Account Representatives

Ben Williamson

Account Representative

Ben joined the Koetter team in March of 2013. He was able to gain “hands-on” experience in a variety of capacities in our finished-goods warehouse before joining the sales team in February of 2014. Ben is excited to use his growing product knowledge and prior customer service experience to help serve the needs of our customers.

Outside of work, Ben is active in the community of his local church. He and his wife became first-time parents in the spring of 2014, and he absolutely loves this new chapter of life. When Ben has time beyond those responsibilities, he enjoys thoughtful gaming, reading anything, and movies that make him laugh!

Brenda McDermott

Account Representative

Brenda has been with Koetter Woodworking for over 21 years, having started on the production floor making Finger-Joint Poplar and “stacking whatever needed to be stacked”! Shortly after joining the company, Brenda moved into a customer service role. She enjoys building relationships with her customers and being a part of their success!

Growing up on a farm instilled Brenda with a love of animals (for which her three dogs, 2 rabbits, and cat are grateful!) gardening, and landscaping.


Keith Hall

Account Representative

With 20 years at Koetter Woodworking and more than 30 years experience in the industry, Keith brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our sales team. His primary focus is working with customers that manufacture kitchen cabinetry, office furniture, casegoods, and store fixtures to help support their business through creative problem solving and dedicated service.

Keith is a proud Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, helping others, and the occasional round of golf.

Kayla Elliott

Account Representative

Kayla joined KW in 2017 as a Billing Clerk, which gave her the experience of customer service, data entry, and knowledge of the order process. In May of 2023, she joined the sales team! She loves being able to learn something new every day, to see new products and challenges that come into KW and to be able to see the outcome of the finished product!

When she’s not in the office, you can find her spending time with family, including her dog (of course), reading a good book, or finding a new TV series to binge!

Kristie Nale

Account Representative

Kristie has been a key member of the Koetter team since 2010, and has been involved in wood products manufacturing for nearly 30 years. With a broad range of experience including office furniture production and finishing, and in-field trouble-shooting, Kristie’s expertise in wood products has proven to be a great asset to the customers she serves.

Kristie loves Indiana Hoosier basketball and the outdoors – especially hiking, horseback riding, and relaxing by a campfire!

Lisa Heck​

Account Representative

After spending several years in retail management, Lisa joined the Koetter team as an Account Representative in 1999. Lisa loves the daily personal interaction in her job, and considers her customers part of her extended family.

Outside of work, she enjoys cooking for her family and spending as much time as possible with her grandbabies!

Jamey DeMarsh

Account Representative

Jamey joined our team in February 2020. She has over 12 years experience in customer service, having previously worked for a family owned business.

Jamey enjoys all aspects of customer service; she especially loves being able to meet new people!

Outside of work, Jamey enjoys spending time with her family & friends, as well as her two dogs! She also loves going to concerts and sporting events and spending time outdoors.

Paul Dittmeier

Account Representative

Paul joined our team In December 2021. With 35 years in the woodworking and customer service industry in Kentuckiana, Paul is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to Koetter. Helping the customer and building relationships with them is very important to him.   

Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, three children and two grandchildren. He also enjoys cooking, playing pedal steel guitar and working in his home shop.

Taylor Elliott

Account Representative

After graduating high school, Taylor worked in sales and management while attending college part time.

She joined the Koetter team in August of 2022, starting on the S-90 Chop Saw and was quickly promoted to Operator of the Artis+ CNC.

Taylor loves being able to interact with the customers on a daily basis and learning about the history and products manufactured by Koetter Woodworking. One of the things she enjoys most is the fact that she learns something new, almost every day!

In her free time, Taylor enjoys taking her dog, Rex (Boxer) on walks, laying out in the sun, reading and drinking coffee, or collecting/listening to her vinyl collection.

Sales & Marketing

Carol Dora

Sales & Marketing

After graduating with her degree in Interior Design, Carol began her career in the Architectural Millwork industry as a project estimator with a local dealer who supplied millwork packages to custom home builders in the Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana markets.

During her 30+ years with Koetter Woodworking, Carol has been involved in all aspects of sales and marketing for the company. Today, she manages the Account Representative team as well as all marketing efforts for the company.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys spending time with family, including her two English Springer Spaniels. She also loves to travel – her favorite thing to do is spend a week at the beach reading several good books!

Clay Gahimer

Sales & Marketing

Clay has served in a variety of capacities in his 25 years at Koetter Woodworking, from grading and bundling mouldings, to inside sales and estimating, to his current role as Director of Sales & Product Management.

Outside of work, Clay enjoys reading, fishing, playing the guitar, and spending time with his wife and three sons.

Sam Smith

Business Development

Sam has been a part of the KW team for over 47 years, serving in various roles including production/plant management as well as corporate strategy. He is able to draw on this extensive experience-base when working with industry partners to develop new markets and find effective solutions to today’s business challenges.

When he’s not hard at work on the challenges of the day or looking forward to the opportunities of tomorrow, Sam can often be found on his tractor working around the farm, or enjoying time with his grandchildren.

Outside Sales

Daniel Carter

Outside Sales

Daniel joined the Koetter sales team in January of 2014 after graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Daniel is excited to put his education and previous experience in the building materials industry to work for his customers.

Daniel is an avid auto enthusiast and enjoys everything about the auto industry – from its rich history and iconic place in America’s popular culture to the industry’s importance to the U.S. manufacturing base.

Eric Meyer

Outside Sales

From a young age, Eric gained his love of woodworking while working alongside his father at their family-owned business, building custom antique reproduction furniture as well as providing furniture restoration and repair services. He has been a member of the KW team since 2007. He managed our door hanging department for 7 years and most recently, served as the Manager of the Continuous Improvement Team.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and loves all things related to the outdoors, including camping, fishing and golf! He is also a die-hard Kentucky basketball fan.

Mike Deacon

Outside Sales

Mike began his career on the manufacturing floor at Koetter nearly 28 years ago. Today he spends much of his time in the field servicing the needs of our dealers. The key to Mike’s success has been his passion for understanding the markets he services and the needs of our customers in those markets. “Every day brings new opportunities and new challenges, and finding creative solutions to meet the need at hand is what drives me each day”.

Mike loves the water, and is an avid skier and boating enthusiast. He is also devoted to his family and to his Louisville Cardinal sports!