Jack Grote is transitioning from his role at Vanmark to Lifecycle Leader for our entire family of brands. In this role, he’ll develop services and offerings to help food processors maintain and optimise Grote, Vanmark, and PFI equipment. 

Initial programs will focus on installation, technical service, training, and equipment health checks. All offerings will be designed to get equipment running faster, techs and operators trained better and faster, and ensure all machines operate smoothly to avoid costly downtime and disruptions.

“Grote is introducing its Lifecycle strategy in response to food processors who have told us that it’s a challenge to find enough skilled technical and maintenance talent,” said Bob Grote, CEO. “Our customers are looking to us as a supplier to provide full-service offerings with their equipment purchases.” 
“I’m enthusiastic about what the future holds for all of our companies,” said Jack Grote, lifecycle leader of Grote Company. “Heading up this new initiative allows me to assist our customers in ways that will help them succeed. It allows us to build a closer partnership with our customers. They rely on Grote Company, Vanmark, and PFI for equipment – now they can also rely on us to provide services to support their investment over the long haul.” 

As we introduce additional lifecycle programs and offerings, more announcements will follow in the coming months. 

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Editor: Kiran Grewal kgrewal@kennedys.co.uk