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In 2016, Andrew Zavodney, Jr. made the decision to establish an independent Board of Directors. With Andrew Zavodney Jr. as the Chairman, the Board consists of three other independent members. The Board meets quarterly, with an unwavering focus to ensure the long-term fiduciary interests of all shareholders are met and that company resources are ethically used. All Board actions require a majority vote.
James is a Partner with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC where he has been practicing law since 1983. James acts as both a business and legal advisor to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, professional, and construction services sectors. He has received several distinguished legal honors including being listed among the Best Lawyers in America and Ohio’s Super Lawyers. James completed his undergraduate education at the University of Akron, where he also earned his Juris Doctor degree.
Director Kraus served in an advisory board capacity, 2000–2016.
Tenure 20 Years
Richard is a Managing Partner at Weidrick, Livesay & Company where he consults frequently on business valuation, financing, and acquisitions. Richard also owns Summit Wealth Management, LLC, which operates as a wealth management advisor. In addition to having over 30 years of accounting, tax, and banking experience, Richard is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Director Weidrick served in an advisory board capacity, 2000–2016.
Laura is the Corporate Secretary of Kustom in addition to serving on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Kustom in 2015, Laura served as Vice President of Marketing for Diversified Global Holdings. In that role, she was responsible for corporate development in Western Europe and Russia. Laura holds a degree in Management and Business Administration from Vilnius University in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Tenure 5 Years
As a driving force behind one of the nation’s most well-respected, full-service property restoration and remediation companies, Andrew Zavodney leads the way forward at Kustom US. His strategic vision for Kustom US focuses on redefining client service, fostering innovation with the latest technology, and stimulating strategic growth. Always one to embrace change, Andy establishes Kustom US as an industry leader, thriving at the forefront by offering sought-after services across multiple new markets nationwide.
Andy originally joined Kustom US in 1990 and progressed through a number of significant management assignments, including geographic growth with expansion into new market segments, prior to becoming the third President and Chief Executive Officer of Kustom US in September 2000.
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