Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
Lindenberg receives chamber leadership award
The Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce has selected Jim Lindenberg as the recipient of its annual Don Richards Leadership Award.
The Don Richards Award celebrates the life of the late Don Richards, former publisher of The Business Journal and Chairman of the board of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce, and his hands-on leadership, and ethics.
The Award was created in his honor in 1993 to inspire and motivate business people to take community leadership roles. Lindenberg, a serial entrepreneur and owner of the Milwaukee Wave, JML Holdings, NX Level, and Lindy Enterprises, is the seventeenth recipient of the award.
Lindenberg will be recognized at the Chamber’s 92nd Annual Meeting luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road in Pewaukee, from 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. Tables of ten are available for the Chamber’s Annual Meeting luncheon for $500 or individual tickets can be purchased for $50. Registration for the event is available on the Chamber website at www.waukesha.org
Kennedy Joins The Novo Group Board of Directors
Milwaukee-based The Novo Group, has added Barbara Kennedy, senior vice president of human resources for United Stationers, to its board of directors.
“I am very pleased to have Barbara as a member of the Novo Board,” said Mike Harris, one of Novo’s founders and Chairman of the board, “Her strong and progressive HR leadership will be valuable to us as we continue working to deliver the highest value recruiting solutions to our clients.”
Prior to joining United Stationers as senior VP of human resources in 2008 Kennedy spent nine years with Swift Transportation Company, Inc. where she was executive vice president, human resources, safety, recruiting and driver services. Kennedy also served as vice president, human resources and was promoted from within as a director of quality assurance.
“With a true understanding of the creative, scalable and flexible model Novo has brought to market I am impressed and confident in their business model.” said Kennedy. “Being a strategic leader in Human Resources over the years I have always seen the value a great talent partner can deliver to an organization. Novo is just that partner – bringing their top talent and process to help organizations find theirs.”
Rockwell executive named to Manufacturing Council
Michael Laszkiewicz, vice president and general manager of Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc.’s Power Control Business, is among 24 manufacturing leaders appointed to the 2010 Manufacturing Council by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke.
"A vibrant manufacturing sector isn’t just critical for the millions of Americans whose jobs depend on it," Locke said. "Manufacturing is absolutely central to driving the innovation that fuels the American economy."
Laszkiewicz said the council’s work comes at a critical moment for American manufacturers.
"Ten years from now, global manufacturing will look nothing like it does today," Laszkiewicz said. "We hope that the federal government will join forces with American manufacturers to foster the next round of technological innovation that will create highly efficient smart factories."
Locke said the Council will bring him ideas for ways the federal government can support manufacturing and exports.