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Architectural Granite & Marble names new CEO


December 7, 2016

Sunil Palakodati has assumed the reins of Architectural Granite & Marble (AG&M), upon the retirement of Jack Seiders who formed AG&M in 1992, and served as its president.

“Sunil has the traits needed to guide AG&M to future growth and success,” said Seiders. “He’s smart and personable, a big picture thinker, a great communicator and has a ‘roll up your sleeves’ work ethic.”

Palakodati comes to AG&M from Masco, a leading building materials company, where he held the positions of executive vice president and managing director, and provided the organization with business development and operational skills that strengthened its capability. At AG&M, he is responsible for all aspects of the multi-location countertop distribution company, leading the management team and driving organic growth as well as acquisition and integration.

Palakodati received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Bangalore University, a master’s degree in Technology from Pittsburg State University and an M.B.A. from Ross Business School at University of Michigan. He worked for Ford Motor Company and its part supplier Visteon both in technical and commercial areas. In recent years, he was at Masco, where he led the Kitchen Cabinet, Countertops and Distribution solutions. He has managed complex business situations working in corporate environments, and multi-site field operations.