Meet the Bautex Team - Paul Brown, President

Paul Brown, Bautex PresidentPaul Brown brings lead­er­ship, com­mit­ment and enthu­si­asm to his role as pres­i­dent of Bau­tex Sys­tems. A ser­i­al entre­pre­neur, he earned his under­grad­u­ate degree from the Plan II hon­ors pro­gram at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Austin and his MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Busi­ness. He has enjoyed a diverse career work­ing in indus­tries rang­ing from tech­nol­o­gy and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions to con­struc­tion prod­ucts. At Bau­tex Sys­tems, one day he’s host­ing lunch and learn meet­ings with archi­tects, and the next day, he’s build­ing test walls with plant man­ag­er Chris Leonard (he likes to fire the air canon as much as the next guy).

Paul is proud of how the Bau­tex team applies itself to man­u­fac­ture and test its prod­ucts to ensure they per­form at and above build­ing code require­ments for effi­cien­cy, storm and fire safe­ty and sound reduc­tion. Out of the office, Paul shares his enthu­si­asm for mate­ri­als recy­cling, sus­tain­able and green build­ing prac­tices and the chang­ing land­scape of the con­struc­tion indus­try. He says the indus­try has a sig­nif­i­cant oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op more ener­gy effi­cient and resilient struc­tures to improve qual­i­ty of life. He is cur­rent­ly serv­ing a 2‑year term as direc­tor of the Cen­tral Texas Bal­cones Chap­ter of US Green Build­ing Coun­cil.

Brown says sev­er­al con­verg­ing themes are affect­ing demand for sus­tain­able prod­ucts and resilient design and con­struc­tion. Office build­ings are the biggest ener­gy users in the Unit­ed States, mak­ing them one of the key dri­vers in the grow­ing pri­vate and pub­lic demand for more ener­gy effi­cien­cy,” he says. As ener­gy effi­cient and sus­tain­able build­ing prac­tices become the norm, I think the mar­ket will be more inter­est­ed in new prod­ucts that do more with few­er resources. It’s not enough to be made of recy­cled mate­r­i­al. It has to be high­er per­form­ing, stronger, and safer. That’s why I’m invest­ed in the suc­cess of Bau­tex Sys­tems. We have a prod­uct and a sys­tem that real­ly does more with less.”