These roles help address customer demand and further integrate PFI into the business.
We are excited to announce several promotions that will help us continue to grow in 2022 and beyond. With these changes, we continue our focus on sales and profitability, as we integrate PFI (Precision Food Innovations) following its acquisition last year.
- Greg Gavlak has been promoted to Director of Operations. He was previously operations leader with Grote. Gavlak now oversees Engineering and Project Support functions, in addition to operations.
- Director of Sales Andy Schneider has been tapped to help streamline and optimize PFI’s sales operations to increase sales of PFI equipment to Grote’s customer base. He will continue to lead the Grote North American Sales and Service teams.
- Tanner Adams has been promoted to the newly created role of Grote U.S. Sales and Service Operations Manager. Beyond assuming additional leadership responsibilities in the Sales and Service department, Adams will continue in his previous role as U.S. Slicing Application Specialist.
“Grote Company thrived in 2021 with record-breaking growth, including the acquisition of PFI, which helps us round out our offerings and increase our customer base,” said Bob Grote, chief executive officer, Grote Company. “We look forward to continued growth in 2022 as we help our customers face the constant changes and challenges that are part of the food processing industry.”