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posted: 7/16/2020 1:00 AM

Kolker marks fifth generation family at Matot

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  • Samantha Kolker

    Samantha Kolker


Matot Inc. said Samantha Kolker has joined the company, taking on inside sales responsibilities and becoming the fifth generation to be a part of the 132-year-old Chicago-based custom designer and manufacturer of vertical lift material handling applications.

She is the great-great-granddaughter of founder Duffy Matot. Kolker previously held sales roles at Insight Global and GrubHub. She holds bachelor's degrees in Enterprise Leadership and Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa.

"In addition to the energy and passion Samantha brings that fit the traditional sales role, she also excels in the technical communications skills that allow us to connect with our customers in this highly virtual world," said Cece Matot, owner and board chair.

Kolker grew up around the certified women-owned business, led by her mother, Anne Matot, and aunt Cece Matot.