About Us

Jack Braun founded Braun Intertec out of his house almost sixty years ago and the company has grown to more than 1,000 employee-owners, 30 offices, and nine major service areas, including geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing, nondestructive examination and more. Our leaders provide guidance and strategic direction to sustain revenue growth and ongoing career opportunities for our employee-owners. Leadership is also focused on building trust-based relationships with our clients to deliver quality services and enhance the communities in which we live and work.

Executive Leadership Team

Jon A. Carlson, PG, CHMM
Robert J. Janssen, PE

Robert J. Janssen, PE

President, Principal Engineer

As President and Principal Engineer, Bob Janssen supervises project teams and reviews geotechnical and construction reports. Bob oversees the engineering and testing services for national retail clients and projects. 
He has overseen more than 400 national retail store and 25 major distribution center projects located throughout the United States. He reviews engineering reports, performs peer reviews of other consultants, manages construction quality control, and provides consultation for particularly complex projects.
 Bob holds a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Carmen M. Borgeson, CPA (Inactive), MBA
Jeffrey A. Gebhard, PE

Jeffrey A. Gebhard, PE

Vice President, Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Jeff oversees corporate strategic initiatives focusing on geographic and engineering growth. He also manages project teams involved with transportation, deep foundations and design-build projects. 
Jeff joined Braun Intertec in 2006, where he quickly ascended through the ranks to the position of Principal Engineer. He served as the lead geotechnical engineer for a number of large projects, including the I-35W Bridge project where he oversaw a unique and important deep foundations testing program that was later recognized for its innovative and cost-saving design by the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, the Deep Foundations Institute and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Jeff currently leads some of the largest projects at Braun Intertec including the IFCO Fertilizer Plant in Wever, Iowa and the Red Rock Dam Hydroelectric project in Pella, Iowa. Jeff holds a B.A. in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University and a M.S. in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota.

Daniel R. Holte, PG
John McCormick

John McCormick

COO

John McCormick joined Braun Intertec in 2016 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. As a seasoned C-level business executive, John brings over 30 years of broad operations and financial experience. In particular, John has an extensive background with growing employee-owned companies. Prior to joining Braun Intertec, John led operations and financial teams at companies within the service, technology and manufacturing industries. His organizational experience ranges from start-ups to large mid-cap organizations. John began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) and received the notable Elijah Watt Sells award. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and completed the Minnesota Executive Program at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. John is a board member for Realityworks and Kreg Tool, both ESOP companies. He also serves on the boards of Bolder Options and the Pinkyswear Foundation. John formerly was a board member of Employee S Corporations of America (ESCA). John is active in the philanthropic community and volunteers as an adaptive downhill ski instructor for skiers with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Jim Bird
Jennifer A. Clayson Kraus

Jennifer A. Clayson Kraus

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Jennifer Clayson Kraus reports directly to Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec, and serves as a member of the executive leadership team. Jennifer is responsible for the firm’s legal affairs, risk management and compliance matters, as well as providing guidance on business strategies. Prior to joining Braun Intertec, Jennifer served as General Counsel at Parsons Electric, a leading electrical and technology construction contractor, for over a decade. While at Parsons, Jennifer established and led an internal legal team. In addition, Jennifer helped develop strategic growth initiatives as a member of the corporate executive management team. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hamline University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. She is active in the AEC industry and serves as a Legislative Affairs Committee Member for the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota. Jennifer is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Officers

Scott K. Beadleston
Gregory J. Bialon, PE

Gregory J. Bialon, PE

Vice President

Greg Bialon is a Vice President and oversees the Drilling group at Braun Intertec. Greg joined Braun Intertec in 1988 as an engineering technician, where his duties included performing compaction tests, concrete cylinder tests, field inspections and soils investigations. With a well-rounded background in drilling operations and engineering, Greg serves as a valuable mentor to new staff in both the Drilling and Engineering groups. Greg holds a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

David B. Bomersine
Michael L. Bratrud, PG

Michael L. Bratrud, PG

Vice President

Mike Bratrud is a Vice President and also an Operations leader. Mike also serves as a chair of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan Advisory Committee where he is involved in promoting an employee ownership culture within Braun Intertec. Mike is well respected in the industry and viewed as a role model by his staff because of his technical proficiency and ability to engage and inspire others. Mike received a B.A in Geology from Gustavus Adolphus College and completed graduate coursework in Geology at the University of Minnesota in Duluth. He joined Braun Intertec in 1998.

