Patrick Industries (PATK) Names Jeffrey M. Rodino as Chief Sales Officer; Kip B. Ellis Named Chief Operating Officer
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Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK) announced today that effective immediately, Jeffrey M. Rodino, Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Sales Officer. Kip B. Ellis, Vice President of Market Development, will assume the position of Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
"We continue to align our talent to maximize focus and capacity to position ourselves to most effectively serve our customer base," said Todd Cleveland, Chief Executive Officer. "Jeff has a proven track record of executive leadership and accomplishment in our organization and will help drive our efforts to strategically grow our overall business model and expand our customer base and product line offerings. Kip, who also has a proven track record and background in executive leadership in the industry, will work side by side with Jeff to strategically align our focus on maximizing efficiencies, cross-selling opportunities, and operating performance."
"Both Jeff and Kip's new roles recognize the increasingly dynamic management needs of the Company and our efforts to continuously provide capacity for growth as we drive revenues in excess of $1.2 billion, including the acquisition of six additional companies thus far in fiscal 2016," said Andy Nemeth, President. "We are highly confident in their abilities to continue to lead the Company into the future, and look forward to our ongoing partnership with Jeff, Kip, other key leaders, and the rest of the Patrick organization that has been instrumental in driving the execution of our strategic plan and our goal of continually increasing customer and shareholder value."
Prior to assuming the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Sales Officer, Mr. Rodino, age 46, was Executive Vice President of Sales and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since March 2013, and Executive Vice President of Sales since December 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Rodino served as Vice President of Sales for the Midwest from August 2009 to December 2011 and was elected an Officer in May 2010. Mr. Rodino also served in a variety of top-level sales and marketing roles after joining Patrick in 2007 and held similar key sales positions during his tenure with Adorn from 2001 until May 2007, when Adorn was acquired by Patrick. Mr. Rodino has over 23 years of experience serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets.
Mr. Ellis, age 42, joined the Company in April 2016 as its Vice President of Market Development. Prior to his role at Patrick, Mr. Ellis served in several executive leadership, product development, and sales management positions at Atwood Mobile Products from 2007 to 2015, and most recently, the Dometic Group. Mr. Ellis has over 19 years of experience serving the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets.
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