L. KIRK TOMPKINS Independent Business Consultant
L. Kirk Tompkins, Independent Consultant, Hutchinson Group, Managing Partner, Knickerbocker Group, a business consulting partnership. Tompkins is an experienced entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant for domestic and multi-national business including electronic government, manufacturing, and distribution.
His experience includes industrial and mechanical product design and development, the patent process from design to global patent, plant start up, research, planning, business development, implementation, managing projects, marketing, and sales.
Mr. Tompkins has extensive business experience across the USA and many foreign assignments including; Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, China, Europe, Scandinavia, UK, Mexico, and South America.
Tompkins former associations include: (1) Partner in the Hutchinson Group consulting firm founded by former Congressman and former Undersecretary at Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson, (2) Founder and former CEO of an industrial manufacturing company joint venture with FAG Kugelfischer of Schweinfurt, Germany, (3) Founder and former CEO of F&T Manufacturing producing automobile parts for Ford Motor Company, (4) President and CEO of a ball bearing/PTE industrial distribution firm.
Tompkins is co-founder of Pulaski Academy, an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for preschool students through twelfth grade and co-founder of Arkansas Montessori School.
Mr. Tompkins was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He studied at Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, Wilson Learning Institute, University of Arkansas, and University of New Mexico. Mr. Tompkins is a former member of the U.S. Department of Arkansas Commerce District Export Council.