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Liam Cassidy and Jeff Martin Join Knobelsdorff's Growing Automation Division   

Liam Cassidy will lead Knobelsdoff's automation vision by creating a new experience for customers in the feed, flour, grain, food & beverage, manufacturing and oil industries. 

GOODHUE, Minn – April 17, 2024 – Knobelsdorff, a leading specialty contractor of automation, electric, power services and renewable energy services, has welcomed Liam Cassidy, Sr. Executive Director, Automation, and Jeff Martin, director of automation customer service & sales, to the growing automation team.  

"On behalf of the executive team, we're excited to welcome Liam and Jeff on board to transform and elevate our digital automation landscape to the next level," said Karl von Knobelsdorff, CEO/president of Knobelsdorff.    

Cassidy brings more than 23 years of automation experience, most recently as director of automation & digital services for Bühler Group. Cassidy holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and is a member of ISA (International Society of Automation). 

“Working with Knobelsdorff in the past, I was always impressed with their knowledge, dedication and ability to bring projects across the finish line,” said Cassidy. "I’m looking forward to growing Knobelsdorff’s automation division by developing innovative solutions to help improve our customers productivity and increase output capacity.” 

Martin, also formally of Bühler Group, brings twelve years of automation and engineering experience as an ALC engineer, project engineer and sales and customer service manager. An electrician by trade, Martin holds an Industrial Controls and Robotics degree from Dunwoody College of Technology.  

Cassidy and Martin will be based at Knobelsdorff's Eagan, Minnesota office.   


For 35 years, Knobelsdorff has provided specialty contracting services, including electrical, automation, renewable energy and power services, to the food and beverage, grain, feed, flour and fertilizer, greenhouse, industrial and manufacturing, mining and cement, pet food, renewable energy and renewable fuel, oil and gas markets nationwide. As a family-owned, privately held company, our growth can be attributed to our commitment to our core values – our commitment to safety, putting our people first, leading with passion and our dedication to our performance. With two regional offices and five satellite offices, Knobelsdorff performed work in 28 states in 2022.      

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