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Grote Industries has appointed Jim Braun as chief financial officer. Braun most recently served as vice-president of corporate strategic planning and development. John Grote has been named vice-president of sales and marketing after his previous service as the first managing director of Grote Industries Europe. Bob Shively has joined Grote Industries as US sales manager for Grote Electrical Connections and Accessories division. Most recently serving in regional national aftermarket sales with Phillips Industries, he will report to Eric Morris at Grote Industries' Markham, Ontario location.

Robert Ferris is the new production manager at Henke Manufacturing. With more than 30 years of experience in production management, he spent 22 years with Toro Corporation in Olathe KS and eight with Amarr Doors in Lawrence KS. Tony Lesco is Henke's new western regional sales manager. He has worked in every department at the company over a four-year period, most recently in service and parts.

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