Kness publicizes management transition – Pest Administration Skilled


Kathy Kness-Wauson

Kathy Kness-Wauson

On July 30, Kathy Kness-Wauson, third-generation president of business producer Kness Pest Defense, retired from 34 years of main the day-to-day operational tasks. The board then appointed Kness Common Supervisor Dan Crew to supervise the corporate’s Albia, Iowa-based operations. This shift represents the primary time within the firm’s 96-year historical past {that a} non-Kness member of the family has been chosen to direct Kness Pest Protection.

“This transition is a major step for the corporate shifting ahead,” Kness-Wauson stated in a information launch. “Whereas it’s a altering of the guard, per se, the corporate’s day-to-day operations will proceed being led by somebody who holds the corporate’s Midwest values and dedication to excellence that has propelled Kness to being the business normal in the case of pest management merchandise. And that somebody is Dan Crew.”

Kness-Wauson nonetheless serves as president of the corporate and its Board of Administrators. She is the granddaughter of Austin “Brick” Kness, inventor of the Ketch-All A number of Catch Mousetrap and founding father of Kness Manufacturing Co.

Crew’s transition to his new position is predicted to be swift, as he has been concerned with overseeing each day operations of producing whereas creating and implementing methods for rising the corporate over the past 12 months as common supervisor.

“It’s a nice privilege and honor to be chosen to take up the mantle for each day operations,” Crew stated within the information launch. “I stand dedicated to pushing the envelope of what Kness is able to producing in the case of creating top-tier pest options for all of our prospects, whereas reinforcing the corporate’s welcoming tradition of compassion, motivation and respect.”

Crew brings 31 years of producing expertise and an authorized Lean Six Sigma Inexperienced Belt skilled. He started his profession as a manufacturing employee and shifting his means up from performing foreman, manufacturing scheduler, information management specialist, senior web site buying agent, and at last, as a course of management technician.