Foley United names new President/CEO

Paul Rauker replaces Brad Kautzer.

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August 8, 2018
GCI Staff
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Foley United announced that Paul Rauker has joined the company as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Rauker succeeds Brad Kautzer, who has accepted a position as CEO/President of Banner Engineering Corp.

Prior to joining Foley United, Rauker was vice president and general manager of Daikin Applied’s Intelligent Solutions business which he developed from the ground up. During Rauker’s tenure at Daikin Applied, he led the team that developed, launched and commercialized Intelligent Equipment, the HVAC industry’s first IoT enabled equipment-level control solution. Prior to Daikin Applied, Rauker worked for Honeywell and 3M in various global product management and marketing positions which included a broad range of automation and solutions for industrial machinery, HVAC, aerospace, defense, transportation and food safety end markets sold primarily to original equipment providers and distributors worldwide. Rauker has extensive leadership experience in marketing, sales, information technology, product development, and operations as well as in supporting growth through global dealer/distributor networks. Rauker has a sharp focus on developing Industrial businesses while leveraging software solutions that enhance the customer offering, sales and marketing tools and operations.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth with a degree in accounting and a masters certificate in software project management from George Washington University, Rauker was also Six Sigma trained during his tenure at 3M. Rauker’s experience in both industrial and technology centered businesses will ensure he leads Foley United to the next level in its business growth and operational excellence while making Foley United a “best company” workplace.

“We are excited to have Paul join the Foley United team,” said Steve Sefton, chairman of Foley United’s board. “He has demonstrated throughout his career a deep commitment to excellence in all aspects of business, with a clear passion for new product development, sales, marketing and customer service. I look forward to partnering with Paul to continue Foley United’s leadership in our markets. Of course, Paul will be supported by Greg Turner who will continue to lead sales and marketing, and Kevin Daly who will continue to head operations."

Rauker said, “I am excited to be joining the Foley United team. I am laser focused on enhancing Foley United’s proven leadership in product excellence and putting the right tools in place for our strong distributor network to continue to lead the industry. I believe our Industry is ready for a step change and it is key to leverage our customer connection in developing the next generation of products. We have a unique opportunity and I am proud to join such a great team of people where we can continue to provide best in class products and service."