President & CEO
Key Tronic EMS
Founded in 1969 as an independent keyboard manufacturer, Key Tronic was the #1 keyboard producer in the world by 1978 and went public in 1983 (NASDAQ—KTCC). The company purchased the Mexico manufacturing of Honeywell Keyboards Division in 1993, and five years later, as keyboard revenues began to wane, expanded into electronic manufacturing services.
Craig Gates joined Key Tronic in 1994 and has been President and CEO of the Company since April 2009. Prior to 1994, he held various engineering and management positions and then served as Director of Operations, Electronics for the Microswitch Division of Honeywell. Craig has a BA in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Key Tronic #34 on the
2012 Forbes list of Best Small Companies in America!
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