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Who I Am.....

Ken Smith

Ken was the Founder, Owner, and President of Custom Electronics, Inc. based in Portland, Maine.  His background consists of a BS in Business Management, eleven years with Digital Equipment Corporation most recently as a Management Development Consultant, and 19 years as the president of his company.  Digital Equipment Corporation was a Fortune 50 Corporation, and Ken designed and delivered management development programs that were used successfully on a nation-wide basis.  Custom Electronics, Inc. was in business for 19 years, had 21 employees, and did approximately $3.5M in sales annually.

Over the years, Ken worked as the Council Chair for CEDIA Education, and for CEDIA Membership, and as of September of 2006, was elected Chairman of the Board of CEDIA.  CEDIA is a world-wide trade association made up of member companies such as Custom Electronics, Inc.  CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association) boasts its own University, and hosts an annual trade show that attracts over 30,000 attendees.  

Also, bicycled across country to raise money and awareness for cancer.  Before that, you could count the number of centuries I had done on one hand.  Then one year I did 14 in a row, and the next year, I did 23 in a row. So, I planned and executed two significant rides for cancer, and raised $65,000 for a cure.

Finally, I have ridden bicycles and raced them since I was 24 years of age.  I worked on many of the older bikes and it became a hobby for me.  Now, I have a chance to do this for a living!  


Pete McAllister

Pete has over 20 years experience as a Strategic Human Resource Professional, and consultant & coach during his years as a Human Resource Manager and Senior Organizational Development Specialist for 4 large manufacturing organizations.  He has helped both individuals and large organizations go though significant change using his skills as a facilitator and change agent at Digital Equipment Corporation, Edwards Systems Technology (now United Technologies), International Paper and Mid-State Machine Products.  Pete is a graduate of the University of Maine and has mentored and colaborated with some of the most progressive leaders in the Human Resource and Organizational Development fields.


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