Kenneth L. Rakusin, President and CEO of Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. started his career in the finance department at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY. A series of promotions at Xerox landed him in Los Angeles, CA. In 1990, Rakusin left his rapidly growing career at Xerox to become the President and CEO of Gordon Brush. Shortly after taking the leadership role at Gordon Brush, Rakusin acquired 50% of the company and started on a series of acquisitions, buying 12 additional companies. In 2010, Rakusin acquired 100% interest in Gordon Brush. Mr. Rakusin holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He is a past president of the American Brush Manufacturers Association (“ABMA”).