Kent Patterson has extensive work experience in manufacturing and operations management. KENT is currently the President & CEO - Owner of KAMP Automation LLC, a position they have held since November 2015. Prior to that, from July 2017 to December 2018, they served as the Director of Manufacturing at Uponor.
Kent's previous experience includes various roles at Itron, where they worked from 1996 to 2017. KENT started as a Manufacturing Engineer - Printed Circuit Assemblies and eventually became the Sr Operations Manager (Plant Manager). In this role, they were responsible for leading and coaching a manufacturing facility with over 300 employees and generating more than $200 million in annual revenue. KENT oversaw departments such as Quality, Reliability, Production, Logistics, Sales and Operations Planning, Building Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. KENT also developed annual budgets and presented quarterly updates to top management.
At Itron, Kent also served as an Operations Manager for the global operation of electronic devices for the European market, and as a Design Project Lead for the development of a gas meter electronic receiver/transmitter module. Additionally, they were the Technical Operations Manager, managing manufacturing engineers and providing technical support for new product development and launch.
Before joining Itron, Kent worked at Motorola as a Manufacturing Engineer, where they were responsible for surface mount engineering for PCBA lines and product assembly. KENT also worked at TDK as a Manufacturing Engineer, focusing on ceramic chip capacitor manufacturing processes.
Overall, Kent Patterson's work experience demonstrates their expertise in manufacturing, operations management, and leadership in the electronics industry.
Kent Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota Mines, which they attended from 1988 to 1992. KENT later pursued higher education by enrolling in Capella University from 2014 to 2018, completing a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with a specialization in Project Management.
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November, 2015 - present