Norwich, CT - The Connecticut Tigers, Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, announce the promotion of three front office employees to new positions within the organization. C.J. Knudsen has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Eric Knighton has been promoted to Vice President & General Manager, and Dave Schermerhorn has been promoted to Assistant General Manager.
Formerly the Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Knighton joined the organization in 2009 in Oneonta, NY and helped facilitate the organization's relocation to Norwich. 2014 will mark Knighton's 10th season in Minor League Baseball. He was recently named the Sam Nader Male Executive of the Year in the New York-Penn League for the second time in three seasons.
"We are extremely proud and pleased to be able to promote from within to continue to strengthen the bond we have built with the community. Eric is an incredibly hard working individual who has been instrumental in the success our franchise has seen both at Dodd Stadium and in the community. His promotion is well deserved," said Senior Vice President C.J. Knudsen.
"I am excited to be given this opportunity and look forward to continuing to work alongside our staff, which we feel is the best in the business," said Knighton. "The upcoming 2014 season will be the 20th season in Dodd Stadium's history and will be a celebration of memories both old and new."
Knudsen will be entering his 19th season in Minor League Baseball and has been with the Tigers organization since 2010, when he served as Vice President of Operations during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Prior to the 2012 season he was named Vice President & General Manager of the franchise.
Dave Schermerhorn is a Norwich, CT native and will be entering his 6th season in Minor League Baseball, all spent at Dodd Stadium. He has been a member of the Tigers front office since the team's arrival in Norwich prior to the 2010 season, serving as Director of Community Relations & Promotions ever since.
The Connecticut Tigers are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play a 76 game schedule that runs from mid June through early September. 2014 season tickets, mini plans, and team merchandise are now on sale! The front office and ticket office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person or by calling 860-887-7962.
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