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ExporTech™ 2021
Starts March 8th


How to Face Today’s EHS Challenges in 2021 and Beyond – WMEP Free Webinar
How can your company face the myriad of environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns that are out there?
March 9, 2021, 9:00 am to 10:00 pm CST


How to Structure Your Sustainability Program for Success – This webinar is free to WSBC Members, $25 for non-members
This webinar will highlight Green Master Program companies that have built sustainability success.
March 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm


Securing Your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems – Webinar $25
Air Gaps? VPN’s? Firewalls? Explore how to protect aging and current equipment from cyberattacks and downtime.
April 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am


 

Mar
8
Mon
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through February 22, 2021: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following ExporTech Winter March 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Mar
9
Tue
How to Face Today’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Challenges in 2021 and Beyond @ Free Online Webinar
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

How to Face Today’s EHS Challenges in 2021 and Beyond

How can your company face the myriad of environmental, health and safety concerns that are out there?

Informed individuals will share their thoughts on how best to navigate the EHS issues companies are faced with today including: Carbon, Covid-19, and Compliance to governmental regulations. Take a management system approach to addressing one or more of these issues.

Listen to subject matter experts share their thoughts on what they are seeing and how best to navigate the EHS issues companies are faced with today including:
• Supply chain sustainability development
• Environmental and human health assessments including infectious diseases such as Covid-19
• Building sustainable business resiliency
• Compliance obligations to governmental regulations
• Auditable business management system approaches

During the session, participants will be able to schedule a ½  hour conversation with the individual best suited to address the identified need to discuss their situation in greater detail and learn more of services that can be offered to them to remedy their concern.

Don’t wait – take charge and begin your companies strategy today!

Featured Speakers:

Moderator:  Greg Gasper, Senior Consultant Sustainability, Integrated Management Systems, Six Sigma Black Belt –  Greg brings more than 25 years of operational leadership experience to the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

In his role at the WMEP, Greg is involved with the organization’s Advanced Talent Management and Systemic Continuous Improvement offerings.  “My strong background is in continual improvement efforts and establishing and maintaining ISO certifications,” he said.  “And my human resources knowledge will be beneficial in developing skill-based certification programs for manufacturing personnel and leadership development opportunities for top-level personnel.”

Greg earned an MBA and a bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration 30-hour General Industry Voluntary Compliance certification from the Wisconsin Safety Council.

Greg’s core competencies include Six Sigma methodology, lean manufacturing principals, lean visual factory management, and organizational development, strategic and operational planning.  He also has extensive experience in ISO 9001:2008 certification, TS16949:2002 quality requirements, ISO 14001:2004 environmental management systems and SA

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Mark McDermid, Senior Consultant, Sustainability –  Mark is on the Sustainable Products and Processes team for the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. He delivers the Profitable Sustainability Program directly to businesses and through supply chains along with managing the Profitable Sustainability Roundtable. He provides training and implementation support for the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001and management systems integration (including FSSC 22000 and ISO 9001). He assists with sustainability metrics development, planning and improvement including The Sustainability Consortium, water risk analysis, GRI, SASB, GHG Protocol, carbon calculation, water foot printing and carbon management.

Mark previously served as the Bureau Director for Cooperative Environmental Assistance in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Business Support and Sustainability. The Bureau administered Green Tier, Wisconsin’s environmental performance program.

He has served on several policy advisory bodies to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, was a former chair of the National Quick Silver Caucus, represented Wisconsin on the Environmental Council of the States and served for more than 15 years on the Small Business Environmental Council. Prior to his sustainability work, Mark worked in production for Cray Computer Corporation and as Director of Management Services for a 500 bed Intermediate Healthcare Facility.

Speaker: Carol Crawford – Senior Consultant, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, Six Sigma Black Belt – Carol serves as a Senior Consultant in the South Region and has vast manufacturing experience in various positions with both small and large companies.  “I long admired the WMEP as a locally impactful organization that helps create positive business outcomes for Wisconsin manufacturers and communities,” Carol said.

Carol brings a diverse business background with experience in various company sizes and industries. She has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management in a range of industries including printing, electronics, equipment manufacturing, and software.

In addition, Carol is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (C.P.I.M.), ISM Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), and is a Lead QMS Auditor (ISO 9001:2015) with experience implementing and auditing to various integrated management systems. Carol is also certified as a Trained Service Provider for The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and can help guide customers through the process of survey completion and responding to KPIs.

Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA with an operations management emphasis from Marquette University. Carol has worked for several large companies, including: Brady Corp.; a subsidiary of Rockwell Automation; 3M; and, prior to her arrival at the WMEP, Microchip Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Lynn McIntosh – Consultant, EHSE Management Solutions, LLC – Lynn McIntosh is a leader developing, implementing, and sustaining EHS&E management systems. Over the past 30 plus years she has served in a variety of Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy positions working to help improve environmental health safety and energy performance.

Lynn believes in the power of the management system to improve environmental, health, safety, and energy performance. Clients value her experience, collaborative approach and ability to complete tasks, and meet rigorous deadlines. Most organizations are challenged with turnover and less than perfect succession planning within the EHS&E business process. The management system whether certified or not, provides the foundation for the EHS&E functions, and can substantially support the organization as it can rely on the system.

Early in her career, Lynn understood successful EHS&E management is based on the principle of plan what you do, do what you plan. Many organizations rely on reactive tools and miss planning plus data analysis to focus where improvement and control is required.

Lynn has led or assisted hundreds of clients through the management system process for environmental, health and safety, and energy management systems. She uses the Plan Do Check Act cycle to bring structure and control, assign roles and responsibilities, and give leadership an organized means to make decisions, and measure improvement. She has used this process with automotive clients, truck and bus manufacturers, agriculture and construction equipment manufacturers, mining industry, food manufacturing and distributors, heavy steel, plastics manufacturers, among others.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker: Audrey Van Dyke, Consultant, EHSE Management Solutions – Audrey Van Dyke has served in a variety of Environmental, Health, Safety and Energy positions primarily in industry but also in consulting and state and federal government. During her 30 plus year career, Audrey has been leading the shift for organizations to move from compliance to EHSE improvement, to operational excellence and sustainability. The foundational requirement for organizations to make this shift is an effective management system, taking into account planning, processes, procedures, and implementation to improve EHSE performance. Such a system must also be integrated into and reflective of the culture of the organization.

Having been in EHSE leadership roles, Audrey knows what it means to develop, implement and maintain a management system. She has achieved performance improvement by effective performance reporting, engaging management, collaborating with key stakeholders, auditing and developing people. She believes in the importance of effective EHSE data management and the power of accurate EHSE data to accelerate change and increase awareness.

Audrey was a leading force in connecting ISO management system elements to the work associated with World Class Manufacturing and Sustainability. She saw the linkages and developed EHSE business processes to serve them all efficiently and effectively.

Audrey also has extensive experience in managing EHSE projects and teams to execute projects of varying scopes and budgets and meeting deadlines. Clients value her hands-on and keep-it-simple approach as well as her strategic and results oriented focus to solve EHSE challenges.
Audrey holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Sciences both from the University of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker:  Ashly Insco, MPA, MBA, Senior Vice-President, T&M Associates – Ashly has a BS in biology & chemistry, a Masters In Public Affairs, and Masters of Business. She has over 30 years of Environmental Health and Safety experience. She has worked as a regulator and for industry prior to consulting. At T&M Associates she leads the Health and Safety Practice, Operations (which includes WI, MI, TN, CT & CA), and she is T&M’s Corporate Safety Officer. She has provided Environmental, Health & Safety consulting support in 37 states and 7 countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, UK & China).

 

 

 

 

 

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with EHSE Management Solutions LLC and T&M Associates.

EHSE Website

T&M Associates website

 

ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through February 22, 2021: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following ExporTech Winter March 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Mar
10
Wed
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through February 22, 2021: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following ExporTech Winter March 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Mar
11
Thu
Manufacturing Voices – Waukesha County Business Alliance @ Online Virtual Program
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Manufacturing Voices – Waukesha County Business Alliance

This annual program brings together manufacturers and business leaders to engage in dialogue about issues pertinent to manufacturing. A panel of manufacturing executives will discuss workforce, attracting and retaining talent, automation, company culture, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our county’s leading manufacturing executives.

You want to increase profits and drive success. We want to create an environment that enables you to do that. Let’s work together.

As a private, member-driven organization, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has been the voice of business since 1918. We have a broad and diverse membership representing everything from sole proprietorships to some of the largest employers in the region from a variety of industries. We work to strengthen the economy in the county through four pillars: advocate, develop, network and promote.

