John M. Erb

Chair and CEO

John began working at Erb Lumber as a stock boy at the age of 12, and progressed through all aspects of the business over his 38 years with the company. His last position was Vice President of Retail Operations. A graduate of the University of Denver, John serves on the boards of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and Detroit Zoological Society. He also serves on the Board of Governors for the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Advisory Board for Common Ground. At the University of Michigan, he serves on the President’s Advisory Group, the Strategic Advisory Council for the Erb Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, and the Advisory Board for the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute. Past boards include the Council of Michigan Foundations, Cranbrook Educational Community, Detroit Public Television, Stratford Festival, and Bank of Birmingham.