Knoxville 3M Plant Manager Greg Couves has been promoted. He tells KNIA/KRLS News that he’s accepted a position at the company’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Couves says that a search for his replacement is underway, though he doesn’t know when it’ll be completed. He explains that he’ll be splitting time between the two locations over the next couple weeks as he ties up some loose ends. Couves notes one of the managers is working as Acting Plant Manager as the company continues the search.
Couves has worked in Knoxville’s 3M plant for the past five-and-a-half years. He says he’s enjoyed his time in Knoxville and adds the plant has a bright future ahead of it.