Dutchland, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has chosen Ben Kauffman as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Kauffman, who currently serves as Dutchland’s President, will succeed Katie Kauffman, the company’s co-founder and current CEO, who will retire on January 6, 2017. With the retirement of Katie, Dutchland ownership has transitioned from six family members to co-ownership between Ben and his brother, Lee Kauffman.
As President and CEO, Ben Kauffman will have responsibility for creating and implementing the strategic direction of Dutchland. He is a second-generation family member who helped launch the company in 1985. Since its founding more than thirty years ago, Dutchland has grown to become one of the highest quality precast manufacturing facilities in the United States serving clients in thirteen states. Before assuming his role as President in 2006, Ben worked in all areas of the company. “Ben is a remarkable leader who has been largely responsible for the growth of Dutchland over the years. As CEO, I anticipate that Ben will continue to strengthen Dutchland’s position of delivering superior quality precast concrete products to valued customers”, remarked Katie Kauffman.