Keith Laken is a dynamic leader and business strategist with extensive experience in building and restructuring organizations to maximize efficiency, productivity, quality and profitability.
Prior to founding Gription Resources, Keith held leadership positions with Watlow Electric as President of Watlow Polymer Technologies, and vice president of the parent company. An expert in Intellectual Property strategies, he has received several patents. He earned his Executive MBA at Washington University in St. Louis and his Bachelor of Arts in Business Management through Webster University. He also served as President of the Winona State University Foundation, and advisor to their Composites Engineering Program.
Keith co-founded Mugby Junction, a chain of coffee shops in MN; The Brew Crew, a specialty coffee equipment sales and service organization; and assists startup and fast growth companies through Gription Resources, his consulting firm.
He has worked with a broad range of industries and markets including:
- Food service
- Medical products
- Semiconductor fabrication
- Plastics & composites
- International business
Keith and his wife, Virginia, have two grown children and take pleasure in spending time with them and their five grandchildren. Diverse in his interests and abilities, Keith is an instrument rated private pilot.
Find more about Keith’s professional background on LinkedIn.