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TECHNOLOGY PARTNER, INNOVATIVE VALVE WORKSHOP, FAMILY OWNED COMPANY

For more than 90 years a family-owned company; even today, you can still find two generations of the Pausch family in the Advisory Board and Executive Board. Managing Director Karin Wolf joined the top of the company in 2014.

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ROMAN PAUSCH

Since 2010, the company has been managed by Dr. Roman Pausch. The current Managing Director holds a Doctorate Degree in Physics and studied Financial Mathematics in Oxford. In addition, he completed his postgraduate studies in Economics in Vancouver and Sydney. Dr. Roman Pausch is a fourth generation owner.

 

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KARIN WOLF

Karin Wolf was born in Selb. After the German university entrance qualification (A-level), she studied Economic Sciences at the University of Bayreuth. Before joining RAPA in 2012, she was working in auditing and tax consulting. In May 2014, she was appointed Managing Director. Her area of responsibility includes the commercial matters of the company. Karin Wolf is married and is living and rooted in the Fichtelgebirge.

 

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HORST PAUSCH

On 1.11.1969, Horst Pausch joined the family company after completing his Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering studies. At that time, his father Albert was managing RAPA as the second generation owner. In 1970, Horst Pausch was appointed partner of the limited partnership; in 1977, he was appointed Managing Director. Today, Horst Pausch is the head of the company’s Advisory Board.

 

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KELLY NELSON

Born in Seoul, Korea Kelly Nelson grew up in Berea, Kentucky, USA. After succeeding the Masters Degree in Environmental, Health and Safety Engineering at Murray State University he started working in the automotive manufacturing industry, during the past 10 years as Plant Manger and Managing Director. Kelly Nelson joined RAPA in 2013 to lead its North American Operations located in Auburn, Alabama.