The KTrack founders, Owen Knott and Martin Knott, Jr. have extensive experience in facilities management and maintenance spanning from design and construction to building asset management. Currently, their firm Knott Mechanical is one Maryland’s premier commercial HVAC and plumbing service providers, working with more than 1,200 customers in Central Maryland providing service in over 2,000 buildings comprising 90 million sq. ft. of space.
At its inception in 2002, the Founders chose to take a new approach to operating a mechanical services business. That tactic was to use technology to streamline the operations and provide clients real time advice and potential for solutions to problems that were encountered. To that end, the founders began work on what was to become KTrack. Since 2003, Knott Mechanical has been using the KTrack platform to manage all aspects of asset management and maintenance for their clients. Using this robust software platform, Knott Mechanical has been able to realize a 120% increase in worker productivity and 200% increase in revenue per truck.
Over the past three years, the KTrack founders have consciously evolved KTrack from a custom software product for internal use to a SaaS platform that serves as a bridge between the design, construction, operations and maintenance stages of construction and/or renovation of a facility.
The Company has secured key customer wins in partnership with Whiting Turner: Maryland’s Wicomico County Public School District and Bexar County, Texas 911 Center. The leadership and execution skills of the management team are demonstrated by their accomplishments.
Ken has been transforming IT companies for the last 30 years. In addition to being CEO of GMB Consulting, LLC, he serves on boards of high growth software companies and various non-profits. Prior to GMB, he was Executive Vice President of Autodesk where he lead its growth from $800 million to over $2 billion in 6 years (160%) and restructured the global reseller/partner networks and developer communities to improve and expand the company’s ecosystem. In addition to his sales and marketing expertise, Ken is a turnaround expert and angel based in Dallas, Texas.
Murray recently retired as Vice President Virtual Design & Construction for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company after nearly 40 years in the construction industry. At Whiting-Turner he was worked to define and implement BIM technology throughout design and construction. He is still actively participating with owners, designers, suppliers, and construction firms to leverage the best results for their projects to enhance facility lifecycles. As a member of the Wye River Advisory Board, Murray is assisting the company as to how this powerful platform is deployed to collect data for more effective facility maintenance. His inquisitive nature wants to understand how the information generated can be analyzed and used as a method of determining best materials, equipment, and management practices and applied to individual customer’s facilities.
Martin G. Knott, Jr. (Chair)
Martin is the President, co-Founder and co-Owner of Knott Mechanical Inc. (KM) and a Founder and co-owner of Wye River Technologies. KM is one of the Maryland’s premier commercial HVAC and plumbing service providers, working with more than 1,200 customers providing service to over 2.000 buildings and 90 million sq. ft. of space. Johns Hopkins Healthcare and Comcast are among the many clients with whom the firm enjoys a long-term relationship.