Ralph Braun, CEO of BraunAbility, Shares His Story

Raised in a small town in Indiana with muscular dystrophy, Mr. Braun refused to let a physical disability hold him back. As a young man who needed to get to work, he was determined to find a way to get there — on his own terms.

Today, Ralph Braun is the CEO of BraunAbility, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans in the world and an icon in the mobility industry. His tireless efforts have brought independence to millions of other people faced with the same need for personal-use accessible transportation. And now, you can add ‘author’ to his long list of achievements.

Rise Above tells the story of how self-reliance, common sense, and a refusal to accept the status quo transformed his need for mobility into a successful, multi-million dollar company. In this inspiring book that exemplifies the American spirit, Ralph takes you back to his younger days and the challenges he faced. With his ‘no limits’ attitude and passion, it is an uplifting example of entrepreneurial encouragement for others to follow.

Congratulations Mr. Braun!

Ralph Braun started BraunAbility by welding pieces of metal together in his parents garage.