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Grote Industries Acquired by Fourth-Generation Family Members

As Grote Industries. which operates in the development, manufacture and supply of visibility and safety systems for the on-highway, off-highway and trailer body builder markets, enters its 121st year of operation, the family continues in its leadership and embraces change in preparation for the future. Recently, fourth-generation family members, Dominic, John and Mike Grote acquired 100% control of Grote Industries, Inc.

Dominic Grote will continue as CEO and President, while John Grote has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, and Mike Grote continues in his role as General Manager, Asia. Bill Grote, Chairman of the Board, and Buzz Grote will continue to serve on the Board of Directors as the third generation “hands the reigns” over to the fourth-generation leaders.

As the new COO, John will lead global business operations in North America, Europe and Asia and help bring greater focus to the operational performance of the entire business. John has worked for Grote Industries for 23 years in various Sales and Marketing and General Manager leadership roles, from Marketing Manager to Grote’s first Managing Director of Grote Europe to Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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