KI Industries, Inc. announces that Jim Dennison has joined the company as Director, Marketing and New Business Development effective December 17, 2019. Jim will report directly to Dan Woods, Executive VP Sales and Marketing.
Jim comes to KI with over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership positions. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Marketing – Americas for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions – a global manufacturer of engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp, and protect critical applications in demanding environments.
Prior to Trelleborg, Jim held various sales and marketing positions with HB Fuller Construction Products, Smurfit Stone Container, Milliken & Company, and Armstrong World Industries.
“We are excited by the experience that Jim brings to KI, especially in new product development and developing strategic marketing plans from the ground-up. With his leadership, we are confident that KI will achieve our growth and profitability targets for 2020 and beyond”, said Mike MacLean, President.
“I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead, especially as they relate to understanding the evolving needs of the market and our capabilities”, said Dennison.
Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also earned an MBA from Northern Illinois University.
KI was founded in 1964 and since then has become the leading supplier of decorative plastic parts for the appliance and automotive industries. KI has pioneered many technologies that are now widely used in the industry and continues to develop new processing techniques that enable customers to bring innovative products to market that make their products unique. KI has offices in Berkeley, Illinois; Queretaro, Mexico; and Dongguan, China.