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Kodiak Makes 3 VP Promotions

Kodiak Building Partners officials say the appointments will have a direct impact on the building materials distributor's growth strategy.
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado-based building materials distributor Kodiak Building Partners promoted three leaders: Beau Hayes, Chris Borrego and Cliff Shimer.

“The leadership, experience, and commitment these individuals have demonstrated will have a direct impact on Kodiak’s growth strategy by spearheading innovative initiatives, fostering strategic partnerships and driving operational efficiency,” Kodiak officials said in a Nov. 29 news release.

Beau Hayes to Lead Kodiak’s Gypsum Division

Hayes, who serves as President of Jones Heartz Building Supply, Drywall Material Sales and Western Interior Supply, will now lead Kodiak’s Gypsum division as Senior Vice President, which encompasses Drywall Materials Sales, Freedom Acoustics, Freedom Materials, Jones Heartz Building Supply and Western Interior Supply.

Kodiak Adds LBM to Chris Borrego’s Role

Borrego will continue his role as President of Premier Building Supply of Kansas City, which he’s held since 2019, while adding responsibilities for Kodiak’s strategic direction, guidance and support of LBM operations in the Midwest and South regions as Senior Vice President for Kodiak.

Left to right, Beau Hayes, Chris Borrego and Cliff Shimer.

These businesses include Christensen Lumber, Direct Lumber & Door, Premier Building Supply and Zarsky Lumber Company.

“Borrego’s leadership expertise will play a pivotal role in optimizing operations, implementing best practices and fostering collaboration across these regions, aligning with Kodiak’s goals for sustained success and growth,” Kodiak officials said.

Cliff Shimer to Lead LMB Operations

Shimer will take on the role of Senior Vice President, leading LBM operations in the Southeast in addition to his current position as President of American Builders Supply (ABS).

He will continue to oversee the operations of 11 ABS facilities, while providing strategic oversight and support for ABS, Keys Lumber/Forest Tek and Sunrise Builders Supply.

Interested in learning more about Kodiak Building Partners, which sits at No. 11 on MDM’s 2023 Top Building Materials Distributors List?: CEO Steve Swinney joined the MDM Podcast to detail how enabling local empowerment has keyed that growth, and Corporate Controller Darius McCurty shared what the company is doing on the customer experience front in an MDM webcast.

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