildren.

Jay brings with him his dedication and experience to serve JJ Haines, its customers, employees, and shareholders.