Carmen Jordan kicks off 2024 as “Industrialist of the Year”

Carmen Jordan kicks off 2024 as “Industrialist of the Year”!

Our CEO of RAPA Automotive USA, Carmen Jordan, was honored with the “Norm Caldwell Excellence in Industry Award” and named “Industrialist of the Year” at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on February 1st!

This recognition reflects her outstanding achievements and contributions to the Auburn community. Our entire team is proud of her success and accomplishments. Congratulations on this well-deserved award.

On this memorable evening, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce also acknowledged other outstanding individuals and companies. Congratulations to all the winners!

“We take pride in having Carmen Jordan by our side. Her award is yet another confirmation that our subsidiary is in excellent hands. We express our gratitude for her unwavering commitment and significant contribution to the success of our company.”

Management and Board of Directors, RAPA Group


Carmen Jordan with a part of the RAPA team at the award ceremony.

RAPA Automotive USA

RAPA Limited Partnership (LP) was founded in May 2012 in the USA and currently employs 120 people. The company is headquartered in Auburn/Alabama. RAPA LP is a 100 percent subsidiary of the automotive division of RAPA Holding, based in Germany. The family-owned company was founded in 1920 in Selb, Bavaria. This is where RAPA’s headquarters are located. In addition to the automotive sector, the engineering and technology company serves customers in the industrial and healthcare sectors.

RAPA Automotive, including its US subsidiary, serves premium brands in the automotive industry as well as leading first-tier suppliers. Key customers of the team in Auburn include Stellantis, Audi, Tesla, Vibracoustic and ZF. In the USA, the product portfolio focuses on pneumatic and hydraulic components. Customers benefit from technically advanced valve blocks and residual pressure holding valves for air suspension, electric valves for shifting and control, and damper valve technology for electronic damper systems. RAPA LP also manufactures the HIS® spring piston accumulator, required for the start-stop function of combustion engine cars.

RAPA LP currently has annual sales of nearly $45 million and is led by Carmen Jordan as CEO. RAPA’s holding company is headed by Dr. Roman Pausch, great-grandson of the company’s founder August Pausch, and Karin Wolf. In May 2022, they looked back on ten successful years in America.