CEO Hannah Kain Brings Extensive Leadership and Management Experience to ALOM
Prior to founding ALOM in 1997 in Fremont, California, Ms. Kain held various management and executive positions since 1983, with a wide range of experience in the packaging industry dating back to 1990.
Kain holds three university degrees (a B.S. in political science, a M.S. in communications, and an M.B.A. in marketing.) She is a frequent lecturer and speaker, and is a published author of a popular textbook on market analysis, now in its 4th edition. She has also been featured in numerous books, such as CEO Chronicles and Scrappy Women in Business.
Kain’s unwavering focus is on customer dedication and quality while challenging her team to deliver for the client. This focus led to the successful ISO certification for ALOM within a year of starting the business. It has also fostered many long-term business relationships.
She has extensive international management experience, membership, and involvement in numerous governmental and educational agencies and business groups. Kain is a Board member of both the National Association of Manufacturers and Watermark, and former Chair of the Silicon Valley Board for the Women’s Initiative. She serves on the Advisory Council of the Global Supply Chain Leaders Group, Heritage Bank of Commerce, and The Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Kain is a member of the exclusive invitation-only Committee of 200 for executive women.
In addition to being active with several community-based non-profit organizations, Kain’s other accomplishments include numerous awards for community involvement, leadership, management, and business, including:
- 2014 Gold NWBOC Eclipse Award for Outstanding Supplier Diversity
- Inducted into the Wall of Fame, Silicon Valley Capital Club, 2012
- 2012 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by Astra Women’s Alliance
- Winner, Vistage Leadership Award, 2011, for Collaboration
- Winner, Watermark 2011 Award, Women Who Made Their Mark
- Winner, Astra 2011 Global Excellence Award
- Winner, Astra 2009 Excellence in Strategic Alliances Award
- 2009 Winner Enterprising Women of the Year Award
- Silicon Valley Woman of Influence (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
- Business Women of the Year (ABWA)
- SBA Entrepreneurial Success
- Woman of Achievement (Women’s Fund)
- Commended by the San Jose City Council for contribution to the community
- Enterprising Woman of the Year Award (National Association of Women Business Owners, NAWBO)
- Most Inspiring Business Woman (NAWBO)
- Finalist in the Stevie Awards, 2004 and 2005
- Honored as “Woman of Distinction in Technology” by the East Bay Business Times
- Officer in Global Supply Chain Professional Council
- Board member, Women’s Initiative Silicon Valley
- Board member, National Association of Manufacturers