OKLAHOMA CITY, June 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- APMEX, Inc. (www.APMEX.com), today announced that it has named Kenneth Lewis as the company's next Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lewis joined APMEX in November 2011 and has most recently served as APMEX's Chief Operations Officer.
As COO, Mr. Lewis was responsible for managing APMEX's Information Technology, Merchandising, Purchasing, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing functions. "Ken has led APMEX through a number of milestones including a total website redesign and infrastructure update. He has proven his ability to deliver on projects, manage relationships and grow the business. I am pleased to announce Ken's promotion to Chief Executive Officer," said Executive Chairman and Founder Scott Thomas. "He has the management experience, passion and drive to take our company to greater levels than ever before and I have full confidence in his ability."
Mr. Lewis's background before joining APMEX includes the following:
- As a senior executive with The Home Depot he was instrumental in building out and executing the supply chain strategy; Ken also led a distribution network that spanned 23 warehouses, 8+ million square feet under roof, and employee headcount in excess of 2,500.
- Previous to The Home Depot, Ken led the North America Logistics network for Microsoft and was instrumental in improving service levels to customers through state of the art systems and processes while lowering expenses.
- Ken spent eight years at Office Depot progressing through the ranks and held a multitude of roles across the supply chain including positions leading transportation and supply chain development, and concluding with oversight of the retail distribution network.
"I'm honored for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of creative, dedicated and talented professionals as we continue the growth of APMEX by combining extraordinary customer service with new and innovative ways to shop for precious metals," said Lewis.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $14 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #46 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer boasting more than 11,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.
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Source: American Precious Metal Exchange (APMEX)