Blasser Steps Down As President/COO, To Serve As Consultant

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Eric Blasser, one of the longest-tenured employees at Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection, announced that he is stepping down as the President & Chief Operating Officer of the organization. His official last day in the role is Monday, April 29.

Blasser joined the company more than 40 years ago, starting as a field technician and eventually taking over the top executive role in the late 2000’s. He was one of the first service managers in the organization’s history and worked alongside George Kistler Jr. to help shape the business into what it is today.

Scott Guzzo, who was named the Executive Vice President earlier this year, will now oversee the organization’s day-to-day activities. Guzzo boasts decades of experience in the fire protection industry, including nearly 20 years with Kistler O’Brien Fire Protection.

“No words can capture or describe my thoughts and feelings about my time and career. I will be forever grateful…I leave this business knowing that it is at a great place of opportunity and optimism for the future,” Blasser said.

Among his many achievements during his career, Blasser aided in the company’s growth via the acquisition of other fire protection agencies, the opening of new office locations across the company’s service area, and the expansion of KOB’s corporate capabilities into new areas of the fire protection industry. His guidance, particularly in the last 20 years, has catapulted Kistler O’Brien into the life safety partner of choice for thousands of businesses across the region.

Blasser will continue to provide his years of expertise to Guzzo and other executives as a Consultant, assisting Kistler O’Brien and Encore Fire Protection.

Kistler O’Brien is a full-service commercial life safety partner based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It serves businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The company has over 200 employees who protect people and property daily.