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Kodiak makes leadership moves

Posted: 05/29/2020
Kodiak Building Partners has announced a series of  appointments at the operating leadership level across its companies.

Moves include leadership appointments at AO Door (Texas), Direct Lumber and Door (Colorado), American Builders Supply (Florida), and Arizona Wholesale Supply (Arizona).
    • Linda Hawkins was named as president at AO Door. Hawkins leads a successful commercial door operation in the Dallas, Texas market and has been with AO since 2009. Her previous title was vice president of operations. 
    • Michael Severa became the president of Direct Lumber and Door (DLD) on April 1. Kodiak said that Severa has been a significant contributor to the company since its conception. The previous president of DLD, Tom Kostelecky, has transitioned to SVP-business development for Kodiak Building Partners. 
    • Cliff Shimer was promoted to president of American Builders Supply (ABS) on April 1.  ABS’s previous president, Mark Garboski, is now the president of Kodiak’s Production LBM Platform overseeing ABS, DLD, Christensen Lumber, and Premier Building Supply. 
    • Michelle Garrett joined Kodiak in May, most recently from Restoration Hardware and Whirlpool, to apply her experience in installed products, marketing, logistics, negotiating, and team building as president of Arizona Wholesale Supply. Bill Parks, AWS’s previous President has semi-retired and will serve Kodiak’s Interiors Group as an industry ambassador. 

“These appointments reflect our commitment to continued talent management and leadership development strategies,” said Kodiak CEO Steve Swinney. “We congratulate these individuals on well-earned promotions/appointments and look forward to celebrating their future successes.” 

Kodiak Building Partners, based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., operates 81 locations in 16 states while serving general contractors, home builders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers.