Artisan Group Appoints New Executive Staff

Sunil Palakodati
Sunil Palakodati

Artisan Group announced two important changes to its executive team. Sunil Palakodati has replaced Chad Seiders as Executive Director, and Jon Lancto will fill the newly created role of President. Both appointees possess an intimate understanding of the Artisan Group’s vision and goals, and will serve to strengthen the organization’s leadership.

Mr. Palakodati is currently the CEO of Architectural Granite & Marble, where he is responsible for all aspects of the multi-location countertop distribution company. Previously, he served as EVP and Managing Director for Masco. His business development and operational expertise will be invaluable to Artisan Group as it maintains its status as a network of independent countertop professionals.

Jon Lancto is a stone industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in the countertop fabrication and installation business. He has served as an Artisan Group board member, is the founding President of ISFA (International Surface Fabricators Association), and is currently the President of MIA (Marble Institute of America).

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