Ken Goodgame is widely known as an influential management leader. He currently serves as the Chief Merchandising Officer as well as the Senior Vice President of True Value Hardware Corporation, which is based in Chicago, Illinois. He joined this corporation in 2013 to replace Mike Clark. Kenneth Goodgame joined True Value at a time when it was planning to restructure its international supply chain, logistics as well as distribution network.
Since leaving Ace Hardware Corporation situated in Oak Brook, Illinois, he has managed to trigger various positive impacts. He is credited for hiring a full management team inclusive of heat mapping, category rules, POG/JDA as well as pricing. Goodgame did this in a bid to drive merchandising and inventory SKU investment at both store and co-op level. Further, he established a yearly pay for play advertising investment program, which is supported by vendors.
Apart from working for True Value, Goodgame has served other numerous companies in primary positions such as Ace Hardware Corporation where he was the General Merchandising Manager. Goodgame also left an outstanding legacy in this company by implementing a groundbreaking Craftsman program, which promoted the sales in the hand tool category from $9 to $180 million. In this similar case, he established ‘store within a store ‘concept for the Craftsman brand.
Goodgame also served in the capacity of President of Baja Motorsports as well as Direct Tools Outlets, which were subsidiaries of Techtronic Industries North America. During his time in this company, he was instrumental in opening thirty stores located across the nation in two years. Each of the opened stores managed to get an average of $1 million in sales. His experience and expertise can also be traced back to other entities he served such as Newell Rubbermaid in Huntersville, NC and The Home Depot situated in Atlanta, GA.
An In-depth Look at Goodgame
Goodgame is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee where he attained a Bachelor’s degree in marketing. His career started as the Director for Proprietary brands where he finalized a deal with John Deere. His experience gives him a competitive edge in the market, especially in navigating market shifts.