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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Ken Parks

Ken Parks is currently serves as global vice president of engineering and technology for the Victaulic Corporation. He previously served as an engineering and technical consultant for Arcadia Group International and the senior vice president of engineering/research and development for the Gates Corporation. 
Mr. Parks holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree from the University of South Florida. He has been a judge since 2016.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1927, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.