Waukesha County Business Alliance: Announces Top 10 businesses of the year

Waukesha, Wis. – Waukesha County Business Alliance and BizTimes Media have announced the 2013 Top 10 Businesses 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.

“These businesses are outstanding examples of the strong, innovative and thriving companies we have in Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Suzanne Kelley, president of the Waukesha County Business Alliance. “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.”

The announcement of the #1 Business of the Year will take place at the awards luncheon on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 11:30a.m.-1:30p.m. at the Country Springs Hotel. The luncheon will feature a panel of representatives from each of the winning organizations. Tickets are available at www.waukesha.org.

Top 10 Businesses of the Year:

Albrecht’s Delafield Market

Principals/Executive Staff: James Albrecht; Nancy Albrecht; Michelle Harrington, president; 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

Industry: Roof edge systems

Full-time Employees: 70

Power Test Inc.

Principals: 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

About Waukesha County Business Alliance

Waukesha County Business Alliance is a countywide chamber of commerce with over 900 member companies, representing over 60,000 employees. The mission of the Alliance is to drive economic growth in Waukesha County by fostering a vibrant business community built on a foundation of four pillars: Advocacy, Development, Networking and Promotion. The Alliance provides opportunities for its members to advocate on behalf of the business community, develop themselves and their employees, network and build strong business relationships and promote their business.