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 Carlson, PG, CHMM
Robert Janssen, PE

Robert 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, 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.

Bridget O’Brien, SPHR
Jim Bird

Jim Bird

Vice President, Technology

As VP of Technology, Jim Bird is responsible for Information Technology planning, services, operations, and support. In addition, Jim leads our Business Technology team that includes System Operations, Development and Data, Project Management Office and Project Management as a Service. Jim is a member of the Executive Leadership team, helping fulfill organizational goals and strategic planning. Prior to joining Braun Intertec, Jim served as Director of Technology at Walser Automotive Group and Director of Technology at GMAC. Jim is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Jennifer Clayson Kraus

Officers

Gregory Bialon, PE
David B. Bomersine

David B. Bomersine

Vice President, Operations

Dave Bomersine is Vice President of Operations and leads the construction materials testing (CMT) service area for the company. He has more than 25 years of experience in the construction management and inspection industries. Dave is a member of the Braun Intertec Board of Directors and serves on the Employee Stock Ownership Program Retirement Plan advisory committee. Dave earned his B.A. in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University.

Michael L. Bratrud, PG
Charles Brenner, PE, LEED AP

Charles Brenner, PE, LEED AP

Vice President

Charles Brenner is a Vice President and a Principal Materials Engineer who leads the Building Sciences group at Braun Intertec. He has extensive training and experience with construction issues related to building envelopes, pavements, landfills and industrial plants. He has consulted with clients and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on major flood recoveries. Charles performs property condition assessments, investigates failures and prepares recommendations for historic building restorations. He assesses water damage and mold issues in buildings, and oversees repair plans. Charles holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Marvin Denne

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, PE

George D. Kluempke, PE

Vice President

George Kluempke currently serves as a Vice President and helps lead strategic sales initiatives and public relations efforts . He has been with the firm for more than 42 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.

Steven P. Nagle, PE
Sean S. Swartz, PE

Sean S. Swartz, PE

Vice President

Sean Swartz is Vice President and Principal Engineer in the Braun Intertec West Fargo office, where he is the leader of the North Dakota engineering group and business unit manager of the West Fargo operation. Sean’s primary responsibilities include leadership and oversight to the engineering group and North Dakota operation, as well as providing geotechnical consulting on select projects. Sean started his journey with Braun Intertec in the St. Cloud office in 1999, and has been in our Fargo office since 2004.
 Sean has a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Chris Thompson, PE