SSW Holding Company, Inc. has announced the promotion of Mark A. Gritton to the position of President, SSW Holding Company, Inc., as current President and CEO Paul M. Kara transitions to Chairman and CEO of SSW effective immediately. To begin his new role as President, Gritton assumes overall responsibility for the company’s expanding Mexican operations, leading a transformational quality initiative company-wide and continuing with overall responsibility for sales, marketing and product development throughout North America.
Gritton, a 22-year company veteran, is leaving his post as senior vice-president of sales, marketing and product development where he has helped guide its strategic growth and successful expansion into several markets including commercial refrigeration, residential cooking, residential laundry and HVAC. For over 70 years SSW has provided engineered components to the food preservation, cooking and home comfort industries, manufactured primarily from steel and glass. SSW’s products are essential for people to eat, live and work in comfort and can be found in every home and workplace. Through innovation and advanced product development, SSW provides value-added products and systems to its blue-chip customers within the appliance, HVAC and other industrial markets. SSW’s operating companies include: Alabama Wire Products, Inc., American Appliance Products, Inc., Collis de Mexico, Collis Inc., Premier Manufacturing Corporation, and Straits Steel & Wire Company.