Grote Industries has hired Ron Gerlach to serve as its marketing manager. Gerlach will be responsible for Grote’s U.S. promotional and communications activities as well as coordinating Grote’s worldwide branding
programs.

“We decided to augment our marketing team’s skills with a person who has wide-ranging
promotional skills in a number of industries, both on the client side and the agency side,” said John Grote, global vp, sales & marketing.

Gerlach has experience directing and producing successful promotions with agencies using print,
web and broadcast communications as well as worldwide marketing experience on the
manufacturing side.

He most recently held the position of director of worldwide marketing for Gold Medal Products.