Monthly Archives: March 2018

Field Trip to a Digital Leader

I’ve been a change catalyst my whole career, turning around businesses in multiple industries. Bringing companies back from the edge of death creates unique challenges in both financial and cultural management – maximizing cash flows and building strong teams. I’ve been modestly successful and that success reinforces past routines and lock-in to historical approaches. If […]

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Linear People. Exponential Change.

I had great fun last week keynoting the Additive Manufacturing Conference at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), partly because engineering is a bit of an alien profession to me. Engineers pursue detail with a passion, while I’m more of a big-picture guy. It was an honor to be invited into one of their havens […]

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WCMP Announces New Board Member

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity (WCMP) elected Jeffrey Clark to its board of directors at a recent board meeting. Clark is the chief executive officer of Waukesha Metal Products headquartered in Sussex.  His leadership helped reinvigorate the business and continually achieve double digit growth in revenues and profitability.  Clark is […]

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Mr. Brinkman (and Friends) Go to Washington!

I make two trips to Washington, D.C. every year to discuss MEP and manufacturing issues with the Wisconsin Congressional delegation. I’m just back from our Spring trip and once again was reminded how surreal the situation can be and how much hard work it is to see everyone in two days. We usually travel with […]

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