Joseph Rausch - COO at Worldwide Power ProductsHOUSTON, TX, Sept. 19, 2022 — Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a leading provider of power generation equipment sales, rentals, and services, is pleased to name its new Chief Operating Officer, Joseph Rausch.

Rausch joins WPP from Nabors Industries Ltd., a global oil and gas drilling contractor based in Houston, where he worked as Vice President, Services & Rentals within the Canrig Drilling Technologies division. In this role he oversaw the company’s 125-person field service and equipment rental business with operations in the continental U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

Rausch will be tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operations across all four WPP business lines: Sales, Rental, Service, and Parts. His primary focus will be to support Senior Management by implementing clear initiatives and goals in order to execute the company’s business and strategic growth plans.

Joe’s experience includes positions in both the public and private sector, with time spent working with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in a presidential appointment. After joining Nabors, Rausch spent time in a variety of roles throughout the company, including Area Manager, Northeast; Marketing & Contracts Manager; Global Accounts Manager; and Director of Rig Data Platform & Applications for Nabors’ drilling branch. 

WPP Founder & CEO, Will Perry, said, “I am thrilled we have filled the COO role with such a proven and well respected leader. Joe knows the energy and equipment services industry well and as we continue to grow, having leaders with experience running the daily operations at a billion-dollar company is invaluable.”

Rausch said, “This is a really exciting time for Worldwide Power Products, and I’m proud to be a part of the next evolution of the company’s development. With the type of smart, forward-thinking people we have here, I think we’re well-positioned to continue to build on the legacy WPP has crafted in the power generation industry.” 

Rausch will be taking over for WPP’s retiring COO, Alec Mize. The entire WPP family wishes to thank Alec for all his hard work since coming on-board as a Consultant and Advisor to WPP in 2009, and serving as full-time COO since 2017. Although Mize is retiring, he will remain involved with the company as an advisor to the Management Team.

Perry said, “Alec has been instrumental in the company’s success and I am forever grateful for his dedication and sacrifice to WPP and all our great employees.” 

About Worldwide Power Products

Recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s 100 most promising companies and ranked among the Inc. 500 fastest growing privately-held companies, Worldwide Power Products, based in Houston, Texas, is a full-service power generation provider. WPP inventories hundreds of generators and engines for sale and rent and provides maintenance, and repairs for hundreds more for its service customers. For more information, please visit