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New President To Lead Brunson Instrument Co.

Brunson Instrument Co., a leading producer of large-scale, industrial metrology equipment for aerospace, automotive, renewable energy and other high-precision measurement applications, has announced the selection of Chris Klope as President effective August 31, 2021.

Chris Klope brings 20 years of leadership experience to Brunson

In his new role, Klope will be responsible for executive leadership, market development and strategic operations of the 94-year-old manufacturer.  He brings 20 years of leadership experience to the role, including executive positions in middle-market manufacturing and industrial distribution companies, consistently generating both aggressive growth and operational excellence.  Chris earned an MBA from Washington University’s Olin Business School.

“Chris brings a solid history of guiding growth in manufacturing organizations, and we are very happy to have him on board,” said Deighton Brunson, CEO. “Additionally, Chris is passionate about quality and customer service, which makes him a great fit at Brunson,” he added.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to build upon Brunson’s legacy of customer-focused operations, product innovation and leadership in the metrology industry,” said Klope.  “I am excited to join a company with such a strong and supportive culture that empowers team members to reach their highest potential through collaboration, integrity, engagement and performance metrics,” he added.

Chris Klope succeeds Richard Powell, who is retiring after a 21-year career at Brunson. Powell will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Brunson Instrument Company designs, manufactures, and markets portable measurement and alignment solutions for high-precision industrial applications. The company’s product line includes metrology instrument stands, laser tracker target holders, calibration equipment, optical tooling instruments and scaling artifacts. In addition to private label and contract manufacturing, the company offers a full spectrum of client services for aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, lumber, power generation and other industries. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, Brunson Instrument Company serves its international client base out of its unique underground production facility through strategic distributors in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

(Above image: Brunson Instrument CEO Deighton Brunson, left, and new company president Chris Klope, right.)

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