Kirk is responsible for the overall daily operations of Conair. Prior to adding the title of Conair President, Kirk assumed the role of COO for IPEG in February 2015 upon the sale of the Rapid Granulator business. Before becoming COO with IPEG, he was CEO of the Rapid Granulator Group with headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden and corporate offices in Cranberry Township, PA. During his 27 years with Rapid Granulator, he worked globally in a variety of capacities with emphasis on the design and sales of size-reduction equipment and systems primarily for the plastics industry. Before joining Rapid he was a Systems Engineer for AEC.
Active with the SPI, Kirk served on the 2012 & 2015 NPE Sales & Marketing committee. Additionally, he was the chair of the auxiliary section statistics committee. He holds a BA in Marketing from Western Michigan University, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP 185) from the Harvard Business School.