Vehicle lighting and safety system manufacturer Grote Industries has promoted Chief Engineer Chuck O’Neal to the role of executive director. The Madison-based manufacturer says O’Neal will manage the company’s U.S. engineering operations.
O’Neal joined Grote in 1987 as a design draftsman working on the UBS wire harness product line. Grote says O’Neal has served in an engineering design and development capacity for nearly all of its product lines. O’Neal is also credited with several product launches and cost reduction projects.
“Grote Industries is fortunate to have an engineer and leader with the broad range of experience O’Neal has acquired over his 35 years working for Grote,” said Dominic Grote, president and chief executive officer of Grote Industries. “Chuck knows our products, their applications, and our customers better than virtually anyone else.”
In addition to his role as chief engineer, O’Neal’s past positions at Grote include group leader, engineering manager, and manager of current products.