COLUMBUS, Ind., August 31, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grammer Logistics (“Grammer” or the “Company”), a leading hazardous materials transportation and logistics firm, announced today that it has named Scott Dobak as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Concurrent with Mr. Dobak’s appointment as CEO, he will also join Grammer’s Board of Directors. Grammer is a portfolio company of Stelex Capital Management LLC and Mill Rock Capital.
A veteran in the transportation and logistics industry with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Dobak joins Grammer from Hufcor, Inc., an industrial manufacturing company, where he held the position of CEO. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Dicom Transportation, a small parcel, LTL and third-party logistics provider serving the North American market. Mr. Dobak was also President at Roadrunner Transportation, a mixed asset-based multimodal logistics company, where he led the firm through numerous successful expansions and acquisitions. He began his career at Yellow Corporation (formerly known as YRC Worldwide), leaving as Vice President of Corporate Sales.
“Throughout his career in the logistics industry, Scott has always prioritized building customer-centric organizations focused on delivering best-in-class solutions,” said Michael Wysocki, Chairman of Grammer Logistics. “He recognizes Grammer’s unique value proposition, safety culture and operational excellence.”
Grammer is the nation’s leading transportation and logistics company for chemicals, gases and specialty materials. The company offers a wide range of integrated, specialized services, including logistics, transportation, transshipment, terminal and chemical and material handling where safety, service, training, reliability, geographical coverage and efficiency are of paramount importance. The company has more than 20 facilities strategically located near major chemical manufacturing centers throughout the United States.
“Grammer has an excellent reputation in the chemicals industry and I am excited to join the company at this exciting time,” said Mr. Dobak. “With the support of all team members, we are well positioned to continue our growth trajectory and build on the legacy that the Whittington family began many decades ago.”
About Grammer Logistics
Grammer Logistics (www.grammerlogistics.com) is recognized as the leading provider of safe and reliable hazardous chemical transportation services in the United States. Grammer’s excellent track record of security and solutions-focused approach to business has allowed the company to cultivate long-standing relationships with its client partners. The company has more than 20 facilities strategically located near major chemical manufacturing centers across the United States, including 350 tractors, 850 specialty trailers and over 500 drivers and owner-operators serving over 500 different carriers through Ammonia, LP Gas, Nitric Acid, NGL. , and general chemical markets.
About Stelex Capital Management LLC
With offices in New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh and London, Stelex Capital is a private equity firm with over $2.6 billion in AUM. Stelex seeks to identify and deploy capital in opportunities that have the potential to provide stability, improvement and growth. Portfolio companies benefit from Stelex’s industry knowledge, operational capabilities, network of senior executives, strategic insights and access to capital. Sectors of particular focus include specialty manufacturing, industrial and business services, aerospace and defense, automotive, government services, transportation, logistics and food. Additional information can be found at www.stellexcapital.com.
About Great Mill Rock LLC
Great Mill Rock LLC dba Mill Rock Capital is a growth- and operations-oriented private equity firm that invests in well-positioned mid-market industrial businesses in North America. Founded by Christopher Whalen and Adi Pekmezovic, Mill Rock Capital is purpose-built to invest in family businesses, owner-operators and founder-led companies across six industry verticals. Focus sectors include chemicals, materials and packaging; industrial distribution; services; engineering metals and materials; transport and logistics; and the specialty of manufacturing and industrial technology. This strategy leverages the deep expertise of the firm’s executives, most of whom have direct experience operating in the same industries. Mill Rock Capital supports business transformation through a dual-resource strategy that includes majority equity and active equity® – debt, equity or hybrid investments that provide business owners with value-added financial partnership without giving up a controlling stake. For more information, please visit Millrock-cap.com.
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