Ken is a 30-year business veteran and has a demonstrated history of successfully leading, growing, and acquiring businesses for mid-sized and large multinational companies. Prior to joining Hoffman Southwest Corp, the owner of Pro-Pipe, Biele served as CEO of Advanced Micro Instruments, a manufacturer of best-in-class gas analyzers for the natural gas market and complementary markets.
Biele also served as CEO for JWC Environmental, a leading provider of products and services to the water and wastewater markets, until its sale to the Sulzer Corporation. Biele also spent 16 years at Emmerson Electric with senior roles in strategic planning, business development and general management.
Biele holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from The College of William and Mary.