Charles R. Brenner, PE, LEED AP
Marvin C. Denne

Marvin C. Denne

Vice President

Marv Denne is a Vice President and manages the company’s Nondestructive Examination Services (NDE) group. Marv has nearly 35 years of NDE experience during his tenure at Braun Intertec. He has been instrumental in building one of the region’s largest NDE practices. He has been involved with thousands of projects for Braun Intertec clients, is an American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) National Level III, and has many other national certifications. He works with a number of clients in the refinery, power generation, manufacturing and fabrication markets. He is also a member of the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Program Retirement Plan advisory committee. Marv received his degree in Nondestructive Testing Technology at Ridgewater College.

Greg W. Ebeling
Ken J. Haag

Ken J. Haag

Vice President

Ken Haag is a Vice President and oversees operations of the Braun Intertec offices in southern Texas and North Dakota. Ken has more than 25 years of experience serving oil and gas clients throughout North Dakota. From gas plants and pipelines to load out facilities and more, Ken is a seasoned veteran in the industry for geotechnical engineering, drilling, testing, NDE and environmental services. His knowledge and expertise of the industry brings safety and solutions to his clients time and time again.

Michael M. Heuer, PE
Ray A. Huber, PE

Ray A. Huber, PE

Vice President

As Vice President and Principal Engineer, Ray Huber has almost 40 years of experience working in all sector groups such as industrial, office buildings, high-rise housing, housing subdivisions, and transportation. Ray has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Gregg R. Jandro, PE, PG
George D. Kluempke, Retired PE

George D. Kluempke, Retired PE

Principal Consultant, Executive Advisor

George Kluempke currently serves as Principal Consultant and Executive Advisor and helps lead strategic sales initiatives and public relations efforts. He has been with the firm for over 45 years. During his tenure he has held several leadership positions within the organization, including Chief Operating Officer, President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
 George is very active in a variety of engineering/environmental organizations. He is a past President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN) and he currently serves as Chairman of the Political Action Committee (PAC) for ACEC/MN. He has also served as Chairman of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL). In addition, he was instrumental in transitioning Braun Intertec to a 100% ESOP-owned company in 2007. George has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Timothy S. Lenway, MPH
Steven P. Nagle, PE

Steven P. Nagle, PE

Vice President

Steve Nagle is a Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. Steve leads the company’s business initiatives in North Dakota and provides strategic direction for our Oil and Gas and Water Infrastructure market groups. He is a primary contact for many major clients in the transportation, oil and gas as well as flood control market sectors. He is currently spearheading efforts in the flood control market sector and has been a key consultant for major flood control projects including the Red River Diversion project and the Fargo/Moorhead South Side flood control project. Also, he works closely with several oil and gas clients to provide forensic engineering services to remediate oil pads impacted by landslides and differential movement of tanks and piping. Steve's dedication, can-do attitude and strategic leadership have made him a significant asset for Braun Intertec and his clients. 
Steve earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Sean S. Swartz, PE
Christopher F. Thompson, PE

Christopher F. Thompson, PE

Vice President

Vice President and Principal Engineer in the Environmental Consulting division of Braun Intertec. Focusing on providing strategic advice and specific environmental engineering services for our clients throughout the United States particularly in the area of contaminated site investigation and remedial actions with a particular focus on real property transactions and Brownfield site redevelopment. Christopher Thompson has been providing environmental consulting and design engineering services to public and private sector clients since 1983. This work has ranged from discharge permit compliance to significant Superfund site redevelopment projects throughout the United States. This work involves complex regulation interpretation, agency negotiation, litigation support, planning, design engineering, contract management, construction management and significant written work products. Mr. Thompson is an expert in the redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield sites and has been providing specific services in this area for over 25 years.