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Knowles Corporation (KN)

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14.59-0.19 (-1.29%)
At close: 04:00PM EDT
14.69 +0.10 (+0.70%)
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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 & Director913.42k2.9M1967
Mr. John S. AndersonSr. VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer524.79k547.89k1963
Mr. Daniel J. GieseckeSr. VP & COO525.23k534.74k1968
Mr. Raymond D. CabreraSr. VP of HR & Chief Admin. Officer411.66k513.62k1967
Mr. Robert J. PernaSr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec.521.62kN/A1964
Patton HoferVP of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Brian CrannellSr. VP of Corp. Devel.N/AN/AN/A
Mr. Air A. Bastarrica Jr.VP & ControllerN/AN/A1980
Amounts are as of 31 December 2022, 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 offers micro-acoustic microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio solutions, high performance capacitors, and radio frequency products for the consumer electronics, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, industrial, and communications markets. It operates through three segments: Precision Devices (PD); Medtech & Specialty Audio (MSA); and Consumer MEMS Microphones (CMM). The PD segment is involved in the design and delivery of high-performance capacitor products, electromagnetic interference filters, and RF filtering solutions that are used in applications, such as defense, medtech, and electric vehicle, as well as for communications applications. The MSA segment designs and manufactures microphones and balanced armature speakers used in applications that serve the audio, hearing health, and True Wireless Stereo markets. The CMM segment designs and manufactures micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphones and audio solutions used in applications that serves the ear, Internet of Things, computing, and smartphones markets. The company sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through sales representatives and distributors. It 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 1 September 2023 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 4; Board: 1; Shareholder rights: 2; Compensation: 3.

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.