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Manufacturing Matters - Keynote by Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan is former president and CEO of Bucyrus International, Inc., is special consultant for business and workforce development for the state of Wisconsin.

Tim is credited with transforming the Bucyrus from a cash-poor company on "life support" to a world-class leader in the mining equipment industry. During Tim’s tenure, Bucyrus moved from the 25th fastest growing U.S. company in 2009 to the 8th fastest growing U.S. company in 2010 according to rankings published annually by Forbes. The company’s turnaround attracted the attention of Caterpillar Inc., which acquired the company last year for more than $8 billion.

Tim left Bucyrus last summer upon the completion of the company’s acquisition.

Tim Sullivan joined Bucyrus International in 1976, shortly after graduating from college. Rising steadily through the executive ranks, he served in many capacities including as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He rejoined Bucyrus as Executive Vice President in 2000, after serving as President & CEO of United Container Machinery. He was named President & CEO of Bucyrus in March 2004.

In 2011, Sullivan was named the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year® Distribution and Manufacturing Award winner. This prize is the country’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and build world-class businesses.

Tim serves as a trustee at Carroll University in Waukesha where his obtained his undergraduate degree, and where his mother, Eleanor, served as a librarian. A champion of education and workforce development, he is co-chair of the expansion campaign for Milwaukee College Prep, an urban elementary school member of the Milwaukee Parental School Choice program. Tim is also a current or recent member of the boards of organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Northwestern Mutual, Medical College of Wisconsin and United Way.

Tim obtained an MBA from American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz. He now resides in Milwaukee.

Details

Seminar
Manufacturing Matters - Keynote by Tim Sullivan
Date
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Location
Frontier Airlines Center
400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee,
Registration Deadline
May 8, 2012