Congrats to Ryan Rethwisch, one of our 2018 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County!

Get to know him a little bit.

Name: Ryan Rethwisch

Title/Company: Engineering Manager, EmbedTek LLC

Hometown: Holmen, WI

Favorite part of your job: Seeing our ideas materialize into a real product.

If you could tell someone why it’s important to be involved in the community in one sentence, what would you say?  Community involvement is an opportunity to have an impact on a cause that you believe in.

Favorite thing about living/working in Waukesha County/southeast Wisconsin: We have the benefits of a large city but can still live in a small community.  It’s the best of both worlds.

Favorite movie or book: The Hunt for Red October

Favorite food: Homemade guacamole and tortilla chips

Something unique about you: I’m an Eagle Scout

One thing you couldn’t live without: My grill

What was your first job? McDonalds

If you could do another job for just one day: Astronaut

Three best words to describe you: Steadfast, Industrious, Persistent

In your opinion, what makes a great leader? Innovation and vision with the ability to effectively communicate it.  The ability to provide a clear understanding of the goal gives the team the confidence to execute and achieve it.

What drives you to succeed? Innovation

What is the most pressing issue facing our area and why?  The shortage of qualified, technically skilled workers. As the technology industry in our area continues to expand it will become increasingly challenging to find individuals with the necessary skills to grow our business.

What is your favorite saying or word? AWESOME!

Register for our 2018 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program here.