Congratulations to Jon Wehrli of Eaton on being named the 2022 Don Richards Leadership Award winner.
Don Richards was publisher of The Milwaukee Business Journal and president of the Board of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce (now the Alliance) in 1993. Don’s hands-on leadership, ethics and delight in achieving tangible results left a lasting impression on our leaders today. The Don Richards Leadership Award was created in his honor in 1993 to inspire and motivate business people to take community leadership roles.
Recipients for this prestigious award are selected based on their vision for the communities in which they serve, their impact and their ability to involve others in the leadership process.
In his role as President of Eaton’s Power Systems Division, Jon has illustrated his personal commitment to community involvement, leading the way for the 3,000 employees in his division. Jon serves on the Manufacturing Executive Boards for the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Association of Commerce. He serves on the Corporate Engagement Cabinet for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, and accepted a Key to the City of Waukesha in 2021 on behalf of the Eaton team, for their significant impact in the community.
In Wisconsin, Eaton’s six locations made nearly $300,000 in charitable contributions and lent thousands of hours of volunteer time.
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