Our team

At the heart of KOMT’s continued success is its dedicated team of people – the majority of whom are Employee Owners of the company. As the technology and capabilities of our products has progressed over the years, the KOMT team has continually advanced its own knowledge in order to deliver the best in products and support to our customers.

Carol Berens

Accounting Administrator (Wichita Office): Carol has 15 years of business administration experience as well as 10 years bookkeeping experience.

Paul Betteridge

Service Engineer (Wichita Office): Paul has 13 years as an Maintenance and CNC Technician with extensive training in most all aspects of machine tool repair. Previous to this he served 4 years in the U.S. Navy maintaining aircraft and computer equipment.

Stan Bittman

Vice President | Sales Engineer (Oklahoma City Office): Stan has been in sales for over 35 years, and at KOMT for a majority of that time. Stan holds certification as a CMTSE, and is responsible for running the Oklahoma City office and covering the central part of the state.

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant (Wichita Office) : Jennifer is a Wichita native with 20 years business administration experience and has worked in several areas of accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and credit evaluation.

Kurt Coughenour

Sales Engineer (Tulsa Office): Kurt has been in sales for over 35 years, and at KOMT for more than a decade. In addition to being certified as a CMTSE, Kurt also served on the CMTSE certification committee for the AMTDA. Kurt holds degrees in both Business and Management, and volunteers regularly for a local charity that feeds those in need.

Kelly Davis

Office Coordinator (Tulsa Office): Kelly has been in the Customer Service Industry for over 18 years.

Stan Downey

Customer Support Manager (Wichita Office): Stan has 35 years of experience in the Parts and Service Industry. Stan’s hobbies are collecting vintage vinyl, golf, classic cars and my grandkids.

Donald Dufield

Customer Support Manager (Wichita Office): Don has been with KOMT for nearly 20 years. He holds both an Ag Science and Ag Business degree from Friends University. He volunteers with Pass it On Outdoor Mentors, United Way of the Plains, and is an active college basketball official for the NAIA and KJCCC.

Bill Farris

Chairman of the Board | Sales Engineer (Wichita Office): Bill started with KOMT in 1970 as an inside parts salesman in the Tulsa office. After earning his Business degree from the University of Tulsa in 1972, he moved to Wichita as part of the outside sales team. Bill became President in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 2012. A lifetime member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Bill has served on the Board of Directors of the American Machine Tool Distributors Association (now part of the AMT). Bill has volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Pass-it-On Outdoor Mentors.

Brad Haas

President | Sales Engineer (Wichita Office): Brad has over 20 years of business-to-business sales experience including the last 8 of those being with KOMT as a Sales Engineer out of the Wichita, KS office. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Wichita State University. He has also been Certified by AMT as a CMTSE since March of 2015.

Kade Luster

Service Engineer (Oklahoma City Office): Kade has 10 years of experience in towing and roadside assistance. In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife and children and enjoys building and flying drones.

Chuck Rutterford

Sales Engineer (Tulsa Office): Chuck has 29 years of Sales and Sales Manager experience in Northern Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Metro, and Northwest Arkansas and most recently has served the manufacturing sector for the past 13 years.

Stan Sallee

Sales Engineer (Oklahoma City Office): Stan was a Sales Engineer Intern for KOMT for two years as he finished school and joined the team full time in 2019. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and has Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Robby Smith

Service Engineer (Wichita Office): Robby has 6 years construction experience with a background in working with heavy machinery and 10 years as a 3rd generation farrier.

Steve Smith

Customer Support Manager (Wichita Office): 24 ½ years with the Wichita Fire Department as a Rescue Technician, where we dealt with any and all specialty rescue type alarms for 16 of those years. Owned and operated a construction business, specializing in painting, siding, windows and doors for 20 years.

Daniel Taylor

Service Engineer (Tulsa Office): Daniel brings his expertise in machines and CNC repair to the Tulsa office, where he has been a member of the service team for the past 14 years.

Josh Tritsch

Sales Engineer (Kansas City): Josh graduated in May 2022 from Kansas State University with a degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He has a keen eye for process improvement and strives to help make machining processes more efficient.