Montvale-based paint company Benjamin Moore & Co. has named president and chief operating officer Dan Calkins chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately.Montvale-based paint company Benjamin Moore & Co. has named president and chief operating officer Dan Calkins chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
Calkins now reports to Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Greg Abel. He succeeds Mike Searles, who retired after five years at the helm of the company.
Calkins began his career with the company in 1987 as a sales trainee. Throughout his 32-year tenure with Benjamin Moore & Co., Calkins has held a series of positions, bringing leadership, sales and industry expertise to his new post. In recent years, Calkins served as president of global sales where he influenced growth and an ambitious strategy for expanding distribution through the independent channel.
Under Calkins’ leadership, Benjamin Moore & Co. will remain dedicated to the vision of its founder, Benjamin Moore, in 1883: to produce the highest quality paints and color in the industry, and deliver them through a nationwide network of knowledgeable, customer-friendly and independent retail locations.