Ken Cook

Profile Updated: April 26, 2021
Ken Cook
Residing In: Mequon, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Ki
Homepage: www.kencook.com
Occupation: Chairman, Ken Cook Co.
Yes! Attending Reunion
What did you do right after high school?

Attended Purdue University, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Joined General Dynamics Missile Division in Pomona, California as a Specifications Analyst and Test Procedure Writer. Attended Claremont Graduate University, graduating with a Masters Degree in Business Economics. Returned to Milwaukee to join Ken Cook Co. for three years. Joined Planaprint International in 1970 as Vice President, US Operations. Returned to Ken Cook Co. in 1975 and eventually worked up to President & CEO in 2001. Became sole owner of Ken Cook Co. in 2005 and am still working.

What do you do in your spare time? What are you passionate about?

Build Stereo Equipment systems to listen to a wide range of music. Music has always been a passion for me and an important ingredient in my happiness!

Have you had different careers?

My career focus has been technical communication with a variety of positions - Specifications Analyst, Test Procedure Writer, Technical Writer, Consultant, Editor, Program Manager, Vice President, Executive Vice President, President & CEO, Chairman of the Board and Adviser to several universities on technical communication programs.

Fun or interesting "adventures" or one of the high points of your life:

Cruising to Japan, Korea, Mainland China and Hong Kong. Seeing the Great Wall was awe inspiring.Taking the entire family on a cruise to Alaska in 2013.
2021 moved to Franksville, WI with new wife Ki.
Will travel to Maui this spring.

Have you lived one of your dreams?

Yes - my dream one day was to be President and owner of Ken Cook Co.Now retired and enjoying life with Ki.

Publications or recordings or other creations?

I have published articles and book reviews in the Technical Communication Journal and National Association of Service Managers newsletters.

What would most surprise us to know about you now and what you have done?

That I have been in many leadership roles in associations and societies, some related to my business. This past year (2013 and into 2014) has been notable in my career and involvement in associations:
2013 Society for Technical Communication - Presidents Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers - Pillar of the Industry Award
St. Andrews Society of Milwaukee - Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership and Contributions to the Community .
Fellow in the Society for Technical Communication, Treasurer in National Association.

School Story:

My favorite time was being a letterman cheerleader. We had fun and did not realize how much power we had with classmates during athletic events.

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Feb 14, 2021 at 9:28 AM

Over the recent years Bob has been a great contributor and friend to our reunion committee. We will miss his friendship and gatherings as we plan future reunions. Ken Cook

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Happy Birthday Charlie?? Enjoy your special day

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THappy Birthday Charlie! Enjoy your special day!
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Happy Birthday, Lynn!! Celebrate you today!!!

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Happy Birthday, Dennis! Enjoy your special time celebrating!! Ken

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Happy Birthday Charlie! Wishing you the best day and year ahead!!

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A belated Happy Birthday! G+Have another great year.

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Jun 12, 2017 at 11:33 AM

Judy was a sweet caring person. I enjoyed having her on the planning committee. Remembering our informal meetings at the the Wisconsin Country Club, she brought us floral arrangements! What a beautiful gesture.

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