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KCDA Names New Executive Director

  • September 08, 2022
KCDA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Directors of KCDA Purchasing is pleased to announce Bart Powelson as the new Executive Director, effective September 19, 2022.  Powelson will succeed David Mahalko, who is retiring after serving as Executive Director since 2013. 

Prior to coming to KCDA, Powelson held leadership positions at Custom Mechanical Solutions in Seattle and Transformative Wave in Kent.  Prior to that, Powelson spent 25 years working for Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions in a variety of sales and marketing roles.  Powelson holds a BS degree in Business Marketing and an MBA from Purdue University.     

KCDA’s current Executive Director, David Mahalko, stated: “Bart is a successful business leader with solid experience in all functions of an organization.  His marketing background will be a real advantage as KCDA positions itself to be the premier provider of purchasing contracts for our members.  I am confident that we will have a smooth transition and that we will continue to provide the cost savings and service that our members have come to expect.” 

September 8, 2022