Insight Innovation Awards – past winners

The Innovation Award winners for 2017:

People: enVision Performance Solutions

A strategic provider of custom solutions for executives and the teams they lead, the company was established five years ago in the Fox Valley by Principals Gail Wise and Tom Wiltzius, who developed their trademarked envision360 leadership development tool, the first of its kind to offer assessments that lead directly to a customized leadership development plan for each user. Clients include Bellin Health, Jewelers Mutual, Miller Electric and the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Planet: MatchBack Systems

A Software as a Service organization in the transportation logistics industry based in Green Bay, MatchBack Systems has developed a more efficient way to ensure that shipping containers are filled both outbound and inbound from shipping ports. The company uses technology to automate and provide transparency to all stakeholders to reduce port-related congestion, improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Process: Great Northern Corp.

GNC is a leading developer and manufacturer of creative solutions for packaging, shipping, merchandising and distributing products for industrial, commercial and retail markets. Based in Appleton, it employs 1,200 people in five states. In 2015, it launched a five-year growth plan called Vision 2020, which calls for all business units to develop innovative products and processes for customers as a way to do what others “can’t or won’t” do. GNC has experienced double-digit growth in the last decade, with $450 million in sales in 2016.

Product: Reynolds Presto Products – Specialty Division

Reynolds Presto designed and patented a child-resistant package closure system to protect small children from accidental contact with dangerous chemicals. Trademarked Child-Guard, it was launched in 2016 on big-name laundry detergent pods. With an R&D team in Appleton and most of its manufacturing in the New North region, Presto Specialty ships its products worldwide.

Special Award for Excellence in Community Response: Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley

A state-licensed outpatient mental health and AODA clinic based in Menasha, Samaritan Counseling developed its Connected Community Wellness Screen in 2012 in response to a high rate of teen suicides and suicide attempts in the Heart of the Valley. It brings mental health check-ups to kids at their schools and connects them with the care they need. The program has identified 1,190 youth with symptoms associated with suicide risk, referred 924 for evaluation and connected 429 with care.

2017 Nominees

The 30 companies nominated for Insight Innovation Awards in 2017: Acuity, Advantage Machine LLC, Amerequip, Appleton Group LLC, Billy-Ray Home Mobility LLC, Carnivore Meat Company, CatholicLink, Consolidated Construction Company Inc., energybank, enVision Performance Solutions, Evergreen Credit Union, Forsite Benefits, Foth, Great Northern Corporation, ITP-Information Technology Professionals, KerberRose, S.C., MatchBack Systems, McMAHON Associates, Inc., Mission Move, Navitus Health Solutions, Orion Energy Systems, Paper Transport Inc., Performa Inc., Reynolds Packaging LLC, Reynolds Presto Products-Specialty Division, Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, Sargento Foods Inc., Shea Electric and Communications LLC, TORCHGRIP and The Utech Group.

The Innovation Award winners 2016:

Product: Winsert, Inc.

Winsert leadership, from left: Christine Coduti, Trisha Lemery and Jason Sallgren.

Winsert leadership, from left: Christine Coduti, Trisha Lemery and Jason Sallgren.

Process: NOVO

From NOVO Health: Bob Zuleger, Curt Kubiak and Aaron Bleier.

From NOVO Health: Bob Zuleger, Curt Kubiak and Aaron Bleier.

People: Nicolet Plastics

Nicolet Plastics representatives, from left: John Ogorek, Bob Gafvert and Doug Baril.

Nicolet Plastics representatives, from left: John Ogorek, Bob Gafvert and Doug Baril.

Planet: Au Naturale

Au Naturale Cosmetics leadership, from left: Cheryl Krouth; President Ashley Prange; and Devin Meyer.

Au Naturale Cosmetics leadership, from left: Cheryl Krouth; President Ashley Prange; and Devin Meyer.

Special Award for Excellence in Customer Service: Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology

Nicolet Plastics representatives, from left: John Ogorek, Bob Gafvert and Doug Baril.

Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology  representatives, from left: Cheryl Selissen and Shawn Kienert

2015 Winners

C3 Corporation
Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center
Meals on Wheels of Sheboygan County, Inc.
United Way of the Fox Cities
Wisconsin Film & Bag

2014 Winners

Breakthrough Fuel
Holy Family Memorial Hospital
MEGTEC
The Solberg Company
St. Norbert College