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Palmer-Donavin Appoints New CEO

Building materials distributor announces Monday that Robyn Pollina will succeed retiring CEO Ron Calhoun effective Aug. 1.
Palmer-Donavin, Robyn Pollina

The board of directors of building materials distributor Palmer-Donavin, Columbus, Ohio, announced Monday that Robyn Pollina will become the company’s new CEO. She succeeds retiring CEO Ron Calhoun effective Aug. 1.

Robyn Pollina

Pollina, pictured right, moves into this role after having been with the company for 25 years and serving as CFO for the past 23 years.

“It has been an honor to lead Palmer-Donavin for 25 years,” said Calhoun. “Robyn has been a member of our leadership team during my entire tenure, and it has been my pleasure to have worked with her and watch her develop as a leader. I have no doubt the company will continue to prosper into the future under her vision and guidance.”

As a member of the board, Calhoun will continue to work with Pollina and the executive team to develop strategic initiatives and important relationships.

Pollina said, “I am humbled and honored to have been selected as Palmer-Donavin’s next CEO. I am grateful to our supportive board of directors and our current CEO, Ron Calhoun, as we work on a smooth transition. Our company has a long legacy of strong relationships with our customers in the markets we serve. I have great confidence in our entire leadership team to develop a vision that creates continued and enhanced value for our employee owners, our suppliers and our customers.

“Robyn is an outstanding choice to lead this great company,” said Chairman of the Board Bob Woodward Jr. “She has excelled in every assignment and has proven herself to be a true leader whatever the task or in whatever the organization.”

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