John E. Brune, a nationally recognized engineering executive who has served several of the transportation industry’s leading vehicle manufacturers and Tier One suppliers, has been named vice president, OEM sales engineering for Elgin Industries, a leading global manufacturer of engine and chassis components. He will be responsible for sales, product engineering and service functions in support of the company’s broad portfolio of OEM relationships.
A highly skilled engineer with expertise in product design, development and manufacturing, Brune joins Elgin from GT Technologies in Westland, Michigan, where he was vice president of technology and innovation. Over the course of his 19 years with that company, he oversaw design, development and advanced manufacturing of valvetrain systems and components and played a key role in establishing the company’s corporate technical center. He also received U.S. patents for several valvetrain and cylinder head technologies developed for global engine OEMs.
“Adding John to our team reinforces the value we offer to engine and vehicle OEMs worldwide,” said Elgin President Bill Skok. “Over the course of his more than 40-year career, he has been recognized both as a talented innovator and exceptionally skilled engineering and manufacturing process leader. He will serve our customers well.”