Ken Cook

Ken Cook

President & CEO of Ken Cook Co.

Ken Cook is President, CEO and Chairman of Ken Cook Co., a leading technical communication business with a staff of 50 professionals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme is Innovation in Technical Communication. The company produces and replicates technical manuals, mobile apps and training programs for major manufacturers, including Volvo, BoatUS, John Deere and Bobcat Doosan. The company develops operator safety training programs in generic as well as customized versions in learning management systems.

A Fellow and Past President of the Society for Technical Communication in 1982-83. At the local chapter level, Ken served as a mentor for several entry technical communicators and was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award.

Other leadership positions at the Chapter and Society levels:

President, Chicago Chapter

President, Wisconsin Chapter

General Conference Chairman 1977 ITCC

Assistant to the President, Conferences


Manager, Strategic Planning Committee

Manager, Associate Fellows Nominating Committee

Member, Search Committee for Executive Director

His other honors include:

_ The Robert G. Frank Award for outstanding contributions to

the field of technical communication

_ The Wisconsin Communicator of the Year

–  STC President’s Award for Lifetime  Achievement

Ken serves on advisory councils on technical communication

degree programs at the Milwaukee School of Engineering,

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Pennsylvania College of


He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue

University and a MBE degree in Business Economics from

Claremont Graduate University (Drucker School of Management


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