Kenneth Goodgame is a leading operations management expert who has overseen the growth of many corporations. Combining his brilliant business strategy, unique financial oversight, and innovative merchandising expertise, Goodgame develops award-winning OEM excellence. For many years, he has helped companies in improving their performance and profitability by delivering a thoughtful balance of corporate alignment, exceptional assurance systems, and clearly defined performance indicators.
How does Goodgame promote the growth of his companies?
Kenneth Goodgame has held executive positions in leading firms, including Ace Hardware Corporation, Techtronic Industries North America, and True Value Hardware Corporation. He has helped these companies to open more stores, recruit new clients, and introduce new products to the market. Goodgame promotes growth by leveraging on his strategic leadership, production improvements, and composed negotiations. His unmatched professional expertise enables him to predict market trend and avoid costly mistakes.
Academics and career journey
Kenneth Goodgame acquired his marketing degree from the well-known University of Tennessee. In 1995, he landed his first job at the Home Depot as the product merchant of the Hardline D28. He directed all purchasing for the Southern Region’s indoor garden category. By 2002, Goodgame had worked his way up to the position of senior global product merchant.
Goodgame joined Newell Rubbermaid located in Huntersville, NC back in 2002. He started as general manager of the Rubbermaid Cleaning, a subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid, and ascended to the senior vice president responsible for the marketing strategies of the entire company. In 2008, Goodgame was in charge of all merchandising tactics of the Anderson-situated Techtronic Industries North America. He is remembered for driving $9 Million growth in sales by bridging the large gap with competitors, removing unproductive services, improving working capital, and adding an inventory of finished goods.
In 2010, the Ace Hardware Corporation named Goodgame as the general merchandising manager. He oversaw the implementation of the unique Craftsman program that led to the tremendous growth of the hand tool section from just $9M to a record $180M in sales. Before joining True Value Hardware Corporation, Goodgame had already cemented an influential position in the marketing arena. At True Value, he held the position of chief merchandising officer and executive VP.