Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, high-temperature heating and ventilation gas-fired space heating and ventilation equipment, named Marc Braun as its new president. Previously, Braun was executive vice president of sales and marketing for the company. John Kramer, formerly the president and CEO, will continue in his role as CEO. View a video of the announcement here.
A well-known advocate for energy efficiency in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry, Braun is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and supports two standing committees as both a participant and an authorized reviewer of pending industry standards and guidelines. He also is a frequent speaker at ASHRAE and other industry conferences.
Braun played a critical role in the development of HTHV as a product category, working with both ASHRAE and the U.S. Department of Energy. The category was introduced in 2013 and is part of standards created for all gas-fired heaters that perform at 90 percent or higher efficiency levels. In addition to ASHRAE, Braun is actively involved in the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, serving on the engineering committee for commercial and industrial forced-air heating products.
“Marc has been a champion of moving the HVAC industry to higher standards in performance, safety and energy consumption, and his efforts have paid off in many areas,” Kramer said. “He is a driver in our industry and within Cambridge to achieve more and to focus on the greater good. He is also an inventor and has successfully been granted three U.S. patents since joining our firm. Marc’s leadership skills and his energy have led to growth and success at Cambridge and we have a great deal of confidence in his ability to serve as president of the company.”
Braun steps into the role of president with more than eight years of service at Cambridge. “This change is a reflection of the tremendous growth that our employees have achieved, and I’m very proud of them,” he said.
With a Bachelor’s of Science degree in chemical engineering, Braun started his career with Dow Chemical. He then worked for a subsidiary of Koch Engineering, serving the international oil and gas industry as director of technical advisors. He joined Cambridge Engineering in 2008 as chief operating officer. In addition to speaking at HVAC industry events, Braun frequently meets with engineers, building owners and utility company representatives on next generation heating and ventilation technologies.
The Missouri Association of Manufacturers named Cambridge Engineering Manufacturer of the Year in 2016. The annual Made in Missouri Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Cambridge Engineering was singled out for the association’s top award because of its deep focus on quality, cost and productivity improvements.