About Us

 
 

Peter L Ochs, Founder & Chairman

Peter is the Founder and Chairman of Capital III, an investment company that owns and operates various privately held companies in the United States, Honduras, and Mexico. Industries in which Capital III has invested include banking, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, energy, and private education with a geographical focus on the US and Latin America. Prior to founding Capital III, Mr. Ochs spent eight years in the commercial banking industry. Mr. Ochs graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in business and finance. He currently serves on the boards of UTG, Inc., the American Independence Funds, World Impact, and Trinity Academy.  Mr. Ochs is married to Deborah and they have four children and eight grandchildren.


Austin Ochs, Chief Executive Officer

Austin is the Chief Executive Officer of Capital III and has provided leadership, strategic development, and marketing expertise to the Capital III portfolio of companies since 2008. Prior to that he spent nine years working for Kanakuk Kamps. He graduated from Wheaton College with a Business/Economics degree and played four years of varsity basketball for the Wheaton Thunder.


Nick Coulter, Chief Development Officer

Nick is the Chief Development Officer for Capital III and is responsible for internal business development and technology growth. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer, and spent over 20 years mastering and leading the manufacturing, quality, and engineering components of the the Capital III portfolio of companies. He has a strong desire for excellence and his leadership spirit motivates almost 450 employees in the organization to provide the best products and service for our valued partners. He graduated from Central Christian College of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He and his wife of 18 years have four children.


Grant Bauserman, Chief Operating Officer

Grant is the Chief Operating Officer of Capital III, leading more than 600 employees in the United States and Mexico. Grant has the responsibility to ensure that the manufacturing, supply chain, and quality organizations stay synchronized with customer requirements. Prior to joining Capital III, Grant held leadership roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing across several industries including General Manger, Plant Manager, Director of Continuous Improvement, and Vice President of Quality. Grant graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Purdue’s Krannert Graduate School of Management. Grant is an active member in his church and in the Wichita community.    


Roddy Pearce, Chief Financial Officer

Roddy is the Chief Financial Officer for Capital III and has provided accounting and financial leadership to the companies under Capital III since 2014.  He has experience as the CFO for a wholesale peanut butter manufacturer and a bank that listed on NASDAQ, and also as the Assistant Controller for a convenience store chain. Roddy has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University and he and his wife, Ann, have three children and eight grandchildren.


Randy Johnson, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Randy has provided leadership to all sales, marketing, product management and technical services since 2018. He has over 25 years experience in highly engineered product and chemical manufacturing; leading strategy, sales, marketing engineering and product development. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Business Administration. He and his wife, Amy, have eight children and five grandchildren.


Josh Pearce, Chief People Officer

Josh has provided leadership and direction to all HR activities since 2007. Prior to his work with Capital III, he spent two years teaching English to business school students in North Africa. He currently serves on the board of FOCUS International and the Spiritual Life Center at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Management and a Master of Business Administration. Mr Pearce is married with three children, all boys.