Duncan Klett

Duncan Klett, Fellow and Co-Founder, Kinaxis

Duncan Klett

Fellow and Co-Founder

Since co-founding Kinaxis in 1984, Duncan has focused on product innovation and matching RapidResponse functionality to customer needs. Acting as the interface between manufacturers, the Kinaxis design team, and executives, Duncan has led the successful fulfillment of several customer requirements.

In his current role as Fellow & Co-founder, Duncan draws on more than 30 years of experience with analytics and software solutions to design next-generation Kinaxis product features to help companies balance supply and demand of everything to drive greater competitive advantage. Prior to starting Kinaxis, Duncan held various positions with Bell Northern Research and Mitel Corporation.

Duncan has been involved with several professional and community organizations and regularly gives lectures at universities and industry events. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a certified Professional Engineer and a Kinaxis Certified RapidResponse Master.

Duncan lives in Ottawa with his wife, a retired school teacher. Their four children are grown up and are spread between Ottawa and California. Beyond work and grandparenting, Duncan enjoys almost any outdoor activity, especially biking and cross-country skiing.