Awards for business leadership will be given at BizExpo on May 30 GRAEF CEO Kissinger wins Bravo! Entrepreneur Award


John Kissinger, president, and chief executive officer of GRAEF, will receive a Bravo! Entrepreneur Award from BizTimes Media LLC.

The awards salute southeastern Wisconsin business executives for their bold leadership, business growth, and innovation.

The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at the BizExpo at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Woodland Dreams Ballroom, in Milwaukee at 1721 W. Canal St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The full list of executives to receive 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards at the BizExpo includes:

  • Joe Fazio, Commerce State Bank
  • Madan Kandula, ADVENT
  • John Kissinger, GRAEF
  • Trueman McGee, Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
  • Stacy Peterson, Connoils
  • John Rinaldi, Real Time Automation
  • Paul Stillmark, 7Summits
  • Richard Yau, Bright Cellars
  • Regional Spirit: Que and Khalif El-Amin, owners of Young Enterprising Society
  • Lifetime Achievement: Donald Baumgartner, founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp.

“BizTimes Media would like to congratulate these company leaders on their success as they continue to innovate, grow and create jobs in southeastern Wisconsin,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee.

To register to attend the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards ceremony and/or the BizExpo, visit