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Grote appoints William Stone as new quality director
William Stone
William Stone

Grote Industries announced that it has appointed William Stone to lead its existing quality management team as quality director. Stone has 27 years of experience in OEM and tier-one automotive manufacturing environments, including 8 years in multi-site quality management roles. Stone also has significant expertise in lean manufacturing protocols, as well as ISO 9001, TS 16949, AS 9100 and ISO 14001 quality systems and is a Six Sigma black belt. Stone’s career has included engagements with Eaton, Kelsey-Hayes, Ford and GM.  He has also worked with Textron Fastening Systems and with Trans-Pro setting up quality systems throughout the U.S., Mexico and China.