Zurn Industries is pleased to announce that Richard Bledsoe has accepted the position of vice president — sales and marketing.

In this role, Bledsoe will be responsible for providing leadership, successfully deploying winning sales strategies, developing effective brand marketing strategies, and continually improving the customer experience at Zurn.

Bledsoe most recently held the role of vice president of sales for Tyco SimplexGrinnell, a $2.3 billion fire-protection, security and life-safety installation and service business. In this role, he was accountable for co-chairing an organization transformation project to a commercially minded, growth-focused sales organization.

Richard holds a BS in business administration, marketing and finance from Montclair State University.