Design Engineering Team Leader, Garmin International, Inc.
John Kenkel (BSEE ’03) is a design engineering team leader at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas. He leads a team of electrical engineers and technicians developing innovative GPS products, as well as interacts with marketing, product support, manufacturing, quality, engineering, legal, and operations teams to draft and execute product development plans from concept phase through production. He previously served as a design engineer for Garmin and led the hardware design and project engineering activities for various GPS products, as well as traveled to countries such as Taiwan, China, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Italy, France, England, and Netherlands to support development and production activities with various businesses. He received his MBA from the University of Kansas in 2009.