“We believe this expanded vision bonds the Grote team with our customers and looks toward the future on the things that can make their businesses more profitable by being safer,” says Dominic Grote. “As we talk about the transition in the business and being a fourth-generation family business, the statistics aren’t typically in the favor of businesses going from generation to generation, but we’ve taken many steps over the last couple of generations to do the right things for the business to make sure we’re able to continue as a family business, offering our employees, customers and communities continued continuity.”
“We are happy to see our sons continue the growth of what our grandfather started back in 1901,” adds Bill Grote, past CEO. “We’ve worked hard to be good at change and are excited about all the changes to come.” Grote Industries is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of innovative visibility and safety systems for the on-highway, off-highway and trailer body builder markets.
“We are investing for the future. We see an ever-expanding opportunity globally in areas such as telematics, electric vehicles, and autonomous driving where our key capabilities and technologies can be leveraged and pay off for our customers,” comments Mike Grote, General Manager of Grote’s Asian Division.
As the new COO, John Grote will lead global business operations in North America, Europe and Asia and help bring greater focus to the operational performance of the entire business.