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Hydro-Thermal Wins Manufacturer of the Year

2016 Manufacturer of the Year

 

 

 

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Hydro-Thermal recently received the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (WIMOTY) Grand Award. This is the 29th year of the WIMOTY annual award program, which recognizes outstanding achievement in manufacturing.

Hydro-Thermal competed in the medium sized business category (100-299 employees), which was also the most competitive category with a total of 10 finalist companies. Award criteria covers commitment to employees, effective research and development, commitment to quality, financial growth and stability, and commitment to community.

Here are a few highlights from Hydro-Thermal’s award application:

Commitment to Employees

• National job tenure average is 4.6 yrs. More than 50% of Hydro-Thermal staff have been here longer than that, with 1 of every 8 here for more than 15 years, and 5 here more than 25 years

Effective Research and Development

• In 2016 Hydro-Thermal filed three new patents, in addition to four patents pending, more than a dozen active patents registered in foreign countries, 40 process patents, and 60 offshoot patents

Commitment to Quality

• Hydro-Thermal recruits expert staff, and mutually shares information with more than two dozen external resources via our strategic research partnerships

Financial Growth and Stability

• More than doubled sales in the last 10 years, tripled manufacturing and office space within the last three years

Commitment to Community

• Numerous collaborations with the Waukesha County Business Alliance (WCBA), more than 10-year commitment to intern and apprentice programs

WIMOTY applications are categorized by number of employees and are judged by a panel of leaders in manufacturing, who are independent of the award program sponsors. This is Hydro-Thermal’s first year of competing in the medium-sized business (100+ employees) category. In 2010 Hydro-Thermal won this award in the small business category (less than 100 employees), and was a finalist in 2015.

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  • Hydro-Thermal recognized high-performing team members for 2020

    President and CEO Jim Zaiser recently recognized the standout efforts of several Hydro-Thermal employees with the 100+ and President awards. Recipients were chosen for going above and beyond in meeting personal and team goals set in 2020.

    Four 100+ Awards were given out – the first to receive the award was Kurt Schwei,  Industry Sales Manager of the Industrial team. Two were awarded to Industry Sales Managers of the Food team, Manuel Rocha and Paul Garcia.  The final one was given to Maggie Bergmann for her contributions to Wizard Drum Tool, Hydro-Thermal’s sister company. Recognition awards were also given to acknowledge Inside Sales Representatives Dean Wentz, Sandra Whitman, and Josh Acosta for their support.  

    This year, four President Awards were given out. One was given to Dean Wentz, Inside Sales Representative. Two were handed out to two Food team Industry Sales Managers, Jeremy Vogel and Ed Faulks. And lastly, Mechanical Design Engineer Kallol Barai received the final President Award of the day. A recognition award was also given to acknowledge Inside Sales Representative Sandra Whitman for her support to the food team.

    Some Hydro-Thermal employees received honorable mention for their hard work in 2020, Dan Jaworski and Dave Bingenheimer, both Industry Sales Manager of the Industrial team. As well a special recognition was given to Mark Kliewer for outstanding 2020 Covid Facial Hair.

     

    2020 100+ Award Winners

    • Manuel Rocha (ISM)
      • Sandra Whitman (ISR)
    • Kurt Schwei (ISM)
      • Dean Wentz (ISR)
    • Paul Garcia (ISM)
      • Josh Acosta (ISR)
    • Maggie Bergmann
      • Wizard Drum tool

    2020 Presidential Award

    • Kallol Barai (MDE)
    • Dean Wentz (ISR)
    • Jeremy Vogel (ISM)
      • Sandra Whitman (ISR)
    • Ed Faulks (ISM)
      • Sandra Whitman (ISR)

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     From Left to Right:  Photo One: Jim Zaiser and Den Wentz Photo Two: Jim Zaiser, Kallol Barai, Sandra Whitman, Mary Gaggioli, Josh Acosta and Manuel Rocha Photo Three: Kurt Schwei and Jim Zaiser

     

  • Hydro-Thermal Corporation Welcomes Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joe Semsar

     

    On Tuesday, October 13th, Hydro-Thermal Corporation was visited by Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joe Semsar.

    Semsar was in Wisconsin to work on initiatives related to the growth of exporting. He visited the Hydro-Thermal World Headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to discuss international trade with the company’s President and CEO Jim Zaiser, along with members of the company’s International Sales department.

