KEN CONKLIN – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ken Conklin is the former general manager of a major producer of gallium arsenide (GaAs) microwave monolithic circuits, a former M/A-COM, and then Cobham Defense Systems business unit. Direct reports included directors of operations, engineering, quality, program management, and human resources. As general manager, he directed the profit and loss of the organization, budgeting, customer development, and strategic planning. Ken also led the relocation of the facility from its campus in Roanoke, Virginia to a new modern facility in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Prior to joining Cobham, Ken held business development related roles with Hughes Aircraft, IBM, and RFMD. His experience includes introducing new products for defense, space, and commercial applications including those for advanced radar systems, military space programs, and navigation systems enabled by GPS. While at Hughes Aircraft he managed business development activities for the Millimeter-Wave products group which pioneered the introduction of standard products designed specifically for applications operating in the millimeter-wave frequency bands. His education includes:
- Northrop University, 1974 – B.S. Electrical Engineering
- The Anderson School at UCLA, 1990 – Certification, Executive Marketing