VGM Raises Kauten to CIO; Duryea Named as Forbin President

Kauten to focus on VGM’s technology optimization; Duryea to ply USMC and distribution background to Forbin.

The VGM Group Inc. has promoted Jeremy Kauten to chief information officer and senior vice president of information technology, and has also named Rob Duryea as the new president of VGM Forbin.

Kauten has been with Forbin since 1999, when the dial-up service company was acquired by VGM. He held a variety of positions in that company; the most recent being its president.

In his new role Kauten will be responsible for VGM’s corporate IT department and optimizing technology for all business units.

In his new role as VGM Forbin’s President, Duryea will apply his broad leadership background. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Duryea had a 20-year career in the  Marine Corps and earned a master’s degree in business from Wake Forest University. He comes to VGM from Target Distribution Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he was senior group leader.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on LinkedIn at and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

HME Business Podcast