The People and Expertise Behind Your Perfect Products

We are forward-thinking industry leaders committed to helping you deliver comfort, convenience, safety, and efficiency through the development of products in the home comfort, refrigeration, and cooking industries.

Where we come from informs how we look to the future

SSW brings decades of successful customer relationships, product innovation, and manufacturing expertise to every partnership. We work with you to bring together the latest cutting-edge solutions in engineering and design for quality components that make an impact.

Explore the milestones that have shaped us to who we are today and who we strive to be in the future.

Innovating Better, Together

Our components make their way into products that are used every day.
All of this is possible through our partnerships with our OEM manufacturers:

Sub-Zero
Wolf
Electrolux
Hussmann
Lennox
Whirlpool
Goodman
Mabe
Johnson Controls
Carrier
LG
Rheem
Bosch
Thermador
GE Appliances
Bluestar
Current
Jennair
Kitchen Aid
Monogram
Viking

What We Can Do For You?

SSW has been a leader in the home comfort, refrigeration, and cooking industries for over 75 years. Learn more about how we can extend your product offering and capabilities.

Your Partner For Solving Unique Challenges

SSW Advanced Technologies has the capacity, proximity, and capabilities to support your every need in the manufacturing process. Our vertically-integrated design and manufacturing facilities are strategically located across the country near you, enabling us to scale with you quickly and as needed. Learn more about what differentiates us.

2 Sales Offices Supporting Our Global Customer Base
200+ OEMs Supplied From Our Divisions
16 Manufacturing Locations
2,300+ Total Employees

Our North America Locations

Our North America Locations:

SSW Global Headquarters

435 N Whittington Pkwy

Louisville, KY 40222 USA

Alabama Wire Products

1100 West Park Road

Elizabethtown, KY 42701 USA

Collis

2005 S 19th St.

Clinton, IA 52732 USA

SSW Premier

867 Premier Way

Henderson, TN 38340 USA

Tatano Wire Products

714 Braddock View Dr.

Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 USA

Straits Steel & Wire

902 N Rowe St. Suite # 1

Ludington, MI 49431 USA

American Appliance Products

1129 Myatt Blvd, Suite #36

Madison, TN 37115 USA

SSW Premier

136 Davis St.

Portland, TN 37148 USA

American Appliance Products

345 Chemwood Dr.

Newport, TN 37821 USA

Collis de Mexico

Carretera Querétaro-Leon Km. 3.6

Colonia Las Malvas Libramiento Norte

Irapuato, Guanajuato

México CP. 36660

Collis de Mexico

Calle D No. 513,

Colonia Parque Industrial Almacentro

Apodaca, Nuevo Leon

México, C.P. 66600

Gemtron

615 New Hwy 68

Sweetwater, TN 37874

Gemtron

2000 Chestnut St.

Vincennes, IN 47591

Gemtron Canada

125 Albert St.

Port McNicoll, ON

L0K 1R0, Canada

Gemtron Mexico

Av.C.F.E. Nº 645 Zona Industrial 2a Sección

Comisión Federal de Electricidad 645

Industrial San Luis

78395 San Luis, S.L.P., Mexico

Gemtron Mexico

Boulevard TLC No. 5013

Apodaca, N.L., Mexico

Leadership Team

Mark Gritton

President & CEO

Growing up playing sports, Mark learned that working together creates success. It’s about team, and it’s a lot more fun when we all win together.

Mark is a 41-year manufacturing management veteran with extensive experience in the automotive, electronics and major appliance industries. He started his career in 1981 with Cooper Industries then moved to General Electric, progressing through roles of increasing responsibility in Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Operations Management. Mark joined SSW in 1994 as Division VP and General Manager before moving into the role of Vice President of Marketing and later to Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Development. In 2016 he was promoted to President and in 2019 to President and CEO.

Mark believes in continuous improvement—“every day we want to be better than we were yesterday.” He describes SSW as a group of hard-working and enthusiastic people who truly enjoy finding new ways to make our customers’ lives better.

