J. Brian Knotts Joins Koenig Equipment as Chief Operating Officer

Koenig Equipment, which has 15 dealerships across Indiana and Ohio, has named J. Brian Knotts as its chief operating officer and vice president of ag production. Knotts brings more than 25 years of ag, lawn & garden and construction-equipment experience to Koenig.

J. Brian Knotts (left) and Aaron Koenig (right).

Knotts dedicated 23 years of his career as an executive with John Deere Company, working with more than 300 John Deere dealers across the eastern U.S. and Europe. For the last two years, Knotts served as an independent strategic advisor for investment groups and dealer organizations investigating dealership expansion opportunities. Knotts earned his undergraduate degree in Finance as well as his MBA in Marketing and Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Knotts will “provide critical leadership to achieve our mission of timely, cost-effective solutions that deliver unquestionable satisfaction to our customers”, says 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.”

Founded in 1904, Koenig Equipment is a fourth-generation, family-owned dealership that provides parts, service and new & used equipment solutions at 15 locations across Indiana and Ohio. Koenig Equipment’s roster includes John Deere, Frontier, Hagie, Ferris, Gravely, Ventrac, Stihl and more.



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