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Malin Lewis
Malin Lewis

Responding to the needs of its aftermarket and OEM business units, Grote Industries has announced new additions to these sales teams. For its aftermarket business, Malin Lewis has been named to cover the growing southern California territory.  “Malin has wide and successful experience selling in the financial marketplace, said Grote Director of Aftermarket Sales, Matt Forner.  “His skills using a range of strategic growth strategies and his proven relationship building skills will be a benefit to our aftermarket partners and our sales team as well.”

Prior to joining Grote, Malin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and most recently was the Enrollment Director at Options Animal, a leading stock trading skills building organization. His sales experience there dealt primarily with helping people learn how to successfully trade in the Stock Market by using combined strategies with stocks and options.  His relationship-building skills are a good match for the Grote sales team.  Malin will be covering the southern California territory.

Ryan Taylor has joined Grote’s OEM Sales team. “Ryan is covering the western OEM territory including key heavy duty trailer, equipment, body builder, and other existing OEM accounts in the western US,” said Kent Bode, Grote’s Director of OEM Sales.  “Ryan has deep experience in the Heavy Duty arena, previously employed at Phillips Industries as a Territory Sales Manager, where he serviced customers with both OEM and aftermarket products.”  

An avid sportsman, Taylor played in the AHL/ECHL hockey leagues with a farm team for the Montreal Canadians, and spent some years on the Canadian Golf Tour and the Nationwide PGA Tour.  A native Californian, Taylor has experience in the lighting industry and also fleet accounts.