Meet The Bruno Family

Mike Bruno
President Mike Bruno, II

For my family, helping people with limited mobility keep their independence isn’t just a business -- it’s personal.

In addition to our name on the Bruno manufacturing facility in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, our company’s products are found throughout my home to assist my daughter who has mobility challenges.

Having a family member with mobility challenges has given me personal insight into how people experience limited mobility and use products to help them.  We’re connected to the community of people with mobility challenges -- both as a family and a business.

Mike Bruno Sr.
Founder, the late Mike Bruno, with grandson, Michael, III

My father, who was a Veteran, had worked at a stairlift manufacturer and a company that built lowered floor vans for people in wheelchairs. He was always looking for ways to give people with mobility challenges more independence.  

When the minivan was invented in the mid-80’s, dad saw the opportunity for people who had scooters and wheelchairs to more easily transport their mobility devices. He launched Bruno as one of the first companies that designed and built scooter lifts in the U.S. We then started making stairlifts, and he applied his eye toward innovative design to that product by introducing the first battery-operated stairlift in the United States, something now standard for stairlifts.

By serving both home and auto accessibility need, Bruno gains a wider perspective as to our customer’s total needs since often those needs overlap.

The third generation of extended Bruno family is now employed at Bruno.  We’re committed to investing in continually improving our products and employees to ensure we continue to help the lives of people with limited mobility long into the future.  


President Mike Bruno (left) and family

Thank you for the privilege of letting my family help yours,

Mike Bruno, CEO and President of Bruno