J. Brian Knotts Joins Koenig Equipment as COO
Koenig Equipment welcomes the arrival of J. Brian Knotts as COO and Vice President of Agricultural Production, effective November 1, 2021. Knotts brings to Koenig over 25 years of farming experience , lawn and garden and construction equipment.
After developing a passion for farming while spending summers on his grandparents’ farm in Indiana, Knotts devoted 23 years of his career as an executive with John Deere Company. Over the past two years, Knotts has served as an independent strategic advisor to investment groups and dealer organizations seeking franchise expansion opportunities.
Knotts received his undergraduate degree in finance as well as his MBA in Marketing and Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Although he has worked with over 300 John Deere dealers in the Eastern United States and Europe, Knotts chose to work exclusively for Koenig Equipment because of his vision for the future and his focus on his customers. , its employees and its communities. He appreciates the family atmosphere and is ready to contribute to the culture that has been built over four generations.
The employment of Knotts “will provide leadership essential to achieving our mission of fast, cost-effective solutions that deliver unmistakable satisfaction to our customers,” said Aaron Koenig, CEO of Koenig Equipment. His direct experience with customers, dealers and manufacturers will allow Knotts to “position Koenig Equipment for continued growth and expansion,” which has been Koenig Equipment’s primary initiative since its founding in 1904.