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Personnel Changes at Braun

Ray Burke Promoted to Vice President of Sales, U.S. and Canada, G.A. Braun

Gary Ostrum, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing announced the promotion of Ray Burke to vice president of sales, U.S. and Canada.  Burke has been in the laundry industry for 42 years and is actively involved in several laundry industry associations. For the past 15 years he held the position of West Coast Regional Sales Manager. Ray’s dedication to the industry, vast knowledge of plant operations and strategic planning will enhance Braun’s unparalleled customer support in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

“Ray is a respected industry veteran and has a strong background in laundry facility management, strategic sales planning and business analysis. In his new role, we are confident Ray will help to further strengthen our commitment to our U.S. and Canadian client base by providing exceptional customer support”, states Ostrum.

After Market Personnel Changes


J.B. Werner, C.E.O and chairman of the board, G.A. Braun announced that Dave Clark, V.P. aftermarket operations/customer service has retired from Braun after 24 years of dedicated service. Throughout his career with Braun Clark successfully led his team of field service technicians, service support help desk and replacement parts programs to the highest levels in the industry. He was also instrumental in the development of Braun’s successful Certified Remanufactured Equipment Program.


Clark’s successor Sandro Bortoloni has been promoted to the position of director of aftermarket operations. Bortoloni joined G. A. Braun in 1996. Through the years due to his hard work and dedication, he was promoted to many positions with his last being field service manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management and obtained a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification as well as many other certifications.

“We wish Dave much well-deserved relaxation and time with his family as he embarks on the next chapter of his life and thank him for 24 years of dedication to team Braun. We also congratulate Sandro on his promotion and are extremely confident that with his leadership he will complement our strategic business pursuits well into the future” stated Werner.