After nearly fourteen years, Joe Wright steps down as Kennon CEO to join the leadership team at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Kennon Executive Vice President Becky Cooper is promoted to the Chief Executive Officer position
Sheridan, Wyoming Aug 10, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Kennon, a leading manufacturer of protective covers for military aircraft and ligature-resistant doors for behavioral healthcare, announces the promotion of Becky Cooper, PE to CEO. After fourteen years, Joe Wright, PE is stepping down from Kennon to take a leadership position at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Cooper came to Kennon after working as an industrial engineer at Boeing and Exotic Metals Forming in Washington state. At Kennon, she’s worked as the Executive Vice President, demonstrating a deep understanding of the company’s values, culture, and aspirations. Her technical expertise, commitment to a collaborative environment, and continuous pursuit of quality have earned her the trust and respect of customers and employees. As the incoming CEO, she will build upon the solid foundation laid by her predecessor, steering Kennon toward continued success and more remarkable achievements.
Wright said of Cooper, “No one knows the company, our technology, people, and markets better than Becky. She’s earned this promotion. I’m leaving the company in her competent hands.”
Cooper said of the promotion, “I enjoy leading the team here and believe whole-heartedly in our mission. I never set out to be the CEO, but I’m excited for this new chapter in my life and career.” She added, “During this transition, I’ve received much trust and support from Joe and the employee-owners. I look forward to leading this company in the years to come.”
Wright is embarking on a new chapter as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. This move marks a remarkable career progression for Wright. An unwavering commitment, exceptional leadership, and a relentless pursuit of excellence characterize his tenure at Kennon. Over the years, he has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives, including overseeing the company’s conversion to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Under his guidance, Kennon has achieved remarkable milestones, such as developing the company’s PMAC product line for military aircraft and creating the Kennon Soft Suicide Prevention Door (SSPD).
About Kennon Products
Founded in 1984, Kennon Products is a leading designer and manufacturer of products that protect people and high-value assets for military aviation, and healthcare industries. The company employs 60 people at its Sheridan, Wyoming facility. Kennon is an employee-owned ESOP (employee stock ownership program) company. Integrated engineering and production are the heart of Kennon. Our spirit of collaboration extends to our customers, and we like to say our customer service never stops. We’ve created a process that leads to rapid prototypes, faster iterations, and a frictionless transition to production. Since 1984, Kennon has empowered heroes with state-of-the-art protection for themselves, their equipment, and machines. Learn more about Kennon Products at kennonproducts.com.
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Source :Kennon Products, Inc.
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