New North Summit 2021 Playbook for Recovery Series – Virtual Pre-Game – Part 1 @ Virtual
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

New North Summit 2021

Thank you for your interest in our New North Summit which was originally planned for March 11th.  We know our annual summit is an event that our stakeholders look forward to for enriched in-person networking and regional updates.  While we are thankful for the progress that is being made to beat COVID, having our summit in-person on March 11th is not possible.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that our summit will actually occur over three virtual events and the large in-person event at Lambeau Field.  We will be  sending out additional information as each event is finalized, but I ask you to mark your calendars for the following important dates and times:

New North Summit ‘Playbook for Recovery’ Series

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  90 Minute Virtual Pre-Game
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Business & Community Growth Training Camp
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Education and Talent Attraction Training Camp
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Actual In-Person Summit at Lambeau Field for an inside and outside venue

With your registration you will automatically be registered for all four events, with the option of declining any that may not fit your calendar.  Throughout the series we are very proud to shine a spotlight on the many organizations and companies that have helped our region recover.  You will witness first-hand award winning talent and Green Bay Packer organization updates, watch business, education and talent videos that highlight regional best practices with our local partners, learn of the Workplace Excellence Award winner, see dynamic presentations from award winner Tim Moore with his message of the power of social impact, witness inspiring presentations from our Offensive Player of the Year:  Kim Bassett of Bassett Mechanical; Defensive Player of the Year:  Dr. Imran Andrabi, ThedaCare;  Special Teams Player of Year from Michelle Schuler of Microsoft and Joe Kirgues of gener8tor, and so much more!

We hope you can join us this year for this very special summit series and increased engagement.

ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through February 22, 2021: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following ExporTech Winter March 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Mar
12
Fri
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through February 22, 2021: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following ExporTech Winter March 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Mar
18
Thu
How to Structure Your Sustainability Program for Success – WSBC Webinar @ Online Webinar
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

How to Structure Your Sustainability Program for Success

Are you curious about how other businesses structure their sustainability programs or how does that structure support the integration of sustainability throughout their organization?

This webinar will highlight Green Master Program companies that have built sustainability success. The conversation will focus on how their programs are structured and how they use the Green Masters Program to support their success. Each speaker will also share an example of a successful project or initiative, including tips for how to move sustainability projects forward and how they accomplished wins.

Featured Speakers:

Ty Charles, Owner, Green E Light Recycling

Ty Charles, is the founder and owner of GreenLight E Recycling L.L.C, both minority and veteran owned. Prior to starting this business Ty proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years.

After his military service, Ty worked in various jobs all the while knowing at some point he would own his own company. He started GreenLight E Recycling L.L.C in 2016 with the intent of making his city and state a green sanctuary for future generations. Ty works with various companies, schools, municipalities throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Helping them with their electronic recycling and other recycling needs.

GreenLight E Recycling L.L.C is a green company and strives to keep recyclable items of all kinds ( Electronics, plastics, cardboard, paper, and etc) out of landfills. Each client that we serve we let them know all materials are recyclable. We strive to become the MacGyver for each one of our clients. The GreenLight E Recycling L.L.C model is “Taking over the world one recyclable at a time.”

Lisa Bauer-Lotto, M.S., Corporate Director, Environmental & Sustainability, Green Bay Packaging

As Corporate Director of Environmental and Sustainability, Lisa leads strategic planning for Green Bay Packaging and is instrumental in directing environmental compliance, sustainability, and fiber certification programs for a paper company with five (5) product lines, 38 manufacturing sites in 15 states.

Captivated with learning and devoted to giving back to the community, she contributes to various national and state trade associations. Lisa is currently involved in the American Forest and Paper Association (AFPA), National Council Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) and Wisconsin Paper Council, but has previously served on the following community and charity organizations: President/Board of Directors for Trees For Tomorrow, Brown County Solid Waste Board, City of Green Bay Water Utility Commissioner and Advisory Committee for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Environmental Engineering.

In her 29-year military, Captain Bauer held numerous leadership positions in the US Navy, as a Plans Operations Medical Intelligence Officer. She established the first U.S. Navy humanitarian aid mission to El Salvador, providing medical service to more than 7000 people; and lead planner on numerous joint military service exercises in country and around the world.

She is a detective at heart – exposing herself to new products and lifestyles, creating best practices and adapting to the evolving industry which allows her to successfully partner her B.S. in Chemistry-Business and a Master in Environmental Science at Green Bay Packaging.

Michelle Miller, Senior Sustainability & Product Stewardship Specialist, Appvion Operations, Inc.

