MADE IN MILWAUKEE: Buildings, Batteries and Beer. 3 Quick Hits/30 Minutes.

Get ready for a lightning round of innovation from three iconic Milwaukee companies.

BUILDINGS: GRAEF

Lori Rosenthal, PE, LEED AP is a Vice President at GRAEF.  She serves on their Board of Directors and manages the Milwaukee Facilities Group which includes Industrial Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Design Groups.  She has a an undergrad in Architectural Engineering from MSOE, a Master’s degree in Structures from UW-Milwaukee and an MBA from UW Madison.  She also currently serves on the UWM Alumni Association Board and the MSOE Corporate Board

 

 

Steven Rech, PE, SE is an Associate at GRAEF.  He serves as the Structural Group Manager for their Milwaukee Office and is the Corporate Area Technical Coordinator for the Structural discipline for the firm.  He has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and a Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, also from UWM.  His professional design experience is in large Commercial projects, focusing primarily on the Health Care market

BATTERIES: JOHNSON CONTROLS

Craig Rigby, Vice President, Technology Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Craig Rigby joined Johnson Controls in 2007 and currently serves as the Vice President – Technology for Power Solutions. During his time at Johnson Controls, the landscape for automotive batteries has changed dramatically with the rise of new applications including start-stop, hybrids and electric vehicles. Rigby has played a key role in developing business and product strategies to shape this change and is seen as a thought leader in the vehicle electrification, energy storage and the broader automotive space.

BEER: GOOD CITY BREWING

 

Dan Katt

CEO and Founder, Good City Brewing

Dan played Big Ten football and earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa. He returned to Milwaukee to work at Findorff, advancing through the company with roles in engineering, management, and ultimately business development, before taking a job with Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) as Project Development Director. He soon realized he had an unwavering entrepreneurial itch.

In 2016, Dan, along with 2 partners, founded Good City Brewing, LLC. In under 3 years, Good City has become one of the most popular and fastest growing breweries in Wisconsin, hosting over 100,000 visitors per year at its east side location and expanding four times. Good City recently opened a new pilot brewery, kitchen, and taproom in the Deer District across from Fiserv Forum and is establishing its corporate headquarters in Milwaukee’s Century City Business Park beginning in March 2019.