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Bassett Mechanical Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

Bassett Mechanical is pleased to announce several leadership promotions that position the
company for continued growth as well as delivering on its vision of Creating Customers for
Life®. Jerod Steigenberger will become President of the 86-year-old family enterprise. Kim
Bassett will assume the role of Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, and Bill
Bassett will become Chairman Emeritus. Patty Van Ryzin will be the Chief Human Resource
Officer. These changes were announced to Bassett associates today.

Bassett Mechanical has been on a journey of corporate realignment and restructuring over the
past few years to better serve customers and be positioned to continually adapt and evolve as an
innovative and solution-oriented organization.

“Bassett is a strong family enterprise made up of over 525 associates who work tirelessly to
provide quality, safe solutions to our customers with a reputation for quick response and
unparalleled customer service,” said Steigenberger. “I am honored to work alongside the most
talented and committed people in our industry and carry on the industry-leading reputation that
the Bassett family has created and sustained over the years.”

As President, Steigenberger will be responsible for executing the vision and overseeing the dayto-day sales and operational management of the organization. In this expanded role,
Steigenberger will continue his partnership with Kim Bassett, who was previously named Chief
Executive Officer and President in 2009. “Jerod has brought to our organization a rare
combination of financial savvy, operational excellence, and strategic thinking that has
contributed to our growth trajectory in the past several years,” said Kim Bassett.

As the third generation of family leadership, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Kim
Bassett is responsible for vision-setting, long-term strategy, sound governance, and stewardship
of the family values and culture that have propelled Bassett to succeed. When she took on the
role of Chief Executive Officer and President, she implemented Lean and continuous
improvement initiatives that resulted in significant growth while continuing to sustain the strong
culture and elevate the Bassett brand.

As the human resource leader, Van Ryzin has been instrumental in establishing and executing a
strategic organizational structure and long-range talent management initiatives. She started with
Bassett Mechanical in 1990 and has held various positions before becoming Vice President of
Human Resources in 2004. Company patriarch Bill Bassett states, “Patty has been a great partner
to the leadership team and advocate for Bassett Mechanical. She was instrumental in guiding the
family business succession from me to Kim and embodies our spirit as an organization.”

Bill also noted, “I am confident we have the right leadership and strategy to ensure we continue
to lead our industry for decades to come.” Bill served as President for 35 years, guiding the
company through significant change and growth, and previously transitioned to the Chairman of
the Board in 2009. He will still be actively involved with the Board of Directors and leadership
engagement.


About Bassett Mechanical
Bassett Mechanical is a unique full-service contractor providing complete design, fabrication,
installation, and preventative maintenance service solutions for industrial refrigeration, HVAC,
plumbing, controls, metal fabricating, and service needs. The company is a 3rd generation family
business that began in 1936 and currently provides custom-design build solutions to customers
throughout the United States and the world. Their 268,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility is
headquartered in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, with additional locations in Madison, Milwaukee, and
Wausau, Wisconsin, as well as Rochester, Minnesota.
Wausau, Wisconsin.


For more information about Bassett Mechanical: www.BassettMechanical.com