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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Maria Santiago

Posted by Mark Howe

Apr 30, 2021 10:45:45 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to Maria Santiago. Maria has been a member of the Knotts Company Sales Department for almost 2 years. As a Robotic Solutions Manager, she helps Knotts Company customers identify collaborative robot solutions to automate their applications. Maria spends a lot of time on-site with our customers getting to know their specific needs so that she can make recommendations to help increase productivity and reduce operating expenses.
Name: Maria Santiago 
Department: Sales
Title: Robotic Solutions Manager  
Time at Knotts: 2 years
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Claire Ismirlian

Posted by Mark Howe

Mar 15, 2021 11:15:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to Claire Ismirlian. Claire joined the Knotts team as a Sales Engineer a year ago and has quickly adapted to life at Knotts. She suppor ts her accounts by providing excellent service and by helping clients identify solutions for their business needs.  
Name: Claire Ismirlian 
Department: Sales
Title: Sales Engineer  
Time at Knotts: 1year
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to James Higgins

Posted by Mark Howe

Feb 18, 2021 11:15:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to James Higgins. James has been with the Knotts team for the past year as a Business Development Representative. He plays a crucial role in helping our customers find opportunities for automation, and, ultimately, to grow their business. 

Name: James Higgins 
Department: Sales
Title: Business Development Representative  
Years at Knotts: 1
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Stephen Rabideau

Posted by Mark Howe

Nov 4, 2020 10:30:00 AM

This month our employee spotlight turns to Stephen Rabideau, Lead Automation Application Engineer. Stephen has been part of the Knotts team for 5 years and has held several roles. In his current role, he leads a team of sharp minds to help resolve our customers' unique automation issues. 

Name: Stephen Rabideau
Department: Automation
Title: Lead Automation Application Engineer
Years at Knotts: 5
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Jerry Ferrante

Posted by Mark Howe

Aug 7, 2020 2:10:00 PM

This month we're spotlighting Strategic Account Manager Jerry Ferrante. Jerry has an interesting history with Knotts. After originally joining us in January 1990, he left the company a couple times, finally rejoining the team for third time in 2011. As a valued member of our outside sales team, Jerry takes great care of our existing customers and is passionate about bringing our products and solutions to new clients in his region. We're so pleased to have him back as part of the Knotts family.

Name: Jerry Ferrante
Department: Outside Sales
Title: Strategic Account Manager
Years at Knotts: 30 years since original start date
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Heather McNall-Lang

Posted by Mark Howe

Jul 10, 2020 8:55:00 AM

This month we're celebrating Production Coordinator Heather McNall-Lang! A core member of our production team, Heather keeps all of our orders running smoothly and ensures the team and our clients have what they need, when they need it. She's a team player, often pitching in to help in other departments as needed. Heather is used to the spotlight, and can often be found on stage singing, acting, or directing in her spare time! 

Name: Heather McNall-Lang
Department: Production
Title: Production Coordinator
Years at Knotts: 13
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Walter Valentin

Posted by Mark Howe

Jun 15, 2020 11:18:00 AM

Walter (Wally) Valentin is celebrating 21 years in our Production/Assembly department! Wally is a master at bringing our customer's visions to life and he loves what he does. A true problem-solver, Wally is a valuable asset to the team. Congratulations on 21 years, Wally!

Name: Walter Valentin (aka Wally)
Department: Production/Assembly 
Title: Technician
Years at Knotts: 21 
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Ivette Sanchez

Posted by Mark Howe

May 18, 2020 3:39:00 PM

Celebrating 22 years with The Knott's Company, today we're celebrating Customer Service Manager, Ivette Sanchez! Ivette plays a key role in answering customer questions and keeping operations running smoothly. Congratulations on this milestone, Ivette! We're so happy to have you as part of the Knotts family.

Name: Ivette Sanchez
Title: Customer Service Manager
Years at Knotts: 22
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Knotts Team Spotlight Turns to Christopher Logie

Posted by Mark Howe

Apr 17, 2020 3:42:55 PM

After starting out many years ago in Customer Service and becoming an expert on Knott's wide variety of products, Christopher Logie transitioned into his current Business Development role and is now celebrating his 24th year with us! Congratulations to Chris on this milestone.

Name: Christopher Logie
Department: Business Development
Years at Knotts: 24
Tell us about what you do:  
My main responsibility is to provide product information and advice of The Knotts Company capabilities to potential customer from leads received direct from manufacturers or from our website. I also manage the needs of established customers to ensure that their required applications are met. Part of my responsibilities involve on-site visits at customer locations to understand their  application/equipment needs and consulting with colleagues to develop solutions utilizing the materials that The Knotts Company sells. I also provide expert technical assistance to our Customer Service Representatives when a customer inquiries or requests additional information and I provide assistance to walk-in customers looking for products, system development, etc. I specialize in compressor and vacuum pumps.
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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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