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Tribute, Inc. Names Tom Knoebel as President

Tribute, Inc., a prominent ERP software provider specializing in engineered products, fluid power, fluid handling, hose & accessories, along with automation & motion control industries, is delighted to announce the promotion of Thomas P. Knoebel to the position of President, effective May 15, 2024. As Tribute continues to lead the industry in delivering tailored ERP solutions to its customers, Knoebel's appointment as President reinforces their commitment to assisting mid-sized companies in streamlining their business processes and enhancing overall operations.

Since his start at Tribute in 1990 as a developer for the Tribute product, Knoebel has been instrumental in the company’s expansion. His career progressed when he was named Development Manager in 2020 and later COO in 2023. Following its acquisition by Volaris Group — a portfolio group within Constellation Software that includes over 500 software companies — Tribute has emphasized nurturing the skills of its employees to ensure sustained success.

Now serving as the President of Tribute, Inc., Knoebel will be at the forefront, steering strategic planning and enhancing the functionality and features of our software offerings as we look ahead. Tom replaces Tribute’s former president, Susie Hopper, who retired from the company on May 14, 2024.

Cristina Wheless, Portfolio Group Leader, shares “Susie Hopper's retirement left big shoes to fill. Tom is, without a doubt, the best person to step up and shepherd the company forward. I'm incredibly happy to see someone with 30+ years in Tribute operations take on this important role. Tom understands our customers, our employees, and our technology. He's a leader with a unique combination of integrity, empathy, and credibility within this industry. I look forward to all the good things ahead for Tribute customers, employees, and Tom! Congratulations!”

 “It is both an honor and a privilege to step into the role of President of Tribute, leading a team committed to innovation, excellence, and customer relationships”, states Knoebel.  “As a long-time employee, I've seen first-hand that this commitment is the true key to our success thus far, and I can assure you that will never change.  We understand the vital role our software plays in our customer’s success, and we are dedicated to continuously enhancing our offerings to meet their evolving needs.”

About Tribute, Inc.:

Based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Tribute Software provides integrated ERP software solutions to help industrial distributors serve their customers better, streamline their operations, lower costs, and enhance margins through better cost control. Tribute systems power millions of dollars in transactions every month and supply thousands of users with critical information day and night.

Tribute has a deep understanding of the unique business needs of industrial distributors. The company serves hundreds of customers throughout North America providing specialized solutions for engineered products, fluid power and motion control, industrial hoses, fluid handling, and more.

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