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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

Jon Carlson
Jon Carlson
Tim Lenway
Tim Lenway
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in 2007 and then Chief Executive Officer in 2009. During his tenure as CEO, Carlson oversaw firm expansion from approximately 350 employees to more than 1,000 employees, with offices spread throughout the Midwest, South, and Southeast.

Carlson plans to spend time with his family, and his stepping down will also free up additional capacity to continue his work in the AEC industry as he plans to continue to serve as a Director on other AEC-industry boards and not-for-profit boards. When Carlson communicated with the Braun Intertec board about his resignation, he said that now is a good time as the company is coming off a record-setting year and are set up for a great 2024. Carlson felt Braun Intertec was in a good position to welcome the next era of leadership.

Following Carlson's resignation, the Braun Intertec Board of Directors announces that Tim Lenway has been named President of Braun Intertec.

"I have confidence in Tim's ability to lead our company to the next level of growth," Carlson said. "Tim's client-centric approach, deep understanding of our organization, and most recent leadership of our Environmental, Nondestructive Examination, and Engineering & Testing Divisions, make him the right leader to continue to drive the future vision of our firm."

"I am humbled and excited to be named as the next President of Braun Intertec and grateful for the confidence placed in me by our board," Lenway said. "Partnering with our firm-wide leadership and the board, I am confident that we will continue to thrive and achieve even greater success into the future as a growing and sustainable 100 percent ESOP [Employee Stock Ownership Plan] organization."

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Carlson remains committed to working with Lenway and the board on a smooth transition. "This transition is made much easier thanks to Jon's many years of leadership setting the firm up for continued success," Lenway said.

Lenway brings over 20 years of experience in the AEC industry, starting with Braun Intertec in 2007. He was named a Corporate Officer of the company in 2018 and elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. Lenway holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and urban planning from Minnesota State University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and Master of Business Administration executive education certificates from the University of St. Thomas Opus School of Business.

Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec is an engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm with more than 1,000 employees located in 35 offices across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. The company's services include building & structure sciences; concrete consulting; construction materials testing; drilling; environmental, health, & safety consulting; geospatial operations; geotechnical engineering; materials laboratory; and nondestructive examination.

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