Sir Kenneth Stevens is Chairman of Glidepath, the company he started 37 years ago and which he continues to own. Glidepath is an engineering company specialising in computerised airport baggage handling, baggage security, cargo handling and parcel sorting systems. Glidepath exports up to 1,000 fully packed containers a year to overseas customers, and is an outstandingly successful medium-size engineered products exporter, employing hundreds of staff. The bulk of materials used are generated or made within New Zealand, such as the flat steel plate. Sir Kenneth himself has been absolutely central to the growth of the company – he is renowned for getting personally involved in resolving engineering design issues, using the knowledge and experience he has built up through his working life. He continues to play a key role in a range of organisations and activities to promote New Zealand business and international co-operation, including as a Board Member of the Asia-New Zealand Foundation, as Chairman of Export New Zealand and on the board of The Icehouse, which runs business growth programmes for New Zealand small to medium enterprises. In 2008, Sir Kenneth was appointed a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to exporting in the New Year’s Honours.
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Ken will speak around the Innovation shown in New Zealand and how this is driving increased productivity.