The Boldt Company Announces Executive Leadership Changes

(APPLETON, Wis.) Sept. 9, 2020–The Boldt Company announced several executive level changes affecting national leadership roles within the organization. Dave Kievet has been named president and chief operating officer of The Boldt Company, effective June 1, 2020. Kievet has worked for Boldt since 1990 and was named chief operating officer in September of 2018. Kievet started with the company as a field engineer and has held various positions in project management while serving the firm’s paper industry customers located throughout Wisconsin. He opened offices in Wisconsin Rapids and then took over the leadership of the Wausau office where he eventually relocated it to Stevens Point. In 2002 he opened the company’s offices in Northern California and established their Western Operations Group. During this time, the company expanded and built several high profile buildings for Sutter Health including the 13-story, 274-bed Van Ness and Geary Hospital in San Francisco. Kievet was an early proponent of integrated delivery and championed prefabrication and modular construction on these projects as well as other projects throughout the company. He was also instrumental in establishing Boldt’s Integrated Lean Project Delivery® platform.

“I am honored to be in a position where I can create the atmosphere for our talented team to excel and provide innovative solutions for our customers,” Kievet said. “Our legacy of collaborating with our customers, trade partners, and team members is a jumping off point for an exciting future.”

Stacy Robben has been named executive vice president and chief marketing officer of The Boldt Company, effective June 1, 2020. Robben joined Boldt in June of 2018, as vice president of healthcare business development and has held business development and marketing positions at leading firms such as McCarthy Building Companies, Turner Construction Company and HOK. In her new role, Robben will lead business development and oversee corporate marketing efforts.

The company has also appointed Bob DeKoch to the board of directors and named him new ventures executive for The Boldt Group. DeKoch served as president and COO for more than 20 years, during which time he presided over the expansion of the company’s geographic locations and market sectors. His four decades of leadership and innovation in the construction, pulp and paper, beverage, and chemical industries have provided a legacy of thought leadership. He co-chaired New North, Inc., a regional economic development partnership for northeastern Wisconsin, has co-authored books on leadership, and written numerous trade, management and technical articles. He officially retired from day-to-day duties as president June 1, 2020.

Jim Rossmeissl has been appointed to the board of directors and will serve as senior market advisor for The Boldt Group. In his 43-year tenure with Boldt, Rossmeissl actively developed office expansions for the company and built relationships with customers and industry partners across industries served by Boldt. His efforts to develop new business opportunities included recruiting and training Boldt’s business development teams nationwide. He served on the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Advisory Board, UW–Milwaukee School of Architecture Advisory Board, and held board positions with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement. Rossmeissl retired from duties as chief marketing officer on June 1, 2020.

Linda Nila retired from full time duties at the end of 2019, and continues as a member of the board of directors and senior finance advisor for The Boldt Group. Other members of the board of directors are: Tom Boldt (Chairman), Jim Kleinfeldt (Board Director), Randy Haak (Board Director) and Dave Kievet (Board Director).

CEO Tom Boldt said the changes are the result of a planned transition that has been ongoing for several years. “We developed a thoughtful transition plan over a longer period in our business cycle to best prepare our next leadership group,” Boldt said. “I am excited to see our next generation leaders step into their new roles and create a successful future for our associates, customers, and business partners.”

About The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company (Boldt) is a leading professional construction services firm with customers across the United States and is a subsidiary of The Boldt Group. Founded in 1889, Boldt is a fourth-generation family and employee-owned firm headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin. Boldt is recognized as a pioneer in Lean construction and in the industrialized construction space. Boldt operates 18 offices across the U.S. that serve customers in healthcare, power, industrial, education, automotive and commercial markets.