Kodiak Appoints New President of Florida Operation

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Originally Published by: ProSales Magazine — April 26, 2021
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Kodiak Building Partners hired Mark Hayes to serve as the president of Forest Tek and Overseas Lumber. Jamie Brown, Forest Tek’s previous president, resigned to pursue other interests, according to Kodiak.

In the role of president, Hayes will oversee all aspects of both company’s operations and report directly to Pat Flood, executive vice president of Kodiak’s retail LBM and gypsum businesses.

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“We are excited to have Mark join the team at Forest Tek and Overseas Lumber,” Flood said in a prepared statement. “He brings a wealth of experience along with an extensive knowledge of the Keys market.”

Prior to joining Forest Tek, Hayes previously worked in positions where he gained experience in manufacturing, inventory control, supply chain navigation, marketing, technology development, and greenfielding. His most recent leadership roles have been in pallet manufacturing and commercial painting contracting.

Forest Tek Lumber and Overseas lumber comprise a company with two retail locations in the Florida Keys, selling hardware and lumber and building materials to builders and DIYers.

Highland Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates 85 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.