President and CEO
Lars Brunk is President and Chief Executive Officer of Brunk with responsibility of overseeing the strategic direction of the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin company with roughly 300 employees. Brunk is a leading manufacturer of metal precision components and assemblies for the High Tech, Medical Device, Aerospace, Defense, Industrial and Recreational Markets with Sales Offices in the US and Europe. Lars Brunk became President in December 1999, Executive Vice President in June 1986 and Vice President of Sales March 1985. He joined Brunk Industries full time in June 1980 after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management.
Co-Founder and CFO
Ulla Brunk co-founded Brunk in 1960 together with her husband Bertil Brunk. She was born in Stockholm Sweden and began working at Svenska Handelsbanken, the largest bank in Sweden at a very young age. She immigrated with her family in the 1950’s to Chicago. Bertil and Ulla Brunk started Brunk Tool & Die Co. in the garage of their Lake Geneva home and in 1963 incorporated the business at its current location in Lake Geneva. Together they created a work ethic always putting the customers first.
Vice President of Operations
Scott Adams is Vice President of Operations at Brunk with responsibility of overseeing manufacturing, customer service, sales, tool design and facilities. He became Vice President of Operations in June 2014. Prior to joining Brunk, he worked in metal stamping and tool and die manufacturing for 29 years. Scott started his career as an apprentice precision press operator in 1985. He worked his way up to a journeyman tool and die maker and supervisor of the precision stamping department. He continued his tenure as plant manager and then director of stamping before joining Brunk.
John Schmitt CPA
Vice President of Finance
John has extensive experience in building finance teams, managing multinational company structures, planning and implementing lean finance initiatives and ERP systems, as well as management of IT and HR functions. He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University with a degree in accounting and is a CPA. John previously worked for Global Finishing Solutions, a family-owned manufacturer in Osseo, WI where he was the CFO for five years. Prior to that he worked for many years with Weir Group PLC (a large multinational company in minerals and mining) in financial and leadership roles in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, and Sydney, Australia where he and his family lived for two years.
John Briscoe PhD
Vice President of Engineering
John is the Vice President of Engineering and NPD at Brunk. In this role John leads the Engineering and Quality teams at Brunk and serves on the executive team responsible for the general management of the business. Prior to joining Brunk, John worked for Intel for over 20 years. He started as a Sr. Materials Engineer focused on developing organic substrates and held a number of different positions throughout the Technology & Manufacturing Group, including roles in Product Development, Operations Management, Supplier Management and Quality Management. He made significant contributions at the director level in leading the development of interconnect technology for Intel’s communication and wireless businesses. John earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University with his research focused in the area of Analytical Chemistry. He earned his BS in Chemistry from St. Norbert College, WI.
Lars-Erik, Junior Officer recently joined Brunk after graduating from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin with a degree in Business and Marketing. Lars-Erik is beginning his technical training by working in all aspects of operations. He represents the third generation of the business started by Bertil and Ulla Brunk.