Manufacturing Excellence Awards - 2017-10-17
Join us for our 2nd Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards as we recognize and celebrate area manufacturers that demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
- Contributions to growing the region's economy
- Workplace culture
- Quality jobs
- Supply chain management
- Commitment to the region
Seven finalists have been named for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The finalists in the two award categories are:
Small to Medium Manufacturers (1 - 299 Employees):
- AROW Global Corp
- FreMarq Innovations Inc
- J & D Tube Benders Inc
- Wilson-Hurd A Division of Nelson-Miller
Large Manufacturers (300+ Employees):
- County Materials Corporation
- Domtar Paper Co LLC
Director of Global Engagement
Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)
As Director of Global Engagement at WMEP, Baumann is a versatile, accomplished, global business strategist with a solid track record of more than 25 years manufacturing business results.
Baumann leads Wisconsin's award-winning ExporTech™ program, a C-suite export expansion fast-track strategy process; resulting in manufacturers averaging $1 million in new revenues in the first year; and adding countless jobs. One graduate went from $400K to $14 million in three years, adding 16 employees. Wisconsin's ExporTech™ program is nationally accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Brookings Global Cities Initiative as "the best in the nation", graduating four Wisconsin Governor's Export Achievement Award winners for three year growth revenues; four U.S. Department of Commerce President's "E" Export Excellence Award winners, and the largest percentage of graduates nationally. The seamless collaboration with Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC) won ExporTech™ the national "Excellence Award in Responding to Globalization".
Baumann provides confidence to business executives, moving them from reactive, accidental exporters to proactive strategic exporters; by simplifying and demystifying strategy development through focus on process, innovation and business growth outcomes. Her real-world experience comes from global sales management with a medium-sized manufacturer; to managing the International Parts & Accessories and Licensed Products division of Harley-Davidson Motor Company. She has done business in Canada, Europe, Latin & South Americas, Australia and the Pac Rim.
In 2006, Baumann received the U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST MEP "Innovator of the Year" Award and in 2009, the "Career Achievement" Award from the Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA) for her distinguished service and steadfast career efforts to promote international trade in Wisconsin. In 2013, she joined Governor Scott Walker at the Japan-Midwest US Association Conference in Tokyo. At Wisconsin Trade Day 2017, Lt. Governor Kleefisch hosted roundtable discussions with her on strategic exporting.
Baumann is a member of the core team working on the Global Cities Exchange with Milwaukee7 (M7) with the Brookings Institute. She serves on UW-Stevens Point's Chancellor's Global Expansion Consortium, UW-Milwaukee's Lubar School Global Advisory Council and is a member of Professional Dimensions. She is a sought-after thought leader and speaker on global expansion for manufacturing and a lifelong resident of Wisconsin.
"My passion is igniting growth through export expansion strategy with Wisconsin’s manufacturers to turn their reactive/accidental exporting into a very strategic growth expansion. Sharing learnings, process, inspiring confidence, connecting collaborators, and making Wisconsin the best economy for manufacturing energizes me and inspires me to bring my personal best to each interaction. My career legacy will be someone who made it easy for Wisconsin manufacturers to double export profits.”
Master of Ceremonies:
NewsChannel 7 Anchor
Dinner is included in the price of admission. The dinner includes:
Special dietary requests must be submitted at the time of registration. Every attempt will be made to accommodate requests, however, they cannot be guaranteed if they are not submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.
- Chicken breast in white wine sauce
- Sliced roast beef
- Garlic smashed red russet potatoes
- California mixed vegetables
- Tossed salad with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette (dressings on the side)
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