“Having vision means possessing a keen sense of what to do in order to maximize the potential of the company.”
– Dean Grose, Chief Executive Officer
Meet Our Executive Leadership Team
Mr. Grose has been involved in the Specialty Chemical Treatment business for over 23 years. Starting with Nalco Chemical in 1989. Mr. Grose was part of the Basic Industry group that specialized in raw and waste water clarification, boiler and cooling system treatment, and fuel oil additives for a variety of industrial accounts. He spent nearly five years with Nalco before forming the first of his own companies brokering machine work and drafting services, Grose Engineering. In 1995, he consolidated Grose Engineering as part of the creation of Comtech Industries. that additionally targeted markets within the steel, chemical, refinery, cogeneration and pulp & paper industries within the tri-state area. Mr. Grose added a third company in February 2008 specializing in construction, specifically, industrial boiler repair.
As Comtech’s CEO, Mr. Grose is responsible for the corporate vision and strategic direction of the company. He is a long-time resident of the Pittsburgh area and attended South Park High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Washington, PA with his wife and two children.
Ray Gevaudan, Chief Financial Officer
With over twenty years’ experience in finance, Mr. Gevaudan brings a combination of corporate finance, financial operations, and audit experience to Comtech. After starting his career with Ernst & Young’s Pittsburgh office, he spent the last fourteen years focusing on the unique challenges of early stage and middle market companies.
Mr. Gevaudan spent eight years working with The Hillman Company and the last six years in financial leadership roles with local manufacturing and technology companies. In his current role as CFO, he is responsible for managing the finance and accounting functions, and is focused on building an efficient infrastructure to manage key business processes and contract compliance.
Mr. Gevaudan is a long-time Pittsburgh resident, having attended Central Catholic High School and earning his BS in Accounting from Duquesne University. He later earned his MBA at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He remains active in his community serving as a volunteer for Central Catholic’s Viking Victory Auction and as Finance Council member for Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth. He enjoys coaching girls’ basketball at St. James School in Sewickley, PA.