Besser Company CEO, Kevin Curtis, announced on Wednesday, 2 September, that he will be retiring on 30 April 2021. “Over the last several years, I have focused on ensuring we have a dynamic and resilient structure in place so I could formulate my retirement plan. This included working closely with our Board of Directors, industry associations, and customers. As the months have passed, my comfort with the new management team in place made this decision a very comfortable one,” commented Curtis.
The new management team, led by President, Ryan Suszek, is concentrating on providing producers around the globe with unmatched value. Besser is building beyond the company’s historic role as an equipment supplier to becoming a multi-faceted strategic business partner committed to delivering an unrivaled customer experience.
Upon Curtis’ retirement, Suszek, will take over the reins as CEO. Curtis remarked, “No one prepares you for how difficult it is to hand over a 116-year-old business that has been a piece of your heart for 43 years. I’m fortunate to have found someone like Ryan, who closely matches my passion for Besser as a whole - our industry, our customers, and unquestionably our employee-owners.”
Once retired, Curtis will continue to provide valuable company and industry insights to Besser in his role as a member of the Besser Board of Directors.
About Besser Company: Besser is headquartered in Alpena, Michigan and has equipment operating in more than 130 countries worldwide. The company supplies complete manufacturing systems for the masonry, hardscape, pipe, precast and ready-mix segments of the industry. In addition, Besser manufactures curing systems for all segments of the concrete industry. The company manufacturers parts, provides service, and offers training from manufacturing locations staffed with Sales and Technical Service Representatives throughout the world. More information can be found at: www.besser.com. ###