Congratulations are in order for Hydro-Thermal Corporation's senior project manager James Ober, who is one of the 2019 recipients of the Emerging Leader award from the Waukesha County Business Alliance. This award is aimed at recognizing tomorrow's leaders from Waukesha County that are helping foster future growth while positively impacting their environment.
In addition to receiving this award, Ober recently completed the 9-month long 'Leadership Waukesha' program. This program focuses on the enhancement of leadership skills and how to implement these into their current roles and careers, with the eventual goal of becoming future leaders in the community and continuing the flow of inspiration and effective workflows to future generations.
These business professionals either must work or reside in the greater Waukesha County area, which helps keep them close to the program during its longevity.
Ober has been with Hydro-Thermal since April of 2017 as a senior project manager. His leadership skills have been on full display even before making this change, which is a testament to why he is deserving of this award.
Having Ober not only be in the program but become a recipient for the Emerging Leader award is a testament to his impact on the work culture at Hydro-Thermal. From streamlining workflow processes to working with management to refocus the mid-level management team, the company has immensely benefited from the dedication and clarity that he has provided.
Outside of Hydro-Thermal, Ober lends his time to helping kids on the ice, leading the Milwaukee Blaze Hockey program as their high school head coach and their vice president of on-ice operations. He has also helped provide low-income children with a chance to play hockey through various fundraising opportunities.
Recipient of the 2014 Top 10 Business of the Year Award from the Waukesha County Business Alliance, which demonstrates good business, exceptional financial growth and commitment to educational and workforce developments and relationships, Hydro-Thermal Corporation has consistently displayed strong ties to Waukesha County through constant involvement in the growth and development of the economy, while growing their Waukesha business for years to come.