Bubbler executive appointments and awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:47 am

Spirio is new CEO of Man Lift Manufacturing
Cudahy-based Man Lift Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of mobile hydraulic equipment for specialty markets and hazardous environments, announced the appointment of Phil Sprio to the position of president and chief executive officer.
Sprio succeeds Jeff Bailey, who founded the company in 2000. Bailey will remain a director of the company and will continue his involvement in the design and engineering of custom lifts for Man Lift’s customers worldwide. Bailey also will serve as a member of the board of Man Lift’s parent company, Universal Manufacturing Co. of Lincoln, Neb.
Don Dunn, president and CEO of Universal Manufacturing Co., which acquired Man Lift in December, said, “We want to express our gratitude to Jeff for all of his achievements these past 10 years and we look forward to his continued contributions as he focuses on his true passion of engineering solutions for our customers. In Phil we have found the right person to lead Man Lift. Phil has a strong background in all of the areas that are critical to Man Lift’s future growth.”
Sprio said, “I am very grateful to Don and to Jeff for the opportunity to lead the great team we have at Man Lift. We will continue to engineer and build the most robust, highest quality mobile hydraulic products and remain focused Man Lift’s mission to enable our customers to be safer and more productive.”

Brookfield Chamber names board of directors
The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce has named its 2012 board of directors.
The directors elected at the chamber’s annual meeting included: board chair Sherry Douglas of Seek Careers/Staffing Inc., Waukesha; Judi Murphy of Murphy Associates, Brookfield; and Kevin Roche of Time Warner Cable Business Class.
Additional directors are: Martin Allen, EmbroidMe, Brookfield; Thomas Krumenacher of Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee; Jeanie Martin of Squeegee Squad, Germantown; Tom McRae of Chortek & Gottschalk, LLP, Waukesha; Steve Miazga of R.A. Smith National, Brookfield; Mark Ostendorf of Residence Inn by Marriott, Brookfield; Sally Piefer of The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha; Stephanie Soerens-Borkowski of Soerens Ford, Brookfield; and Robert Suycott of Tailor Made Benefit Solutions, Milwaukee.
Gliebe is new chairman of Regal Beloit
Regal Beloit Corp. today announced that its board of directors has appointed Mark Gliebe, the company’s current president and chief executive officer and a member of the board, to serve as chairman of the board.
Gliebe succeeds Henry Knueppel, who has resigned from the position of chairman of the board pursuant to a previously announced plan. Knueppel will remain on the board.
The Beloit-based company manufactures electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products serving markets throughout the world.
Kissinger named CEO of GRAEF
Graef, a Wisconsin-based engineering and consulting firm, has appointed John Kissinger, to succeed Richard Bub as the company’s chief executive officer. Kissinger has served as Graef’s chief operating officer.
Bub, who has served as president and CEO since 1995, will take a new role as chairman and leader of special projects for the firm.
“This official announcement comes after years of preparation,” Bub said. “To ensure a smooth transition for all of our clients and employees, John and I have been working closely together since he was selected as my successor in 2010. We wanted to make sure it’s a continuation, rather than change.”
Kissinger joined Graef in 1984 as a structural engineer in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Since that time, he has held positions of increasing responsibility.
Among many notable projects on Kissinger’s resume is the Milwaukee Art Museum addition, on which he served as engineering project manager. For his work on that facility, Kissinger was named one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers for 2001” by Engineering News-Record Magazine. Other notable projects include the Midwest Airlines Center in downtown Milwaukee, The McCormick Place West Expansion in Chicago and the Lambeau Field renovation in Green Bay.
Kissinger also is active in the local community, acting as chairman of the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board.
“I am thrilled to take on this role at Graef and so thankful to Rich for preparing me for the position,” said Kissinger. “In the 27 years I have been with Graef, I have admired the strong commitment to clients and staff that was set forth by Graef’s founders and carried on by Rich. That commitment has brought the firm great success and I look forward to continuing the tradition.”
In his new position, Bub will focus on mergers and acquisitions, as well as training new managers. He will also teach a leadership in engineering class at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Graef is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Orlando, Florida. The firm has been providing consulting services for 50 years.

Walker makes appointments to State Investment Board
Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointments of Norman Cummings, Lon Roberts and John Petersen III to the State of Wisconsin Investment Board.
Cummings, Waukesha, is appointed as a local government member. Cummings serves as the director of administration for Waukesha County, where he is responsible for the county’s annual investment portfolio.
Roberts, Wausau, is appointed as an Investment Board member. Roberts has more than 30 years of law experience and received a Wisconsin Super Lawyers award.
Petersen, Madison, is appointed as an Investment Board member. Petersen has been the president of Inland Investment Co. Inc. for more than 45 years.
The appointments of State of Wisconsin Investment Board members are subject to confirmation by the State Senate. The members will serve for six years.

Abele names Moreen as chief of staff
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today named policy analyst Amber Moreen as his chief of staff.
Abele said the appointment of Moreen stems from his desire to make research and analysis the cornerstone for decision-making in county government.
“Amber will greatly benefit my office and Milwaukee County taxpayers through her exceptional background and experience in developing sound public policy solutions based on research and data,” Abele said. “As chief of staff, she will help me build on a growing culture of rigorous and disciplined decision-making among department heads and all leadership throughout county government. I’m pleased to bring her skills and commitment to the task of building the most efficient and sustainable county we can and delivering the level of services that Milwaukeeans deserve.”
Moreen joined Milwaukee County government in July as senior policy advisor. Moreen has expertise in organizational development and applied economics, as well as a background in public policy analysis. She holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Pardee Rand Graduate School, and her work experience includes the Argosy Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and International Institute for Sustainable Development. Moreen has served on consulting committees for the United Nations, the World Bank and other international organizations.
She succeeds George Aldrich, who has resigned from the position. 

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