Nazdar Names New CEO

February 16, 2022

Nazdar, Shawnee, Kan., has announced the promotion of Richard Bowles to the role of chief executive officer.

Bowles began his new position in January along with continuing his current role as company president.

During his time as president, Bowles has played a major role in the growth of the business, with his solid and exemplary leadership helping Nazdar to maintain its market-leading position, despite the recent challenges of the global pandemic, according to the company.

His appointment coincides with the announcement that Jeff Thrall will step down as president and CEO of Thrall Enterprises (TEI), the parent company of Nazdar, to become executive chairman.

Dan Potts will take up the combined role of president and CEO at TEI and will work with both Thrall and Bowles to oversee long-term growth plans across the wider business.

“Both Dan and I have every confidence in Nazdar’s continued success under Richard Bowles’ solid and exemplary leadership as president,” says Thrall. “We will all continue to work together in various capacities, and I look forward to our continued success in the future.” — D.S.