FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 18, 2014
Contact: Beth Patkoske
THE DAVENPORT COMPANIES
(508) 394-8800 ext. 142
PAUL RUMUL NAMED PRESIDENT OF THE DAVENPORT COMPANIES
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) – The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA have announced the promotion of Paul Rumul to President of The Davenport Companies. Rumul has been with the company for ten years, most recently holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will oversee operations of all divisions within The Davenport Companies including Davenport Realty Trust, Davenport Building Company, Thirwood Place, Red Jacket Resorts, Cape Cod Fence Company, Blue Rock Golf Course and All Cape Self Storage.
Rumul’s promotion marks the first time in the company’s history that the position of President will be held by someone other than a family member. During the past 58 years, there have been only two Presidents, the late Palmer “Pete” Davenport and his son, DeWitt Davenport. DeWitt Davenport will remain involved as Chief Executive Officer, shifting his focus away from day-to-day operations to further concentrate on the diversified company’s ongoing expansion into synergistic industries and new ventures on Cape Cod, regionally and nationally.
“Paul’s leadership skills, knowledge of the company, enthusiasm, extensive professional experience and community involvement are just a few of the many attributes that led to this decision. We are incredibly fortunate to have such a strong leader within the company who also feels like family.” A longtime Cape resident, Rumul has spent nearly 40 years working in the Cape Cod business community and currently serves on the Cape Cod Economic Development Council and the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board. Rumul is also the Chair of the Cape & Islands License Plate Committee and a past Chairman of the Board of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. He resides in East Sandwich with his wife Judy.
The Davenport Companies, established in 1956, is now a fourth-generation family-owned business employing over 1,300 people at more than a dozen companies throughout New England.
For more information visit www.thedavenportcompanies.com or contact Beth Patkoske at (508)-394-8800 ext. 142.