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Leadership Team

Jeffrey M. Nodland

President & Chief Executive Officer
Years at KIK: 9

  • Prior to joining KIK, Mr. Nodland was President of the Coatings and Inks Division of Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (an Apollo portfolio company)
  • He also served as President & COO of Resolution Performance Products (an Apollo portfolio company), President & CEO of McWhorter Technologies during its time as a publicly traded company on the NYSE, and spent 10 years in senior executive roles with The Valspar Corporation
  • Mr. Nodland holds an MBA from the College of St. Thomas and a BA in Business Administration from Augsburg College

Ben W. Kaak

EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Years at KIK: 9

  • Prior to joining KIK, Mr. Kaak was a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, leading the firm’s technology practice and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) initiatives
  • He also served as Executive Vice President, Divisional Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a publicly traded company providing sales and marketing research, promotions, and telecom services (Mosaic Group); and as Head of Technology Banking for Dundee Securities Corporation of Toronto.
  • Mr. Kaak is a CPA and Chartered Accountant and holds an Honors BA in Economics from the University of Waterloo

Alay Shah

EVP, Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Years at KIK: 9

  • Mr. Shah has held several roles at KIK including EVP, Financial Operations, SVP & CFO for KCB division, VP Finance for Corporate and KCM division
  • Prior to joining KIK, Mr. Shah was Chief Financial Officer at a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (InStorage REIT)
  • He also served as VP and Corporate Controller for publicly traded companies in the wine industry (Vincor International Inc.), real estate (MI Developments Inc, now Granite REIT), sales and marketing services (Mosaic Group Inc)
  • Mr Shah is a licensed CPA (Illinois), CPA, CGA (Ontario) and holds a MBA from École des Ponts Business School, Paris