We’re saddened to share the passing of former Tipmont employee Kenneth “Kenny” Kirkpatrick, of Lafayette, on Dec. 30, 2021. Following his military service in Japan and Korea, Kenny’s Tipmont career spanned nearly 40 years. He joined in 1960, served in groundsman and lineman roles, and retired as a dispatcher. Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Foundation.
Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.
Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.