AREPA, a leading global provider of equipment restoration and inspection services, announced today the appointment of Tim Krauskopf as Global Executive Director. Prior to joining AREPA, Krauskopf held executive leadership roles across a variety of industries, from automotive manufacturing, transportation and logistics, to telecommunications and information technology. He replaces Pieter Benschop who stepped down as Executive Director earlier this year.
AREPA is a division of Envista Forensics, a global forensics consulting company. When asked about Krauskopf joining AREPA, Bob Wedoff, President of Envista, shared, “Tim brings a unique skill set to AREPA. He is an accomplished senior leader with a proven track record for growing successful business operations across a variety of global industries. But, what excites me most about Tim joining the AREPA team is how he passionately leads by example as a hands-on, creative and nurturing leader.”
Krauskopf, a visionary entrepreneur who co-founded Spyglass, Inc., the foundational technology used by Microsoft to launch Internet Explorer in the mid-1990’s, holds Master of Management (MBA) and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Northwestern University and a Master of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has provided board service and leadership for groups including the National Public Radio Foundation Board, the Aspen Institute, and as a Trustee for Northwestern University.
“This is an exciting time for AREPA, and I am thrilled to be taking on this new role as Global Executive Director. AREPA has grown tremendously in the last few years, and I see how clients value and trust the breadth and expertise AREPA brings to solve so many complex equipment problems around the world. It is a privilege to lead an organization that sincerely values clients and wants to help them get back to ‘business as usual,’ as fast as possible after a loss.”
AREPA has been a part of the restoration industry in North America for 25 years, but the company and brand have existed for nearly 40 years.
“AREPA has expanded, and continues to do so, in a number of amazing ways,” said Wedoff. “AREPA is positioned well to begin to streamline all global sales and operations. We recently added Scott Carroll, formerly the Vice President of disaster recovery sales at ServiceMaster, to lead our global sales efforts. And, now to have Tim joining the organization, I couldn’t be happier with the direction this team is going and the wonderful people we have in place.”
Krauskopf can be reached at Timothy.Krauskopf@aprea.com or +1 224 441 7749. To learn more about AREPA, visit www.arepa.com.