KLJ Solutions Holding, the parent company of Kadrmas Lee and Jackson in Fort Myers, has named Dean Anagnost as its new chief executive officer. He replaces Niles Hushka, who was with the company for more than 35 years.
“Leadership changes can be challenging for any business, yet through our board’s succession planning process, we are well-positioned to navigate this transition,” Hushka said. “The company found in Dean Anagnost the person ready and able to take the company further, and continue our legacy of growth, commitment to quality and success. I have worked with Dean for 25 years; he knows the business environment and company inside and out, and I am excited to see the company succeed under his leadership.”
Hushka was president and CEO for almost a decade.
“I have been privileged to help lead this great company,” Hushka said. “I’m proud of the many achievements of our employee owners, and I’m particularly gratified by all we have done to position KLJ for even greater success in the future.”
For his part, Anagnost said it would be impossible to replicate the work of Hushka.
"We all know he is one of a kind," he said. "Instead, we identified leadership traits and skills that we would need to lead the next 75 years of success for KLJ. I am humbled the board sees those traits in me."