Steve Thiry


Knape & Vogt

International Sales Director

Mr. Thiry has spent 40+ years in the international business arena. He has a B.A. (Business) and M.B.A. from Central Michigan University. His career includes two internships with German trading and manufacturing companies; as well as international sales management positions at local Grand Rapids, Michigan manufacturing companies: Oliver Machinery-Rapistan/Demag-Knape & Vogt.

His main emphasis has centered around new market development activities; and ongoing existing customer growth management. Mr. Thiry has developed a broad network of international distributors and representatives selling U.S.A. made products to a worldwide customer base including home centers/hardware stores, office and kitchen manufacturers, as well as international trading companies.