Safe Fleet Announces John R. Knox Appointment As President & CEO

Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed John R. Knox as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately.

John was previously Chairman, President and CEO of ADCO Global and served as Chairman of Royal Adhesives and Sealants after its acquisition of ADCO Global in 2013 – a global supplier of adhesives and coatings.  Prior to ADCO, John was President and COO of Sovereign Specialty Chemicals and President of Valspar Europe.

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

“Sterling is delighted to welcome John R. Knox as CEO.  John brings with him a significant amount of experience building best in industry, high growth companies.  His prior work integrating companies and accelerating growth through organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions will benefit Safe fleet customers, employees and shareholders,” said Gary Rosenthal, Partner at The Sterling Group and Chairman of the Board.

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

Press Release by Safe Fleet