Mr. Goodwin has expertise in operations, financial planning, global marketing, and sales. He is skilled at developing strategy and managing multi-disciplinary teams to implement plans to successfully penetrate new markets and achieve profitability goals. Ken has 37 years of foodservice equipment manufacturing industry experience. He brings an in-depth knowledge of management, sales, distribution, and manufacturing within the industry for domestic and international markets.
Ken’s previous independent consulting experience includes sales and marketing support, supply chain management, international sourcing expertise for both Europe and China and general management counsel. In these capacities, he has worked with large and small distributors (Prime Source, East Bay Restaurant Supply, Rapids Wholesale, etc.), domestic and international equipment manufacturers (AGA Foodservice, Belshaw, and Cecilware), restaurant chains (Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts) and general business consulting to non-foodservice related businesses. During these years Mr. Goodwin spent over 2 months in China, visiting factories, qualifying manufacturing operations as sources for finished goods and offshore manufacturing.
Ken Earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA, with Concentration in Marketing and Finance from Case Western University. Additional coursework includes Finance for Senior Executives, at Harvard Graduate Business School, and Developing the Strategic Leader from Center for Creative Leadership.