Williams AV Names Brad Kautzer as New President and CEO

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Williams AV announced the appointment of Brad Kautzer to the position of president and CEO.

Kautzer is an executive with a passion for building teams, growing global businesses and driving high tech innovation. Kautzer’s skills and abilities developed during a series of executive-level roles as the senior leader of various global businesses at Honeywell. In his last two roles, he led and transformed a PE-owned machinery company and a family-owned automation/IoT company, each serving global customers.

“I can’t wait to assist taking the great team at Williams AV to the next level,” says Kautzer. “Strong customer and channel relationships are at the center of everything we will do. I intend to use my passion for sales, marketing, engineering and operational excellence to bring our customers the best in leading AV products and solutions. I pride myself on being a hands-on leader who gets the most from the teams with which I am associated. While being a visionary, my real strengths lie in working closely with groups and individuals executing what is required to grow a successful business. I will bring a customer-in look to Williams AV and engage collaboratively with the board/ownership to truly understand the goals for the business and to turn this into results that benefit the owners, employees and customers.”

Rob Sheeley and Tom Mingo, longtime AV industry veterans behind Williams AV, aren’t saying goodbye any time soon. As board members and significant shareholders of Williams AV, they say they look forward to staying involved in strategic product development and supporting the sales and marketing teams.

Sheeley said, “I’m ready to carry out our vision to make Williams AV a bigger and more powerful global brand and to expand our product leadership in assistive listening, interpretation and other markets. With Tom’s and my experience in the AV industry combined with Brad’s experience in growing global businesses, we are sure to see rapid growth.”