Grote Company Names Three to Lifecycle Management Leadership Roles

Promotions Include Danny Friend as Grote Lifecycle Leader, KP Hoamvongsor as Lifecycle Engineer/Technical Leader, and Tanner Adams as Aftermarket Operations Leader

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9, 2023 – Today, Grote Company, a manufacturer of reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment, announced three promotions as part of its Lifecycle Management initiative. The initiative supports customers across all divisions, including PFI and Vanmark, with services to optimize, maintain and support their equipment purchases. Examples include technical service, installation and commissioning, training, new equipment start-up packages, spare parts, and preventative maintenance, to name a few.

Danny Friend has been promoted to Lifecycle Leader at Grote Company. In this new role, Friend will work with Jack H. Grote to define offerings, implement them across Grote’s U.S. and U.K. teams, and work with customers and internal teams to sell and perform maintenance. Friend will also continue in his role leading the product support group.

KP Hoamvongsor has been promoted to Lifecycle Engineer/Technical Leader. Hoamvongsor’s primary focus will be to support and implement lifecycle initiatives and solutions at key accounts, based on his technical experience in the field. He will continue to serve as technical leader and mentor to the field service team. Hoamvongsor will report to Friend.

Tanner Adams has been promoted to the role of Aftermarket Operations Leader. He will act as technical/field service team manager, optimizing processes, technology, and team knowledge to execute field service. He will continue to report to Andy Schneider, director of sales for Grote Company.

“As we continue to build Grote Company’s Lifecycle Management offerings, I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Danny, KP and Tanner to these new roles,” said Jack H. Grote, Lifecycle Leader for the Grote Company family of brands. “They are all well respected and trusted by our customers as well as our internal team. We look forward to what they will bring to the effort as we work to better serve our customers with a full range of cradle-to-grave food processing equipment solutions.”

About Grote Company

Grote Company manufactures reliable, top-quality food slicing and assembly equipment. Our trusted equipment is expertly designed and built strong for pizza, sandwich, and food slicing processors. With a personal touch and enduring commitment to our customers and employees, we collaborate as one team to solve tough problems. We proudly serve not only the equipment we build, but also the people who operate and depend on it. Visit Grote Company online at

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