“Our partnership with Frontenac will give GNAP the additional financial and operating resources to continue to help us grow our business, and expand what my partner Mike Trotta and I have established.”

Mike Currie


CEO1ST Partner

GNAP is led by CEO1st executive, Mike Currie, a 20 year veteran of the abrasives industry. Mike has held various operating and senior management roles at Grand Northern Products and GNP Ceramics. In 2005, Mike partnered with Mike Trotta to form GNAP and create a national industrial distributor of abrasive products and equipment.

Company Overview

GNAP is a leading, national distributor of industrial abrasive products, equipment, specialty ceramics and ancillary services used by a broad base of customers in the applications of investment casting, metal stamping, machining, forging, remediation, coating and paving.

One South Wacker
Suite 2980
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: 312.368.0044

We invest in high quality companies, primarily in the food, industrial and services industries. We work with business owners, almost always families, founders or entrepreneurs, as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement and growth planning.

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