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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Robert D. Kamphuis
Robert D. Kamphuis
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Robert D. Kamphuis Robert D. Kamphuis joined our company as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2007. Mr. Kamphuis also serves as a board member and past Chairman of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, a board member of Brakebush Brothers, Inc. and The Nordic Group of Companies, Ltd., and a member of the UW System Business Council, the John Deere Direct Material Supplier Council, the Harley Davidson Supplier Advisory Council and the Mebane Manor Executive Corporate Club. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Kamphuis held various roles with Giddings & Lewis, Inc. including as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilman Engineering and Manufacturing Co., LLC, a designer and manufacturer of automated assembly systems, and began his career with Ernst & Young. Mr. Kamphuis is a graduate of the Executive International Leadership Program at Stanford University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration & Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is also a licensed certified public accountant.
Todd M. Butz
Todd M. Butz
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Todd M. Butz Todd M. Butz joined our company in 2008 and has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2014. Mr. Butz also serves on the Board of Trustees for Marian University. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Butz spent time as the Finance Manager at Mercury Marine, a subsidiary of the Brunswick Corporation, and Audit Supervisor at Schenck Business Solutions. Mr. Butz earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management from Marian University and is a licensed certified public accountant.
Ryan F. Raber
Ryan F. Raber
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT–SALES & MARKETING
Ryan F. Raber Ryan F. Raber joined our company in 2009 and has served as our Executive Vice President–Sales & Marketing since November 2018. Prior to serving in his current position, Mr. Raber served as our Vice President of Sales & Marketing beginning in August 2013. Mr. Raber earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Clifford O. Sanderson
Clifford O. Sanderson
VICE PRESIDENT –HUMAN RESOURCES
Clifford O. Sanderson Clifford O. Sanderson joined our company in October 2013 and has served as our Vice President –Human Resources since that time. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Sanderson served as the Director of Human Resources at Coleman Cable, Inc. from June 1998 to October 2013, the Human Resources Manager at Nypro and the Divisional Director of Human Resources at Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation. Mr. Sanderson has over 30 years of human resources management experience. Mr. Sanderson earned a Masters in Human Resources and a Masters of Business Administration, Operations and Finance, from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University and a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Illinois Chicago.
Eric J. Welak
Eric J. Welak
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT–FABRICATION
Eric J. Welak Eric J. Welak joined our company in 1996 and has served as our Executive Vice President–Fabrication since January 2017. Prior to serving in his current position, Mr. Welak served as our Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations. Mr. Welak earned an Associate of Industrial Engineering from Moraine Park Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Marian University.

Board of Directors

Allen J. Carlson
Allen J. Carlson
Director
Allen J. Carlson Allen J. Carlson has been a member of our board of directors since January 2016. Mr. Carlson is currently employed by the University of Florida’s College of Engineering, serves as a director of KMCO,Inc. and on the Board of Regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mr. Carlson previously served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Hydraulics Corporation from 2000 to 2016. From October 1977 to March 1996, Mr. Carlson held various engineering, marketing and management positions for Vickers Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinova Corporation. Mr. Carlson earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Timothy L. Christen
Timothy L. Christen
Director
Timothy L. Christen Timothy L. Christen has been a member of our board of directors since June 2016. He is currently an independent contractor providing consulting services to Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, a national public accounting firm, where he served as a partner from 1990 to 2016 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2016. Mr. Christen has served as the non-executive Chairman of Baker Tilly International Ltd. since 2017 and as a director of CPA.com, an accounting technology reseller, since 2018. Mr. Christen also served as director of the American Institute of CPAs from 2014 to 2017, serving as Chairman from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Christen earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Steven L. Fisher
Steven L. Fisher
Director
Steven L. Fisher Steven L. Fisher has been a member of our board of directors since November 2013. He has previously served as an executive at Caterpillar, Inc., where he was the Division Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1998 and Vice President from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Fisher currently serves as a member of the advisory board of Palmer Johnson Power Systems. Mr. Fisher received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Craig E. Johnson
Craig E. Johnson
Director
Craig E. Johnson Craig E. Johnson has been a member of our board of directors since October 2006. He previously served as a risk management and insurance consultant for Corporate Insurance Solutions, Inc. from October 2004 to February 2018. Mr. Johnson also served as a director for Southern Eagle Insurance Company from January 2006 to June 2013 and Gulf State Insurance Services, Ltd. From November 2007 to June 2012. In addition, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Broker’s Surety Services, Inc. from 1992 to 1997 and Managing Member of First Partners, LLC, a risk management and actuarial consulting firm, from December 1999 to May 2012. He also served as a director and Credit Committee Chairman at FDIC Bank from 1983 to 1997. Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Mr. Johnson served in the United States Air Force as a Captain from 1970 to 1984. He served as both active duty and reserves and was Vice President of the Air Force Division of the Reserve Officers Association.
Patrick D. Michels
Patrick D. Michels
Director
Patrick D. Michels Patrick D. Michels has been a member of our board of directors since January 2010. He has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Michels Corporation, an international utility and infrastructure contractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin, since 1998. Mr. Michels has also served as a director for the Raymond Foundation since 2012 and National Exchange Bank and Trust since 2016. He was a director of St. Norbert’s College from 2006 to 2018 and a director of American Bank from 1998 to 2016. Mr. Michels earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert’s College.
Jay O. Rothman
Jay O. Rothman
Director
Jay O. Rothman Jay O. Rothman has been a member of our board of directors since July 2008. He has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foley & Lardner LLP, a national law firm, since June 2011, has been a member of the firm’s Management Committee since February 2002 and has been a partner since February 1994. He joined Foley & Lardner LLP in October 1986. Mr. Rothman serves as director of Quad/Graphics, Inc. Mr. Rothman received a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University in 1982 and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1985.
John A. St. Peter
John A. St. Peter
Director
John A. St. Peter John A. St. Peter has been a member of our board of directors since January 2014. He is currently a partner at Dempsey, Edgarton, St. Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt, a law firm located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where he has served as an attorney for 42 years. Mr. St. Peter has been one of our legal advisors since our incorporation. He has also served on the boards of directors of Hornung’s Golf Products, Inc. since 1990, Ted and Grace Bachhuber Foundation since 2018, Agnesian HealthCare Foundation, Inc. since 2012 and Moraine Park Technical College Foundation, Inc. since 1989. Mr. St. Peter earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Juris Doctor from the Saint Louis University School of Law.