Release Date: October 22, 2018

Zurn Appoints Richard Bledsoe to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

MILWAUKEE, WI – Zurn Water, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Bledsoe to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In this role, he will be responsible for North American sales and marketing functions across the portfolio. Bledsoe built his career within Fortune 500 companies that are market leaders in the fire protection and building securities industry. He’s certified in Lean Six Sigma and a past lead volunteer for Habitat for Humanity International.

“Richard has a deep understanding of what it takes to compete and win in the new construction and retrofit marketplace in order to bolster our strategic growth plans,” said Craig Wehr, Zurn President. “He is a strong leader with demonstrated principles that translated into a track record of success as Vice President of Sales for Tyco SimplexGrinnell, a fire protection, security, and life safety installation and service business. He is an authentic motivator who empowers teams to deliver their very best – never losing sight of the customer.”

“Sales and marketing require you to be an influencer,” said Richard Bledsoe, Zurn Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I’m ready to hit the ground running, talking to customers, reps and associates to find ways we can be even better. Zurn is a thoughtful company when it comes to its solutions and services. I’m ready for the challenge to grow our efforts and find new opportunities.”

About Zurn Water

Zurn Water, LLC is a recognized leader in commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets. Zurn offers the largest breadth of engineered water solutions, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance any building’s environment. For more information, visit

Leslie McGowan
Marketing Communications