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

Greg W. Ebeling

Greg W. Ebeling

Vice President

Greg Ebeling is a Vice President and Operations Manager for our Nondestructive Examination Services (NDE) group. Since joining Braun Intertec in 1991, he’s held many key responsibilities such as the coordination of the NDE department’s quality assurance/quality control program. Greg is heavily involved in business development opportunities for the NDE group and has helped to secure many high-profile projects over the years. He is a certified American Petroleum Institute (API) 570 Piping Inspector as well as an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector. Greg received his A.A.S. degree in Nondestructive Testing from Ridgewater College.

Ken J. Haag
Michael M. Heuer, PE

Michael M. Heuer, PE

Vice President

Mike Heuer is a Vice President and Principal Engineer. Since joining the company in 1978, he has been responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships in the geotechnical and construction-related market sectors. With his experience and training, he developed the “Five Levels of Client Relationship Model” for Braun Intertec. Developing project-specific teams and scopes of work to provide the services that our clients need to achieve their geotechnical and construction-related goals are part of his overall responsibilities. He also serves as the corporate claims manager and liaison with corporate counsel. Mike remains actively involved with the University of Minnesota Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering Department and serves on the Professional Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Braun Intertec ESOP committee. Mike holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Ray A. Huber, PE
Gregg R. Jandro, PE, PG

Gregg R. Jandro, PE, PG

Vice President, Principal Engineer

Gregg Jandro is a Vice President and Principal Engineer. He is responsible for setting up major project work scopes, consulting on large geotechnical and construction projects, and helping lead the strategic initiatives for the markets that Braun Intertec serves. Gregg is known for his comprehensive knowledge of the construction process and his attention to detail. Gregg holds a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

George D. Kluempke, Retired PE
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
Chris Thompson, PE

Chris 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.