Since 1924, Kness Manufacturing has specialized in manufacturing high-quality pest defense products. The Iowa-based industry leader recently expanded their leadership team by hiring Dan Crew as the company’s General Manager. In his new position, Crew will oversee the daily operations of Kness. He will be involved in various aspects of the business such as creating and implementing strategies designed to grow the company, manage the development of key performance goals, and other important functions that ensure the delivery of quality Kness products to customers.
Crew brings a wealth of industry experience to refining manufacturing processes. Before being brought onto the Kness team, Crew was at his previous employer for 31 years. There he had been involved in near every aspect of manufacturing, starting as a production worker and moving his way up from acting foreman, production scheduler, data control specialist, senior site purchasing agent and finally as a process control technician.
His knowledge and experience of manufacturing extend beyond that related to everyday work. Crew is involved with Six Sigma, a set of management techniques aimed at improving business processes. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional and is well versed in the methodology. By utilizing his experience and Six Sigma tools, Crew looks forward to helping strengthen the foundation that Kness has established for its products and services.
“I want to build upon the legacy that already exists here at Kness and continue the family core values of compassion, motivation, and respect,” said Dan Crew, General Manager of Kness Manufacturing. “From day one, everyone at Kness has gone out of their way to make me feel like an integral part of the team. It gives me a sense of pride to be able to say that I work for Kness.”
Crew’s hiring comes at a time where Kness is expanding its product offerings. The company recently released its new KritterSense Remote Monitoring System. This product allows customers to remotely monitor their pest traps, saving time and increasing efficiency.