DETROIT (July 30, 2020) — DealerShopTM, a premier supplier of automotive dealership and collision center resources, has announced that Ken Grove has joined the company as Vice President, Sales. He will report to Bill Gryzenia, President and CEO.

Prior to joining DealerShop, Ken was the Global Director, Business Development for five years with Meritor (AxleTech). During this time Grove was responsible for overseeing significant sales growth year over year. Ken’s background includes over 25 years of progressive sales and leadership responsibilities with Detroit Diesel, Eaton, and Hitachi Metals America.  He has a BS degree in Forensic Science from Michigan State University and a MS in Finance from Walsh College.

“Ken experience and background is a much-needed addition to our growing DealerShop team,” said Gryzenia. “His experience working with the DealerShop executive team and his expertise in the sales process make him an ideal fit for our company as we continue on our growth path, enhance our offerings, and deliver greater value and efficiency for our customers.”

Grove will be based at DealerShops headquarters in Birmingham, Michigan.

The launch of DealerShop was officially announced on March 30, 2020, as the result of partnership between LAR and Resilience Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm. DealerShop provides resources to help increase dealership and collision center profitability while acting as a one-stop sourcing partner, leveraging a vast network to source administrative supplies and services, warehouse and direct-purchase products, and capital equipment. DealerShop aims to help dealerships and collision centers focus on customer support and service as a strategy for profitable growth.

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