PACOA hires veteran executive
Distributor PACOA hired 40-year industry veteran Mike Kudiak as senior merchandising manager, effective July 16.
Based in Port Washington, N.Y., the wholesale distributor of paint, hardware, lumber, janitorial, and building supplies serves independent retail dealers throughout the New York Tri-State area. It operates a 92,000 sq. ft. warehouse with 15,000 skus on premises.
“We are excited to have Mike on our team and to use his experience to assist in PACOA’s continued growth,” said Steve Geismar, president.
Rosen Materials hires former Stock exec
Rosen Materials, a Florida-based distributor of residential and commercial gypsum products and steel framing, has hired Andrew Randle as director of national accounts.
Andrew joins Rosen from Stock Building Supply, where he spent six years and held numerous positions, including building material sales, key account management, divisional sales management and his most recent role as national account manager to numerous top production builders.
Prior to joining Stock, Randle spent 10 years with United States Gypsum Co. During his tenure at USG, Randle progressed through several key roles, which included industrial sales, gypsum sales, technical sales, district sales manager and finally product marketing management in the company’s Chicago headquarters.
In his new role, Randle will be concentrating on national builder and commercial customers across the United States, focusing on new business opportunities and enhancing existing relationships. Joe Todd, a former executive VP of ProBuild, is a principal in the firm.
Rosen Materials now operates 10 locations that serve Chicago, Las Vegas, and numerous Florida markets, including Miami, Fort Meyers, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Wildwood.
In addition to stucco and steel framing, the company also sells insulation, stucco, roofing and other specialty building materials.
Kodiak Building Partners to acquire Texas dealer
Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has acquired the assets of Gulf & Basco, a specialty dealer of building products based in Houston. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The one-unit pro dealer sells windows, kitchen cabinets, appliances, countertops and doors. A family-owned operation, Gulf & Basco has been in business for 75 years.
Commenting on the acquisition, Kodiak chairman and CEO Paul Hylbert said: “We are very excited about having Gulf and Basco join our Kodiak team. CEO Stuart Feldman and his colleagues have developed a very effective distribution business serving the greater Houston market, and we envision growing the business in Texas on the base his group has established.”
Gulf & Basco’s team of 80 people will remain, with Feldman continuing as the CEO and the management team remaining in place. “We see the need to grow beyond our current distribution footprint and are delighted to join forces with Kodiak to achieve that goal,” explained Feldman.
Eric Miller, a Kodiak spokesman, told Home Channel News: “We will be looking to expand their footprint throughout the major markets in Texas.”
Recognizing that the building industry is very local in nature, Kodiak and its investor partners work with and support management in helping grow businesses in the $10 million to $200 million sales range. The company provides capital and strategic support to allow its operating partners to make decisions that reflect conditions in their individual markets.