Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Top five flooring distributor, Galleher LLC, has named Ted Kozikowski as its new president and CEO. He assumed his new role at Galleher on Nov. 16, 2020. Jeff Hamar will transition from president & CEO to executive chairman of Galleher.
Kozikowski brings to Galleher over two decades of senior-level leadership and success in the building products industry. Kozikowski most recently served as president and CEO at Keyes Packaging Group, and has served previously as president at Plastimayd LLC and Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. His experience in complex, global supply chain organization and distribution has met with proven success in building longtime partnerships, managing fast-growing operations and positioning companies for future growth.
“I am incredibly honored and excited to join Galleher,” Kozikowski said. “As president and CEO, I look forward to leading and mentoring the top-notch Galleher team and working closely with our excellent suppliers and partners as we continue to grow Galleher and exceed our customers’ expectations in every way.”
Kozikowski succeeds Jeff Hamar, Galleher’s president and CEO of 35 years. Hamar will immediately assume the role of executive chairman. Rick Coates, COO, and Jim Whitney, CFO, will continue their current executive roles at Galleher.
“The upcoming years present several exciting growth opportunities for Galleher, so now is the time for us to identify Galleher’s next leader,” Hamar said. “Ted’s global business experience and success, his passion to lead a sales-driven, customer-oriented company and his connection to Galleher’s culture and values make him a great match to take Galleher and our customers into the future.”
Hamar will work closely with Kozikowski in the transition of management at Galleher, which ranks among the top five flooring distributors in the U.S., with 25 branches across California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada and registering sales in more than 40 states.