Michael J. Grimmé
Mr. Grimme’ is Founder and CEO of AMC Liquidators, an upscale hotel and office furniture recycler. which consists of a trading, furniture restoration and logistics operations. He is also Founder and CEO of AMC Mattresses, etc. which offers a full line of commercial quality mattresses to hotel, motel and assisted living facilities.
Both entities operate from a company owned 5+ acre, 60,000 square foot retail, wholesale and warehousing complex in Tamarac, Florida. The operation also includes a fleet of box trucks and tractor-trailers. Sales are to local, national and international customers. To date, AMC Liquidators has sold to 49 countries.
Mr. Grimme’,and his company AMC Liquidators, have appeared multiple times on the internationally broadcast Travel Channel Reality Show Hotel Impossible.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Business Administration from Widener University in Pennsylvania.
Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club –Past President and current member
Fort Lauderdale Executive Association -Past President and current member
Broward County Boys and Girls Club- Past board member
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce- Past board member and current member
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association –Broward Branch-current board member
Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association – Current allied member
Regent Bank –Former Advisory Board member
Graduate of Leadership Broward
Served on the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board, Budget Advisory Board, and Aviation Advisory Board
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year
South Florida Business Journal Small Business of the Year
Sun Sentinel Excalibur award winner
Junior Achievement of South Florida –Business Hall of Fame
Mr. Grimme moved to Fort Lauderdale after an 18-year career in the international crude oil trading industry, based primarily in Europe and worked for Sunoco and then Phibro Energy where his last position was Vice-Chairman. Phibro Energy is now a division of Occidental after being a part of Salomon, Travelers, and Citigroup.
His holding company (Grimme’ Holdings) has previously owned several Fort Lauderdale based hotels and also a web development business in the past. The company is now primarily focused on the furniture recycling business, mattress business and real estate investments.
Mike has a wife, Pamela, and four children, Ashley 27, Michael (deceased), Chelsea 23 and Amanda 21. He has a pilot’s license, an airline transport license, instructor ratings, and considers flying, competitive rowing, boating, skiing, and occasional mountain climbing his main hobbies.
Mike frequently lectures at local Universities including Nova and Lynn University on the ups and downs of being and entrepreneur and why a personal life /business life requires frequent balancing.
Since the loss of his son in 2006, the Grimme family has awarded over 20 college scholarships in the local community in their son’s name.