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KTA-Tator Inc. Sold to Employees

Monday, January 31, 2011

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After 61 years as a family company, global coatings consultant KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA) has been sold to employees.

KTA announced that it had officially became an employee-owned company Dec. 21 via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 

The company’s management team remains the same, as does its professional staff, which includes Professional Engineers, Certified Coatings Inspectors, Certified Protective Coatings Specialists, Certified Weld Inspectors, and Certified Industrial Hygienists/Certified Safety Professionals.

Ken Tator, former owner and CEO, remains with the company in an advisory role and as chairman of the board of directors, and will maintain a coatings-consulting practice. Tator’s father, Kenneth, founded the firm in the basement of his home in 1949.

Ken Trimber continues as president, and other senior executives are Dan Adley, chief operating officer/chief financial officer; Eric Kline, executive vice president; and John Konopka, vice president-finance.

KTA provides independent assessments of the quality and performance of protective coatings used in corrosive environments.

“Employee ownership ensures the proud tradition of KTA will continue into the future,” the company said in a statement.  “We, the employee owners of KTA, are thrilled about this new milestone and look forward to serving our clients during this exciting time.”

   

Tagged categories: Accelerated laboratory testing; Acquisitions; Business matters; Coating failure; KTA-Tator; Performance testing; Protective coatings

Comment from James Lumley, (2/1/2011, 2:14 AM)

KTA helped me get going in this field a very long time ago. Congratulations to everyone there. Alison Kaelin, I never thought I would end up in China. Truly, my longest commute!!


Comment from Rick Ravenscraft, (2/1/2011, 12:28 PM)

Did you get mileage Jim ? LOL


Comment from Lee Edelman, (2/4/2011, 4:13 PM)

Jim Lumley in China: I can picture that. Hope you are doing all right, Jim.


Comment from James Lumley, (2/6/2011, 4:29 AM)

Rick no I can't say I got mileage but the miles are certainly adding up. Definitely an interesting project.


Comment from James Lumley, (2/6/2011, 4:37 AM)

Lee I don't have any idea where I will be after this. I can say that this has been a challenge!


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