Chris Braun: SBEC Mentor

Christopher A. Braun

Mr. Braun is a professional CEO with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution based businesses, and 13 years of experience as a hired CEO. He has successfully implemented global strategies by complimenting US manufacturing businesses with plants in China, Mexico and Canada. He has extensive experience in building high performing teams, optimizing businesses, and analyzing business growth opportunities. Christopher has worked with privately-held organizations as well as large publicly traded companies, in addition to owning his own business that was sold in 2012. He holds a degree in International Business, speaks 3 languages, and has been a Member of Tec/ Vistage International for 12 years. His current role is President of Convaid Inc. (a privately-held custom medical equipment manufacturing company). He concurrently serves as Chairman of the Board for the South Bay Entrepreneurial Center (a business incubator /accelerator), and serves as a Lead Advisory Board member for Dotta Foods International (a privately-held food product innovation and distribution business). In addition, he serves as an Advisory Board Member to California United Bank, as well as serving as an Executive Board Member for the Torrance Chamber of Commerce.

Specialties

  • Global Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Strategic Planning
  • Growth –Business Acceleration
  • Financial Assessments
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Company Turnarounds

Industries

  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Mobility Products
  • Power Generation
  • Construction Equipment
  • Plastics
  • Point of Purchase
  • Food
  • Custom Fabrication