Jerry Brasch received his engineering degree from Washington University in 1944. He served in WW2 in both the Army and the Navy. He attended Washington University on the GI bill and received his masters in engineering from Washington University in 1947. He taught mathematics part time in the University College of Washington University from 1946 through 1966.
Jerry Brasch is president of Brasch Manufacturing Company, Inc., a company which he started in 1964 as a manufacturer of electric comfort heating equipment and controls for the commercial, industrial and institutional applications, and this company was later expanded to include the manufacture of gas sensors. From 1981 to 1996 Brasch also manufactured a line of custom air conditioning equipment under the trade name "Marcraft".
Jerry Brasch has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University as well as the Engineering Alumni Achievement Award and the Dean’s award from the School of Engineering. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees, the Building and Grounds Committee and Real Estate Committee for Washington University as well as the National Council for the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
In the past Jerry Brasch has served as president of the St. Louis Electrical Board, president of the local chapter of the American Technion Society and as president of his congregation.
Jerry’s primary hobby is playing the organ, primarily theatre organ type music and he is a member of the St. Louis Theatre Organ Society.