LightSpeed hires Ken Shea & Associates

LightSpeed hires Ken Shea & Associates

LightSpeed Automation is pleased to announce a collaboration with Ken Shea & Associates, effective March 15, 2020. The assignment is designed to enhance LightSpeed’s efforts in bringing their technology offerings to the Coffee Service segment with a primary focus on the OCS operator community.

A proven leader in innovative business solutions, LightSpeed specializes in warehouse automation, offering solutions for inventory management, digital advertising and order generation.

“With OCS revenues topping $5.7B, Ken was the obvious choice to help us expand this vertical. His commitment to advancing coffee services is unparalleled.” – Randy Smith, President, LightSpeed Automation

Throughout his career, Ken has impacted most every facet of the Convenience Services Industry as a distributor, manufacturer, operator and consultant. Today he operates his consulting and master brokerage firm, Ken Shea and Associates, offering four decades of expertise and relationships to operators and suppliers within the Coffee and Water Service Industries.

“I’m very excited to begin this partnership with the LightSpeed Automation team. Having been an operator, I recognize the value of their product portfolio to the coffee service community. As the OCS product mix becomes more expansive and complex, there is a greater need for operational efficiencies, which LightSpeed technologies provide” – Ken Shea, President, Ken Shea & Associates

Smith could not agree more. “We are extremely excited to have Ken on board.” Ken resides with his wife and business partner, Charlotte, in the St. Louis area.

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