WSPE 38th Annual GNPA banquet and awards ceremony turned out to be a fantastic event. Many thanks to Master of Ceremony, Mike Austin, morning news, WTAQ AM & FM, Green Bay. His leadership throughout the banquet and awards ceremony kept enthusiastic attendees well informed and entertained.
Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Rebecca Kleefisch was our keynote speaker. Her speech “Closing the Skill Gap”, was very energetic and well received by WSPE members, GNPA entrants and others that attended.
Each of the twelve companies that qualified and entered the GNPA competition received a mounted Certificate of Merit for the outstanding development of their product and for its economic contributions to the State of WI through engineering initiative and innovation. Each certificate was signed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, as well as by our WSPE President and GNPA Chair. Each company also received an elegant diamond shaped crystal self-standing award in recognition of Engineering Excellence.
The awards ceremony was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wednesday evening, May 27, 2015. Award presenters were Pam Mazur, PE, WSPE President and Dale R. Swenson, PE, WSPE GNPA Chair.
Best of State Winners
Small company category (50 or fewer employees)
1st place: Odyne Systems, LLC
Product: Plug-in Hybrid System for Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks
2nd Place: Aquila Corporation
Product: Softech Cushion System
3rd Place: Shade Haven, LLC
Product: The Shade Haven
Medium Company Category (51 to 200 employees)
1st Place: Standard Imaging, Inc.
Product: Exradin W1 Scintillator
2nd Place: Pflow Industries, Inc.
Product: Moving Floor System
3rd Place: EmbedTek, LLC
Product: Sabot 0525
Large Company Category (201 to 9,999 employees)
1st Place: M-B Companies, Inc, Airport Maintenance Products
Product: MB5 Multitasking Snow Removal Vehicle
2nd Place: Greenheck Fan Corporation
Product: Variable Geometry Nozzle
3rd Place: Zero Zone, Inc.
Product: Zero Zone Crystal Merchandiser Product Line
Honorable Mention: J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.
Product: Broadcast Capping System, BCS
Honorable Mention: Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc.
Product: Commercial Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL 3300 Series)
Honorable Mention: Badger Meter, Inc.
Product: E-Series Ultrasonic Meter
Congratulations to all GNPA entrants.
Contact myself or Ed Rodden if you have any questions. Thank you.
Dale R. Swenson, P.E., WSPE GNPA Chair
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Ed Rodden II, E.I.T., WSPE Executive Director
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