Mesa Laboratories Inc. of Lakewood has named a new CEO.

The maker of monitoring instruments (Nasdaq: MLAB) said Gary Owens will become CEO today, replacing John Sullivan, who's served as CEO since 2009.

Sullivan will become chairman of the company's board of directors.

Owens joined Mesa Labs in March as chief operating officer.

"Our story is one of growth: growth in our capability to serve customers, growth in our teams, growth in our businesses, and as a result, growth in our shareholder value," Owens said in a statement.

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