Manufacturing Excellence Awards - 2019-10-22
Join us for our 4th 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
Six finalists have been named for the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce's 4th Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The finalists in the two award categories are:
Small to Medium Manufacturers (1 - 299 Employees):
- Colby Metal Inc
- FreMarq Innovations Inc
- Lemke Industrial Machine LLC
- TCTeardrops LLC
Large Manufacturers (300+ Employees):
To see a list of past recipients of this award, click here.
Dr. Robert M. Meyer, Chancellor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Robert Meyer became the seventh chancellor at UW-Stout on August 16, 2014, succeeding Charles W. Sorensen, who served 26 years. Chancellor Emeritus Meyer didn?t need long to find his way around campus: Bob worked for UW-Stout in various capacities ? professor, college dean and special assistant to the chancellor ? for 25 years. Bob left in 2006 to become president of the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Shell Lake, Wisconsin, before being named by the UW System Board of Regents in May 2014 as UW-Stout chancellor. Bob retired in August of 2019. Chancellor Emeritus Meyer holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Minnesota. Bob earned an M.S. in management technology and a B.S. in industrial education, both at UW-Stout.
Previous Employment: UW-Stout Chancellor, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College President; Assistant to the Chancellor for State and Federal Relations, UW-Stout; Dean of the College of Technology, Engineering, and Management (CTEM), University of Wisconsin-Stout; Stout Technology Transfer Institute Director (STTI), UW-Stout; Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center Director (NWMOC), a NIST/MEP affiliated center; Manufacturing Engineering Program Director, UW-Stout; Technology Education Instructor, River Falls School District; General Machinist, Johnson Brass and Foundry (Saukville, WI); General Machinist, Badger Dynamics (Port Washington, WI).
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Keynote Presentation: The Future of ManufacturingMaster of Ceremonies:
Advanced technologies continue to drive change in every aspect of life, including how people work. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, products were made primarily by hand or with the help of animal power. With the invention of the coal-powered steam engine, products could be produced more quickly and efficiently with machines. This process of mechanization led to the creation of the world?s first factories. Late in the nineteenth century, electricity combined with the assembly line enabled mass production. Innovations in electronics led to the invention of the first computers in the third industrial revolution. Advances in telecommunications and automated production lines allowed industries to expand their reach, allowing formerly localized industries to compete in a new global marketplace. In his keynote presentation, Chancellor Meyer will discuss how the Internet Of Things is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry once again.
Newschannel 7 at 4 Anchor/Producer, Reporter
Holly Chilsen joined the NewsChannel 7 team in August 2012 as a producer for the 6 and 10 evening weekday newscasts. Since then, she?s anchored Sunrise 7 Sunday and NewsChannel 7 Weekend. After two years working weekends, she moved on to produce and anchor NewsChannel 7 at 4, on our Fox affiliate, WZAW. She also is a general assignment reporter for WSAW, a CBS affiliate.
Chilsen is a native of Appleton, Wis. She graduated in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She majored in Radio/TV/Film and has a minor in Journalism. During her first two years as an undergrad, Chilsen spent much of her time working at the campus radio station, 90.3 WRST. It wasn?t until Chilsen?s third year as an undergrad that she got her chance at everything that is TV news. She started up Titan TV News, an all student-run, once a week newscast, as a producer, anchor, reporter and director.
During her last semester, Chilsen interned at WLUK- Fox 11 in Green Bay, Wis.
When Chilsen isn't at work, you'll likely find her at home in the kitchen, cooking up a delicious creation, watching HGTV or cuddling up with her cat, Grayson.
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.
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