GWIB Board


GWIB Chair


Martin G. Knott, Jr., Chair

Martin G. Knott, Jr., Chair, and Co-Owner, Knott Mechanical, Inc. & Wye River Technologies
Martin G. Knott Jr. is an entrepreneur and co-owner of Knott Mechanical, Inc. and Wye River Technologies. Knott Mechanical is one of the Baltimore metropolitan area's premier Commercial HVAC and Plumbing service providers. The family-owned Knott Mechanical is an HVAC and plumbing business that provides service to over 1,200 buildings across 9 counties and Baltimore City. Knott Mechanical holds contracts with more than 400 corporate, institutional, retail, educational, industrial and government clients. 

Wye River Technologies is a software development firm currently developing wireless field force automation software for managing a wide range of service businesses, including HVAC and Plumbing.

Mr. Knott served as the Chair of the O'Malley-Brown Transition Team for the Department of General Services. Governor O'Malley appointed Mr. Knott to serve on the Governor's Workforce Investment Board, where he was recently appointed Chair. Governor O'Malley also appointed Mr. Knott to the Board of the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), where he is currently serving as Chair. Mr. Knott also serves local charities, including President of the Signal 13 Foundation, and board member of Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Foundation, the Baltimore Outward Bound Center, Chair of the Maryland Center for Construction Education and Innovation (MCCEI), and The Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation.