Beck was the President & CEO of Automatic Feed Co., Napoleon, Ohio. He joined Automatic Feed as a salesman in 1975 and became President in 1982. A graduate of Hillsdale College, he was involved with many civic associations.
Beck was very active in AMT serving on several committees. He was a member of the AMT Board of Directors starting in 1993 and was the Chairman of the Board in 2000-2001. He returned to the Board and served as Secretary for a number of years ending in 2012.
In July 2012, Beck testified on behalf of AMT before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means on “Tax Issues Facing U.S. Manufacturers.” He described the difficulties faced by small manufacturers in the years following the recession.
The family suggests memorials to the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, 219 E. Washington St., Napoleon, OH 43545 or Hillsdale College, Kim Beck Leadership Fund, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI 49242. Arrangements by Walker Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to the family at: bit.ly/kbeckobit.