September 21, 2023
New York, NY – Leonard Group, Inc. (“Leonard” or the “Company”), the leading full-service retailer of truck accessories, trailers, and sheds in the Southeast and a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced today that seasoned retail executive Darrin Clark has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company and former CEO Mike Pack has transitioned to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.
Before joining Leonard, Mr. Clark served as a Senior Director at Rubbermaid Commercial, a manufacturer of innovative and solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. At Rubbermaid, Mr. Clark developed the strategic vision and executed several successful growth initiatives in the Sales Enablement business unit. Prior to Rubbermaid, Mr. Clark held various executive roles at Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW), including Vice President of Services, where he led Lowe’s Installed Operations in the Services business, overseeing approximately 1,500 Lowe’s employees and $5 billion in annual revenue. Mr. Clark contributes a wealth of pertinent expertise to Leonard, encompassing transformational sales strategies, manufacturing excellence, and various other critical business facets.
Leonard’s former CEO since 2019, Mike Pack, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors, where he will continue to play a pivotal role in setting the Company’s strategy and evaluating business opportunities.
“I am excited to lead Leonard through its next chapter of growth as we expand our reach nationally,” said Mr. Clark. “Mike Pack has done a stellar job as CEO and I look forward to continuing to work with him, the Board, and our dedicated team at Leonard as we continuously improve our product and service offerings for our valued customers.”
“Darrin Clark has proven he will excel as Leonard’s CEO, lending confidence to our team, our partners, and our customers. Darrin will bring a new lens to the business as we enter our next phase of growth and long-term success,” said Mike Pack. “I am grateful for the collective Leonard Team’s hard work and perseverance they showed while working with me as CEO and know that Darrin will enjoy their support as well.”
“Darrin Clark is uniquely suited to lead Leonard, and we eagerly anticipate the exciting opportunities his tenure will bring.” said Tom Tuttle, Managing Director of Kinderhook. “Mike Pack has been an exceptional leader and partner and he has all of our thanks and support as he becomes an invaluable strategic advisor to the company.”
“Darrin Clark’s proven track record of growth through innovation and strategic thinking aligns perfectly with Leonard’s goals, and we are excited to collaborate with him,” said Paul Cifelli, Managing Director of Kinderhook.