Our Team

Our Team 2017-06-28T18:33:19+00:00
GARY KNUDSON
GARY KNUDSON Owner, President, and Chief Innovator
PHONE: 1-303-469-2101

Having processed and received over 100 patents (both domestic and worldwide) Gary practically grew up in the metal business. He initially worked for his father Art Knudson, who founded the company in 1957 using his garage to make gutter machines. Gary began designing gutter machines beginning on day #1 of his employment for his father, back in May of 1965. Subsequently, Gary bought his father out of the business and has run Knudson Manufacturing in an ownership and CEO position since 1970. Gary’s many machine designs have been sold globally since then. He remains active as our Owner and President, still overseeing plant operations and management of contracts. As our Chief Designer he is still obtaining patents for his new and innovative ideas which he creates for the manufacture of our machines and equipment.

ERIN KNUDSON
ERIN KNUDSON Marketing and Sales Manager
PHONE: 1-303-469-2101 ext 4242

Erin was initially trained in behavioral health care with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University and a License in the State of Colorado. She also has a history of experience in her own home-based jewelry business and was one of the top 10 Rookies in sales in the U.S. She has recently chosen to change her career to come and work for Knudson Manufacturing. We welcome her new spirit, energy, enthusiasm, and innovative mind in furthering our marketing and sales efforts at Knudson Mfg. As a member of the Knudson family (Erin is Gary’s daughter), she has her eye on higher management down the road.

Email: erin (@) knudsonmfg.com

CLETE ZAKRZEWSKI

Plant Operations and Technical Support Manager

PHONE: 1-303-469-2101 ext 4222
Email: clete (@) knudsonmfg.com

Clete has been working for our company for 16 years, gaining a tremendous history of experience with our machines. His loyalty to Knudson Manufacturing is without precedence. He is thorough, conscientious, and diligent in overseeing production of manufacturing equipment in a cost-effective manner. He looks out for the best interest of the customer and is quickly responsive to customers’ needs.

BILL ORTEGA

Product Design and Development Manager

PHONE: 1-303-469-2101 ext. 4225

Bill has two decades of experience in the roll-forming industry and fulfills a much-needed role in innovating and developing the equipment Knudson manufactures for the global market. He is a whiz on Autocad and Solidworks software and effectively provides digital design, renderings, and programs for efficient production of machines in our manufacturing plant.

KIM FAUROT

Financial and Office Manager

PHONE: 1-303-469-2101 ext 4231

Always willing to do what the job takes, Kim performs myriad tasks from keeping the company books, cost accounting, and financial records, to interacting with accounting and other legal services and insurance. She has maintained loyalty to Knudson Manufacturing for 13 years and our company benefits greatly from her consistency, accuracy, and diligence in performing her duties.