Jack Knox is a past president of SMACNA national and also president of R.F. Knox Company, in Smyrna, Georgia. The fourth generation to run his family business, Jack grew up working in his father’s sheet metal shop. He officially entered the industry as an estimator, two days after graduating from Auburn University. When his father Fred Knox retired in 2007, Jack became president of the 103-year-old firm.
Jack served on SMACNA’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2014 and then moved on to the Executive Committee where he took office as SMACNA president in October 2017.
An advocate for positive legislative change, Jack has been a longtime member of the SMACNA’s legislative and political action committees and currently serves as co-chair of SMAC PAC’s top donor club, the Political Pacesetters Council.
He has been active in his local chapter in Georgia serving on the board of directors, and in the chairs leading to president. In addition, he participated on the joint labor/management committees and was a trustee on the local industry fund and local pension plan.