Skip to content

Tranzonic Companies Hires Robert Gotham as Production Manager




The Tranzonic Companies recently hired Robert “Bob” Gotham as production manager at the national manufacturing firm’s West Knoxville facility.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, The Tranzonic Companies has been in business for more than 90 years and manufactures wiping cloths; personal hygiene products; textiles; washroom supplies and accessories; wiping and cleaning supplies; and safety products. The Knoxville facility, located off Hardin Valley Road, is the largest manufacturing and distribution site for The Tranzonic Companies.

“Bob’s ability to streamline operations for better efficiency and growth aligns with our goal of creating a better way, every day,” said Brian Rhoades, vice president of operations in Knoxville. “He is a tremendous asset to our Tranzonic team.” Gotham has almost 30 years of experience in multi-plant operations.

Prior to joining Tranzonic, he oversaw operations for ACuPowder plants in Greenback, Tennessee, and Union, New Jersey. The company, now known as Kymera International, manufactures and distributes specialty metals.

Gotham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The State University of New York (SUNY). During his career, he has been trained in Six Sigma – which uses data and methodology to eliminate roadblocks in any process – and lean manufacturing; safety education and environmental regulation compliance; and quality assurance management. He lives in Maryville with his wife, Melody, and in his spare time enjoys exploring new places and meeting new people.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 11 20

    Read More
  • Markman's Raises Funds for Boys and Girls Clubs

    Steve Markman recently presented a check for $2,750 to Bridget Jones, Director of Development & Corporate Events for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. The check was presented as a result of the recent Open the Vault Event Fundraiser held at Markman’s. Read More
  • Marble City Opera Welcomes New Board Members

    Since 2013, Marble City Opera has been Knoxville’s chamber opera company, bringing American chamber opera and innovative performances of traditional operas to new audiences in interesting venues. Marble City Opera welcomes new board members Michael Combs, Susie Allen, Marga McBride, Jacob Love, Frank Murphy, and Erin Reece.  Read More
  • SmartBank Promotes Three

    SmartBank has promoted Becca Boyd to Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. As Chief People Officer, Boyd will lead the human resources department and all aspects of people management including training and development, payroll, benefits, recruiting, talent management, associate engagement, and HR technology. Read More