K.A. Group appoints Daniel Pashniak as new President & CEO featured image

Today, K.A. Group announced the appointment of Daniel Pashniak as its new President & Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process. Dan will replace Mike Palitsky, who announced in May 2023 his intention to retire from K.A. Group.

Dan was most previously the Vice President and GM, Airlines & Fleets from the StandardAero organization based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He also continues to be an Advisory Board Director for the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Dan became the CEO of K.A. Group on July 17, 2023.

Dan is an executive-level, customer-focused General Manager, Business and multi-site Operations team leader and Plant Manager of large teams with full P&L experience of over $700M (USD). Dan has a broad and deep knowledge in several sectors including:
Parts Manufacturing of advanced materials in Aerospace applications; Biosciences; Pharmaceutical; Chemicals and Coatings; and General Manufacturing.

Bill Kostenko, Chairman of Kinperium Industries, says, “We are delighted to welcome Dan as the K.A. Group’s new Chief Executive. Dan has a proven track record of taking organizations to the next level of success in transformative improvement. Dan’s diverse background of experiences in advanced materials supply chain management, and quality systems management will be an immediate asset to the organization. His strategic leadership capabilities will guide our company in both developed and developing markets. The Board looks forward to Dan’s leadership of the K.A. Group as the Company enters an exciting new chapter.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing CEO, Mike Palitsky for his leadership of K.A. Group over the last 10 Years. Under Mike’s guidance, the company has grown and has been successful in expanding both geographically and in its product offering with K-Tec’s merger with Ashland Industries, and acquisition of Metalcraft of Georgia; both of which have positioned K.A. Group for continued success.” Says Kostenko.

Dan Pashniak states: “I am very impressed with the global presence, strong earthmoving equipment brand portfolio, and am excited to join the talented team at K.A. Group. I see strong growth potential and will be very focused on working with the team to continue to develop world-class manufacturing operations, as we shape our world for a better tomorrow.”

About K.A. Group

K.A. Group is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of Construction, Agricultural, and Mining earthmoving equipment. Equipment Brands of the K.A. Group Include: K-Tec, Ashland, & Metalcraft. We are a family minded group of over 300 employees operating in four manufacturing facilities and two research & development sites in Canada and the United States. Beyond the high-quality machinery that we produce, we believe that in every interaction between our family of employees, our dealers, and those who operate our equipment and everywhere in between; we are shaping our world for a better tomorrow. Built on the pillars of a family-first mentality, a passion for social responsibility, and working toward environmental sustainability; we believe that the K.A. Group will change our world for the better. These pillars are fully realized as we focus on our values of building trust through transparency, creating an enjoyable atmosphere with humor, and emphasizing positivity through infinite thinking.

For more information, please visit: https://kagroup.com/

Media Contact:
Shane Kroeker
Director of Strategic Initiatives
K.A. Group
T: 204-746-6435

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