Waukesha County Business Alliance announces 2015 Top 10 Businesses of the Year

April 01, 2015
Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. and media sponsor and partner BizTimes Media have announced the 2015 Top 10 Businesses of the Year. The annual awards program recognizes companies headquartered in southeastern Wisconsin that have consistent financial growth and demonstrate a commitment to good business practice through their employee relations, customer-focused commitment and community service involvement. The award program will be held on June 11 at Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center.
"We look forward to celebrating the success of our 2015 Top 10 Businesses of the Year award winners,” said Suzanne Kelley, president, Waukesha County Business Alliance. “This highly deserving group of companies contribute significantly to the economic growth of our region.”
2015 Top 10 Businesses of the Year:

Annex Wealth Management
Principals/Executive Staff: David Spano, President/CEO; Mark Oswald, CCO; Derek Felske, CIO; Melissa Case, CFO
Industry: Financial Services
Full-time Employees: 32
Aries Industries, Inc.
Principals/Executive Staff: Nicholas J. Kroll, President/CEO; Neal Mueller, Chief Financial Officer; R. Michael McGrew, Chief Technology Officer; Tom Antczak, Director of Engineering; Steven Cantwell, Vice President-Sales
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 125
EmbedTek LLC
Principals/Executive Staff: Dan Aicher, Chief Executive Officer; Tom Fotsch, Chief Operating Officer; Ted Platz, VP, Sales; Kent Tabor, Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Industry: Technology
Full-time Employees: 75        
Generac Power Systems
Principals/Executive Staff: Aaron Jagdfeld, President, Chief Executive Officer; York A. Ragen, Chief Financial Officer; Terrence J. Dolan, Executive Vice President, Global Mobile Products; Russell S. Minick, Executive Vice President, North American Sales; Roger Pascavis, Executive Vice President, Strategic Global Supply; Allen Gillette, Executive Vice President, Global Engineering; Clement Feng, Senior Vice President, Marketing
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 2,223
HUSCO International
Principals/Executive Staff: Austin Ramirez, CEO & President; Todd Zakreski, President HUSCO Automotive; Bob Mortensen, COO; Todd Hoytink, CFO
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 1,350
ProHealth Care
Principals/Executive Staff: Susan Edwards, CEO; Ronald Farr, Chief Financial Officer; Steven Kulick, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Ken Price, Chief Administrative Officer; John Robertstad, President, Hospital Division; Jeff Squire, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer; Peter Bacon, Chief Business Development Officer; Philip Kubow, Chief Human Resources Officer; Brian Lipman, MD, President, Clinic Division; MaryLee Ratzel, Chief Legal Officer; Kathy Scott, Chief Innovation Officer
Industry: Insurance/Health Care
Full-time Employees: 2,811
Ruekert & Mielke, Inc.      
Principals/Executive Staff: William J. Mielke, CEO; Stanley R. Sugden, President; Steven C. Wurster, Senior Vice President/COO; Ryan T. Amtmann, Vice President; Kenneth R. Ward, Vice President; Jason P. Lietha, Vice President; Kenneth H. Williams, Secretary and CFO
Industry: Professional Services
Full-time Employees: 72
Swick Technologies LLC
Principals/Executive Staff: Gary Swick, President; Isaac Monteagudo, Vice President
Industry: Technology
Full-time Employees: 27
Tailored Label Products, Inc.
Principals/Executive Staff: Michael Erwin, CEO; Jeff Kerlin, President & COO; Tracy Tempenny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 90

W.I.S. Logistics, Inc.
Principals/Executive Staff: Jonathan Teraoka, CEO; Janelle Teraoka, President; Stacy Kageff, Director of LTL Group; Angela Blattner, Director of LTL Group
Industry: Transportation
Full-time Employees: 14
About Waukesha County Business Alliance
Waukesha County Business Alliance, Inc. is a countywide chamber of commerce with more than 1,000 member companies, representing more than 60,000 employees.  The mission of the Alliance is to drive economic growth in Waukesha County by fostering a vibrant business community built on a foundation of four pillars:  Advocacy, Development, Networking and Promotion.  The Alliance provides opportunities for its members to advocate on behalf of the business community, develop themselves and their employees, network and build strong business relationships and promote their business.
Amanda Payne, Director, Public Relations & Marketing
apayne@waukesha.org, (262) 409-2620