AUSTIN, TX -- Sunil Palakodati has assumed the reins of Architectural Granite & Marble (AG&M), as CEO, upon the retirement of Jack Seiders. Seiders formed AG&M in 1992, and served as its president. “Sunil has the traits needed to guide AG&M to future growth and success,” Seiders remarked. “He’s smart and personable, a big picture thinker, a great communicator and has a ‘roll up your sleeves’ work ethic.”

Palakodati comes to AG&M from Masco, a leading building materials company known for brands like KraftMaid Cabinets, Behr Paint and Delta Faucets, where he held the positions of executive vice president and managing director, and provided the organization with business development and operational skills that strengthened its capability. 

At AG&M, he is responsible for all aspects of the multi-location countertop distribution company, leading the management team and driving organic growth, as well as acquisition and integration.

Palakodati received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Bangalore University, Masters in Technology from Pittsburg State University and M.B.A. from Ross Business School at 

University of Michigan. He worked for Ford Motor Co. and its part supplier Visteon both in technical and commercial areas. In recent years, he was at Masco, an industry leader in building materials, where he led the kitchen cabinet, countertops and distribution solutions. He has managed complex business situations, working in corporate environments and multi-site field operations.