Janesville, Wis. (May 9, 2023) – KANDU Industries Inc., a Janesville, Wis.-based non-profit that provides programs and services to people with disabilities and disadvantages, announced today that 20-year KANDU veteran, Jake Reed has been promoted to operations director.
Reed, who began his career at KANDU in 2003, has served as the organization’s production director for the last three years, with responsibility for ensuring a safe workplace environment for people with disabilities and disadvantages, sales, customer relationship management and revenue generation to support KANDU’s programs and services.
In his new role, Reed will develop strategies for agency-wide cost-savings, efficiency, and revenue generation; safety policies and procedures; building and grounds maintenance; compliance; and IT system management.
“Jake’s many years of experience at KANDU, talent for developing creative systems and procedures, extraordinary work ethic, intelligence and passion for our mission make him the perfect candidate to develop and lead KANDU’s operations strategy,” said Executive Director Kathy Hansen. “When KANDU is faced with a unique challenge, we can depend on Jake to see it through time and again. He is highly regarded by our board, clients and staff and I’m confident that he will continue to bring positive change at KANDU in his new role.”
Reed resides in Edgerton, Wis. with his wife and two children.