Minnesota, United States: Brad Kautzer has joined Foley United as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Kautzer succeeds Jim Letourneau who will remain as a senior adviser, board member and equity partner at Foley United, a leading manufacturer of highly engineered grinders for the turf industry and a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
Prior to joining Foley United, Kautzer had a long and successful career at Honeywell where his titles included Vice President and General Manager of its global Electro-Mechanical Sensing & Control business and Vice President of Industrial Control Products in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kautzer has deep leadership experience in marketing, sales, product development and operations as well as supporting growth through global dealer/distributor networks. He has successfully led numerous business and channel growth initiatives and is well regarded as an industry expert.
“We are excited to have Brad join the Foley United team,” said Letourneau. “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 Brad to continue Foley United’s leadership in our markets.”
Kautzer said: “I am thrilled to be joining Jim and the Foley United team. I am particularly committed to Foley United’s continuing leadership in product design innovation and implementing new ways to better serve our strong distributor/dealer base.
“Our thousands of end-users across the globe will continue to enjoy the excellence they have come to rely upon with Foley products. Foley’s industry reputation is strong and I look forward to working with the team to guide the business to the next level.”
Foley United designs and manufactures a comprehensive group of products that grind and sharpen mower blades and related turf maintenance products used by golf courses, sports and parks facilities and commercial landscapers.
Products include reel blade grinders/sharpeners, bed knife sharpeners, rotary blade sharpeners and related accessories and supporting products.
Foley United’s innovations improve efficiency, quality and safety for turf managers and improve performance and extend lives of mowers and related equipment.
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