Ken Klug

President & CEO, QCS Purchasing Cooperative

Ken is the President and CEO of QCS Purchasing Cooperative. He has more than twenty years of experience leading and managing teams in end-to-end supply chain roles in the food and beverage industry at Kraft Foods and Nalco/Ecolab. Ken has also gained expansive international experience by living and working abroad.

In his current position, Ken leads a team of professionals who offer purchasing and supply chain solutions to their members in the food and beverage industry. Before this, he served as the CEO of QCS Purchasing, LLC. During his tenure at QCS Purchasing, he was responsible for merging QCS Purchasing, LLC, Quality Chekd Dairies, SECO, and Allied Purchasing. The merger brought members, programs, operations, finances, staff, and all other business functions into one consolidated organization to create the largest purchasing cooperative in the food and beverage industry.

Ken joined QCS Purchasing in 2015 and was hired to lead the company's business development and supply chain portfolio. He matched the needs of QCS members with the unique solutions and capabilities of QCS's supply partner programs. Ken holds an MBA in marketing and a bachelor's degree in international business. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family and coaching youth soccer teams.