George Baumann named TOP 100 CEO in WI

Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce George Baumann as a 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Wisconsin’s Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2023 Wisconsin Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 100,000 individuals and generate $36 billion dollars in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at the annual awards ceremony on January 12th, 2023 at Fiserv Forum, and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.

“The Titan 100 are shaping the future of the Wisconsin business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.

George is President and CEO of Great Lakes Industrial, the parent company to seven industrial and technology brands providing the manufacturing and distribution of industrial sealing products to OEMs and MROs around the world. He has worked with Great Lakes Industrial (formerly Great Lakes Rubber) since 2011 in a variety of roles, including finance, operations, sales, and customer service. He graduated University School, earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Middlebury College, and graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with honors. In his free time, George enjoys hockey, golf, skiing, and most outdoor activities.

“It’s an honor to be selected as one of Wisconsin’s top 100 executives. Wisconsin has a great history of business owners and entrepreneurs who have built companies with integrity and longevity. I believe this recognition is proof that the work we are putting in at Great Lakes Industrial is paying off. We have put together a great team, with the ability to execute on the vision we have for GLI as we move forward and grow.”

George Baumann will be honored at the annual Titan 100 awards celebration on January 12th, 2023 at Fiserv Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry and their guests for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Wisconsin business community.

“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in Wisconsin. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in Wisconsin and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” says Gina Skibo, Partner at Wipfli.