Jacksonville, Fla.—Cain & Bultman has promoted Kirk Sandifer as chairman of the board and COO. The company stated that Sandifer will lead all sales, marketing, logistical and operational responsibilities for the company. Furthermore, he will also assume the responsibilities of leading the board of directors for the strategic planning, growth and profitability of the corporation.
Sandifer’s leadership roles for the last 10 years, from director of marketing to EVP of sales and operations, has prepared him to lead the company for the foreseeable future.
“Approximately 10 years ago, we set a plan for succession within our company and Kirk has embraced all aspects of our distribution company,” said Mike Sandifer, CEO and chairman emeritus. “His relationships with our manufacturing partners along with his personal relationship with our employees has prepared him for his new responsibilities.”
Kirk started as a territory representative selling carpet in the late 1980s. For the last 10 years, his role took on more responsibility from marketing, product development and critical decisions for the betterment of the company.