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Nor-Son appoints Kuehl president, Sweeney named board chairman

Nor-Son has announced the appointment of Scott Kuehl as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Kuehl most recently served as vice president of marketing and sales, overseeing the organization's strategic business development efforts since 2008.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in leading organizational growth by shaping corporate brand portfolios; and is poised to position the integrated consulting, design and construction services firm for strategic growth.

Bob Sweeney, former longtime CEO, moves to the position of Chairman of the Board and remain engaged with the company's business development as well as its customer and community relationship efforts.

"Nor-Son has been my passion for over 25 years," Sweeney stated, "and it remains so. Clients are seeking unique solutions, not just bricks and sticks. Over the past several years, we at Nor-Son, have made numerous strategic shifts to deliver greater value and expertise to our discerning clients. Scott has been an integral part of this refinement of the company." Sweeney added, "I'm excited to have an individual with Scott's vision and passion lead our organization, and I look forward to assisting him in taking Nor-Son to the next level. In addition, this move allows me to focus on client relationships and industry issues that have driven my curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit all these years."

"I'm honored to have the opportunity to build on the compelling legacy that Bob and the entire Nor-Son team have crafted over the last 33 years," Kuehl said. "We have a clear vision and a bright future for how we'll add value through our core competencies of consulting, design and construction." Kuehl's past experience includes over a decade serving as president, partner and founder of a business-to-business marketing and branding agency that grew to a Top 25 Twin Cities ranking and a Top 100 National ranking. Kuehl holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Minnesota State University at Mankato. He and his wife Tami live in Nisswa, Minn., with their three children.

Founded in 1978, Nor-Son, Inc. is an integrated consulting, design and construction services firm that specializes in creating warm, welcoming and well built environments for the home, hospitality, healthcare and commercial sectors. The company has offices in Baxter and Minneapolis, Minn., and Fargo.