The board of directors of Bison Gear & Engineering are pleased to announce the appointment of John Burch as chief executive officer of the company effective May 1, 2017. Burch succeeds Marcus J.S. Bours who has served as the interim CEO since June, 2016. The board greatly appreciates the service of Bours during this challenging transition period. Burch has over 25 years of general management, marketing, sales, business development and operations experience across a variety of industrial business to business markets. He joined Bison in 2008 as regional sales manager progressing to his current role in November, 2015, as the executive vice president, go to market. Burch earned an MBA from Kent State University and a B.S. in general engineering from the University of Illinois.