Paul Grunau

Paul Grunau is chief operating officer, Api Group, inc. APi Group is a family of more than 33 independent construction and construction related businesses, with 9,000 employees in over 150 locations. Its life safety division includes fire protection sprinkler systems, air sampling, and low voltage alarm systems. Its industrial and specialty construction division includes steel fabrication, thermal insulation, distribution, electrical and mechanical construction. Paul is a graduate of Brown University, where he received a bachelor’s in economics. He completed his master’s of management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  

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