Curt Knapp Rejoins Warren Distribution
Curt Knapp, who previously worked in a leadership role for Warren Distribution from 1994 to 1998, has rejoined Warren Distribution as Senior Vice President, Business Development.
Curt has spent much of his career in the lubricants industry, also working for Texaco Chemical Additives Division, Castrol, Sunoco and, most recently, Safety Kleen/Clean Harbors. He led marketing, sales and supply initiatives in those organizations.
Knapp says he is excited to rejoin Warren Distribution. In his words, “It’s great to be back home at Warren Distribution. I was COO when I left in 1998 to move back to the East Coast for personal reasons. Back then, my family and I loved Omaha, so it was tough to leave.” Knapp adds, “But far tougher was leaving Bob Schlott, the owner of what is now a 93 year-old, $450 Million family-run business, and the rest of the Warren Distribution family. That’s because Bob is a man of exceptionally high-integrity who deeply cares for his 500+ employees and it shows in the quality and value that the firm has always delivered for its customers. I learned a lot and it is an example that I have tried to emulate in my career since I left.”
Knapp will be working directly for Bob Schlott. His focus will be identifying and developing opportunities to grow the business and improve the bottom line.
About Warren Distribution
Warren Distribution, Inc. was founded in 1922 as Warren Oil Company by James Schlott, the grandfather of Robert N. Schlott, the current Chairman / CEO. The business began by supplying lubricating oils and related products to the agricultural business in the surrounding area. Such business remains the principle focus of the firm today. In 1971, Terminal Packaging Corporation was founded in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as the manufacturer of plastic bottles and a packager of automotive coolants. This operation was later expanded to include lube oil blending and packaging. Terminal Packaging Corporation became a subsidiary of Warren Distribution in 1990 and in 1994 was merged into Warren. The manufacturing operation is known as Warren Performance Packaging today, an operating division of Warren Distribution. Warren Distribution is a Nebraska Corporation with its corporate offices in Omaha. Manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Guntersville, Alabama. Click for more.