Kenneth Goodgame is known as one of the most experienced and influential leaders in Operations Management. He is known for his expertise in marketing and business strategies as well as his merchandising and financial knowledge. Ken is the CEO of one of the most popular home and hardware store chains, Ace and True Value Hardware. There he has implemented strategic retail growth idea that will greatly impact the overall retail sales for the Ace and True Value Chains. He is well known and respected for his consistency in consumer focused performance.
Having over 20 years of experience has helped Ken advance in strategic planning and management. He received his degree in Marketing and Finance from the university of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1980, and has since built his experience level with a number of management positions with different hardware retailers. It is through these positions that he was able to build his reputation of high performance in profit management.
Before beginning his career as CEO Ken was the Global Materials Manager for Ace Hardware. During his time as GMM he was able to increase sales to a record breaking amount, as well as design a long-term plan for the company’s continued financial growth. He also developed several new products and worked hard to improve any area with room for improvement. It is through the leadership of Ken that ACE was able to maintain its continued success.
While Kenneth Goodgame is mainly known for his management abilities, he has demonstrated amazing leadership. His performance with previous organizations shows that he is not only experienced, but dedicated as well. Ken focuses on long term goals for the companies that he leads, planning for the here and now, as well as tomorrow. He is considered an asset to any team, and has led the way to financial success for several well known and established retailers today.