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  • Top 10 Businesses of the Year Archives

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  • Congratulations to the 2013 Top 10 Businesses of the Year!


    2013 Top 10 Businesses of the Year

    Power Test Inc. Named #1 Business of the Year

    Waukesha County Business Alliance and media sponsor and partner BizTimes Media have announced Power Test Inc. as the #1 Business 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 announcement of the #1 Business of the Year took place at the Top 10 Businesses of the Year awards luncheon on Thursday, June 6 at the Country Springs Hotel. The luncheon featured a panel of representatives from each of the winning organizations, and Power Test Inc. was named #1 Business of the Year.


    'Power Test is an outstanding example of the many leading companies we have in southeastern Wisconsin,” said Suzanne Kelley, president of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. “Power Test’s employee training program is an innovative approach to solving the skills gap and is supported by a strong foundation of financial growth, solid customer service and dedication to the community.”


    Each business is a testament to what it means to be a leading company – through commitment to their employees, customers and communities, consistent financial performance and innovation within their industries.”


    Power Test Inc., a privately-held manufacturer, is a market leader in the design, #1 Business of the Year: Power Test Inc.manufacturing and sale of dynamometers, heavy equipment testing systems, related data acquisition, control systems and custom engineered testing machines. Power Test Inc. represents excellence in business management, corporate growth, employee and customer relations and a commitment to local communities.


    In order to sustain the growth the company has experienced, Alan Petelinsek, president and chief executive officer of Power Test Inc.has instilled a culture of efficiency and change, and has developed an employee training program. He commented in the recent BizTimes article 'My mentality says: grow or die, and number two: do what you must to make it better. That's what we live by here.'


    The employee training program is intended to help Power Test, and the southeast Wisconsin region, obtain the qualified, skilled workforce it needs to be successful. The company has invested in a full-time educator/trainer to recruit individuals for the program. Graduates leave with the foundational skills necessary to set up and operate manual machines, mills, saws and drill presses. 


    To read more from BizTimes Milwaukee, click here.

    Top 10 Businesses of the Year

    Albrecht's Delafield Market

    Principals/Executive Staff: Michelle Harrington, president; James Albrecht; Nancy Albrecht; Kerry Jean Pierre, marketing director; Tom Backhaus, store director
    Industry: Retail grocery store
    Full-time Employees: 70


    The Anderson Group

    Principals/Executive Staff: Jennifer Hansen, president and owner; Brian Moore, vice president, packaging division; Bob Keisel, vice president, sales and engineering
    Industry: Seals for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket and emerging market kit assembly
    Full-time Employees: 69


    Aries Industries Inc.

    Principals/Executive Staff: Nick Kroll, president and CEO; Neal Mueller, chief financial officer; R. Michael McGrew, chief technology officer; Ingermar d’Agrella, vice president – engineering; Craig Haralson, vice president – sales
    Industry: Manufacturer of closed circuit TV inspection and rehabilitation equipment in underground infrastructure and environmental applications
    Full-time Employees: 125


    Principals/Executive Staff: Dave Glyzewski, president, CEO; Dave Rice, vice president, sales; Becky Glyzewski, executive partner, finance; Tim Eiring, vice president of operations, Madison region; Chad Albrecht, partner, vice president, agile practice; Andy Hall, director of Milwaukee consulting; Jacob Scherrer, partner, vice president, development center; Amy Fallucca, director of talent acquisition
    Industry: Software development and business transformation (coaching, training, consulting)
    Full-time Employees: 94

    Jannsen & Company, S.C.

    Principals/Executive Staff: Terrill M. Jannsen, president; Thomas W. Hicken, vice president; Timothy J. Beine, executive vice president; Danny R. Beine, treasurer; Ann Mazer, vice president of operations
    Industry: Accounting, information technology, wealth management, human resources and payroll processing
    Full-time Employees: 30

    Metal-ERA Inc.
    Principals/Executive Staff: Gene Mallinger, CEO; Tony Mallinger, president; Joe Mallinger, director of IT; Nick Mallinger, vice president of sales and marketing
    Roof edge systems
    Full-time Employees:

    Power Test Inc.

    Principals/Executive Staff: Alan Petelinsek, president and CEO; Jeffrey Eineichner, vice president and CFO
    Industry: Design, manufacture and sale of dynamometers, heavy equipment testing systems, related data acquisition and control systems and custom engineered testing machines
    Full-time Employees: 65

    Stier Construction, Inc.

    Principals/Executive Staff: Fred Stier, president; Dan Scheibe, vice president
    Industry: General contracting and construction consulting
    Full-time Employees: 10

    W.I.S. Logistics

    Principals/Executive Staff: Jon Teraoka, CEO; Jan Eidys, vice president, operations; Janelle Teraoka, finance; Mike Pflughoft, sales director
    Industry: Truckload brokerage
    Full-time Employees: 8


    Walter USA, LLC

    Principals/Executive Staff: Muff Tanriverdi, Tom Gorr, Gary Mayer, Kari Spitza, Sebastian Ebenhoch, Jeffrey Kraez, Brian Patterson, Mike Hickey, Kim Seidelman, Mark Hemmerling
    Industry: Design and manufacture metal cutting tools for turning, milling, drilling and threading
    Full-time Employees: 260


    Community Distinction Award

    Rogers Memorial Hospital

    Principals/Executive Staff: Paul Mueller, CEO
    Industry: Specialized behavioral health care
    Full-time Employees: 950