Michelle is responsible for the overall development and implementation of company sustainability programs and objectives. Michelle is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Management. Her experience in occupational health and safety, environmental compliance, product stewardship, and marketing and supply chain support, provides a diverse and well-rounded proficiency in sustainability impacts. She is dedicated to business and community engagement through her active membership of the North East Wisconsin Sustainability Leaders Group (NEWS LG), involvement in event planning for the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations (SIRT) at UW-Oshkosh, as well as being the chair of the Events Committee for the Appvion Young Professionals Network.

Cheryl Weisensel, CFM, Director of Facilities, UW Credit Union 

Cheryl Weisensel, Facilities Director, has been with UW Credit Union for the past 10 years, and oversees the facilities and security for 28 branches and 4 Admin locations throughout WI. Sustainability is a key component of facilities decisions and has continued to be supported by all levels of the organization. UWCU has embraced “being green” since 2008 when the Green Team was formed and is proud to be distinguished in the community as a sustainability leader with recognition as a 2011 and 2017 MPower Champion, received the 2013 EPA Green Power Leadership Award, and achieved the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s Green Master Award for the past four years.

Cheryl has 35 years of diverse experience in Interior Design, Project Management, and Facilities Management including a Steelcase Furniture Dealership, the State of Wisconsin and AAA. Cheryl has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, earned her NCIDQ certification, Wisconsin Commercial Building Inspection certification, Wisconsin Register Interior Design certification, and her IFMA Certified Facility Manager® certification.

About the Green Masters Program

The Green Masters Program, is an assessment, recognition, and certification tool for businesses to measure, learn, and improve their sustainability outcomes. It’s a comprehensive self-assessment that is scored based on the effort and impact of actions across nine sustainability categories. It’s a credential that can validate and certify any business’s sustainability actions.

Program Facts:

  • An average of 120 businesses apply annually from various sectors and sizes.
  • In 2020, manufacturing made up the largest sector of applicants at 36%, followed by professional services at 12%.
  • Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees made up 35% of program participants in 2020.
  • Each year the top 20% of companies in the program are recognized as Masters. The highest-level scores have progressively increased year after year. In 2013, the cutoff to reach green master status was 423, and in 2020, it was 628.
  • Businesses are moving forward on the sustainability continuum. The average score across all sectors in 2009 was 70, and in 2019 it was 534.
  • Businesses that have been long time supporters and reached Green Masters status include: Kohls, Kohler, Lands’ End, Madison Gas & Electric, Rockwell Automation, Evolution Marketing, American Family Insurance, Cuna Mutual, Green Bay Packaging, Menasha Corporation, Mercury Marine, Kruger International, Phillips-Medisize, Covia, CNH Industrial, Lauterbach Group, UW Health, and Oshkosh Corporation.

 

Apr
1
Thu
Securing Your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems @ Online Webinar
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Securing your Machine: Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems

Air Gaps? VPN’s? Firewalls? Explore how to protect aging and current equipment from cyberattacks and downtime.

Industry 4.0, Internet of Things…the marketing term doesn’t matter, but the idea does.  Manufacturers want to make data driven decisions with information from the factory floor.  Getting data requires networking machinery.  This brings up the question: How do I protect my assets?  In this webinar we will explore different options to protect old and new equipment from bad actors.

Registrants will have an understanding of protection methods for old and new equipment upon participating in this webinar.

Featured Speakers:

Scott Singer, President of CyberNINES
CAPT, USN (retired) 

Scott brings 30 years of military experience in both active duty and reserve rolls along with 26 years of industry experience.  Most recently Scott was at PaR Systems, an industrial automation company where he was Chief Information Officer since 2010.  At PaR, Scott had responsibility for information systems, global quality, export control, security, and continuous process improvement. Previously, Scott spent 16 years with Medtronic in various leadership positions including the European Infrastructure Manager, the Vascular division CIO, and the head of global security.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Wilson, Senior Consultant, WMEP Manufacturing Solutions

Colin’s experience in automation spans over 11 years. His roles have included component selection/sizing, field service, applications development for custom equipment, and technical system sales for a component manufacturer. Colin has worked with small manufacturers just starting down the automation path, through multinational corporations optimizing their value stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cory Larson, Consultant – Automation & Cybersecurity

Cory’s career spans over 10 years in automation engineering and manufacturing.  Cory has designed custom automation for original equipment manufacturers and in-house use.  His design experience includes robot integration, electrical construction, mechanical design, networking, and programming.  In his most recent role, as an Automation Leader, he was responsible for getting machines from concept to implementation while working with multi-disciplinary groups.