Generac Power Systems Inc., Waukesha, Wis., a leading manufacturer of standby and portable power generators, has been named the ”2009 Waukesha County Business of the Year Executive Award Winner” by Waukesha County.
An independent panel of judges, which includes business executives, community leaders and past award winners selected Generac for this award.
“We are extremely honored to receive this award,” said Aaron Jagdfeld, chief executive officer, Generac. “What started with modest beginnings 50 years ago in a local Waukesha garage has grown to be one of the largest names in standby power generation as well as one of the largest employers in southeastern Wisconsin.”
“We received many outstanding nominees for the County Executive Awards this year,” said County Executive Dan Vrakas. “The number of exceptional business, government and nonprofit agencies available to residents in Waukesha County make all of us very proud.”
As a company that reinvents itself every three to five years with new technologies, products and manufacturing advancements, Generac is a true U.S. manufacturer — not just an assembler of products, which is a distinction among its competitors, adds Jagdfeld.
Generac is comprised of 1,500 employees based mostly in southeastern Wisconsin. According to Jagdfeld, Generac is involved in the community and believes this is an important part of the company’s identity.
Generac was honored, along with other category winners, at the 14th County Executive Awards Luncheon on Oct. 7.