Kenneth Goodgame is a highly influential Operations Management leader, who specializes in creating million and billion dollar OEM excellence along with a combination of merchandising, smart business strategy, innovative marketing and streamlined financial oversight. Kenneth Goodgame has focuses on delivering a balance to corporate alignment, key performance indicators, employee engagement, and quality assurance systems that have enabled improved profitability and performance. He has capitalized his abilities to promote growth by leadership, cost analysis, quality improvements, productivity enhancements and composed negotiations.
In his early life, Ken Goodgame got his bachelors of science in marketing from the University of Tennessee. He started working at The Home Depot in Alanta, Georgia, where he worked as the hardlines D28 product merchant from 1995 to 1999, the director of proprietary brands from 1999 to 2001 and the senior global product merchant, leaving this position after he had worked there from 1994 to 2002. After leaving the Home Depot, he took a position at Newell Rubbermaid in Huntersville, NC where he was the General Manager and President of Rubbermaid Cleaning from 2002 to 2004, General Manager and President of Bernzomatic from 2004 to 2006, and the Senior Vice President Sales, Marketing and Channel, Shur-line and Irwin PTA Painting Products from 2006 to 2007, which was the last position he held before leaving the company in 2007. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the President of Baja Motersports and President of Direct Tools Factory Outlets at Techtronic Industries North America in Anderson, South Carolina. He worked for Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois from 2010 to 2013 as the General Merchandising Manager. And most recently, he served as the Chief Merchandising Officer and Senior Vice President for True Value Hardware Corporation in Chicago, Illinois.
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