Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Recognizes Eleven Governor’s New Product Award Recipients

Contact: Ethnie Groves, Office of the Governor, 608/261-2156
Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
Dale Swenson, Governor’s New Product Awards Chairperson,


MADISON – Gov. Doyle today congratulated 11 recipients of the Governor’s New
Product Awards. The awards were made at the 34th annual Governor’s New
Product Awards Banquet, held April 15 at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort
Convention center, Wisconsin Dells. Department of Commerce (Commerce)
Secretary Mary P. Burke presented the awards on behalf of Gov. Doyle.

“These Wisconsin manufacturers contribute to the state’s economic growth
through the development, manufacturing and marketing of new and innovative
products,” Gov. Doyle said. “In Wisconsin, we have manufacturers that are
making the highest quality products anywhere in the world. I want to
congratulate the winners on their outstanding new products, and thank them
for their commitment to excellence in manufacturing.”

Best in State winners will be entered into the 2006 National Society of
Professional Engineers Product Awards Program by the Wisconsin Society of
Professional Engineers.

The awards are as follows:

Mega (10,000 + employees)
* Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, First Place and
Best in State.
Product: MCS-E3 Solid State Overload Relay
Contact: Suejeet Chand, vice president AA& T and chief technical
officer, 414/382-4104

Large (201 to 9,999 employees)
* BRP US Inc., Sturtevant, Racine County, First Place and Best in
Product: Evinrude E-Tec, two stroke outboard engine
Contact: Rock Lambert, vice president and manager of outboard
engines, 262/884-5153
* Cleaver-Brooks, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Second Place
Product: CB Hawk ICS, integrated control system for boilers/burners
Contact: Daniel Willems, P.E., vice president of product development,
* WE Energies, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Third Place
Product: Electrically Conductive Concrete
Contact: John Noegel, senior engineer, 414/221-2440

Medium (51 to 200 employees)
* Quantum Devices, Inc., Barneveld, Iowa County, First Place and Best
in State.
Product: WARP 10, LED device that delivers high intensity,
therapeutic, photon energy
Contact: Ronald Ignatius, founder and chairman of the board,
* Pflow Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Second Place
Product: Cartveyor, inclined shopping cart conveyor
Contact: Mark Webster, vice president of engineering, 414/352-9000

Small (50 or fewer employees)
* Energenecs, Inc., Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, First Place and Best in
Product: ESP Motor Controller with Programmable Logic Controller
Contact: Don Voigt, P.E., president, 262/377-6360
* Mandli Communications, Inc., Oregon, Dane County, Second Place
Product: Vertical Clearance Measurement System to laser scan bridge
Contact: Ray Mandli, president, and Tracie Mandli, 608/835-3500
* Camp-Inn Travel Trailers/Petenwel Industries LLC, Necedah, Juneau
County, Third Place
Product: Teardrop Travel Trailer
Contact: Craig Edevold and Cary Winch, owners, 608/565-7443
* MoviMagic, Wausau, Marathon County, Honorable Mention
Product: Movi M2000 DVD Player
Contact: Michael Eichacker, owner, 715/843-7665
* Substiwood, Inc., Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Honorable Mention
Product: Concrete Lumber
Contact: Firouzeh Keshmiri, president, 414/688-7581

The Governor’s New Product Awards program is sponsored by the Wisconsin
Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE), with support from the Governor’s
Office, Commerce, and the Department of Transportation. The program
recognizes benefits that come from the research and engineering of new
products. It also focuses on rapidly emerging technologies, recognizes the
contribution of engineers in new product development, and encourages the
pursuit of science and engineering careers.

Eligible entries include any new product, machine, process or material that
has been developed in Wisconsin, provided that it was first placed on the
market between 2000 and 2004. Award categories include small, medium,
large, and mega, measured by employment.

For more information, contact Dale Swenson, 414/343-8452 or
[email protected]