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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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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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Knotts Team Spotlight on Joe Maresca - Celebrating 42 Years at Knotts!

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 2, 2019 4:17:14 PM

As we continue to share the rock stars of The Knotts Company, we thought to profile Joe Maresca who is the man who makes those fast shipments of replacement parts possible for all our customers. He may be "behind the scenes" to our clients,  but for us around the office he is ever present and our "go to person" for so many things. We are incredibly grateful he has spent his career with Knotts. 
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Knotts Team Spotlight on Fred Heimall - Approaching a Half Century of Expertise in Industrial Automation Solutions

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 1, 2019 3:45:19 PM

We often focus our blogs on new shiny products and their applications, but we want to highlight our team members who make it come together smoothly -- from planning to customer support to the vast experience they lend to solving our clients' challenges. It seemed right to begin with Fred Heimall, who is our longest-serving employee! We recently asked him a few questions....
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Payback Calculator - Let’s Do the Math

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 14, 2018 7:35:03 AM

Is new technology right for your business? The question driving this response is almost always: will it make a difference to the bottom line?

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A Peek Inside Knotts’ Toolbox

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 18, 2018 7:45:44 AM

One of the strengths of our President, Rick Howe, is looking broadly at our industry and our company, noticing things the rest of us may miss. He’s great at stepping back, analyzing things and sharing his insight. Oftentimes it’s a market opportunity we hadn’t considered before or a subtle industry shift that’s caught his attention, but recently it was far simpler a message than usual.

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The Knotts Co. Adds Trio Motion Technology

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jul 18, 2017 8:33:55 AM

The Knotts Company is pleased to announce their new partnership with Trio Motion Technology. Effective July 2017, The Knotts Company will be a distributor for all of their products.

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The Knotts Co. Adds Robotiq to their Product Lines

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Knotts Company is proud to announce our their new partnership with Robotiq, effective June 2017.  Robotiq is a manufacturer of 2-Finger Adaptive Grippers, 3-Finger Grippers, Wrist Camera Vision Systems as well as Force Torque Sensors. We are thrilled to be adding Robotiq to the diverse line of products that we carry. We look forward to working with them as well as showing our customers how their products can help their business thrive. 

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