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St. Charles business issues statement following its CEO's murder


ST. CHARLES, MN (KTTC DT) -- For the first time, a St. Charles business is talking about its CEO who was murdered this week.

Bryan Fisher was shot to death Thursday in his Inver Grove Heights home. Police say, the suspect also killed two other people before killing himself. Authorities aren't saying yet how the suspect and his victims knew one another.

Excel Manufacturing released a news release late Sunday, expressing a farewell to its late CEO. Part it read, Fisher, "possessed an all consuming passion for power and precision which manifested itself through his love of airplanes, cigarette boats, Ducati motorcycles and scary fast sports cars."

It went on to say, "Most company founders with conviction as strong as Fisher's would rule with a firm hand, yet Bryan was proud to recruit good talent, share his vision, and get out of the way. That trust created a strong and dedicated management team that allowed Bryan to spend the last 5 years semi-retired, flying his amphibious float plane and most recently earning his helicopter pilots license."

Excel Manufacturing makes baling machines and is St. Charles' third largest employer. According to the release, Excel Manufacturing has experienced unprecedented market growth in recent years and plans are to continue this path.

Strategy and daily operations of the business will remain the responsibility of Todd Wondrow who has led Excel Manufacturing as President since 2005. Majority ownership of Excel remains in the Fisher family with his father who has been an investor in the company for years.


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