ESD names Knipp COO
Kurt Knipp has been named chief operating officer (COO) by ESD. He will be leading day-to-day operations for the company.
Kurt Knipp has been named chief operating officer (COO) at ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.).
In his new position, Knipp will be responsible for leading ESD’s day-to-day operations. He has more than 30 years of experience with a diverse background in executive management and consulting for a wide variety of domestic and international companies.
He has led and managed complex performance improvement and advisory assignments for middle market companies with annual revenues of $30-$400 million. Knipp holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and finance from Northern Illinois University.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey