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. Ruppert was recently promoted to vice president and general manager. Bill Miller joined Kapp as regional representative in 2000 and was promoted to vice president sales in 2007. Miller has recently been promoted to vice president of sales and service.
Buschy retires after 26 years with the company. The last 10 years he served as vice president and general manager. Buschy’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 his 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,” said Buschy. The old cliché that “they threw away the mold” after Jim was born, is said of him by longtime customers. Miller and Ruppert lead a great team that will carry on in the same tradition.
Buschy looks forward to enjoying time with his family - especially as his grandchildren are in their formative years. The grandkids are, he says, his most important legacy. He is modest.