Briggs & Stratton wins innovation award

Briggs & Stratton Corporation received a BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC on May 21 in Milwaukee. The I.Q. Awards salute southeastern Wisconsin businesses for their innovative products, services or processes.


The winners received their awards at a lunch ceremony at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Woodland Dreams Ballroom. The ceremony took place during the BizExpo, Wisconsin’s largest business-to-business conference.


“We are extremely proud to accept the BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation,” said Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. “This goes a long way and reflects our corporate strategy of global innovation.”


The ceremony featured a keynote presentation from Joe Abraham, a professional entrepreneur and founder of BOSI Global, a firm that operates and manages a $100-million portfolio of companies throughout the United States and Europe. Abraham is considered a subject matter expert in small business, entrepreneurship and free enterprise.


Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Gary Grunau, was recognized at the event, and Craig McKee, WISN-Channel 12 news anchor, emceed the awards ceremony.


Briggs & Stratton submitted its Innovation Showcase for the Bravo I.Q. Award. The Innovation Showcase is an internal program designed to highlight innovations across the entire company through three categories: Product, Process and Customer Delight Innovation. Team members win prizes and attend a recognition ceremony. The company is currently about to announce its fourth annual Innovation Showcase for Fiscal Year 2015.


Following is a complete list of the I.Q. Awards recipients:

Badger Meter Inc., Milwaukee
Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa
Dynamis Software Corp., Milwaukee
Hydro-Thermal Corp., Waukesha
MillerCoors, Milwaukee
National Business Furniture, Milwaukee
Odyne Systems LLC, Waukesha
Okanjo, Milwaukee
OS Inc., Pewaukee
Radian Corp., Brookfield

“We salute these fine local companies who are using innovation to grow and create jobs in southeastern Wisconsin,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “We invite all of the businesses in the region to attend the BizExpo and learn about the best practices that are fueling this growth.”

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