Kodiak Building Partners internally promoted three leaders: Beau Hayes, Chris Borrego, and Cliff Shimer. The distributor says each will play “pivotal roles” in Kodiak’s journey of expansion.
“As Kodiak continues to successfully execute its growth strategies, operations have become more complex,” executive vice president of operations Mike Flood said in a news release. “Fortunately, we have successfully recruited and retained talented and experienced operators that provide us with the management depth necessary to succeed in the competitive building products distribution environment.”
Hayes, who previously served as president of Jones Heartz Building Supply, Drywall Materials Sales, and Western Interior Supply, will now lead Kodiak’s gypsum division as senior vice president. The division encompasses the Drywall Material Sales, Freedom Acoustics, Freedom Materials, Jones Heartz Building Supply, and Western Interior Supply brands.
Borrego, the president of Premier Building Supply of Kansas City, will also have the additional responsibility of leading Kodiak’s strategic direction, guidance, and support of LBM operations in the Midwest and South regions. Borrego will assume the new title senior vice president for Kodiak. The Midwestern and Southern brands include Christensen Lumber, Direct Lumber & Door of Colorado, Premier Building Supply, and Zarsky Lumber Company.
Shimer will take on the role of senior vice president, leading LBM operations in the Southeast in addition to his current role as president of American Builders Supply (ABS). He will oversee the operations of 11 ABS facilities and provide strategic oversight and support for ABS, Keys Forest/Forest Tek, and Sunrise Builders Supply.
“For Kodiak to continue expanding as we have over the past 12 years, we need talented executives who support and execute our business strategies,” Kodiak CEO Steve Swinney said. “These promotions underscore that goal and allow us to bring top-tier talent to our strategic, long-term goals.”
Highland Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates over 100 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.