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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Steve Harrold

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 26, 2020 11:39:00 AM

We don't see Steve as often as we'd like as he's often out on site with clients in New York. 30 years of service is a great reason to celebrate someone who has dedicated so much to our company and its customers over the years! Congratulations to Steve on this milestone.

Name: Steve Harrold
Department:
Sales
Title: Strategic Account Manager, Long Island/NYC
Years at Knotts: 30
Tell us about what you do:  
I sell to OEMs ( original equipment manufacturers) and users on LI and in NYC helping to make their businesses more profitable.
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Introducing INSPEKTO Vision Products for QA

Posted by Rick Howe

Mar 11, 2020 11:49:00 AM


We have expanded our product line by partnering with Inspekto to offer the world’s first ever autonomous machine vision system for quality assurance. Inspekto, a German industrial company with Israeli DNA, created the Autonomous Machine Vision system to offer an unprecedented ease and speed of set-up, encouraging the installation of quality assurance stations at every step of the production line. 

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Topics: vision, industrial vision, quality assurance, Inspekto

Knotts Team Spotlight on Carol Kulevich

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 19, 2020 8:54:00 AM

We have another Knotts team member with 32 years of service! Carol remarks that our work in the manufacturing sector keeps "the economy moving and growing." We'd also argue that Carol's great work ethic, industry knowledge, and long tenure has proven that she keeps The Knotts Company "moving and growing" too!
Name: Carol Kulevich
Department:
Customer Service Department
Title: Customer Service Representative
Years at Knotts: 32
Tell us about what you do:  
Customer Service is a marvelous interaction with customers, vendors and colleagues in order to satisfy a customer's needs. It involves talking with customers, to identify what they need, and then,
after entering orders, it means expediting material with our suppliers. Sometimes there are returns to handle, or ruffled feathers to smooth, or mysteries to decipher. Communication and problem-solving skills definitely help me do my job.
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Rich Eckhard

Posted by Mark Howe

Jan 21, 2020 12:47:41 PM

It's an honor to highlight another team member who has invested his entire career so far with The Knotts Company! The fact that Rich has earned Salesperson of the Year multiple times during his tenure reflects his commitment to his clients and his love of devising solutions to complex automation challenges. He's a colleague we can turn to with questions since with more than three decades of experience he's likely to have the answer!
Name: Richard Eckhard
Department: Sales
Title: Strategic Account Manager,
Northern/Central New Jersey
Years at Knotts: 32
Tell us about what you do:  
I am an outside Sales Rep for the full line of pneumatic and automation products that we sell.
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Ted Orlowski - 20 Years at Knotts and Soon Retiring!

Posted by Mark Howe

Dec 16, 2019 1:12:54 PM

Ted has given us 20 years of service!  It is bittersweet for us that he will soon retire. We wish him well and will very much miss seeing him every day. 
Rick Howe, Knotts' President, explains "for 20 years Ted has been a mainstay in customer service at The Knotts Company. His work ethic and devotion to customers has been exemplary."

 And Ivette Sanchez, Customer Service Manager, shares “it has been a pleasure working with and getting to know Ted over the past  20 years. He has been an invaluable member of the Knotts gang and more importantly a great person and friend. His vigilant work ethic and can-do attitude made him a key part of our customer service team. I am sure I speak for everyone when I wish him and his lovely wife, Nina, the very best in their retirement plans. Save some Florida sun for us! ”
We know many of you have spoken with Ted over the years. He's a little more background about him. 
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Donna Borrelli - Celebrating 32 Years at Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 22, 2019 12:11:10 PM

We have a number of teammates who have been with Knotts for several decades. Among them is Donna Borrelli. We are grateful to have Donna in our Knotts family, as she is essential to keep our company running smoothly. She makes sure we are paid on time and works with customers when payment issues or questions arise. Her head for numbers and her customer focus are very much appreciated!
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Introducing AutoGuide Mobile Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 18, 2019 9:19:10 AM

While AutoGuide Mobile Robots' name was in the news last week for being acquired by Teradyne (which also owns Mobile Industrial Robots and Universal Robots), it's making headlines here at Knotts this week as we are now representing AutoGuide. 

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Topics: autonomous mobile robot, robotics solutions, AMR, AutoGuide

Knotts Podcast Interview Features Josh Cloer of Mobile Industrial Robots

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 13, 2019 8:10:21 AM

As we continue to explore manufacturing technology and industry trends with our colleagues, we wanted to devote an episode to AMRs, Automated Mobile Robots.

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Topics: mobile industrial robot, Mobile Robots, MiR, autonomous mobile robot, robotics solutions, AMR

The Knotts Company Expands to Distribute Yamaha Products

Posted by Rick Howe

Nov 6, 2019 4:30:46 PM

We have expanded our product line by becoming a distributor for Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. Yamaha has been developing robotics for more than 30 years. Since first introducing robotics to their motorcycle production line, Yamaha has been supporting a range of production facilities with reliable, high quality industrial robots.

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Topics: robotics, electric actuator, robot, Yamaha, robotics solutions

Knotts Team Spotlight on Rick Howe - Celebrating Nearly 41 Years Building Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Knotts leader, Rick Howe, worked his way up the ladder starting his career here back in 1979.  Today, he is the Owner & CEO!  Many of our Partners and companies have worked with Rick over decades , so it seems logical to turn the Knotts Employee Spotlight on to Rick this month.  As someone who has devoted his professional work to helping our customers increase productivity and grow their businesses, he's also the steward of The Knotts Company, where he's expanded our offerings and grown the team since he became owner in 2004.
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