Ken is a strategic, results oriented professional with more than 20 years of leadership experience across a broad range of retail and technology organizations, many of which are in the Fortune 500. He has a proven track record in driving strategic and operational change that results in growing both the top and bottom lines of an organization. Ken recognizes the importance of taking care of our customers while showing a deep commitment to the development of employees.
Mr. Lewis joined APMEX Inc., in November 2011 and has held the positions of EVP of Operations and COO before assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer in June 2015. In his current role, Ken is instrumental in setting strategy and improving processes to continue to expand on APMEX's past successes.
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 one roof, and employee headcount in excess of 2,500.
- Prior 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 holding 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 Georgia Tech 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.