president and chief operating officer
Burr Oak Tool
Brian McConnell started his career with Burr Oak Tool and Gauge Company located in Sturgis, Michigan as a sales account executive and was appointed president and chief operating officer in 2006. Burr Oak has been a family-owned company for 62 years and provides machinery used in manufacturing of heat exchangers for the world’s heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State University and masters of business from University of Notre Dame.
Brian is a member and past president of Sturgis Rotary, and very active with several organizations in Sturgis including Sturgis Economic Development Corporation and the Glen Oaks Foundation Board. He serves on the board of directors of both Southern Michigan Bancorp and Southern Michigan Bank & Trust, is a past president of the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of the Sturgis Neighborhood Program.