    Hydro-Thermal was selected because the company won the “E” Star Award in 2018. The “E” Star Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making ongoing significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports. 

    Zaiser was excited to meet Semsar and happy that winning the “E” Star Award has opened so many doors for Hydro-Thermal. “Pursuing and promoting awards and honors is just another way to show our customers and community that they can put their trust in us and our products. We raise that banner and celebrate our success to local customers, just as we do to others on the other side of the world. Process engineering is alive and well in Waukesha, Wisconsin.”

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    More on Hydro-Thermal

    Hydro-Thermal Corporation is a world leader in thermal transfer innovations including industry leading direct steam injection heating and cooking systems. The company’s patented heating systems mix steam and process liquids completely while delivering precise and consistent temperature, instantaneous heating, and no scaling or fouling of the product. Eighty years of steam heating expertise and innovation have led to the Hydro-Thermal’s products in facilities in more than 85 countries around the world.

    More on the E-Export Award

    The “E” Awards came to be in 1961, when President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets. 

    The “E” Star Award is the more exclusive of the two levels of “E” Awards. A prerequisite for winning the “E” Star Award, is first winning the “E” Award, then continuing to grow a strong commitment to exports for an additional four years after receiving the initial “E” Award.

     

     

  • Hydro-Thermal Receives Presidential Award for Exports

    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Hydro-Thermal Corporation with the President’s “E” Star Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 21. The President’s “E” Star Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making ongoing significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.

     

    “Hydro-Thermal has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The ‘E’ Awards Committee was very impressed with Hydro-Thermal’s record of export growth to new markets since receiving the President’s ‘E’ Award in 2014. The company’s innovative product development process resulting in customization of products for new industries and export markets was particularly notable. Hydro-Thermal’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.

     

    Hydro-Thermal is the global leader in the manufacturing and design of industrial and sanitary steam heating solutions. Its patented heating system mixes steam and process liquids completely while delivering precise and consistent temperature, instantaneous heating, and no scaling or fouling of the product. Eighty years of steam heating expertise and innovation have led to the product’s presence in facilities in more than 85 countries around the world.

     

    “Exports are consistently responsible for approximately one-third of Hydro-Thermal’s total sales annually. Buyers and consumers in foreign markets want quality products made in the United States, and we are proud to source more than 70 percent of our components from within 30 miles of our headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin,” said Jim Zaiser, Hydro-Thermal Corporation President and CEO. “We are honored to receive the “E” Star Award and have our commitment to U.S. quality and innovation recognized on such a grand scale.”

     

    In total, Secretary Ross honored 43 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with a President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders. The “E” Star Award is the more exclusive of the two levels of “E” Awards, with only eight companies selected to receive this highest tier of recognition for exports. A prerequisite for winning the “E” Star Award, is first winning the “E” Award, then continuing to grow a strong commitment to exports for an additional four years after receiving the initial “E” Award.

     

    U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.

     

    U.S. exports totaled $2.33 trillion in 2017, accounting for 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 10.7 million jobs nationwide in 2016, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration. 

     

    The “E” Awards came to be in 1961, when President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets. 

     

    For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.export.gov.

     

  • Celebrates Record Award-Winning Year

    Celebrates Record Award-Winning Year

    Over the past handful of years, Hydro-Thermal experienced a profound boom in business, prompting significant growth in employees, office and manufacturing space, technology, and revenue. During this bustling time, the organization was also recognized with a variety of prestigious awards. In 2016 the organization received six honors, spanning the state to international, doubling the amount of recognition received in the best of previous years.

    In 2016 Hydro-Thermal won five awards including the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year-Grand Award, Fastest Growing Firms, and the Governor's Export Achievement Award. These three are examples of awards that Hydro-Thermal submitted an application for and won. The other two 2016 honors were, the Corporate Partner Award, given by the Waukesha Education Foundation and the APICS Company of the Year. These awards are significant since they were not applied for, but given to Hydro-Thermal based off interaction and observation of the organization. Hydro-Thermal was also named as a finalist for the Platt Global Metals Award.

    The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year-Grand Award is the highest state award recognizing excellence in manufacturing. Criteria for this award focuses on financial growth and stability, effective research and development, commitment to quality, employees, and community. In 2016 Hydro-Thermal won the medium sized business category (100-299 employees), which was the most contested group, with 10 finalist companies.

