Bubbler Executive Appointments and Awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:46 am

United Way of Greater Milwaukee names co-chairs
The United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced the three co-chairs who will lead its 2012 Community Campaign are: Paul Jones, chairman and CEO of A.O. Smith Corp.; Gregory Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corp.; and Peggy Troy, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System.
Stephen Roell, chairman and CEO of Johnson Controls Inc., also was elected to serve as United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s new chairman of the board.
The United Way chapter also announced several new board members to serve three-year terms: Thomas Gentile, president and CEO, healthcare systems, GE Healthcare; Mark Irgens, manager/president, Irgens Development Partners LLC; R. Bruce McDonald, executive vice president and CFO, Johnson Controls Inc.; Cory Nettles, managing director, Generation Growth Capital Inc.; Gregory Oberland, executive vice president, insurance and investment products, Northwestern Mutual; Kristine Rappé, senior vice president and CAO, We Energies; John Raymond Sr., M.D., president and CEO, Medical College of Wisconsin; and Mark Taylor, FACHE, president and CEO, Columbia St. Mary’s.
In addition, David Muth, partner, Quarles & Brady LLP, and Billie Jean Smith, partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, were nominated to serve one-year terms.
“Our 2012 board of directors is committed to improving lives by driving strategic impact through our focus areas of education, income and health,” said Mary Lou Young, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee. “They will continue to ensure that the money raised by United Way is invested wisely in programs that work and provide results that change our community for the better.”

Krejci to succeed Stratton as Strattec CEO
Harold M. Stratton II, chairman and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based Strattec Security Corp., announced today he will retire from the company on Sept. 1 and will be succeeded by Frank Krejci.
Krejci, currently serves as the company’s president and will add the CEO title to his duties.
Stratton will remain on the company’s board of directors as non-executive chairman.
The changes in the company’s leadership are part of a succession planning process conducted over the past several years by Strattec’s board.
Stratton began in the business that is now Strattec in October of 1977, when it was still a division of Briggs & Stratton Corp. He has been CEO of Strattec since its spinoff from Briggs & Stratton. Today marks the 17th anniversary of that spinoff and STRATTEC’s emergence as an independent, publicly traded company.
Krejci has been Strattec’s president and chief operating officer since Jan. 1, 2010. He has been on the Strattec board throughout its 17 years of existence and also was a former employee in the business before it gained its independence.
Stratton said,  "Through his former experience in our business, his years of service on our board and his current role as president and COO, Frank has significant institutional knowledge of Strattec and its business. This knowledge, combined with his extensive experience in other business endeavors during his career, makes him uniquely suited to be our next CEO. I am very pleased he will be succeeding me in that role."
Strattec designs, develops, manufactures and markets automotive Access Control Products, including mechanical locks and keys, electronically enhanced locks and keys, steering column and instrument panel ignition lock housings, latches, power sliding side door systems, power lift gate systems, power deck lid systems, door handles and related products.
Krejci was a featured panelist at the 2012 Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast in January. To view a video of his presentation about the outlook of the American automotive industry, click here.

Goris to leave Cornerstone Financial Group
Tom Goris Jr., managing partner of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance subsidiary Cornerstone Financial Group, will leave the Milwaukee office on June 1 and will accept a similar position in the Chicago market.
“Tom Goris will succeed the retiring managing partner in Northwestern Mutual’s network office in Skokie, Ill.,” said Betsy Hoylman, director of media relations for Northwestern Mutual. “It’s one of the company’s largest and most successful offices in the country.”
The transition is part of a reorganization process for the Milwaukee office. The search has begun for a new Milwaukee managing partner, who also will start on June 1, making for a seamless transition, Hoylman said.
The management change should not affect clients of either location, she said.
Goris has been with Northwestern Mutual since 1988. He became managing partner of Cornerstone in 1999. The Milwaukee office is located at 731 N. Jackson St.
Cornerstone also operates district network offices in Brookfield, Mequon and Oak Creek. Cornerstone reported total insurance in force of $14.8 billion in 2010.
Harry Hoopis, the retiring managing partner of the Skokie Northwestern Mutual subsidiary Hoopis Financial Group, worked as superintendent of Manpower development in the Milwaukee office from 1974 to 1977 before being appointed managing partner in Skokie.

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