General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> March 9, 2009

Investing In Best Bargains – Robert E. Killen – The Killen Group, Inc.

Robert E. Killen is Chairman and CEO of The Killen Group, Inc., a registered investment adviser founded in 1982. The Killen Group manages stock and bond portfolios for individuals, retirement plans, trusts, foundations and other institutions. The Killen Group is also adviser to The Berwyn Funds, a family of no-load mutual funds, which includes the Berwyn Fund, Berwyn Income Fund and Berwyn Cornerstone Fund. From 1969 to 1982, he was a partner in the investment advisory company, Compu-Val Management which was based in Wilmington, Delaware and was the predecessor to The Killen Group. Associated with The Killen Group is Berwyn Financial Services, a financial brokerage operation. He serves as Chairman of this company that was founded in 1986. During his career as an investment adviser he has served on two public companies' Board of Directors. In 1987 he served on the Board of Tri-State Motor, a Joplin, Missouri-based carrier of explosive materials. This firm was acquired and now operates as a private company. More recently, from 1996 to 2008, he served on the Westmoreland Coal Company's Board of Directors. Westmoreland is the oldest publicly traded coal company in the United States. He retired from the Board in 2008 and served as Chairman in the last year of his tenure. From 1966 to 1976 he worked at General Electric's Space Division and was involved in the Apollo Program as an engineer and program manager. He also spent six years during this period working on alternative energy systems, including wind power systems. From 1963 to 1966 he worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the City College of New York as well as a Master's in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic. Profile
TWST: Please start with an overview of The Killen Group and your investment

philosophy there.

Mr. Killen: The Killen Group was actually incorporated in 1982, but its roots go

back to 1969,