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 busines; 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-enhanced and
best-feeling golf grip in the industry.
Chief Operating Officer
As Lamkin’s Chief Operating Officer, Adam Colton is focused on building the Operations and Finance strategies to help Lamkin Grips 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.
Senior Director of After-Market Sales
Frank Firman is an established golf industry veteran with 16 years of retail, sales planning, operations and brand management experience. Before joining Lamkin Grips in 2014, Frank was the Category Manager of Wedges and Putters at TaylorMade Golf. His background also includes successful tenures with Callaway Golf and Sport Chalet. In addition to overseeing the domestic after-market sales unit for Lamkin Grips, Frank will apply his vast golf knowledge, both as an avid player and equipment expert, to the ongoing development and distribution of the industry’s most innovative and performance-enhancing golf grips. With nearly a decade of retail experience, Frank also offers a unique and valuable perspective on the importance of superior customer service and impactful marketing and merchandising solutions.
Vice President of Marketing
Kerri Kauffman joined the Lamkin team in 2010. As the Vice President 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.
Senior Director of OEM Sales
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. As Lamkin's Senior 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.
Vice President of Engineering
Carl Pettersen joined the Lamkin Corporation in 2012. In his role As Vice President of Engineering, 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.
Vice President of China Operations
In early 2014, Tom Saunders joined the Lamkin Corporation as Vice President of China Operations.
Before assuming control over the company's manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China, Tom was the Head of Planning,
Supply Chain Management and New Product Development for Finisar, the world's largest supplier of optical communication
components and subsystems. In addition to his background in the manufacturing environment, Tom is a customer-focused
team leader who has more than 30 years of experience working across multiple disciplines, including sales, marketing
and customer support. He has worked throughout Asia, North America and Europe and is fluent in English, Malay and most
Chinese dialects. Tom is from Penang, Malaysia and received his MBA from Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom.