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Braun Career Changes

Braun CEO and Chairman of the Board, J.B. Werner announced that Steve Wilbur, director of engineering and product development will retire after 13 years of dedicated service.

Throughout his career with Braun, Wilbur has successfully led his team of engineers through numerous product design and development initiatives, ensuring the latest technology be incorporated into Braun’s washroom equipment. Wilbur has authored several articles and presented on several technologies at various association meetings and events and has instructed at educational venues throughout the industry.


His successor, Ryan Blair, has been promoted to the position of director of engineering and product development.  Blair joined G. A. Braun in 2005 as dryer product engineer and was quickly promoted to lead engineer for dryer technology. After several years in that role, he was promoted to mechanical engineering manager for all washroom equipment including dryers, washers, batch tunnel washers, presses, and conveyance equipment.

One of Blair’s most significant achievements yielded him two U.S. Patents for the inner cylinder safety locking mechanism on the Braun Advantage® Side Loader. He also developed vastly improved dryer airflow designs and a new on-board lint collection system that garnered him his first U.S. Patent. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

“We wish Steve much enjoyment, and relaxation as he embarks on the next chapter of his life and thank him for 13 years of dedication to team Braun. We also congratulate Ryan on his promotion and are highly confident that with his leadership he will strongly complement our strategic business pursuits well into the future” said Werner.

For more information, visit the company’s website:  Braun