FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KAPP Technologies Personnel Announcement
Michael Ruppert and Bill Miller receive promotions effective April 1, 2017 coinciding with the retirement of Jim Buschy March 31, 2017.
Michael Ruppert joined the Kapp Group in Germany in 2005 and moved to the Boulder, Colorado operation in 2007 to run the tool manufacturing business reporting to Jim Buschy. Michael is promoted to VP and General Manager. Bill Miller joined Kapp as Regional Representative in 2000 and was promoted to VP Sales in 2007. Bill is now promoted to VP of Sales and Service.
Jim retires after 26 years with the company. The last 10 years he served as VP and General Manager. Jim’s leadership, technical knowledge and experience have been a sustaining force in the growth of the company. Under his guidance a new generation of employees has joined the company and learned the company culture set by Jim’s example. No task is beneath anyone including himself in service to customers. Customers know they can count on Kapp to respond in all cases. “It is just what we do when called upon”, says Jim. The old cliché that “they threw away the mold” after Jim was born, is said of him by longtime customers. Bill and Michael lead a great team that will carry on in the same tradition.
Jim looks forward to enjoying time with his family - especially as his grandchildren are in their formative years. The grandkids, he modestly says, are his most important legacy.
About KAPP Technologies
Kapp Technologies serves customers of Kapp Niles in North America with 500 machines installed at 135 unique plant sites. These precision grinding machines and tools serve primarily the aerospace, automotive, energy and construction segments.