PORTLAND, OR—Rich Bruer, co-founder and principal of McClenahan Bruer Communications, will be leaving the high-tech advertising and public relations agency at the end of August 2006. Bruer is retiring from technology marketing to pursue professional and personal interests in support of progressive social and environmental organizations and causes.
Bruer co-founded the integrated technology and business-to-business marketing agency with Kerry McClenahan in January 1993. In recent months, the firm has grown its staff and added clients including Cascade Microtech, FEI Company and MathStar in the Portland area and ON Semiconductor in Phoenix. Longstanding clients include PolyServe, Tensilica, Virage Logic, Aeroflex and SMSC.
“if there were ever a good time to make this move, it seems like it’s now, when the agency is hitting on all cylinders,” says Breuer. “We have a stellar staff and fantastic clients, and I will miss them all tremendously…. Selfishly speaking, I’m looking forward to taking some time off this fall, after which I’ll begin taking my career in a new direction around progressive social and environmental organizations and causes that I believe in strongly.”
Prior to starting McBru, Bruer was a corporate communications manager at Mentor Graphics. He began his career as a newspaper journalist.