The Boldt Company announces leadership changes

Release date: 10/1/2018

The Boldt Company announces corporate leadership changes designed to position the organization for future growth nationwide. 

APPLETON, WI, October 1, 2018 - The Boldt Company announces corporate leadership changes designed to position the organization for future growth nationwide. 

Dave Kievet has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the company. As Bob DeKoch transitions from his current President and COO position, he will continue as president. Kievet has worked for Boldt since 1990, most recently as divisional president for western and southern operations. In his new role, he will provide corporate direction to all operating groups which includes offices in Northeast Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Madison, Cloquet, Rochester, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Sacramento, San Francisco and Detroit. He will also oversee Boldt Technical Services. Kievet will be based out of the corporate headquarters in Appleton, Wisconsin.

“In my years at Boldt, I’ve relied heavily on the expertise of co-workers and customers to find the best solutions for everyone involved,” Kievet said. “I’m excited to continue this effort to move The Boldt Company forward and better serve our customers.”

Jim Kleinfeldt has been named President of the Real Estate Division of The Boldt Company. Kleinfeldt has worked for Boldt since 2001, most recently as Group President of Development. In this new position, he will lead real estate development initiatives for the company and will serve as the lead executive for the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Management Stock Ownership Plan (MSOP) transition.

Jim Lee will continue as Division President with the added role of Sr. Executive Vice President for the corporation, and he will oversee operations in Northeastern Wisconsin and Minnesota. Lee has worked for Boldt since 1983 and will also be based at the corporate offices.

In addition, all three individuals have been appointed to the company’s board of directors along with Jim Rossmeissl, senior executive vice president and chief marketing officer.

“This announcement establishes a clear direction for our stakeholders from leaders who have organizational acumen and real-life experience in construction,” said Tom Boldt, CEO of The Boldt Company. “Our organizational decisions have been made to provide value for current and future customers, business partners, and employee owners.”

“Our company has always developed and nurtured leaders from within, and our announcement of the next generation of leadership leverages the talents of individuals who have been instrumental in our success,” said Bob DeKoch, President of The Boldt Company.

In 2015, the Boldt Company began the transition from a family-owned company to an employee-owned company by creating an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Management Stock Ownership Plan (MSOP). Late in 2017, the company announced it had achieved $1 billion in revenue, ranking the firm among the top construction services companies in the nation. During this time, the company realized significant growth in key market sectors including healthcare, power, industrial and automotive.

Editor’s note: High resolution portraits of all parties may be downloaded here.  

ABOUT THE BOLDT COMPANY
The Boldt Company, headquartered in Wisconsin, has 14 offices throughout the United States and is one of the leading sustainable construction firms in the country. The firm provides professional construction services to customers in a variety of industrial, education, healthcare, commercial and energy markets nationwide. The firm has been recognized as one of the safest companies in America.