IGRAP (Income Growth at a Reasonable Price) Trader (Short term trader to help keep my hands off the long term investments) Do my own analysis and therefore read little of what others write.
Mark Adkins currently volunteers for PDMA as a board member and their Vice President of Marketing. He is the former Director of Technology and Marketing at Kennametal Extrude Hone. While at Kennametal he successfully integrated independent development groups from Europe, Asia & N. America into a global team that dramatically streamlined the product portfolio and launched three next generation products.
Prior to working at Kennametal Mark was president of Turnkey Marketing, a company he founded in 2000 to help clients grow their businesses through entering new markets, establishing strategic alliances and by developing new products. While at Turnkey he helped win $1.9M in government funding to start the Lean Innovation Program, a product development improvement program that helped industrial companies greatly improve their new product development results.
Before founding Turnkey Marketing, Mr Adkins was Director of Marketing and New Product Development at Cincinnati Machine. While at the company he spearheaded the design and implementation of their product development process that was recognized as the best in the nation in 1998 by the PDMA, receiving their coveted “Outstanding Corporate Innovator” award. His team of product managers led projects that launched products with lifetime sales of over $1B.
Mark has a degree in Business Administration from Xavier University and is currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business.
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Education is an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. Masters' in Organizational Management.
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I have an interest in investing for fun and also for furture retirement. I enjoy reading both books and articles on the subject. Many thanks to those who are retired and take the time to write about their investing experiences. Still working! ... in the tech industry!