Patrick Industries Inc., Elkhart, Ind., has named Paul E. Hassler, until now its vice president of Western operations, as its new president and CEO.
Hassler is a 17-year veteran at Patrick Industries, a supplier and distributor of materials and components to the manufacturing home and RV industries. He replaces Keith Kankel, who served as interim president and CEO since replacing David Lung, who resigned in October.
Kankel, 60, a 30-year Patrick Industries employee, will remain with the company for several more months to help Hassler in the transition.
Hassler, who was responsible for 12 Patrick Industries manufacturing plants and distribution facilities, will relocate to the Elkhart area from California.