Congratulations to “flying Kiwi” Sir Ken

Friday 16th November 2012

Baldwins would like to congratulate Sir Ken Stevens on being named the 15th “flying Kiwi” at the HiTech Awards in Wellington on 12 November 2012.

Sir Ken Stevens, founder of baggage handling technology firm Glidepath, joins previous achievers such as Sir Angus Tait, Sir William Gallagher and Fisher & Paykel founders Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel in the HiTech hall of fame.

Trevor Laughton, chief technology officer at award sponsor Tait Communications, said Sir Ken was a rugby and yachting enthusiast and “all round good guy” with no ego who had shared his wisdom and knowledge with other exporters and devoted himself to education, working with schoolchildren and teachers to find career paths into business.

Philip Thoreau, the Baldwins partner who has for over 30 years lead handling of the complex developmental, production and international market areas critical to Glidepath’s intellectual Property commercialisation says, “Sir Ken’s recognition is richly deserved, not only for his own business success which is self-evident, but for his perpetual encouragement and optimism for others to do likewise; all done with a genuine “have a go then” love for people and a boyish wink for good luck!”

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