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Control Devices welcomes Scott Kerns as Chief Executive Officer

Control Devices, a Goldner Hawn portfolio company, recently announced the hiring of Scott Kerns as President and Chief Executive Officer. Scott succeeds interim Chief Executive Officer and Control Devices board member Chuck Rescorla. Scott brings considerable experience and a demonstrated track record of success in senior leadership positions across a variety of application engineering and precision manufacturing settings. Chuck Rescorla will remain an active Control Devices board member.

“Control Devices has a strong reputation for excellent service in providing our customers with niche, highly engineered flow control solutions. We plan to explore ways to innovate and help drive growth for our customers while upholding the high-value service our clients deserve”, said Scott Kerns.

“We extend our thanks to Chuck for his commitment to Control Devices while conducting our search for the Company’s leader of the future,” said Jason Brass, Partner at Goldner Hawn and Chairman of the Board of Control Devices. “We are now thrilled to partner with a proven leader like Scott to continue to execute the exciting growth vision for Control Devices.”

About Control Devices
Control Devices designs and manufactures engineered flow control solutions. It offers customized and standard valves, nozzles and accessories, condensate traps, refrigerant distributors and other products that serve as critical components in end-product applications including specialty gas systems, HVAC, pressure washers, air compressors, fire suppression systems, and related, niche flow control applications. Control Devices leverages its 50+ year history as a product innovator and problem-solving design partner to industry-leading customers.  For more information, call 636-660-7100 or visit

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn is looking to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including industrial manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 90 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values approaching $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit