An 18-year veteran of IBM and owner of an internet software products company has purchased Pyronics Inc., a Cleveland-based maker of industrial burners and controls.

Expansion plans are in the future for Pyronics, says Gregory Nurre, who brings a customer-oriented approach to the company.

“We are planning on expanding our operations through key acquisitions and new licensing agreements with new products and our current products, which leads to creating more jobs for Cleveland,” Nurre says.