Group O appoints Kevin Kotecki as New CEO
Milan, Ill. – Group O announced today that Kevin Kotecki has been appointed its new CEO. A visionary leader with a unique combination of skills and accomplishments from both large corporations and entrepreneurial businesses, Kevin will continue the momentum built by Gregg Ontiveros. As the principal owner, Gregg Ontiveros will continue to focus his time and talents on building new and existing client relationships.
With a knack for creating successful strategies and potent tactics, Kevin Kotecki has consistently generated strong sales and profitable growth. He excels at igniting positive cultural transformations, engaging a diverse workforce, and building high-functioning teams.
“By leading world-class brands like Pabst Brewing Company, Procter and Gamble, Mark Anthony Brands, Brach’s, and Coors Brewing Company, Kevin not only brings extensive experience in strategic planning, sales, marketing, and operations but a fresh perspective to a B2B business model,” said Gregg Ontiveros. “Group O is ready to take the business to the next level and is excited to welcome Kevin to our Group O family.”
In his previous roles as President and CEO of Pabst Brewing Company and Brach’s Confections, Kevin implemented new vision, strategy, and marketing approaches to improve financial performance resulting in both organizations being named the fastest growing brands in their categories.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Group O team,” said Kotecki. “I have witnessed the company’s tremendous growth over the years, driven by exemplary leadership, clever innovation, and world-class collaboration and teamwork. I greatly admire the amazing culture that Gregg and Bob Ontiveros have created and nurtured, and am excited to become part of it.”
Mr. Kotecki received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and his MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.