Grace Technologies Announces New President and CEO

  • January 22, 2021
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Grace Technologies Announces New President and CEO
Grace Technologies Announces New President and CEO

Grace Technologies is pleased to announce their new President & CEO, Drew Allen. After 30 years of leadership, Phil Allen will be stepping down as CEO and assuming the role of Founder & Chairman of the Board and continuing to focus efforts on Ovarian Cancer Research at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics through their Believe in the Cure foundation with his wife, Jane.

“I sincerely believe that Drew has found his passion at Grace Technologies,” said Phil Allen. “When Grace and Drew were both young, he was old enough to understand the challenges we faced in building a strong foundation during those early days. After much planning and preparation, we are confident that Drew’s mix of passion and skills will lead Grace into an even brighter future.”

Drew Allen graduated from the Loyola University Chicago’s Next Generation Leadership Program and University of Wisconsin’s Transition to Executive Leadership. Drew is a recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers’ 2020 Next-Generation Leadership Award and holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business and Marketing from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. Drew also sits on the advisory board for Atom Power, Inc. and is CEO of Percev, LLC.

“I am incredibly excited to lead this innovative, family-owned, Iowa-bred organization that delivers impactful solutions and technologies through our distribution partners and to our global customer base,” said Drew Allen. “I continue to be amazed by the impact we get to make in the lives of essential manufacturing workers by helping them get home safely every night.”

From connecting with customers to product development and manufacturing and logistics, technology plays a vital role in everything Grace does. The impact their customers experience through GracePorts, GracePESDs, and GraceSense is a direct result of decades of leadership with innovation, design, and tenacity. As Phil passes the baton to his son, Greg Ervin will assume Drew’s former roles and responsibilities of Chief Growth & Product Officer. Ervin comes to Grace from Timberline Manufacturing and Rockwell Automation.

About Grace Technologies, Inc.

When Phil founded the company in 1993, after crafting a long list of potential risks, he stated: “And if somehow we succeed, it will be by His Grace, therefore we should name the business Grace.” Grace Technologiesis making maintenance safer, smarter, and more productive with innovative electrical safety products and predictive maintenance solutions. The GracePort® product is the single most popular panel interface connection used in the industry today. With GracePESDs®, the product category of Permanent Page | 2 Electrical Safety Devices was pioneered by Grace. The new GraceSense™ product line of IIoT smart devices is a marriage of predictive maintenance technology and personnel safety techniques. Grace Technologies is a Rockwell Encompass partner with products available around the globe via a distribution network and sales presence in 60+ countries.

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