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GRAEF CEO Kissinger wins Bravo! Entrepreneur Award

Awards for business leadership will be given at BizExpo on May 30

By - Mar 20th, 2019 11:23 am
John Kissinger. Photo courtesy of GRAEF.

John Kissinger. Photo courtesy of GRAEF.

MILWAUKEE (March 21, 2019)John Kissinger, president and chief executive officer of GRAEF, will receive a Bravo! Entrepreneur Award from BizTimes Media LLC.

The awards salute southeastern Wisconsin business executives for their bold leadership, business growth and innovation.

The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at the BizExpo at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Woodland Dreams Ballroom, in Milwaukee at 1721 W. Canal St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Kissinger leads GRAEF, a Milwaukee-based national engineering, planning and design firm.

The full list of executives to receive 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards at the BizExpo includes:

Joe Fazio, Commerce State Bank
Madan Kandula, ADVENT
John Kissinger, GRAEF
Trueman McGee, Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
Stacy Peterson, Connoils
John Rinaldi, Real Time Automation
Paul Stillmark, 7Summits
Richard Yau, Bright Cellars
Regional Spirit: Que and Khalif El-Amin, owners of Young Enterprising Society
Lifetime Achievement: Donald Baumgartner, founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp.

“BizTimes Media would like to congratulate these company leaders on their success as they continue to innovate, grow and create jobs in southeastern Wisconsin,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee.

To register to attend the BizTimes Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards ceremony and/or the BizExpo, visit


GRAEF is an employee-owned, full-service engineering, planning and design firm with proven expertise in planning; landscape and industrial architecture; operations consulting; and structural, civil, transportation, MEP, and environmental engineering. GRAEF serves public and private clients from its offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Orlando, and now Miami, Florida. For more than 50 years, GRAEF has demonstrated its commitment to continuously adapting to meet the changing needs of the industry and its clients. For more information, visit

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