AMERICA'S LARGEST ORIGINATOR
OF 100% FREE RANGE AND
PASTURE RAISED EGGS
We've been providing specialty eggs for over 25 years.
We're proud to be family owned and operated. Our farming roots going back
over 100 years to the Brunnquell homestead founded in
1913 at Port Washington, WI that's still with the family today.
From our family to yours, great tasting eggs
you can feel good about to nourish body and soul.
New barns. New feed mill. New plant.
We want to give America more and better choices in what they eat.
We're certified to Humane Farm Animal Care's (HFAC) highest standards in Animal Welfare.
Letting chickens be chickens to engage in natural behaviors makes them happy. And happy hens lay more eggs.
John Brunnquell, President & CEO, is a third generation farmer and entrepreneur. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and master’s degree in Poultry Science. His research led to his being awarded patents for both fat and cholesterol reduction in shell eggs. John recently earned his PhD in Avian Ethology at the University of Kentucky. John saw early on that the more natural you made a hen’s environment, the happier and more productive she is. John founded Egg Innovations in 1999, and has led the organization to a national presence, serving on numerous industry boards and committees. John has been recognized numerous times for his volunteer work, including being inducted into the Wisconsin 4-H Hall of Fame and being named an Outstanding Alumni of the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife Cathy were selected as the United States’ Outstanding Young Farmers by both the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Jaycees organization. John has served as past President of the Wisconsin Agricultural Alumni Association, The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and Organic Egg Farmers of America.
Ed Wright, Board Member graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from the Falls School of Business at Anderson University. He is a seasoned sales, marketing and trusted relationship executive with experience in food, beverage, retail and private label manufacturing industry. Ed's career includes 30 years with Daymon, culminating in his being named President and COO of North America. In his work today, he supports the growth, success and strategic decisions for growing companies.
John Hornbostel, Vice President of Sustainability & Milling graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Agricultural Economics and Journalism; and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. John’s career includes over 20 years of work in advertising, public relations, manufacturing and international business development. His global clients have included Toyota, Ford and a variety of agricultural equipment manufacturers. John joined Egg Innovations in January of 2012.
Steve Hagopian, Vice President of Sales & Marketing graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, MO with a degree in Political Science. Steve has made his career in the Consumer Products Industry, working for Procter & Gamble, Quaker Oats, Ralston Purina, Ralcorp Holdings, and Vi-Jon Laboratories, along with starting his own Private Label food company with three partners, in 1998. He has specialized in Sales and Marketing throughout his career. Steve joined Egg Innovations in January of 2009.
Cathy Brunnquell, Vice President of Credit & Consumer Relations attended the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent the last 20 years in a variety of roles with the company in addition to being being involved in various agricultural organizations. She joins the senior management team taking an active role in strategic planning and enhancing the customer experience at Egg Innovations.
Brian Klepke, Vice President of Operations, holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University and received an Executive Certification in Strategy and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He has a career history of improving performance in sales, safety, cost, quality and delivery. Brian’s previous work experience includes serving for more than a decade as the plant general manager for Johnsonville Sausage. He was also VP and GM of Florida Beef, Inc. and most recently served as General Manager of Greencore, leading the manufacture of fresh salad kits. Brian joined Egg Innovations in 2019.
Senior Leadership Team
Big business diversity and literally hundreds of years of experiance.
We've built a team of committed leaders unmatched in the industry.
Clear and common goals with a mutual accountability to attain
drives our success. Our values-based culture is second to none.