Matot Inc. Welcomes Fifth Generation


Samantha Kolker Joins Inside Sales Team

July 10, 2020 (CHICAGO) – Matot Inc. welcomes the fifth generation to its family-owned company. Samantha Kolker will assume inside sales responsibilities for the 132-year-old 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.

“We are excited to have Samantha enter the family business. 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.

“I’m incredibly honored to represent the fifth generation of the Matot family in bringing high quality lift solutions to commercial and residential projects, and to carry on the family tradition of quality and caring for our customers,” Kolker said.

Since 1888, Matot Inc. has combined old craftsmanship with new age technology to provide custom-built solutions for vertical material lift projects. The company’s collaborative approach ensures the right solution for each unique client. Centrally located just west of Chicago, Matot serves clients across North America and worldwide. For more information, visit or call 800-369-1070.

About Matot 

More than 130 years of experience goes into designing, manufacturing, and delivering the vertical lift solution you need. Matot can create a system that fits what you want to lift. We supply the expertise plus all the parts for maintenance and upgrades.

The family business was founded on offering the best commercial dumbwaiter and vertical lift solutions possible. This means our dumbwaiters last longer than the lifetime of a building and are built to take a beating. 

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