One company found a way to save costs by ensuring shipping containers don’t go back empty. A counseling center rallied to address a high rate of suicides among teens in the Fox Valley. And another organization collaborated with top executives to develop a leadership program that’s already making a difference for companies throughout the New North.
They are among the 2017 Insight Innovation Award winners (announced at Insight’s annual THINC! conference in May) who will share their success stories at Launch Wisconsin this week. Moderated by Insight Co-Publisher and Executive Editor Margaret LeBrun, the panel will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 on the Breakthrough & Startup Stage in the Lambeau Field Atrium, Green Bay. Panelists will be:
Todd Ericksrud, Matchback Systems. A Software as a Service organization in the transportation logistics industry with nine employees based in Green Bay. Matchback Systems earned the Insight Innovation Award in the category Planet. “They reimagined an existing transportation sector and were able to figure out a challenge that has existed for 100-plus years,” said one judge.
Tom Wiltizus, enVision Performance Solutions. With his business partner Gail Wise, Wiltzius launched envision Performance Solutions as a strategic provider of custom solutions for executives and the teams they lead, winning the Insight Innovation Award in the category People. Judges were impressed that the new tool is being used by major employers in the region and beyond, having the potential to make an enormous positive influence not only on the quality of leaders, but also on the thousands of employees they oversee.
Rosangela Berbert, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley. A state-licensed, outpatient mental health and substance abuse clinic based in Menasha, Samaritan Counseling won the Insight Innovation Award in a special category Community Response.
Representatives of two other Insight Innovation Award Winners, Great Northern and Reynolds Presto Products, are not available to participate.