Williamston, MI – Terry Grost has been promoted to the Manager of the After Sales Group reporting to Steve London, President and COO. Grost will be overseeing very important areas of Customer Service, Spare Parts and Machine Rebuilds.

“Congratulations to Terry on this well-deserved appointment,” said Steve London. “Terry’s 30-year successful tenure at Bekum is a source of pride for our entire team, and we wish him much success in his new role.” Terry is one more employee in BAC’s long list of employees to rise through the ranks to a managerial level position, increasing the company’s impressive list of “home grown” managers (Officers, Directors, Managers and Supervisors) to approximately 70% of its leadership team advancing up the BAC ladder.

“I am excited to begin another chapter of my Bekum America career as the Manager of the After Sales Group,” said Terry Grost. “It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such a talented group of professionals. We are not just colleagues; we are each other’s support system and most trusted advisors. I look forward to serving in this capacity for many years to come.”

Terry joined the Company in 1993, and quickly mastered the Company’s newly introduced “industrial” machine line. It was just the beginning of Terry’s distinguished career, as he later applied his very strong technical skills to master BAC’s complete line of machines, including the “H” series, BA, BM and Hyblow models. As he further developed his skills and knowledge, Terry became instrumental in developing younger technicians, assuming responsibility and using his expertise for customer machine training, and acting as a consultant to customers and potential customers relative to their “special” project needs to ensure the success of Bekum’s customers.

BEKUM America was established in 1979 with the mission to introduce top quality blow molding machinery, designed to produce plastic bottles, containers and other large plastic parts in the North American marketplace, via blending German design and technology with American skill and ingenuity. Bekum’s customer base includes large multi-national customers, as well as owner/operator plastic bottle manufacturers.