Kenn Hines – HMA Vice Chair
May 2016 to present
Kenn Hines is the Vice-Chair of the Huron Manufacturing Association since his appointment at the HMA Annual General Meeting in May 2016. As Vice-Chair, Kenn’s role is to exercise the duties of the Chair in any absence or inability. He is also called on to perform such duties as may be determined by the Executive Board of Directors from time to time.
Kenn is a very supportive Vice-Chair and brings new ideas and his knowledge of the manufacturing sector to the table. Kenn is the driving force behind the HMA’s newest project HMA GEARS.
In 1932, Christopher J. Pink began making concrete urns in the backyard at his home. The business quickly grew, and a plant was built in London, Ontario. Under the direction of Christopher’s son Kenneth (Kenn’s namesake), C.J. Pink & Son became a leader in the production of many precast products including burial vaults, drainage, and commercial products.
In 1979, Design Concrete Systems Limited was incorporated by Alan Hines, Son in Law of Ken Pink as a branch into the agricultural precast market. Design Concrete Systems Limited has been kept in the family over the generations – they recently celebrated their 40th year of successful business in Huron County and have since merged with the Powell Group of Companies to grow the market share of its newest endeavour, noise walls and retaining walls.
Kenn is the youngest son of Alan Hines and great-grandson of founder CJ Pink. Design Concrete Systems Limited has been nominated and received HMA Awards of Excellence including Innovative Manufacturer of the Year. Design Concrete Systems Limited has sponsored HMA Annual Awards of Excellence events.
Kenn continues as Vice-Chair into 2022 and looks forward to a very successful year for the HMA.
Kenn lives with his family in Exeter. He enjoys time with family and friends, coaching sports, and volunteering in his community.
The Huron Manufacturing Association has been very fortunate to have Kenn as Vice-Chair since 2016. Kenn is a major contributor to the success of the HMA.