Vice President of Sales
Rick Kauchak joined America II Electronics in 1992. Prior to working at America II, Mr. Kauchak served in the US Army stationed in Germany. After being honorably discharged he came to Florida to start his career in distribution. Mr. Kauchak worked in distributor and OEM sales for three years, and was then promoted to Sales Manager. Over the next few years, Mr. Kauchak maximized this role to enhance the selling capabilities of his team while continuing to conduct his own daily sales activities.
In 1998, Mr. Kauchak called on this experience to step into the position of the first non-selling manager and trainer where he engineered the America II University, the company’s comprehensive training program. This positioned him as a mentor and manager to new America II personnel. In 2001, Mr. Kauchak was promoted to director of OEM sales, a position he held for 11 years while also recruiting for the company and maintaining the America II University. Over this time, Mr. Kauchak continued to help develop and grow the company’s OEM/EMS division.
In August 2012, he was named Vice President of Sales, responsible for overseeing the entire America II inside sales team. In July 2017, Mr. Kauchak was named Vice President of Business Operations/Initiatives to drive actions and get involved with tactical facet of the business. He assured tasks get completed and to keep the team moving forward.
Mr. Kauchak is originally from Indiana, He graduated from Indiana University/Northwest. He has been married to his wife of 24 years and enjoys relaxing by spending time with his entire family, especially with his granddaughter. Mr. Kauchak also enjoys traveling. He has spent time traveling to America II’s International office’s. Mr. Kauchak is a big proponent of wanting to hear the “short story” and believes in working hard but having fun along the way. He is also an avid lifelong Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
Education – B.S. Criminal Justice, Indiana University Northwest