    The 2016 win of the Governor's Export Achievement Award recognizes extraordinary results in international markets and elevating Wisconsin’s competitiveness in the global economy. Hydro-Thermal also received this award in 2011, further evidence of stability and ongoing commitment to innovation and global expansion.

    Earning the designation of Fastest Growing Firms Award winner is another demonstration of Hydro-Thermal’s exceptional growth and financial stability. Recipients of this award are Wisconsin-based companies with the highest percentage of growth from 2013 to 2015, with annual revenue between $3 million and $500 million.

    “Hydro-Thermal invests heavily in young people and community, and is involved with many programs that mentor and inspire. I believe this is why we received the 2016 Corporate Partner Award from the Waukesha Education Foundation,” said Hydro-Thermal CEO and President Jim Zaiser. This unsolicited third-party honor is voted on by committee and recognizes outstanding effort to foster quality and innovative learning and ensure a strong community foundation. Hydro-Thermal has a robust scope of volunteerism and mentoring young people through multiple programs in Waukesha County as well as Greater Milwaukee.

    Being voted APICS Company of the Year speaks directly to the efficiency and productivity of Hydro-Thermal. This unsolicited third-party honor is voted on by a committee comprised of APICS members. APICS is an international association for professionals in all areas of resource management, including inventory, materials, supply chain, and all other areas that contribute to the overall efficiency and productivity of an organization.

    Zaiser remarked, “This additional attention has created more opportunities to join expert panels, industry discussions and other activities that add further value to Hydro-Thermal, our employees and our brand.” After such an amazing 2016, Hydro-Thermal is focused on select, very high profile international award opportunities. “The commitment to the strong Hydro-Thermal values like innovation and community will continue,” said Zaiser.

    Hydro-Thermal is the global leader in the manufacturing and design of industrial and sanitary steam heating solutions. Our patented heating system mixes steam and process liquids completely while delivering precise and consistent temperature, instantaneous heating, and no scaling or fouling of the product. Eighty years of steam heating expertise and innovation have led to our product’s presence in facilities in more than 85 countries around the world.

  • Hydro-Thermal Wins 2nd Manufacturer of the Year Award

    Hydro-Thermal recently received the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (WIMOTY) Grand Award. This is the 29th year of the WIMOTY annual award program, which recognizes outstanding achievement in manufacturing. Hydro-Thermal won this award the first time in 2010, and was a finalist in 2015.

    Hydro-Thermal competed in the medium sized business category (100-299 employees), which was also the most competitive category with a total of 10 finalist companies. Award criteria covers commitment to employees, effective research and development, commitment to quality, financial growth and stability, and commitment to community.

    Here are a few highlights from Hydro-Thermal’s award application:

    Commitment to Employees

    • National job tenure average is 4.6 yrs. More than 50% of Hydro-Thermal staff have been here longer than that, with 1 of every 8 here for more than 15 years, and 5 here more than 25 years

    Effective Research and Development

    • In 2016 Hydro-Thermal filed three new patents, in addition to four patents pending, more than a dozen active patents registered in foreign countries, 40 process patents, and 60 offshoot patents

    Commitment to Quality

    • Hydro-Thermal recruits expert staff, and mutually shares information with more than two dozen external resources via our strategic research partnerships

    Financial Growth and Stability

    • More than doubled sales in the last 10 years, tripled manufacturing and office space within the last three years

    Commitment to Community

    • Numerous collaborations with the Waukesha County Business Alliance (WCBA), more than 10-year commitment to intern and apprentice programs

    WIMOTY applications are categorized by number of employees and are judged by a panel of leaders in manufacturing, who are independent of the award program sponsors. This is Hydro-Thermal’s first year of competing in the medium-sized business (100+ employees) category. In 2010 Hydro-Thermal won this award in the small business category (less than 100 employees), and was a finalist in 2015.

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Hydro-Thermal is the global leader in the development and manufacturing of Hydroheaters. Through our vast global channel partners, we support hydro heating in six continents and all industrialized areas. We create heating systems for a variety of industries including: pulp, paper, chemical, ethanol, food & beverage, metal, & more!

Hydro-Thermal Corporate 

400 Pilot Court
Waukesha, WI 53188 USA
Phone: (262) 548-8900
Fax: (262) 548- 8908