On June 30th, after a successful and storied career, Steve Braunschweig will move on to the next chapter of his life. Steve plans to re-locate to northern Minnesota and start enjoying a well deserved retirement.
After his U.S. Army tour in Amberg, Germany, Steve completed his Electro / Mechanical Technician degree at Hennepin Technical and in 1977 started his long career at TL Systems. One of TL Systems’ founders, Al Larson, hired Steve as an Electrical Assembler. Through the next 15 years, he expanded this role to include Mechanical Assembly and Field Service. It was also during this time that Steve found that he really enjoyed working directly with customers. His responsiveness and helpfulness did not go unnoticed by our customers or the organization and in 1993, Steve moved into the Sales group as a Project Estimator for Special Equipment.
About a year later, TL Systems was acquired by Bosch. Shortly after the acquisition, Steve moved into an International Sales role and re-located to the Bosch Packaging plant in Crailsheim, Germany. In 1998, he returned to the Bosch Packaging plant in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota to continue this role.
In 2000, Steve moved into a new After Market Sales role ultimately spanning eight years. This allowed him to re-unite with many of his past U.S. based Customer friends not to mention make a bunch of new ones.
In 2008, he moved back to the new equipment side of the business, accepting a position as Regional Sales Manager for the Nutrition and Supplement Market. Always the lifelong learner, Steve brought all his years of training and experience together and re-defined what it means to bring the ‘Voice of the Customer’ into an organization. The proof of this mastery lies in the countless strong customer bonds that have been formed over the years, not to mention a five-fold growth in this important business sector.
Our customers, Steve, and his colleagues will all agree that June 30 will be a bittersweet day. We will miss him deeply but are all so very happy for him and his well deserved retirement!
Congratulations Steve – We will miss you!
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While we find a permanent replacement, Thomas Mauritzen will be the Bosch sales contact for all nutrition and dietary supplement equipment projects. If you have any questions about fluid-bed processors, high-shear mixers, capsule fillers, tablet presses, or cartoning equipment, please contact Thomas at:
Thomas Mauritzen – Business Development Manager