Austin M. Ramirez

CEO / Husco

Austin M. Ramirez

Austin Ramirez is CEO of Husco, a privately held engineering and manufacturing company. During his ten-year tenure as CEO, the company has tripled in size to more than $500M in global sales, received designation as Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum and been recognized as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Austin began his career as consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in corporate finance and industrial operations. 

An active industry leader, Austin serves as a Director of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB). Austin has served on several education-focused nonprofit boards and is a co-founder of St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, a K-12 faith-based school serving 1,500 low-income students on Milwaukee’s south side. He is a founder and co-chair of Democracy Found (a non-partisan political reform organization focused on implementing open primaries and ranked-choice voting) and has been recognized as one of Wisconsin’s most powerful Latinos.  

Austin holds a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar (top 10% of his graduating class) and Goldman Sachs Fellow. Austin is a former USA Swimming National Champion and FINA World Championships gold medalist. 

Austin was a 2016 White House Fellow, serving on the National Economic Council for both the Trump and Obama administrations. He is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a minority owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.