Ken Hoover serves IES clients in the Piedmont Triad region from the IES Greensboro office. He is responsible for Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes counties. Ken works with businesses in the region to enhance their business growth and profitability, and arranges opportunities for IES to contribute to their success. Ken interacts with local community colleges, economic development leadership, and chambers of commerce to ensure IES expertise and resources are well known in the business community. Ken has served in this role for the past three years. Ken has more than 35 years of professional experience in the textile industry and the plastics industry. His experience includes nearly all aspects of business activity, including manufacturing management, product development, process improvement, quality assurance, planning, cost management, customer service and technical service. Before joining IES, his assignments included the business unit responsible for internal quality assurance and external customer technical service for a textile firm. Ken is a 1969 graduate of NC State University with a B.S. in Textile Chemistry.