As of September 22, 2014, Keith Battenfield was promoted to Senior Vice President and Southern Group Director of CentiMark. Keith previously served as the Vice President of Southern Group Operations.
Keith is a 21 year veteran of CentiMark. He will be based out of the Charlotte, NC office and will oversee 12 CentiMark offices in seven southern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be given this opportunity as the Senior Vice President & Southern Group Director for such a remarkable company. Over the years, I have told countless people that CentiMark is one of the last companies where the American Dream still lives. I would have never guessed that when I started on the roof 21 years ago with CentiMark, it would lead me to where I am today. I am very proud to work for such an outstanding company and for the Dunlap Family.
As I move forward into my new role, I will strive to keep the strong tradition Sherman [Gaskins] has set forth for the South: safety and fiscal responsibility. I will strive to continue building a strong team within the group. If everyone is going in the same direction, it is difficult not to succeed.
I want to say thank you to all of the people in the Southern Group. Without all of your hard work and dedication, this opportunity for me would not have been possible.
Lastly, I would like to thank Sherman Gaskins for being my mentor. I have learned so much from him professionally and personally. The best of luck to Sherman in his future endeavors.”
From Tim Dunlap, President & CEO
“Keith Battenfield has worked tirelessly over the past 21 years to learn all aspects of the business from sales to operations to management. He has regularly advanced his management career at CentiMark with increasing responsibilities. He worked under the tutelage of Sherman [Gaskins] to learn the ropes of the Southern Group management and is well prepared for this next step as Southern Group Director. We offer Keith all our support as he begins to lead the Southern Group at CentiMark.”
From John Godwin, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
“I am thrilled with Keith's promotion to Southern Group Director! He certainly is well deserving of this position. I am confident that he will push the Southern Group to grow both operationally and from a sales perspective! Congratulations!”
From Bob Rudzik, Excecutive Vice President, Northern Group
“Congratulations...We are looking forward to working with you. If you need anything do not hesitate to call.”