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

Waukesha, Wis. (March 27, 2014) – Waukesha County Business Alliance and media sponsor and partner BizTimes Media have announced the 2014 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.

“We’re honored to recognize such outstanding companies in this year’s Top 10 Businesses of the Year awards program,” said Suzanne Kelley, president, Waukesha County Business Alliance. “This year’s winners are absolutely outstanding examples of the strong, innovative and thriving companies we have in southeastern Wisconsin.”

Top 10 Businesses of the Year:

Badger Alloys, Inc.
Principals/Executive Staff: Rob Cowen, President and CEO; Kristen Koch, CFO
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 122

Capri Senior Communities – Tarantino & Company LLC

Principals/Executive Staff: James Tarantino, Principal; Glen Choban, Vice President; Jen Kessel, Director of Independent Living; Andy Lange, Director of Assisted Living
Industry: Property Management/Senior Living
Full-time Employees: 108

Principals/Executive Staff: Chad Albrecht, President; Amy Fallucca, VP, Human Resources; Jacob Scherrer, Corporate VP; Dave Rice, VP, Sales; Tim Eiring, VP, Madison
Industry: Technology
Full-time Employees: 114

EmbedTek LLC
Principals/Executive Staff: Dan Aicher, Chief Executive Officer; Tom Fotsch, Chief Operating Officer; Ted Platz, VP, Sales; Kent Tabor, Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Industry: Technology
Full-time Employees: 65

First Bank Financial Centre
Principals/Executive Staff: Mark Mohr, President & CEO; Mark McCune, Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer; Nate Zastrow, Senior Vice President & CFO
Industry: Financial Services
Full-time Employees: Did Not Disclose

Gustave A. Larson Company
Principals/Executive Staff: Scott Larson, President/COO; Andrew Larson, CEO; Brad Lamers, VP/CFO; Dan Benischek, VP of Operations; Greg Toler, VP Supply Chain
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale; Distribution HVAC/R
Full-time Employees: 381

Hunzinger Construction Company
Principals/Executive Staff: John C. Hunzinger, President; James R. Hunzinger, Executive VP; Kevin P. O’Toole, Executive VP; Joel Becker, P.E., VP of Field Operations; Tim Van Dyn Hoven, VP, Project Executive; Jon Jansen, P.E., Project Executive; Larry Palank, P.E., VP Preconstruction Services
Industry: Building/Construction
Full-time Employees: 42

Hydro – Thermal Corporation
Principals/Executive Staff: Jim Zaiser, President; Gary Zaiser, CEO; Thomas G. Tellefson, CFO
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 57

Stan’s Fit For Your Feet and New Balance Milwaukee

Principals/Executive Staff: Jim Sajdak, C.Ped., President/CEO; Linda Timm, Vice President/COO; Bob Witczak, General Manager; Megan Sajdak, C.Ped., Marketing Director
Industry: Retail
Full-time Employees: 40

Waukesha Metal Products
Principals/Executive Staff: Jeffrey Clark, President/CEO; Michael Steger, VP/COO; Nicholas Schneider, VP Sales/Marketing
Industry: Manufacturing/Wholesale
Full-time Employees: 137

Community Distinction Award:
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
Principals/Executive Staff: Jonathan Winkle, Executive Director; Megan Huse, Development Director; Anna Helgeson, Education & Visual Art Director; Jon Sorenson, Finance Director; Jennifer Bauer, Marketing Director; Chris Blad, Production & Facilities Director
Industry: Non-profit Arts Organization
Full-time Employees: 14