Mike Weis Announces Recapitalization of Weis Fire & Safety and Draft Commander

Salina, KS—Mike Weis is proud to announce the recapitalization of Weis Fire & Safety and Draft Commander led by B12 Capital Partners.

Mike Weis, along with his father Gary, and Gary’s wife Char, have devoted themselves to providing quality products and services to fire departments across the nation. Recapitalizing the business allows Gary and Char to start the next chapter of their life–retirement.

With the recapitalization, Mike remains in the ownership group and continues as President of the new Weis Fire and Safety Equipment, LLC. He will be joined by David Hansen, the new CEO, who brings over 35 years of manufacturing leadership experience.

“Our goal with this partnership is to provide a stronger sales and marketing presence for Weis Fire and Draft Commander,” says Weiss. “Our existing customers can rest assured that our quality, customer service and business philosophy are not changing. We strive for no disruptions to operations during the transition.”

Michael Wedel, of B12 Capital Partners notes, “We are very excited to be partnering with Mike and thank Gary and Char for all they have done for the fire industry. We are committed to working with Mike and the rest of the Weis team to deliver the quality products and superior customer service the market has come to expect.”

Hansen notes, “It’s business as usual for Weis Fire. We have Mike Weis continuing as president. All employees are being retained, and operations will continue right here in Salina. Mike and Gary have done a remarkable job growing this business and it’s an honor to carry on their legacy.”

For more information, visit www.weissfiresafety.com.

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