April 6 – Mike Keown, President & CEO, Farmer Brothers

Our Guest for the April 6th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Mike Keown, President & CEO, Farmer Brothers

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Mike Keown, President & CEO, Farmer Brothers

Mike Keown is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Director of Farmer Brothers Co. (NASDAQ: FARM). After joining Farmer Brothers in early 2012, Mike began implementing a strategic vision for Farmer Brothers including investing in strategic acquisitions and driving sustainability in areas such as coffee sourcing, greenhouse gas reduction, waste reduction, supply chain excellence and helping coffee farmers.

Farmer Brothers is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality coffees, teas, spices, and culinary products to foodservice establishments and retailers, with annual sales of $550M. Products are distributed primarily through 500 routes and is the country’s largest direct-store-delivery (DSD) coffee company. Key national customers include McDonald’s, Target and Walgreens. Farmer Brothers has 1,800 employees, three manufacturing plants and coffee sourced from 28 countries.

The Company’s recent move to its new state-of-the-art facility just north of Fort Worth, Texas underscores Mike’s commitment to sustainability and strategic growth. Mike has garnered extensive strategic marketing, branding and sales experience over the years holding key leadership positions at major consumer products players such as Procter & Gamble, E&J Gallo Winery, the Minute Maid Company and White Wave Foods.


Phone: (800) 735-2878

Host, Steve A Klein; Guest, Mike Keown

March 23 – Tony Fonk, President & CEO, SpotSee

Our Guest for the March 23rd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

Tony Fonk, President & CEO, SpotSee

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Tony Fonk, President & CEO, SpotSee

As President and CEO since May 2015, Tony directs SpotSee’s management team bringing more than 17 years of international experience in developing and executing innovative product, service and channel strategies.

SpotSee is an internet of things end-to-end solution provider that enables customers to spot damage in their operations and see it in real time. SpotSee is the global leader in shock and vibration monitoring through low-cost connectivity and data and has developed a low-cost, connected, ecosystem that delivers data from devices anywhere in the world to customers’ fingertips.

Prior to joining SpotSee, Tony ran a $100 million business for Stock Building Supply Holdings, Inc. (STCK), a $1.3 billion North American supplier of construction materials and services. Tony also worked for Ingersoll Rand (IR) running and re-aligning their residential Trane and American Standard air conditioner portfolio.


Phone: 800-393-7920

Host, Steve A Klein; Guest, Tony Fonk