KN - Knowles Corporation

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Knowles Corporation

1151 Maplewood Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
United States
630-250-5100
http://www.knowles.com

SectorTechnology
IndustryCommunication Equipment
Full Time Employees8,000

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Jeffrey S. NiewPres, CEO & Director1.56MN/A1967
Mr. John S. AndersonSr. VP, CFO & Interim Principal Accounting Officer746.21kN/A1963
Mr. Daniel J. GieseckeSr. VP & COO680.57kN/A1968
Mr. Christian U. ScherpPres of Performance Audio889.14kN/A1966
Mr. Michael PolacekPres of Intelligent Audio922.95kN/A1964
Amounts are as of December 31, 2018 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Knowles Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions for the mobile consumer electronics, communications, medical, defense, aerospace, and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Audio and Precision Devices (PD). The Audio segment designs and manufactures audio products, including microphones and balanced armature speakers, audio processors, and software and algorithms used in applications that serve the mobile, ear, and Internet of Things markets. It also provides analog and digital micro-electro-mechanical systems, microphones, electret condenser microphones, smart microphones, ultrasonic sensors, acoustic processors, and balanced armature speakers, as well as transducer products used primarily in hearing health and headset applications. The PD segment designs and delivers engineered capacitors and radio frequency devices for applications, such as power supplies, radar, medical implants, and satellites for the industrial, defense, aerospace, medical, telecommunications, and automotive markets. The company also provides single layer electronic components to the telecommunication, fiber optics, defense, and aerospace markets. It sells its products directly to original equipment manufacturers and to their contract manufacturers and suppliers, as well as through distributors. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.

Corporate Governance

Knowles Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of April 1, 2019 is 3. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 2; Shareholder Rights: 4; Compensation: 5.

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 a 10 indicates higher governance risk.