Manufacturing in the U.S. is a vital sector, although its importance to the U.S. economy has declined for the past forty years. The right expertise and focus is needed for U.S.A. manufacturers to stay relevant in a capitol-cost intense environment. To remain competitive and retain its leadership in a global economy, American manufacturers need to be smarter, safer and more environmentally sustainable.
Turn to Bob Greidanus for “feet on the ground” insight into what it takes to build long and short term manufacturing strategies. Working with other U.S. supply chain partners, Greidanus helps to develop consistent goals for the good of all companies involved. He can discuss first-hand what it means to be the mid-size underdog in an industry full of Über large global corporations and still be highly competitive and profitable.
When Greidanus noticed Centrisys’ location expanding to another building in 2001, he dropped off his resume and was offered a position later that day. It quickly became apparent to Michael Kopper, Centrisys C.E.O. and Founder, that Greidanus had more to offer. Greidanus quickly rose up the company ranks to his current position as Director of Manufacturing. Greidanus was a valued team member in the integration of the current ERP system upgrade that helps manage costs, materials, procurement and quality control. Over his 18 years of employment at Centrisys, Greidanus has managed up to 30 employees across 11 departments ensuring productivity timelines, costs and quality measures are consistently met or exceeded.
Greidanus earned a Bachelor of Science from DeVry University in Technical Management with a concentration on Industrial Project Management (graduating Summa Cum Laude) and an A.A.S. Degree in Network Communication from Gateway Technical College.
- 2019 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award for the North America Sludge Treatment
- 2019 CIOReview for the 20 Most Promising Metals and Mining Technology Solution Providers
- 2019 Salvation Army Other’s Award Recipient for “Resources Supporting Others”
- 2018 Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program for the Kenosha WWTP Optimization Project
- 2017 W&WD Top Project for the Kenosha WWTP Optimization Project
- 2017 ACEC Grand Award Winner for the Kenosha WWTP Optimization Project
- 2015 Centrisys/CNP MVP of the Year
- 2013 WEF Innovative Technology Award – THK Thickening System
- 2007 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year
- Water Environment Federation (WEF)
- The Water Research Foundation (WRF)
- Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT)
- Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA)
- Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)
- Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce
- The Water Council
- Made in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)