Kustom  one of the largest privately-owned, full-service restoration company in North America, appointed Kevin Sheppard as chief operating officer. Sheppard will serve as the strategic leader of people and processes.

Sheppard will report directly to CEO Andrew Zavodney.

"Hiring Kevin catapults Kustom onto a new playing field,” Zavodney said. “We truly have a best-in-class team, and with the inception of the COO role, I'm confident we will go into 2023 the strongest we've ever been, with a high-velocity operating model that will empower our people to deliver an unmatched caliber of service to our customers and clients.

“I'm eager to see what we can accomplish together as the remainder of this year unfolds.”

Before joining Kustom, Sheppard  spent the entirety of his professional career in the environmental services space. He started his career at Clean Harbors as a field technician, while studying finance at Suffolk University in Boston. Sheppard  subsequently held many positions within the organization with increasing levels of responsibility.

Sheppard  completed his tenure with Clean Harbors as senior vice president, sales operations before joining ACV Enviro, a where he held the chief development officer position for over five years. During this time, he successfully led the business through the sale of ACV Enviro to Republic Services. 

"I'm energized by talent and teamwork, and there is no shortage of that at Kustom,” Sheppard  said. “With the depth of its brand heritage, truly district growth strategy, and extreme bias toward innovation and creativity, Kustom is poised for an explosive, upward trajectory.

"To say I'm bullish and enthusiastic about the future of Kustom and what this team can accomplish would be an understatement."