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Our Jtec Family


The Jtec family consists of more than 120 employees at full employment, each dedicated to providing quality products for our customers.




Our two principle owners, Jon Peterson (right) and Joe Knepp (left), together have more than 58 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Joe is an engineer and leads the many experienced members of our design and engineering team. Jon has a very successful sales background and leads an experienced sales team with a deep understanding of the industries’ trends, needs and history. Both have strong business acumen.


They both envision a bright future for Jtec Industries, Inc. With Lean Manufacturing at the forefront of business operations throughout the manufacturing industry, they have positioned Jtec to handle the growth expected for their solutions and carefully controlled the quality of materials being fabricated and built.  Jtec's quality is well known by all their customers. 





Sales and Customer Support Experience


Jtec’s field sales staff are equally impressive. Joining president Jon Peterson with his many years of sales experience in the Material Handling Industry are:

  • Senior Account Manager Boyd King, with more than 38 years experience
  • Vice President of Customer Development Ty Overcash, with 15 years of customer sales and marketing experience
  • Vice President of Sales Curtis Harris, a 6 Sigma Blackbelt with LEAN experience and 17 years of manufacturing, supply chain and sales experience
  • Account Manager Dave Erickson, with over 29 years experience, largely in returnable packaging
  • Account Manager Jeff King, with over 10 years of sales and customer service


Boyd covers primarily the Southeast Region of the United States; Ty covers Canada, and the Western US; Curtis covers the Northeast Region and Dave covers some Midwest and Southwest Region with Jeff covering a majority of the Midwest. 


In addition, Jtec's Inside Sales and Support team members Alex McGlaughlin and Seth Klinedinst, along with Customer Support team members Dulce Flores and Rachel Bowman, compliment outside sales with inside sales and support services. Flores adds translation skills, as needed, for our Spanish-speaking accounts.


Our Mexico team consists of Daniel Castañeda and Javier Gallegos. Daniel, with over 24 years in the automotive industry, has represented Jtec in Mexico for the past four years and Javier, our newest team member, joined Jtec in March of 2019 as a Key Account Manager. 


For all requests outside of North America, refer to our international partners, K.Hartwall.









Behind the Scenes Support Teams


Support teams for operations management, design and engineering, quality and safety, procurement, inventory, human resources, accounting and finance, marketing and transportation join a huge production team of fabricators, welders, machine operators and more. The heart of Jtec is our employees and we have some of the best in the business.


These dedicated Jtec Industries Inc. team members all help our Company service our customers in many diverse but critically important ways. It takes a team!






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 Jtec Owners: Joe Knepp and Jon Peterson 






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  Boyd King                   Ty Overcash

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 Curtis Harris               Dave Erickson

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Jeff King



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    Alex McGlaughlin   Seth Klinedinst


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     Dulce Flores         Rachel Bowman




Many Faces of Jtec 


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P: (309) 698-9301 • F: (309) 698-9310
201 Carver Lane • East Peoria, IL • 61611