Bob Lamkin is the third generation of the Lamkin family to take the company’s helm, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather before him. Under Bob’s leadership, the Lamkin Corporation has quickly evolved into one of the most dominant golf grip manufacturers in the world. In addition to spearheading initiatives that have delivered dozens of breakthrough product innovations, Bob successfully directed efforts to create critical manufacturing networks in Asia. Bob is a highly acclaimed and respected business leader keenly focused on providing every Lamkin customer with the very best products and service. His charisma and humor are graciously shared with Lamkin employees, business partners and customers.
Ironically, Bob’s early career aspirations didn’t include golf grips or the golf industry. He earned his degree in criminal justice and initially pursued a career in law enforcement. Seeking new leadership for the Lamkin sales team, Robert E. Lamkin actively and successfully recruited his son to join the family business in 1987. After spending more than a decade leading the company’s sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing divisions, Bob became Lamkin’s President and CEO in 2000. As his employees and customers can attest, Bob is still very actively involved in all aspects of the Lamkin business; from new material research and testing, to identifying new manufacturing processes, to overseeing worldwide sales programs. And, with his family name on every grip, Bob Lamkin is personally invested in his quest to provide every worldwide customer with the highest quality, most performance-enhancing and best-feeling golf grip in the industry.
Peter Brown is Vice President of Sales for the Lamkin Corporation. In this role, Peter leads Lamkin’s efforts to increase global market penetration and sales of after-market products across all distribution channels. Prior to joining the Lamkin Corporation in 2011, Peter amassed an impressive 30 years of sales and marketing experience for top consumer electronics and high technology companies including Hitachi, Philips and Sanyo. His background includes both domestic and international leadership roles with oversight responsibility for numerous distribution models. Peter is a highly accomplished, customer-centric sales leader with a solid record of expanding sales in intensely competitive business environments.
As Vice President of Finance, Adam Colton is focused on building and executing the business strategies to help the Lamkin Corporation reach its growth and profitability goals. Adam was most recently the Chief Financial Officer for H20 Audio and has also worked for Hewlett-Packard and Price Waterhouse Coopers. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. In addition to direct responsibility over the company’s accounting and finance operations, Adam also oversees Lamkin’s human resources, risk management, supply chain management, legal and IT divisions. With such a broad range of responsibilities, he is an invaluable executive team member and a highly influential collaborator. Adam joined the Lamkin corporate family in 2010.
Kerri Kauffman joined the Lamkin team in 2010. As the Director of Marketing, she is responsible for developing and executing multi-layered campaigns to build brand exposure and drive consumer purchase demand for Lamkin products. Kerri is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Marketing. She has nearly 20 years of marketing experience in consumer goods industries. Prior to joining the Lamkin team, Kerri was the Director of Marketing for The Upper Deck Company, executing marketing and licensing programs that delivered significant market share growth for the company’s sports business units. In addition to overseeing all of Lamkin's marketing communications, Kerri is also responsible for collaborating with internal teams to develop new retail products and merchandising solutions, and provide ongoing TOUR support.
Andy Kerr has over 15 years experience in the golf industry with the last 12 focused on golf grips. In addition to working in numerous and advancing sales and marketing roles during that period, Andy served as Director of Tour Operations for a leading golf equipment manufacturer, working directly with PGA Tour professionals to develop new product and negotiate player contracts. His vast knowledge of the golf grip market, combined with his unrelenting dedication to customer service, have made Andy a very valuable contributor since joining the Lamkin team in 2005. In his position as Director of OEM Sales, Andy has helped the Lamkin Corporation acquire new customers, increase market share and enhance overall brand exposure. Andy has a B.A. in Mass Media Communications and Marketing from the University of San Diego.
Carl Pettersen joined the Lamkin Corporation in 2012. In his role as Director of Product Development, Carl is responsible for developing new product innovations, enhancing current retail brands and strategically launching a full portfolio of performance-inspired, premium golf grips. His background includes more than 10 issued patents and over 15 years of manufacturing engineering, product development and product management experience. Carl is a co-founder of H2O Audio, a leading provider of water-proof headphones, and has an extensive history of successfully developing and launching cutting-edge consumer, electronics and medical device products. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Management and Entrepreneurship, both from San Diego State University.
Steve Tallman joined the Lamkin Corporation in 2010 and immediately assumed control over the company’s manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. Steve’s passionate pursuit of continuous quality and efficiency improvements, in every imaginable application, has translated into numerous Supplier Awards from the world’s most esteemed golf club manufacturers and tremendous productivity gains for the Lamkin Corporation. Before entering the golf grip industry, Steve performed extensive work in global manufacturing for John Deere, a Fortune 200 company and the world’s leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment. He holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in Industrial and Manufacturing Technology from Iowa State University.