Safe Fleet Announces New President and CEO

Belton, MO—Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Knox as president and chief executive officer.

“I am honored to join Safe Fleet at this exciting time in its development,” says Knox. “I look forward to working with our employees, customers and suppliers to continue delivering industry leading products and growth. Our plan is to significantly expand our product offering through strategic acquisitions, as well as internal development.”

Knox previously served as chairman of Royal Adhesives and Sealants after its acquisition of ADCO Global—a global supplier of adhesives and coatings. Prior to ADCO, Knox was president and COO of Sovereign Specialty Chemicals and President of Valspar Europe.

“John brings a significant amount of experience building high growth companies,” says Gary Rosenthal, Partner at The Sterling Group and Chairman of the Safe Fleet Board of Directors. “His prior work integrating companies and accelerating growth through organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions will benefit Safe Fleet customers, employees and shareholders.”

The Sterling Group formed Safe Fleet in September 2013 through the acquisitions and merger of ROM Corporation and Specialty Manufacturing, Inc. Three months later, Safe Fleet completed its first add on acquisition, FoamPro.

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