Manufacturing People in the News

Richard Meeusen, chairman, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Badger Meter Inc. has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the manufacturing category of the upper Midwest region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses and contributing to improving their communities.

“It is a great honor to accept this award on behalf of the Board of Directors and employees of Badger Meter, as well as the many individuals who support Milwaukee’s growing position as the ‘silicon valley of water technology,'” Meeusen said.

The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.

Meeusen is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 14.

Goff’s Enterprises, Inc., Pewaukee, recently announced the appointment of Marcus Mohwinkel to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Mohwinkel has 12 years experience with material handling and door sales.

Joe Klett recently joined Price Erecting Co., Milwaukee, as an engineer, project manager and estimator. Klett is a recent graduate of UW-Madison’s Civil Engineering program.


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