As we near the completion of the 10-year Companies Succession Planning process, we are announcing some significant role changes to allow for a complete and smooth transition.
We’d like to congratulate Tim Grabow and Warren Roseborough for their recent promotions. Both Dean, the current President, and our CFO, Mike Gray, will step back from their current roles and spend the next year and a half ensuring a successful and smooth transition for the Companies.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Grabow has been appointed to President of the Companies. Tim joined Blaine Brothers in 2001 to establish our engine shop and later became the Truck Shop Manager in 2005. In 2013 he assumed the role of Vice President of Sales and Operations and has been a driving force in helping to build and lead the Companies management team in the development of internal and external relationships, overseeing sales and operations along with his service on the HDA Truck Pride board.
Dean celebrates more than 44 years with the company and has worked in a variety of positions within the Companies such as running parts and tow truck driver before taking over the day-to-day operations of the truck shop in 1986 and ultimately becoming the sole owner in 2006. Since 2006, Dean has grown the Companies to over 10 locations across the Midwest and nearly 400 dedicated people that keep growing our organization stronger every day.
In addition, Warren Roseborough will assume the CFO role after 5+ years of working as the Controller under Mike. Warren has a proven track record managing the Companies’ accounting and financial processes. Warren continues to achieve improvements for the Companies while leading the Finance and Customer Service teams.
Mike started his career with Blaine Brothers as a Staff Accountant over 38 years ago and was promoted to Controller before assuming the CFO position in 2007. Throughout his time here, Mike developed an expertise in knowing where the Companies came from as he lived thru the growth of Blaine Brothers. He knew what things made the company successful at its foundation. Mike continues to be a valuable and stable force in the Companies and has done an extraordinary job. Going forward, we are so lucky to have Mike continue to support the finance team as V.P. of Finance as we fully transition and enter the final stages of this Succession Planning process.
“Now, 8 1/2 years into the Company’s 10-Year Succession Plan, it felt like the right time to move forward with these significant role changes to allow for a complete and smooth transition for all involved,” said Dean. “It has been a blessing to have worked alongside Mike for all of these years. It is because of his total commitment to the companies that we have been able to manage growth and prosper. It has also been so rewarding to have spent this amount of time working on the succession plan. I appreciate the effort that our Leadership Team and many others have put into this process and I am very confident in the future of the Companies as we continue to maintain our shared Family Values in everything we do.”
Both Mike and Dean will continue their roles as active Board Members. Other board members include the Third Generation of Dally leadership: Tucker Dally, GM of Hydraulic Specialty, Spike Dally, Account Specialist at Blaine Brothers, and Spencer Dally, GM of North American Trailer. With a combined 50+ years of company experience, we expect a smooth transition through these changes.
“A lot of work has been put into preserving the culture and the new Leadership Team has excelled in showing the values Dean built. The company will continue to sustain the family values the company was founded on,” said Tim Grabow, “and I’m excited to see what we can do next, together, to continue to serve our customers and the future of the companies.”