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Gunther Hochapfal Joins Grote Industries as Star Safety Technologies Regional Sales Manager

Grote Industries and Star Safety Technologies recently announced the appointment of Gunther Hochapfel as the new Regional Sales Manager. Hochapfel brings with him over 18 years of invaluable experience in the safety and warning technology industry.

Gunther Hochapfel

 Hochapfel previously served as a sales leader and applications specialist at a Canadian warning light manufacturer for nearly two decades. His tenure there was marked by significant contributions to the industry, including playing a pivotal role in driving the evolution of the Canadian marketplace from strobe to LED warning lights. Notably, Hochapfel developed highly successful snowplow warning light programs for various ministries of transportation across Canada, showcasing his innovative approach and technical expertise.

In his new role, Hochapfel will leverage his extensive experience and deep-rooted connections in the Canadian market. His understanding of the Canadian landscape positions him uniquely to cultivate and fortify strong relationships with Grote and Star Safety Technologies clients and stakeholders.
“We are confident that Gunther’s leadership and industry knowledge will propel our company to new heights,” said Doug Richardson, National Sales Manager at Star Safety Technologies. “His appointment reaffirms our commitment to delivering cutting-edge safety solutions and unparalleled service to our clients.”
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