Hiram College

Doug Grimm ’84 led the acquisition of Grede Foundries Inc. by Citation Corp., of which he was CEO. The merger, completed in January, resulted in Grede Holdings LLC, a metal component supplier with 3,000 worldwide employees. Grimm is the chairman, president and CEO of the new company. In this role, he is in charge of facilitating communication, combining cultures, setting standards and making sure that the process of merging two companies into one goes as smoothly as possible.

Grimm is also a member of Hiram’s board of visitors and has been very generous to the College with his gifts, including gifts of time and hospitality. He hosted President Chema’s dinner party at the Detroit Athletic Club in December 2009.

For the full story of Grimm’s business merger as reported in SmartBusiness, go here.