Ken brings over 20 years of corporate knowledge with extensive international experience at a senior level in high technology industries with Government, Commercial, and Defense agencies. Expertise in Program and Operations management, strong interpersonal and communication skills with developed sensitivity to cultural differences in a global market. Results-orientated change agent who builds relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues to achieve strategic targets as part of the corporate team.
Prior to starting his Coaching Firm, Ken spent 18 years at Com Dev International, a global designer and manufacturer of space hardware for Satellite Communications. He held several positions in production of space-qualified passive microwave equipment and subsystems. He successfully developed and established a state-of-the-art “western standard” production facility in Xi’an, Peoples Republic of China from a green field site, a 20,000 square foot world-class manufacturing facility producing communication space components and wireless products deliverable to the global market within a one-year time frame, as well as hired a team to manage the facility. Ken internalized a western quality and work ethic while achieving, on first implementation, a successful ISO 9002 certification; being one of the first ten plants attaining this status in Xi’an, China.
Note: Recognized for managerial expertise in a case study written by the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
After Leaving Com Dev, Ken spent several years with L3 Communications Wescam and developed, integrated, and managed a new functional area, Proposals and Program Management Office, which encompassed various facility locations for a globally managed organization that created the infrastructure to enhance the overall Supply and Demand process. He forecasted and directed Program Managers in Canada and the USA on 75+ commercial and military programs with revenues over $200M US involving the manufacture and integration of products and systems for customer aircraft and ship borne platforms.
Ken has launched many successful marketing campaigns and led the development and implementation of initiatives responsible for achieving vastly improved levels of performance with businesses in the KWC Region.
Ken is an Executive and Master Coach and Global Trainer with ActionCOACH business coaching. His work has garnered him such honours as…
- Canadian Coach of the Year 2010
- North American Action Man of the Year 2009 & 2010
- North American Coaches Choice Award for ‘Team Coach’ 2009
- Global Action Man of the Year 2006 & 2008
- Global Fastest Growing Firm 2008
- North American Fastest Growing Firm 2008
- Canadian Action Man of the Year 2006
Ken has lived with his wife, Judi, in the Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge Region since 1983 and is an avid golfer, hockey player, and father of three young adult sons.