David Kniepkamp is the President and CEO of Smart Controls LLC a company that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial building automation controls for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC). Smart Controls manufactures in the United States and actively sells products nationally and exports products internationally to the global market. He is responsible for the acquisition of Smart Controls and merger with Kniepkamp Engineering Co., Inc. (founder) with acquisition of VisualControl Inc. and Adept Systems Inc. into Smart Controls LLC.
Presently, he services on the Board of Directors for LonMark International a global standards organization for control networks. Mr. Kniepkamp is the past founding President of Southwest Illinois Trade and Investment Council and is still currently a member.
A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science & Technology) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He holds four patents on the design of new product solutions and is a 1992 recipient of the Emerson Electric Company Technology Award for design work on the first White-Rogers integrated furnace control.
He is the co-founder of ArtSculpt International LLC a company that designs, manufactures, and sells handmade ceramic tiles and received first-place in the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois and Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville School of Business 2020 Metro East Start-up Competition sponsored by Illinois-Small Business Development Center.