2010 Excellence Award Winner

Oldenburg Group | Kingsford, MI

100_2181Oldenburg Group Incorporated is a Milwaukee-based supplier of performance-engineered products used in the defense, mining, energy and architectural lighting industries worldwide. The company’s facilities in Kingsford and Iron River, Michigan and Rhinelander, Wisconsin employ nearly 400 people and contribute over $30 million annually into the regional economy. In recent years, Oldenburg Group Incorporated has invested several million dollars to modernize its factories, and is currently building a new $5 million technology and administration center in Kingsford, Michigan.
Recipient: Dr. Tim Nerenz
Tim Nerenz is Executive Vice President of Oldenburg Group Incorporated, a global supplier of engineered heavy equipment and architectural lighting products headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tim’s business career spans over 35 years with three prominent Wisconsin and Michigan companies – Getty’s Manufacturing, Rayovac, and Oldenburg Group. He has exported American-built products to over 30 countries. Dr. Nerenz holds three graduate degrees in business; his Ph.D. dissertation examined government bundling of small business contracts, and he writes business case studies used in international MBA programs around the world. He has served as a past advisor to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the boards of Wisconsin Prosperity Network, Prosperity USA, and Athabasca University. He writes a weekly commentary on government policy, economics, and trade.

Tim is a native of Ironwood, Michigan.