Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has added Paul Kennedy as its Chief Executive Officer. Starting June 11, Kennedy will lead DSG’s management efforts and oversee the company’s business operations. He will be based out of DSG’s Plymouth, Minnesota, office but will also spend considerable time at DSG’s 33 locations throughout Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Before joining DSG, most recently Kennedy served as President and COO of Midwest-based First Supply. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in progressively senior management roles with Westburne Supply, Ferguson Enterprises and Woseley in Canada. Tracing his roots, Kennedy’s career began as a Navy Intelligence Officer, then shifted to management of a plumbing and HVAC contractor in upper Minnesota. He’s been part of the trade industries ever since.
“This is an exciting time for DSG,” says Tom Ferree, chairman of DSG’s board of directors. “Paul is not only a strategic visionary, he is also very effective at putting those ideas into action. This is exactly what our customers and our employee owners require.”
DSG is one of the Midwest’s leading distributors of innovative products and services serving the plumbing, HVACR, electrical, utility, communications, waterworks and automation trades. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, DSG is an employee-owned company with nearly 700 employee owners.