I have known Ken Locklear since 1995 and have done lots of business with him and his companies for over 10 years. Ken was always a true professional and an extremely good businessman, more so than that, Ken was a really really good guy. We at HBOTECH Blog are saddened by this loss and will miss Ken dearly. This is a very sad day for the hyperbaric community, his friends, and especially his loving family.
Ken you will be dearly missed. I will miss our weekly brain storming sessions buddy.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Ken’s honor to:
First Care Pregnancy Center | PO BOX 15198 West Palm Beach, FL. 33416
Acts 2 Worship Center | 13000 Okeechobee Blvd. Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Oxygen Research Foundation | 2700 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BEST PUBLISHING
It is with our deepest regret that we announce the passing of Mr. Kenneth Locklear, President of Best Publishing Company and American Baromedical Corporation yesterday, January 11th 2011. Our most sincere sympathies go out to Ken’s family and his many friends and colleagues around the world. Ken Locklear was just 41 years old and he leaves behind his wonderful wife Heather and three remarkable children.
Ken was at the prime of his life and career. Having established American Baromedical Corporation in 1997, Ken’s successful approach to business contributed to the overall advancement of the hyperbaric medicine field. Ken had been instrumental in driving regulatory change and broadening of the indications list for HBO. Ken implemented the Oxygen Research Foundation in 2008 with the intent to achieve as many research studies as financially possible in order to profess the need for this source of alternative medicine to medical care providers, insurance companies, legislation and all other necessary mediums. His latest endeavor was the purchase of Best Publishing Company where he believed that widespread dissemination of education and knowledge was fundamental to the continued long term success of the wound care and hyperbaric industry. His passion led to the launch of WCHMedia Group, a division of Best Publishing which is responsible for the successful publishing of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Journal, Calendar and Resource Guide.
Ken was a visionary leader who often took the road less traveled which paid dividends over time. Ken always wanted the best for the stakeholders, most important of those, the patients.
He was a positive light for all of us and unfortunately it was extinguished too early. We ask that you take a moment and pray for the Locklear family and respect their privacy during this sad time.