March 26, 2016
Kurz Industrial Solutions Names New President/CEO
Neenah, WI – Kurz Industrial Solutions, Inc. (www.kurz.com), a leading supplier and service center for electronic drives and control, electric motors and power transmission equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Nowak to President and Chief Executive Officer of Kurz. Rick Nowak, Kurz’s current President and CEO, started with Kurz in 1975 and since became President in 2000, will become Chairman of the Board of the Company, where he will continue to be involved in the Company’s strategic growth initiatives.
“This has been in the planning process for quite some time now and we are very excited about what Brian brings to the table to accelerate our Company’s growth”, said Rick. “Brian has been in Outside Sales since he joined Kurz Industrial Solutions in June of 1996, and became our Vice President of Sales in 2004. His experience, relationships and reputation both within Kurz and with our customers and suppliers will both make him successful in his new responsibilities and help bring our company to the next business level.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to lead this great company,” said Brian. “Kurz has been serving the Wisconsin market since 1918, and we have the people, the customers, the suppliers and the opportunity to grow and expand our business in the years ahead.”
Additionally, both Mike Glynn and Tom Lee have been named District Sales Managers for the Company’s Southern and Western Sales Regions, respectively. “Mike and Tom are outstanding members of our senior management team, and we are all looking forward to working together,” said Brian. These individuals have been promoted as part of the Company’s strategy to build the infrastructure needed internally to accelerate future growth and expansion.
“We have been family-owned and managed for decades, and owe our success to our great customers and world-class suppliers,” said Rick. “We are very grateful for all of their loyalty and support for so many years, and work to earn their business every day. I am looking forward to continuing to help grow our business, and could not be more excited about Brian becoming our CEO.”
Kurz is a large stocking industrial distributor of electronic drives and control, electric motors and power transmission equipment, for the premier vendors of those products in today’s industrial world. The Company provides electric motor and gearbox rebuilding, repairing and rewinding of electric motors to 10,000 H.P. and offers in-house, up tower, and on-site repair and predictive maintenance services to many industries, including Paper, Corrugating, Converting, Plastics, Power Plant Generation, Foundries, Wind Farms, Aggregate, Mining, and Food Processing Plants.
Kurz began operations in 1918 located in the “Flats” in Appleton and have since expanded their operations to service the entire Midwest region, including three fully staffed rebuild locations located in The Fox River Valley (Neenah), Milwaukee Region (New Berlin), and Western Wisconsin Region, (Eau Claire).