As an influential operations management leader, Kenneth Goodgame focuses on creating multimillion OEM excellences. He combines innovative merchandising and marketing, smart business strategies, and streamlined financial oversights in his operations. Kenneth’s focus is to deliver quality assurance systems, key performance indicators, employee engagement and corporate alignment for performance as well as profitability. He capitalizes on his ability to foster growth via productivity enhancements, composed negotiations, cost analysis, quality improvements and leadership. His extensive experience provides him an expert’s perspective to avoid costly mistakes and navigate market shifts.
Kenneth’s Academic and Career Accomplishments
Kenneth Goodgame graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Immediately after graduating, he joined Hardlines D28 as a Product Merchant, and served from 1995 to 1999. Kenneth also headed the brand management for Husky and Workforce lines. As a Senior Global Product Merchant for The Home Depot, Atlanta, GA, he increased the company’s profits by creating and implementing effective rebates for suppliers of power machine engine. Kenneth served as the President and General Manager of Rubbermaid Cleaning from 2002 to 2004.
He also served as Bernzomatic’s President and achieved 94% growth in consumer goods within two years from 2004 to 2006. He has held executive positions in other companies such as Newell Rubbermaid, Baja Motorsports, Techtronic Industries North America, Ace Hardware Corporation and True Value Hardware Corporation. He was appointed as the Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer of True Value Hardware Corporation back in 2013. His expertise in building high-performance solutions enabled the company to increase its sales and recruit more clients.
Although most people know Kenneth Goodgame as an expert in brand recognition and product creation, he is also skilled in sales, packaging, and promotional planning. Kenneth also specializes in advising firms on strategies they can use to survive in the ever-shifting markets. He has the ability of formulating ideas and consolidating them into a unified and focused vision. His long-term oriented vision has assisted in establishing and sustaining a customer base in the market for all the corporations he has managed. Kenneth practices an open management style whereby everyone’s opinion is respected. He is an advocate of collaboration within the firm’s setting.