Leadership Team

President John M. Knott

Experience

John M. KnottMr. John Knott, President of JD Technologies, LLC started his career with GE in Lynn, Massachusetts as a product design engineer and graduated from their rigorous Engineering Career Development Program. This was followed by senior design/new product design responsibility with United Technologies Corporation where he transitioned into marketing and sales. With this experience, coupled with an MBA, Mr. Knott achieved assignments of increasing responsibilities with established high tech companies as well as start-ups. Mr. Knott has successfully represented manufacturers by selling products in the northeast region of the United States and throught out the world since 1989.

The common denominator with Mr. Knott’s extensive sales and marketing experience and accomplishments has been “identifying and satisfying customer values better than the competition can or will do” and selling technical products and/or services resulting in increased revenue and profit.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Connecticut.
  • Masters in Mechanical Engineering (with an Electrical Engineering Minor) from Northeastern University.
  • Masters in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Senior Sales Engineer Matthew R. Knott

Experience

Matthew R. KnottMr. Matthew Knott, Consultant for JD Energy brings over 10 years of experience in engineering, marketing, sales, and product management within multiple verticals of the energy industry. As a Senior Sales Engineer and Product Manager for ABB’s Distribution Components, a division of Power Products Business Unit, Matthew was responsible for simultaneously managing a $70 MUSD line of instrument transformer products while successfully introducing new distribution sensor solutions to the market. Prior to joining ABB, he worked with Invensys Operations Management (now Schneider Electric) as an Application Engineer. There he was responsible for the design and implementation of distributed control systems in a variety of generation plants ranging from 50KW biomass to 1000MW nuclear reactors.

In addition to his work in large corporations, Matthew has experience growing start-up companies such as Gridco Systems that provide innovative system solutions for the energy industry. Matthew’s work in leading both product management and marketing new solutions have helped utilities manage the shifting paradigm of increasing two-way power flow due to increasing distributed generation, more stringent security, environmental, and efficiency regulations, and the growing need to manage capacity in real-time along the distribution grid.

Matthew’s passion resides in working with utilities to find the right solutions solving key problems that improve the reliability, efficiency and sustainability of the electric grid.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Masters in Business Administration from Babson College