Grote Industries announces new leadership in Canada and Mexico

by | Dec 11, 2023 | 0 comments

Grote Industries is pleased to announce two recent additions to Grote’s leadership teams in Mexico and Canada.

Jeff Howes

At Grote Electronics, Grote’s Waterloo, Canada manufacturing facility, Jeff Howes has joined the team as Director of Operations.

Howes brings over 23 years of experience and knowledge in Kaizen – an approach that helps improve operations through small, ongoing positive changes – and lean implementation to his new position. 

He has held various leadership roles in process engineering, product development, manufacturing engineering, tool room, continuous improvement, quality, and operations.

At Grote’s Monterrey, Mexico manufacturing facility, Grote de Mexico, Juan Ramon Garcia has moved to the role of Director of Operations.

Juan Ramon Garcia

With over 28 years of experience in operations, the last 14 of which were involved in successful lean transformations, Garcia’s expertise and knowledge will help lead Grote de Mexico to continued success.

John Grote, COO of Grote Industries, emphasizes that the addition of this new talent will help accelerate the company’s lean journey.

“As leaders in lean manufacturing implementation and continuous quality improvement, both Juan and Jeff bring the focus and energy necessary to ensure that Grote Industries continues to grow well into the future,” said Grote.

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About Grote Industries

Grote Industries is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and supply of innovative visibility and safety systems for the on-highway, off-highway, and trailer body builder markets. Grote products include a full range of vehicle lighting, electrical and reflective systems, and the accessories necessary to support their long-life performance. For more than 120 years, Grote, a family-owned company, has provided state-of-the-art solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers across the globe. Grote’s headquarters is located in Madison, Indiana, and serves international customers with locations in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Grote employs over 1,500 people globally.

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