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Keith Kankel, 60, a longtime Patrick Industries Inc. executive, has been named interim president and CEO for the company, replacing David Lung, 55, who resigned last week.
Kankel was vice president of finance and secretary-treasurer at Patrick for many of the 29 years he was with the Elkhart, Ind. supplier/distributor of building materials to the RV and manufactured housing industries.
Kankel will serve as president and CEO until a permanent replacement for Lung is found, according to the Nasdaq-listed company. Kankel will be an active participant in the executive search.
Lung, son of founder and Chairman Emeritus Mervin Lung, will continue as an employee of Patrick and as a member of its Board of Directors, according to the company.