Welcome to the 2017 Power 50 list, which ranks the most influential people in the industry.
#46: Lori Kates, Imagen Brands (asi/93990/47700)
2016 Rank: 46
Industry Experience: 21 years
Birthplace: Lima, OH
Now in her seventh year on the Power 50 list, Kates continues to receive positive peer scores for her work at Imagen, the parent of supplier brands Vitronic and Crown Products. While her firm’s sales were up just 1% in 2016, revenues have risen by double digits over the last five years. Notably, Kates was also Counselor’s Supplier Woman of Distinction in 2013.