Ken Walker, Operating Partner - Automotive & Franchising
Mr. Kenneth D. Walker, also known as Ken, CFE serves as the President of G K N Parts Industries Corporation. Mr. Walker has been the Chief Executive Officer of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. (formerly, Meineke Discount Muffler Shops Inc.) since 1996 and serves as its Chairman of the Board. Mr. Walker served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Driven Brands, Inc. from 1996 to July 6, 2012. Mr. Walker served as President of Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc., since 1996. Mr. Walker also served on the IFA Strategic Planning Working Group. Mr. Walker joined Meineke in 1996. He served four years as Chief Executive Officer and President of Parts, Inc. He served for 17 years in similar businesses, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Cardis Corporation. He served as Manager and Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young and Co. in Fort Worth. He served as the Chairman of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. He served as Chairman of the Board of International Franchise Association. He has been Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Radiator Express Warehouse, Inc. since August 2012. Mr. Walker served as the First Vice Chairman of International Franchise Association. He has been a Director of International Franchise Association since 2002. He serves as a Director of Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association. He serves as a Director of Driven Brands, Inc. He served as Director of Automotive Hall of Fame. He is a Member of World President's Organization. He is a Member of the FranPAC Advisory Committee. Mr. Walker has been an Instructor for many AWDA seminars and is a recipient of the AWDA Memorial Scholarship and Pursuit of Excellence Award. He is a graduate of the University of Texas.
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