Address: 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Year founded: 1987
Product or service offered: Fermented malt beverages
Projected 2011 revenue: 35 percent more than last year
CEO, President/Owner(s): Russ Klisch – President and CEO
Target clientele: Thirsty people
Business organization memberships: WI Brewers Guild, Brewers Association
What has fueled your company’s growth?
Innovative new products and packaging, and working closely with our distributors.
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
Managing the growth that we are experiencing now.
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?
Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?
Keith Wandell – President, Harley Davidson. I worked with Keith at Johnson Controls. He taught me there’s no excuses and if I complain about it, then I’m in charge, and also that there are 26 hours in a day.
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?
What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?
Continue to expand with new equipment and employees.