Grote Appoints William Stone as Quality Director


New Leadership Reflects Grote’s Continuing Commitment to World-class Quality and Customer Satisfaction

MADISON, Ind., USA — Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, today announced that it has appointed William Stone to lead its existing quality management team from his new vantage point as quality director.

Stone has 27 years of experience in OEM and tier-one automotive manufacturing environments, including eight 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 system and is a Six Sigma black belt.

“As we continue to expand our business globally, we will remain focused on cultivating and attracting talent that will bring the experience necessary to keep Grote out in front of the industry” Dominic Grote, president and chief operating officer, said. “Bill brings a diverse background and a broad and valuable range of experience to this new position.”

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 US, Mexico and China.

For decades, the Grote brand has been synonymous with quality and continues to set the standard for the vehicle lighting industry. The organization has been recognized for its numerous contributions to manufacturing and quality innovation.

“We have a proud history of delivering the highest quality products to our customers,” Grote said. “This is a tradition we take very seriously and one that is inseparable from our corporate philosophy.”

About Grote Industries

Grote Industries is a family-owned company and is TS16949 and ISO 14001 certified. The leading manufacturer and marketer of vehicle safety systems products, Grote Industries engineers and manufactures LED, fluorescent and incandescent lamps, mirrors, wiring systems, turn signal switches, connection accessories and reflective accessories. For more than 109 years, Grote has provided state-of-the-art solutions for OEM and aftermarket customers worldwide. Headquartered in Madison, Indiana, USA, Grote also maintains locations in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Additional information is available at