For this week’s featured employee, we are focusing on Lyle Knopf, a Director of Operations here at Spud. So let’s get to know Lyle!
Let’s start with his career here at Spud. Lyle attended Mott Community College for Network Administration. While working on his degree, Lyle began working at Spud in technical support. He quickly found a passion through Spud on how the company could help other businesses through software development.
Since first starting with Spud, Lyle has worked his way up the ladder, and is now the Director of Operations, which puts him in charge of the operations side of the business. Now at 9 and a half years with Spud, Lyle enjoys many aspects of his job, including client interaction, designing projects, working directly with the development staff, and even being part of the late night code deployments, despite pulling the occasional all-nighter.
His most memorable moment was the completion of Spud’s new facility, where he feels he can simply be comfortable while working. He also enjoys some occasional down time to enjoy the pool table and ping pong table.
So besides work, what else does Lyle enjoy?
Well, Lyle is a busy man. When he’s not spending time with his fiance, Lia, 2 kids — his daughter Aubri and son Liam — and 3 dogs, he’s enjoyed working as a firefighter for the Grand Blanc Fire Dept. for the past 10 years.
When he does find time, he enjoys camping, grilling or smoking food and boating on his favorite lake, Higgins Lake. When he’s relaxing, he enjoys watching The Big Bang Theory, Ray Donovan or the Matrix, and also listens to a variety of music, including rock, country and rap.