Ken has more than 20 years of experience in a diverse set of companies in both retail and technology organizations. He has possessed full P&L responsibilities in excess of $350M a year while leading large organizations through dramatic growth. Ken has specific experience leading large, cross-functional teams to deliver on strategic initiatives that have a material impact on earnings and service within the company.
Kenneth Lewis joined APMEX in November 2011 and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer. In his role, Ken is responsible for managing APMEX’s Information Technology, Merchandising, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing functions.
Ken's background before joining APMEX includes the following:
- As a senior executive with The Home Depot he was instrumental in building out and executing the supply chain strategy; Ken also led a distribution network that spanned 23 warehouses, 8+ million square feet under roof, and employee headcount in excess of 2,500.
- Previous to The Home Depot, Ken led the North America Logistics network for Microsoft and was instrumental in improving service levels to customers through state of the art systems and processes while lowering expenses in excess of 30% on a per unit basis; Ken also led international efforts to streamline operations and procurement with specific focus on the EMEA and APAC regions.
- Ken spent eight years at Office Depot progressing through the ranks and held a multitude of roles across the supply chain including positions leading transportation and supply chain development, and concluding with oversight of the retail distribution network.
Ken holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Operations from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has attended leadership development programs hosted by Emory University and Harvard Business School. Ken has also been a speaker on a range of supply chain subjects at various conferences and universities.