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

Posted by Mark Howe on October 16, 2019 08:00 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.
Rick Howe
Name:  Rick Howe
Department:  Executive Management
Title:  President/CEO/Owner
Years at Knotts:  40.75

Brief Bio of what you do:
Try to stay out of everyone's way. Coaching and think strategically while looking ahead for the success of the company.
What else have you done at Knotts over your tenure?   Sales and Marketing positions.
What made you stay here so long? Every day is different, but mostly the people - employees, customers, and our supplier partners make it enjoyable. Plus, ownership helps.
What you love most about working at Knotts?  The camaraderie, we are a family with a common goal. I believe in having fun and enjoying what you do and we try to have that environment here at Knotts. Life is too short to take seriously all the time. We work hard, are advocates for our customers and supplier partners, be professional and still try to have fun.

What is your favorite Knotts memory?  Winning my first of four Salesman of the Year awards as a young man against a few seasoned sales veterans.

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