The annual Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. This year’s panel includes CEOs from two prominent Milwaukee-area manufacturing firms. They are:
- Bob Arzbaecher, CEO of Actuant Corp., which is expanding and moving its global headquarters from Butler to a facility in Menomonee Falls. Actuant is a $1.2 billion diversified manufacturing company with facilities in 30 countries. Arzbaecher will discuss the outlook for global competition and manufacturing.
- Aaron Jagdfeld, CEO of Generac Power Systems Inc., which is growing in Waukesha and recently filed to become a publicly traded company. Generac manufactures portable residential power generators. Jagdfeld will provide the outlooks for manufacturing, innovation and energy.
The event will also feature Michael Knetter, Ph.D., the dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison and a former U.S. presidential economist, who will provide a macro-economic overview; and Andy Nunemaker, president of EMSystems LLC, a Milwaukee-based company that develops software systems for emergency rooms throughout the United States. EMSystems has acquired three other companies in the past 18 months and continues to grow.
For additional information or to register to attend, visit www.biztimes.com/trends.