President, CEO & Board Member
Brad Knight comes to Katerra with over 30 years of hands-on operations, engineering, and supply chain management experience. Brad held executive management or board positions at Flextronics, Metcal, and Adaptix, as well as served in chief executive, board of director, and executive consultant roles for 1800 Contacts, Erickson Retirement Communities, Retirement Living TV, and Sandisk. He's managed operations projects within North America, South America and Asia.
Brad has been instrumental in developing start-up infrastructure, contract negotiations, marketing, equipment selection and installation, MRP implementation, financial planning, and staffing for Customer Service, Product Management, Manufacturing and Logistics. Brad's unique vision, broad strategic thinking, and pragmatic managerial approach has been instrumental in his success with numerous start-ups and turnaround situations.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology & Manufacturing from California State University. He has been recognized for creating "One of the Top Ten Places to Work" by Cable World magazine. Brad is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, and served in the U.S. Army Infantry as a Drill Instructor, Master Trainer Qualified.