Please join us in welcoming Mike Gonnerman to the B12 Transportation Group/Brown Industries team as VP-Operations. Mike formally joined the team on March 29th 2017, however, he has been a consultant at Brown for several months, and helped us drive to a record production month in March. With Mike on board full time we plan to deliver even more units in April!
The Vice President of Operations is a newly created position for the B12 Transportation Group and Brown. Mike will be responsible for operations including manufacturing, purchasing, and engineering and will report directly to our CEO, Jeff Hupke. We are excited to have Mike on board to tackle our full backlog and growing mix of product offerings.
Mike will be based on our Lawrence, Kansas office. Mike and his wife Dana live in Overland Park, KS. They have three children: Mallory (16), Ashley (22), and Erica (24). Mike received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering as well as his MBA from Iowa State.
Mike most recently worked with his wife, Dana, at Mastering Excellence Consulting. Prior to Mastering Excellence, Mike spent eleven years at Safe Fleet (formerly ROM Corporation) in roles ranging from Design Engineer to Chief Operating Officer. Previous career stops include nine years at Pella Windows and seven years at Honeywell. Mike has also been awarded “Black Belt” status for his work in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.