Industry Connections Report | 2019



In its 72nd year, Greenheck corporation is an unqualified success. The nation’s leading manufacturer of nonresidential air movement, control and conditioning products is headquartered in Schofield, in central Wisconsin, and employs 3,700 people in seven states and two foreign countries. Greenheck was selected in 2016, 2012 and 2004 as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year for the state’s largest corporations. At least part of Greenheck’s success can be attributed to another long history — of working closely with UW-Stout. The company has supported the university’s programs and students. In return it has benefited by hiring many of UW-Stout’s career-ready graduates. “We are so fortunate to have UW-Stout right between two of our major locations, Schofield and Minneapolis. We now have 80 UW-Stout alumni in our workforce, and through the years many have grown into key leadership positions,” said Jim McIntyre, president and CEO.

The Greenheck Stout alumni include: • Mark Belke, 1996 graduate, general manager of industrial fan business unit • Jeff Lamer, 1984 graduate, director of manufacturing excellence • Beth Brinkmann, 1992 graduate, human resources manager Brinkman recruits at UW-Stout. She is proud to see many students join the company with a co-op or internship, then continue full time after graduation. “I know the high quality of the education,” she said. The corporate-campus connection goes right to the top. Alumni at Greenheck include the chairman of the board and former CEO Dwight Davis and his spouse, Linda, 1966 and 1967 graduates, respectively. The couple annually supports several scholarships for UW-Stout students. In 2009 they established an endowment for transformational leadership, enabling the university to carry out initiatives to maintain education excellence and relevancy.

UW-Stout alumni Jeff Lamer, left, and Mark Belke work at Greenheck corporation


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