BraunAbility CEO Honored with Veteran Support Award

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Ralph Braun was honored with the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves Patriot Award for his dedicated support and flexibility offered to employees in military service. Braun is the founder and CEO of BraunAbility, a leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts.

BraunAbility receives veteran award.

Sergeant Don Perkins nominated The Braun Corporation to receive the Employee Support Patriot Award.

“The honor truly goes to the people of our company for their belief in our country and the impact the men and women on the front lines make in our lives on a day-to-day basis,” said Braun.

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Ralph Braun, CEO of BraunAbility, was honored with the Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves Patriot Award for his dedicated support and flexibility offered to employees serving in the military.

Braun was nominated by a six-year employee, Sergeant Don Perkins, who appreciated the time he and many other employees had been granted in order to fulfill their military duties while employed at the company.

“It’s critical that employers maintain a flexible and supportive environment for our citizen-soldiers who work hard to fulfill the demands of their careers and their commitment to serve our nation,” said Larry Brady, Indiana Employee Support of the Gurard and Reserves (ESGR) representative. “On behalf of the Department of Defense and all patriotic Americans, I’m pleased to recognize Ralph Braun with this award.”

"Going onto and back from military orders has always been easy for me," said Sgt. Perkins regarding his employer. "I come back to work with no speed bumps to deal with, and it's a smooth transition." In appreciation of Braun's support, Perkins has taken a BraunAbility flag with him on each of his deployments. The flag hung in his room at Grissom Aeroplex, at Fort Dix and is with him now as he is stationed in Djibouti, Africa.

“It is an honor to be recognized by such an organization,” said Braun. “The honor truly goes to the people of our company for their belief in our country and the impact the men and women on the front lines make in our lives on a day-to-day basis.”

About BraunAbility
BraunAbility is the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans,ramps, and wheelchair lifts worldwide and enables people with physical disabilities to regain mobility and lead active and independent lives. The Indiana-based company was founded by Ralph Braun, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at a young age and unable to walk by age 15. Ralph was motivated by his disability to invent the world’s first electric scooter (the Tri-Wheeler) and wheelchair lift (the Lift-A-Way) in his parents’ garage. Word spread and demand for the product increased, resulting in the birth of Save-A-StepManufacturing, which ultimately became BraunAbility. The company offers the most diverse line of vehicle platforms in the industry, including the most popular minivan models from Dodge/Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota. Formore information, or to find a dealer near you, please visit http://www.braunability.com.

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