Kodiak announces leadership appointments across four companies


Kodiak Building Partners has announced several appointments at the operating leadership level across four of its companies: 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 in October 2019. She leads a commercial door operation in the Dallas market. She has been with AO since 2009. As her career has developed with the company, she has grown market share and profitability. Her previous title was VP of operations.

Michael Severa became the president of Direct Lumber and Door (DLD) on April 1. His new leadership role will utilize his understanding of DLD, as he has been a significant contributor to the company since its conception. The previous president of this operation, Tom Kostelecky, has transitioned to senior vice president-business development for Kodiak Building Partners.

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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.

Michele Garrett came to 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. We congratulate these individuals on well-earned promotions/appointments and look forward to celebrating their future successes,” said Kodiak’s CEO, Steve Swinney.

Kodiak Building Partners is made up of 81 locations, serving general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers with its operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Nebraska, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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