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Knowles Corporation

1151 Maplewood Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
United States
630 250 5100

IndustryCommunication Equipment
Full-time employees7,000

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Jeffrey S. NiewPres, CEO & Director1.21MN/A1967
Mr. John S. AndersonSr. VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer643.7kN/A1963
Mr. Daniel J. GieseckeSr. VP & COO594.86kN/A1968
Mr. Raymond D. CabreraSr. VP of HR & Chief Admin. Officer429.27kN/A1967
Mr. Robert J. PernaSr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.632.53kN/A1964
Mr. Christian U. ScherpSr. VP of Global Sales1.51MN/A1966
Mr. Michael J. KnappVP of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Brian CrannellSr. VP of Corp. Devel.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. David W. WightmanPres of Specialty Components - Precision DevicesN/AN/A1955
Mr. Chris DuganPres of Precision DevicesN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2020, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions for the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, and industrial markets. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones, balanced armature speakers, and audio processors used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. The PD segment designs and delivers capacitor products and mmWave radio frequency solutions that are used in applications, such as power supplies and medical implants, satellite communication, and radar systems, as well as for telecommunications infrastructure applications. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the telecommunication, fiber optics, and defense markets. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. The company has operations in Asia, the United States, Europe, other Americas, and internationally. Knowles Corporation was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

Corporate governance

Knowles Corporation’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 26 September 2021 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 3; Shareholder rights: 2; Compensation: 1.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.