Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Kennon Products, Inc. has named Joe Wright as Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wright, who previously served as Executive Vice President for Kennon, succeeds Ron Kensey, the company’s founder and previous CEO. Wright holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Montana State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He joined Kennon in February of 2010. Previous to his employment at Kennon, he worked for UPS in many different states over the span of 13 years, serving within the company’s engineering and operations functions. Wright grew up in Montana. He and his wife, Alyssa, have been married 17 years and have a son, Austin and a daughter, Gabriella.
Kensey started Kennon in 1984. The company moved from California to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1989. This year, Ron established an Employee Stock Ownership Trust to begin transferring ownership of the company to its employees. Kennon currently employs 38 people.
Regarding the change in leadership, Kensey states:
"Joe has demonstrated exceptional leadership at Kennon and previously at UPS. Our company is growing and I'm confident that Joe has the ability and support of his team to further improve and advance the company into the future. It's an exciting environment, one which I'll continue to be a part of, but ever so grateful to transfer responsibility and authority to one as capable as Joe"
For additional information contact
Ron Kensey, President
Kennon Products, Inc