We Are Gremada

Gremada Industries is a successful and growing business owned by the Gregory F. Butler family. It began in the early 1950s when Francis Butler saw opportunity in worn parts. His vision took root in 1955 after investing in welding and machining capabilities to repair Caterpillar components. Operating as part of Butler Machinery for several years, Gremada Industries was officially incorporated in 1962 and was so named after Francis' three sons - Gregory, Matthew, and David.


Steve Walker | President/CEO

Prior to joining Gremada Industries, Steve Walker held a broad variety of leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Operations, Industrial Engineering, and Operation Excellence over a 27+ year career with UPS. While at UPS, Steve Walker also championed efforts in safety, women's leadership development, and the United Way. Steve Walker holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from the University of Sioux Falls and an MBA with a focus in Quantitative Management from the University of South Dakota. Steve is involved in the community through the United Way and coaching youth football.

Kim Glidden | CFO

Kimberly has a 24+ year career in finance and operations, which includes time spent in the defense, recreation, hospitality, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. Her areas of expertise include cost management, systems implementation, and process improvement. Kim holds a bachelor's degree in Accountancy from the University of North Dakota, an MBA in Strategic Management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and a Juris Doctor from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.