Besser Company CEO, Kevin Curtis, is planning to retire on 30 April 2021. This decision was approved and supported by the Besser Board of Directors during their August meeting. “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 confidence with the new management team in place made this decision a very comfortable one,” shared Kevin.
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 Kevin’s retirement, Ryan, will take over the reins as CEO. Kevin 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, Kevin will continue to provide valuable company and industry insights to Besser in his role as a member of the Besser Board of Directors.