Raffel Systems, an industrial technology company that designs and manufactures electronic controls and related technologies for motion furniture, bedding, cinema and industrial markets, announced that it has appointed John Dudash as its new CEO.
In his new role, Dudash is charged with broadening the 37-year-old company’s technological platform, introducing existing bespoke and patented technologies into other markets and channels, and further building on the brand equity and customer loyalty the company has historically enjoyed in its core markets.
“With the success that Raffel Systems has experienced in its core markets, we sought out John to lead us into untapped markets to further expand our growth while deepening our reach within existing customers,” said Raffel Vice Chairman and shareholder Paul Stangl.
Dudash began his career as a sales representative for YKK Fastening Products Group and was then hired by Sanford Corporation, a division of Newell-Rubbermaid and served as the company’s Managing Director of its UK division. After stints at Illume Candles and Emess Design Group, Dudash served most recently as CEO and President at Mity-Lite where sales and earnings tripled under his tenure.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of dedicated and talented professionals,” said Dudash. “Raffel is positioned to be a leader in the power motion transformation across the globe, and the Company has continuously innovated with new products and technologies that bring value to its customers and end consumers across numerous markets”.
In 2018, Dudash was named the First Vice Chairman of the Utah Manufacturers Association and in 2016 was a finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award for the state of Utah. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-St Louis and received an MBA from Anglia University, Cambridge England.
About Raffel Systems: Headquartered in Germantown, WI, Raffel Systems has a multi-discipline team of engineers leading development and programming of all its products, enabling the 37-year-old company to bring innovative products to market quickly and give its manufacturing partners a competitive advantage. Raffel’s China headquarters including sales, engineering and manufacturing are based in Xiamen, China, at its wholly owned subsidiary Xiamen Raffel Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. Raffel’s European joint venture Global Furniture Components, UAB is based in Lithuania. For more information, visit www.raffel.com.