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Knowles Corporation Named in Chicago Tribune’s “Best Places to Work” List for Third Year

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For the third year Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) , a global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components, was recognized by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best places to work in Chicago.

“Our employees have helped build a collaborative and resourceful culture focused on continuous advancement and value driven innovations. This culture enables Knowles to be the market leader in our industry and one of a few high tech, public companies in Chicago,” said Ray Cabrera, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer. “We’re fortunate to have outstanding colleagues who strive for excellence in all that they do to continue to make Knowles a destination for top talent.”

Knowles is one of 100 companies to receive this industry award. Based solely on employee feedback, the company was recognized for the third year in the midsize company category (250-999 employees). The Tribune’s rankings are based on an engagement survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. The survey evaluated employee sentiment based on a number of criteria including: confidence in the organization’s leadership; perception that the company does things efficiently and well; and whether employees feel like they are part of something meaningful.

“Since our founding in 1946, Knowles has been a Chicago-based company and we’re committed to the region and its people,” said Jeffrey Niew, President and CEO of Knowles. “Our collaborative culture helps us to build strong relationships that support our ability to search for new and better ways to overcome challenges and meet customer needs.

The complete list of Top Workplaces was published in the Chicago Tribune on November 14th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists please visit

About Knowles Corporation

Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) is a market leader and global supplier of advanced micro-acoustic solutions and specialty components serving the mobile communications, consumer electronics, medical technology, military, aerospace and industrial markets. Knowles has a leading position in micro-electro-mechanical systems microphones, speakers and receivers which are used in smartphones, tablets and mobile handsets. Knowles is also a leading manufacturer of transducers used in hearing aids and other medical devices and has a strong position in oscillators (timing devices) and capacitor components which enable various types of communication. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, rigorous testing and global scale, helps to deliver innovative solutions and consistently dependable and precise products. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles has more than 10,000 employees in 36 locations around the world. For more information, visit

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