Manufacturing People in the News

Brady Corp. adds Bayer exec to board of directors

Gary S. Balkema will join the board of directors of Brady Corporation on July 19. Balkema is president of the worldwide consumer care division for Bayer AG and a member of the Bayer HealthCare Executive Committee.

“Gary will be a great addition to Brady’s board,” said Conrad Goodkind, lead independent director and chair of Brady’s corporate governance committee. "Over the last 15 years, sales of Bayer’s Consumer Care group have quintupled to more than $3.8 billion through several large acquisitions and substantial organic growth. Gary’s breadth of business experience, including large-scale integration of new businesses and strategic marketing, will be a real asset as Brady continues to grow.”

Mellowes to be honored as Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Milwaukee will honor John Mellowes, chairman and CEO of Charter Manufacturing with the 2010 Rotary Person of the Year- Vocational Recognition Award on Tuesday.

The Rotary Person of the Year Award celebrates individuals who, through their profession, have made the community a better place to live and work by contributing in the form of important leadership activities or in the advancement of ideas, products or services.

Employment at Charter Manufacturing has more then tripled since Mellowes took over in a leadership role, and under his leadership the company has been able to generate wealth, employment and contribute to the economic stability of the community.

Mellowes will be honored at Memorial Hall on the third floor of the War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Drive. His remarks will begin at 12:30 p.m.


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