Braun earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from St. Edwards University. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology, and the International Society for Study of Zenobiotics (environmental poisons). He also sits on the Board of Directors, International Society of Cleaning Technicians, and the Georgia Institute of Technology External Advisory Panel. His extensive industry experience also includes serving as senior director, international affairs, of the Chlorine Chemistry Council of the Chemical Manufacturers Association, and more than 30 years with Dow Chemical in a variety of management positions.
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