In 1979, Mark completed his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky. In 1981, he graduated with an MBA, also from the University of Kentucky


Luis Liu

Chief Operating Officer

Luis is a believer that passionate employees and robust processes are key to maximizing the value that we bring to our customers. Luis is a 20-year business leader with extensive experience in strategy deployment, operations, and lean transformation. Luis has had a successful track record of leading businesses both in industrials as well as in aerospace and defense, across North America, Europe, and Asia. Prior to SSW, Luis spent formative time with Precision Castparts and Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing/Stanley Black and Decker, progressing through P&L and executive roles of increasing responsibility. Luis joined SSW in 2020 as the Chief Operating Officer.

Having had the privilege of running businesses across different industries and geographies, Luis appreciates the transformative power of highly motivated and aligned teams. Whether it is a local team at a manufacturing site or a distributed team across a function, Luis empowers all teams across SSW to take initiative in order to foster innovation and accelerate business growth.

In 1996, Luis completed his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He started off his career in the telecommunications industry and then found his passion in manufacturing.


Steve Koss

Chief Financial Officer

Fiercely competitive, Steve loves a challenge and the opportunity to positively impact an organization’s overall strategy and growth trajectory.

Steve is a seasoned 32-year finance professional with valuable experience in public accounting and privately held manufacturing companies. Prior to the formal start of his career, he interned in Corporate Accounting at Chrysler Corporation during the integration of American Motors Corporation and at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in their tax, audit and middle market groups. He started his career in 1990 with Deloitte and Touche as a consultant / auditor in their middle market practice. He then moved to Straits Steel and Wire Company in 1995 as Controller progressing through roles of increasing responsibility to Corporate Controller SSW Holding Company, Inc (previous name of SSW Advanced Technologies, LLC) in 1999 and then Vice President – Chief Financial Officer in 2005. During 2021, responsibility for SSW Advanced Technologies, LLC Human Resource and Information Technologies functional groups were transitioned into his role of Vice President – Chief Financial Officer.

Steve believes that our associates are the most valuable asset in our organization. “Without coaching and development, we are missing the opportunity to foster individual growth that can significantly enhance the value of our people, teams and organization.” He believes that SSW’s commitment to our people provides us with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

In 1990, Steve completed his Bachelor of Arts with honor, majoring in Accounting from Michigan State University and well as passing the Certified Public Accounting exam in his first attempt. In 1992, after successfully completing experience and reference requirements, he received his license to practice Certified Public Accountancy from the State of Michigan.


Bryan Snider

Chief Commercial Officer

Bryan is a 23-year veteran of the home appliance industry and has a diverse background in sales, marketing, engineering, and product management. Bryan began his career with General Electric, holding various roles in product development where he led cross-functional teams from idea generation to commercial launch of several new products and features. In 2012, he transitioned to the commercial function as a product manager for refrigeration and cooking products, where he was responsible for developing the overall product strategy, growing market share, and optimizing lifecycle profitability of the portfolio.

Bryan joined SSW in 2017 and currently serves as Chief Commercial Officer where he leads sales, marketing, and product development with a focus on growing market share and expanding the product portfolio. Bryan reflects on the most fulfilling aspect of his role—“partnering with our customers to help them succeed and bring new products to the marketplace is extremely rewarding.”

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Louisville and a Master of Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.


Dr. Michael Schwall

Chief Technology Officer

“You can’t change the wind direction, but you can adjust your sails to reach your destination.” The challenges in offshore sailing and our daily business are very similar—we need a strong team, a lot of creativity and have to be resilient; then we are going to be successful.

Michael is Chief Technology Officer of SSW Advanced Technologies, a role he assumed in 2020. Prior to this role, he was heading the New Product Development and Innovation department of the SCHOTT Gemtron Corp. using the deep understanding of glass and glass coating properties from his various roles in the Corporate R&D departments at SCHOTT AG based in Germany.

Michael believes that finding innovative solutions for our customer is SSWs key differentiator and enables long-term relationships to our customer. His goal is to develop products that are part of people’s everyday life.

Michael received his PhD in inorganic Chemistry in 2012 from the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.


"Working with SSW allows us to be flexible and meet our customer needs."
- Procurement Manager

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