James Reuter named Chief Executive Officer of Control Devices, LLC

St. Louis (March 12, 2014) – Control Devices, LLC, a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison (“GHJ&M”), today announced the promotion of James (Jamie) Reuter to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Jamie had previously served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2007. 

“Jamie is a proven leader and his contributions to Control Devices over the past seven years have been instrumental to the Company’s growth,” said Jason Brass, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of GHJ&M. “Jamie’s collaborative approach will effectively leverage the strength of the management team and position the Company to expand upon its position as a premier provider of engineered flow control solutions.”  

Since joining Control Devices in 2007, Jamie has played a critical role in the Company’s operations. As CFO, Jamie was integral in setting the strategic direction of the Company and delivering on its key performance objectives. Further, he spearheaded the Company’s acquisition and integration efforts of five complementary businesses. Prior to joining Control Devices, Jamie spent 12 years at The Procter & Gamble Company where he held various management positions.

“Control Devices is a truly unique business with unparalleled expertise in highly engineered flow control solutions, and I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Company,” Jamie said. “This is an exciting time for our Company as we focus on expanding our product offering and continue to capitalize on our significant growth opportunities.”    

Control Devices, headquartered in Fenton, Missouri, is a leading designer and manufacturer of engineered flow control solutions. It offers customized and standard valves, nozzles and accessories, condensate traps, refrigerant distributors and related products. The Company’s products serve as critical components in applications including compressed air, compressed gas and pressurized liquids. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website, www.cdivalve.com.

Founded in 1989, Minneapolis-based GHJ&M is one of the longest standing private equity firms in the Midwest.  The firm is actively investing its sixth investment fund with $250 million in committed capital, and currently has nine companies under management.  Additional information is available at the firm’s website, www.ghjm.com.

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