Ben joined the Koetter team in March of 2013. He was able to gain “hands-on” experience in a variety of capacities in our finished-goods warehouse before joining the sales team in February of 2014. Ben is excited to use his growing product knowledge and prior customer service experience to help serve the needs of our customers. Outside of work, Ben is active in the community of his local church. He and his wife became first-time parents in the spring of 2014, and he absolutely loves this new chapter of life. When Ben has time beyond those responsibilities, he enjoys thoughtful gaming, reading anything, and movies that make him laugh!
Brenda has been with Koetter Woodworking for over 18 years, having started on the production floor making Finger-Joint Poplar and “stacking whatever needed to be stacked”! Shortly after joining the company, Brenda moved into a customer service role. She enjoys building relationships with her customers and being a part of their success! Growing up on a farm instilled Brenda with a love of animals (for which her three dogs, 2 rabbits, and cat are greatful!), gardening, and landscaping.
Dale joined the Koetter team in the fall of 2015. He brings over 20 years of experience in the building products industry, including pro-yard and wholesale distribution sales and service. Dale is able to use his extensive knowledge to listen to customer needs and help find the best solutions to meet those needs. Dale loves spending time with his wife and their four (nearly grown) children, hunting, and watching Indiana Hoosier basketball!
With 17 years at Koetter Woodworking and more than 30 years experience in the industry, Keith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our sales team. His primary focus is working with customers that manufacture kitchen cabinetry, office furniture, casegoods, and store fixtures to help support their business through creative problem solving and dedicated service. Keith is a proud Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, helping others, and the occasional round of golf.
Kristie has been a key member of the Koetter team for over three years, and has been involved in wood products manufacturing for nearly 30 years. With a broad range of experience including office furniture production and finishing, and in-field trouble-shooting, Kristie’s expertise in wood products has proven to be a great asset to the customers she serves. Kristie loves Indiana Hoosier basketball and the outdoors (especially hiking, horseback riding, and relaxing by a campfire).
After spending several years in retail management, Lisa joined the Koetter team as an Account Representative in 1999. Lisa loves the daily personal interaction in her job, and considers her customers part of her extended family. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking for her family and spending as much time as possible with her grandbabies!
Steve’s passion for woodworking developed at an early age, when he began helping out in his grandfather’s wood shop. From custom cabinetry to lamp-making, Steve’s grandfather instilled a love of craftsmanship and artistry in woodworking. After embarking on a career in professional sport’s photography and photographic equipment services and sales, Steve was able to return to his passion of woodworking when a relocation to Southern Indiana brought him to Koetter Woodworking. Steve is anxious to put his customer service and woodworking experience to work for his customers! In addition to woodworking, Steve loves spending time working on and riding motorcycles.
Daniel joined the Koetter sales team in January of 2014 after graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Daniel is excited to put his education and previous experience in the building materials industry to work for his customers. Daniel is an avid auto enthusiast and enjoys everything about the auto industry – from its rich history and iconic place in America’s popular culture to the industry’s importance to the U.S. manufacturing base.
Jason joined the Koetter team in 2011, bringing a new dimension to our inside sales team with his experience as a custom home builder. Jason’s knowledge of hands-on application has been a great asset for the customers he works with as well as his co-workers. Jason enjoys spending quality time with his family and being involved in his church.
Mike began his career on the manufacturing floor at Koetter nearly 27 years ago. Today he spends much of his time in the field servicing the needs of our dealers. The key to Mike’s success has been his passion for understanding the markets he services and the needs of our customers in those markets. “Every day brings new opportunities and new challenges, and finding creative solutions to meet the need at hand is what drives me each day”. Mike loves the water, and is an avid skier and boating enthusiast. He is also devoted to his family and to his Louisville Cardinal sports!
After graduating with her degree in Interior Design, Carol began her career in the Architectural Millwork industry as a project estimator with a local dealer that supplied millwork packages to custom home builders in the Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana markets. During her 28 years with Koetter Woodworking, Carol has been involved in all aspects of sales and marketing for the company. Today, she manages the Account Representative team as well as all marketing efforts for the company. In her spare time, Carol enjoys training and showing her English Springer Spaniels.
Clay has served in a variety of capacities in his 23 years at Koetter Woodworking, from grading and bundling mouldings, to inside sales and estimating, to his current role as Director of Sales & Product Management. Outside of work, Clay enjoys reading, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his wife and three sons.
Sam has over 32 years of employment with Koetter Woodworking in production/plant management as well as corporate strategy. He is able to draw on this extensive experience-base when working with industry partners to develop new markets and find effective solutions to today’s business challenges. When he’s not hard at work on the challenges of the day or looking forward to the opportunities of tomorrow, Sam can often be found on his tractor working around the farm, or enjoying time with his grandchildren.
Tom & Mary Frances Koetter founded Koetter Woodworking in 1959. Today, the company is managed by four of the five Koetter sons, from left to right: Brian (VP-Sales & Marketing), TJ (VP-Communications), Randy (CEO), Tom & Mary Frances (founders), Jerry (President), and Rick (retired).