Ken Baker has over 25 years of experience in the plastic tubing and hose industry. His father, Raymond Baker, started NewAge® Industries, Inc. in 1954, and Ken joined the company in 1985. Under Ken’s nurturing, NewAge has become one-third employee owned (ESOP) and has twice been recognized as a finalist in Winning Workplaces’ Top Small Company Workplaces. In 2001, Ken led the company in the launch of its AdvantaPure® sanitary products division, and this continues to be his primary focus. He is a co-inventor on three patents in RFID tagging technology and a co-founder in the RFID in Healthcare Consortium. Ken is also an active leader in ISPE’s Community of Practice (COP) on Disposables. He invites area high school students to intern at NewAge Industries each summer and is a generous contributor to local and national charities.