Rep. Gutwein attends Distinguished Hoosier Award ceremony

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Monday, April 22, 2013 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE – Ralph Braun was honored by Governor Mike Pence with the Distinguished Hoosier Award at the Indiana Statehouse recently. State Representative Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) attended the award ceremony as well as Braun’s wife Melody who was there to receive the award. 

“I was humbled to attend this ceremony honoring Ralph Braun, whose incredible life had such a positive impact in our state,” said Rep. Gutwein. “There is no way to fully show our appreciation for all that he accomplished, but I hope that making him a distinguished Hoosier this will show just how appreciative Indiana is for the major contributions he made to our state.”

Beginning in 1972, Braun started Braun Corporation, a small mobility manufacturing company, which is now one of the world’s top leaders in the industry. With a majority of their workforce located in Pulaski County, the company also employs sale representatives and customer service personnel around the country.

Braun, who passed away February 8, 2013, received the Distinguished Hoosier Award for his innovative work improving the mobility industry. This award is one of the state’s highest honors and is only presented to those who have gained recognition by the governor through their vast accomplishments and positive impact on Indiana.

“Through his many triumphs and countless achievements, Braun’s legacy lives on. He has truly distinguished himself as a great Hoosier and this award symbolizes that,” said Rep. Gutwein.