LEBANON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kauffman Engineering, LLC, a leading manufacturer in the wire harness and cable assemblies industry, announced today that David Evans has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Evans brings nearly 30 years of business experience across strategy, operations, and commercial management to Kauffman as part of an overall management strategy to ensure the Company’s continued growth and innovation.
Mr. Evans succeeds Mike Buis, who will transition from the President and CEO role to a strategic advisory role on the Board of Directors. Mr. Buis has served as Kauffman’s President and CEO since 2001 and has been a driving force behind the Company’s growth, which positioned Kauffman for a sale to private equity group Monomoy Capital Partners in 2019.
Mr. Evans most recently served as President and CEO of Oerlikon Drive Systems Americas in Lafayette, Indiana. He previously held executive roles at SMW Automotive, TRW Automotive, Booz-Allen and Hamilton, and NCR. Mr. Evans has lived and worked in North America and Europe, as well as run businesses in Asia and South America. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration from Indiana University.
“Kauffman is a strong organization and we embrace opportunities to learn from fresh ideas and perspectives,” said Mr. Buis. “David is a dynamic and innovative leader who deeply understands many of our end markets, has a track record of driving operational and commercial improvements, and proven experience in the sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing, supply chain logistics, and sales cycles that are critical to Kauffman’s long-term success.”
“I am excited and honored to join Kauffman Engineering and look forward to leading the company through the next chapter of growth, innovation, and operational excellence, as we take advantage of the opportunities ahead,” said Mr. Evans. “Mike’s knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset as we execute on our strategic and operational initiatives, and I look forward to working with him and the entire organization.”
About Kauffman Engineering:
Kauffman Engineering, LLC., is a manufacturer of custom specified, industrial grade wire harnesses, cable assemblies and related products for electrical system needs in HVAC, commercial equipment, specialty vehicle, lawn care, marine, and other industrial end markets. Kauffmann serves high-mix/low-volume and high-mix/medium-volume customer programs and manufactures approximately 30,000 unique and highly-engineered connector parts. The company is headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana and has a network of 15 locations across the United States and Mexico.