Bubbler Executive Appointments and Awards

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:54 am

Haight is new CEO of BuySeasons
Daniel Haight has been named the new chief executive officer and president of New Berlin-based BuySeasons Inc.
Haight succeed BuySeasons founder Jalem Getz, who resigned from the company last week to pursue other entrepreneurial interests.
For the last six years, Haight has been the chief operating officer of BuySeasons and has overseen the day-to-day operations of the company.
Terry Rowinski has been promoted to chief operating officer of the firm.Rowinski has been with BuySeasons for more than two years and was previously the vice president of operations.
BuySeasons is owned by Liberty Media, which recently acquired Evite and Gifts.com. Haight will also oversee those two companies in addition to his duties with BuySeasons, which is the world’s largest online costume retailer.

Leinenkugel returns to beer business

Richard “Dick” Leinenkugel has been named business development manager at Tenth and Blake Beer Co., the craft brewing unit of MillerCoors LLC.
Leinenkugel previously served as an executive with Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, and his family’s Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls.
He served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce from 2008 until resigning from the post last April to run for the Republication nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. He dropped out of the GOP primary to pave the way for the election of Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson.
Chicago-based MillerCoors created Tenth and Blake earlier this year to manage its craft beer brands such as Leinenkugel’s and Blue Moon. The name refers to the company’s Milwaukee brewery at 1515 N. 10th St. and Blake Street in Denver, where MillerCoors’ Blue Moon Brewing Co. is produced.
Leinenkugel will work out of Tenth and Blake’s Milwaukee office.
MillerCoors is a joint venture of Miller Brewing Co. and Coors Brewing Co. of Golden, Colo.

Orvedahl will succeed McNamara as president of F.J.A. Christiansen

F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., a Tecta America company located in Milwaukee, announced that Todd Orvedahl, senior vice president of F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co. Inc., will become president of the Milwaukee company effective Jan. 1, 2011.
Orvedahl will succeeding Robert McNamara, who will be promoted to join the board of directors of Tecta America Corp., the parent company of F.J.A. Christiansen.
In his role as president, Orvedahl will be responsible for overall roofing and sheet metal contracting operations of F.J.A. Christiansen. Orvedahl joined the company in 1991 and has served as an officer of the firm since 2005.
The exterior renovation of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill, the Milwaukee County Courthouse and the historic restoration of Milwaukee City Hall are among the notable projects acquired and managed through Orvedahl’s efforts. Orvedahl also is serving a four-year term on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Roofing Contractor’s Association (WRCA).

Gliebe will succeed Knueppel as CEO of Regal Beloit

Regal Beloit Corp. announced that Mark Gliebe, who is currently president and chief operating officer, will succeed Henry Knueppel as chief executive officer at the firm’s next annual shareholders meeting in May 2011.
Knueppel will remain as executive chairman through the end of 2011 to complete an orderly transition.
Regal Beloit also announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Unico Inc., headquartered in Franksville, Wis. Unico’s sales for the fiscal year ended June 30 were $61.7 million. Unico manufactures a range of AC and DC drives, motor controllers and other accessories ideally suited for most industrial and commercial applications.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close by the end of the year. It is anticipated that the transaction will be accretive to earnings per share by approximately 7 cents in 2011.
Knueppel said, "Unico is one of the most exciting acquisitions in RBC’s history. It is about bringing together a full electro-mechanical solution for customers. Investors should view this acquisition as the start of an adjacent platform. Unico has experienced great organic growth and built a platform for dynamic future growth. They have an incredibly talented leadership team that will create the nucleus of this new platform for Regal Beloit. We believe the marriage of our combined products will drive development and adoption of new energy efficient and intelligent solutions. We simply could not be more excited about this marriage."
Tom Beck, president and CEO of Unico, said, "We view Regal Beloit as a great home for the company we have built. Our companies have been on a similar course with complementary products and technologies. This marriage represents opportunities for faster growth and broader solutions. We too are excited about what the future holds."
In advance of the Dec. 7 Investors and Analyst Conference in New York, Regal Beloit revised its fourth quarter 2010 guidance to a range of 63 to 67 cents per share. The revision was due to a slower-than-expected sales pace in the HVAC segment and acquisition-related expenses that will be expensed in the quarter.

Jurenec is new CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital

Anne Jurenec is the new chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin in Waukesha.
Jurenec is responsible for all aspects of strategic leadership to ensure the highest level of quality and safe, patient-centered care at the hospital.
Jurenec began her career as an occupational therapist. In 1999, she joined Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee and held several positions with that health care organization, including manager of rehabilitation services and director of operations for the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute.
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (RHOW) is 40-bed hospital that is the result of a partnership between ProHealth Care and Centerre Healthcare.

Associated Bank adds Bergstrom to board

Associated Banc-Corp has appointed car dealer John Bergstrom to its board of directors.
Green Bay-based Associated Banc-Corp is the corporate parent of Associated Bank.
Bergstrom is chairman and chief executive officer of Bergstrom Corp. in Neenah. Founded in 1974, Bergstrom Corp. is one of the top 50 largest dealer groups in the United States, with 24 automobile dealerships representing 33 different brands.
“It is an honor to welcome John Bergstrom to Associated’s board of directors,” said Associated chairman William Hutchinson. “As an accomplished business leader, he brings a tremendous amount of experience and expertise to our board. We look forward to the important contributions he will make on behalf of our company and our shareholders.”
Bergstrom also serves on the boards of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corp., Wisconsin Energy Corp., Advance Auto Parts and the Green Bay Packers. He is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee.

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