Granite Equity-backed DeZURIK names new president/CEO

DeZURIK has named Bryan Burns as president and CEO, effective September 16, 2013. Prior to joining DeZURIK, Burns was president of the crestliner division at Brunswick Corp. Based in Sartell, Minnesota, DeZURIK, which is backed by Granite Equity Partners, is a valve manufacturer.


(PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Larry Korf, former Chief Executive Officer of DeZURIK, Inc. in Sartell announced the appointment of Bryan Burns, to President and Chief Executive Officer of DeZURIK, Inc. effective, September 16, 2013. “Bryan has earned the leadership responsibility and has my full endorsement along with our owners and the Board of Directors,” Korf said.
As part of a planned DeZURIK leadership transition, Korf will retain a position on the DeZURIK Board of Directors and assist in the Chief Executive Officer transition period for the balance of 2013.
Burns joined DeZURIK in 2010 as VP of Operations and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in January 2012 and President and Chief Operating Officer in March 2013. Previously, Burns was employed by the Brunswick Corporation, where he was President of the Crestliner Division. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and earned his MBA from Duke University.
DeZURIK, Inc., headquartered in Sartell, Minnesota, is a market leading valve manufacturer in the industrial and municipal markets, with DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton and Willamette brands used by customers on an international basis. Granite Equity Partners, a St. Cloud, MN based private investment firm that governs and grows companies in Greater Minnesota, is the majority owner of DeZURIK, Inc.