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Power Team

Keith PierceContact us about this team member

Keith Pierce

As of September 1, 2019, Keith has been responsible for covering our Power and Automation solutions in West Tennessee and our Power solutions in Middle Tennessee. His career path has led him from variable speed drive manufacturers, Rockwell Automation and ABB, to WorldWide Electric Corporation which is an Automation solution provider in Oil & Gas, Irrigation, Aggregate and Municipalities.  At these companies he has held numerous positions, but mainly as an Application Engineer, Drive Area Manager and Business Development Manager.  These positions have allowed him to deal directly with Distributors, System Integrators, OEMs and End Users to create solutions to solve difficult customer problems.

Mac CochraneContact us about this team member

Mac Cochrane

Mac joined EMR Associates in 2019 got his bachelor’s degree in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2001.  He has worked in industrial automation inside technical sales and continuous emission monitoring. With the skills he has learned from his career, Mac is a great addition to our team of solution providers!

Russ KippContact us about this team member

Russ Kipp

Senior Inside Sales Representative
Office: Indianapolis IN
Phone: 317-841-9144

Russ’ association with EMR came about with the merger of Ronald Ray and Associates (RRA) and EMR. Russ joined RRA in 1995 to head up the inside sales desk for the company. Russ has always been the organization behind the sales process for all the outside salesmen. His familiarity with both automation and power products have been key in his ability to serve his customers.

Stacey GrindstaffContact us about this team member

Stacey Grindstaff

Sales Representative
Office: Knoxville TN
Phone: Office: 865-769-1998 EXT 14; Cell: 865-803-2854

Stacey joined EMR in 2000. He previously held positions in sales and management with the US Air Force as an Industrial Engineer/ systems programmer, an electrical controls integrator, data/communications contractor, and building automation systems company. Stacey holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee 1989.

Mike HughesContact us about this team member

Mike Hughes

Business Development
Office: Nashville TN
Phone: Office: 615-292-1977 EXT 101, Cell: 615-828-8028

Mike joined EMR in August 1990 as a partner. He has held several marketing and sales positions with Phelps-Dodge and Russellstoll/Amerace. Just prior to joining EMR he was Southern Regional Sales Manager for Russellstoll/Amerace. Mike has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University.

Matthew KnightContact us about this team member

Matthew Knight

Business Development
Office: Nashville TN
Phone: Office: 615-292-1977 EXT 105; Cell: 615-915-9281

Matthew joined EMR in 2009. He has held positions as a field service engineer for a conveyor manufacturer, an electrical engineer for a systems integration firm and most recently owned his own electrical sales agency. Matthew has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.