Command Alkon’s Ken Robinson, 1934-2019

Ken Robinson, accepting the 2012 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Chairman’s Award.

Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; The Birmingham News

Command Alkon has announced the late-April passing of co-founder and former executive chairman Kenneth G. Robinson II, honoring him as “an extraordinarily talented and accomplished entrepreneur” whose “belief in people being instrumental to the company’s success was recognized in his compassion for the business and its employees, together steering it through shared challenges and accomplishments.”

A retired Air Force Captain and graduate of the University of Maryland and Harvard University Small Business Company Management Program, Robinson founded Command Data Inc. in 1976. Tenure at IBM plus Computer Servicecenters, a prior venture he had launched, informed his partnership- and acquisition-driven evolution of Command Data into Command Alkon, the information technology leader in construction materials.