James M. Knott, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

A multi-talented leader, James “Jim” M. Knott Jr. has held a variety of positions at Riverdale Mills since the company’s inception in 1980. Jim’s financial, technical and operational expertise proved instrumental as Riverdale Mills transitioned from a small start-up to an internationally recognized leader in the wire industry.

Today, Riverdale Mills manufactures 3,500 configurations of welded wire mesh, exporting forty-five percent of its products to commercial and industrial customers in the marine, security, construction, agriculture and horticulture industries.

Prior to becoming CEO, Knott founded Knott & Co., a Massachusetts-based, international consulting firm specializing in the steel and metal industries.

Jim received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Boston University and completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Deb Krikorian

Chief Financial Officer

Deb Krikorian oversees the strategic financial planning for Riverdale Mills. She provides leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of short and long-term financial objectives to preserve company assets and ensure the company’s future.

Deb brings a wealth of experience in corporate finance and risk management to Riverdale Mills. Previously, she served as CFO/Corporate Controller for Walker Magnetics Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of electro-permanent magnetic products and systems for industrial applications. Deb received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from Bentley University.


Christine Albone

Sales and Marketing Manager

Christine Albone is responsible for the development and advancement of Riverdale Mill’s domestic and worldwide sales, marketing, and customer service initiatives.

Christine successfully served as Riverdale Mills marketing manager for seven years, overseeing the strategic development of programs for the company’s diverse customer base. During that time, Christie developed in-depth understanding of Riverdale’s broad market base, and established invaluable relationships with customers worldwide, which has proven critical to the continued growth of Riverdale Mills and to ensuring Riverdale delivers the highest level of customer satisfaction. Prior to working at Riverdale Mills, Christie worked in sales and marketing at Diamondback Direct (MD) and Capitol Design (RI). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Quinnipiac University.