Meet The Team

Learn more about the people who make Oktober happen.

Dennis Grumm

Dennis Grumm

CEO & Lead Engineer
addy@oktoberdesign.com

Clint Leatrea

Clint Leatrea

Purchasing Director
info@oktobredesign.com

Jake Sinkler

Jake Sinkler

Director of Sales & Marketing
jake@oktoberdesign.com

Emily Fortier

Emily Fortier

Wizard of Operations
emily@oktoberdesign.com

Coleman Brook

Coleman Brook

Client Relations
info@oktoberdesign.com

Addy The Dog

Addy

Chief Treat Officer
addy@oktoberdesign.com

Engineers. Beer Lovers. Do'ers.

It's been a crazy ride since 2014.

What was once just an idea, quickly evolved from pen and paper sketches to a brewery-tested prototype, and has now become a thriving business. Online sales began in the summer of 2016, and thanks to happy customers we have continued to grow ever since.

Our team started with three mechanical engineers, led by 10 years of experience designing precision machines for the aerospace industry.  This experience is directly reflected in the robust, no-nonsense design of our entire product offering. The team also includes years of experience in automotive testing, parts acquisition, and general beer enjoyment.

Oktober’s shop in West Michigan is a busy place, and a steady diet of electronic music in the background keeps it moving.  The industry surrounding our location has also allowed us to source all manufactured parts locally which has strengthened our relationships within our community.

When we’re not at work, we make plenty of time to visit the many breweries in our home city: Grand Rapids, Michigan aka “Beer City USA”.

Oktober Model 7 - Blue

Engineers. Beer Lovers. Do'ers.

It's been a crazy ride since 2014.

What was once just an idea, quickly evolved from pen and paper sketches to a brewery-tested prototype, and has now become a thriving business. Online sales began in the summer of 2016, and thanks to happy customers we have continued to grow ever since.

Our team started with three mechanical engineers, led by 10 years of experience designing precision machines for the aerospace industry.  This experience is directly reflected in the robust, no-nonsense design of our entire product offering. The team also includes years of experience in automotive testing, parts acquisition, and general beer enjoyment.

Oktober’s shop in West Michigan is a busy place, and a steady diet of electronic music in the background keeps it moving.  The industry surrounding our location has also allowed us to source all manufactured parts locally which has strengthened our relationships within our community.

When we’re not at work, we make plenty of time to visit the many breweries in neighbor city Grand Rapids, aka “Beer City USA”.