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Knaack LLC Appoints Demetrios Pahno to Vice President of Manufacturing

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - March 2008 – Knaack LLC, a division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and its Emerson Professional Tools business, recently appointed Demetrios “Jim” Pahno to vice president of manufacturing. In this role, Pahno will oversee all aspects of Knaack’s manufacturing materials, manufacturing engineering, safety, quality and logistics.Jim Pahno

Pahno has over 22 years of engineering and manufacturing management experience in both industrial and consumer manufacturing environments.

Before joining Knaack, Pahno served as vice president of manufacturing for the American Locker Group in Dallas, Texas. Prior to American Locker, Pahno held manufacturing and engineering leadership positions for Telsco Industries where he led the introduction of new products and the Rain Bird Corporation where he directed manufacturing plants in the US and Mexico. 

Pahno holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia, a master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s in business administration from Duke University.

Knaack LLC makes and markets a complete line of KNAACK Jobsite Storage Equipment, including storage chests, workstations and rolling workbenches that keep jobsites organized and productive and tools secure. A variety of boxes are offered to meet the unique demands of each task. It also makes and markets WEATHER GUARD Van Solutions and WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment.

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