Small Business Times announces the finalists of the 2008 Fittest Execs competition.
In the contest's second year, more than 100 southeastern Wisconsin business executives participated in the competition. Participants underwent a series of physical tests at the Wisconsin Athletic Club, measuring resting heart rate, a three-minute step test, a sit-and-reach test to measure flexibility, a bench press to measure strength, a grip test and a body fat analysis.
Each participant also was weighed, measured and had their blood analyzed for cholesterol and blood sugars at Medical Associates Health Centers.
The participants were then ranked, based upon their fitness test scores.
The goals of the program are to promote wellness and reduce regional health care costs.
The winners of each of the divisions of the Fittest Execs competition will be announced at the BizTech Expo on Thursday, May 1. To register to attend the Fittest Execs event or view profiles of the Fittest Execs participants, including information about their workout routines, visit www.biztimes.com/fit.
The finalists are:
Female Over 50
Kathleen Pritchard, Planning Council for Health and Human Services/ Village of Whitefish Bay; and Mary Strupp, Bardes Plastics Inc.
Female Under 50
Brigette Breitenbach, Breitenbach Weiss Inc.; Bridget Clementi, Children's Health Education Center; Lynda Kohler, Midwest Airlines; Kalpana (Rose) Kumar, M.D.
The Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine; Laurie O'Loughlin, InPro Corp.; Karen Shay-Kubiak, KSK Design Inc.; Marjorie Spencer, Medical College of Wisconsin; and Maureen Stoudt, Core Business Solutions.
Male Over 50
Bill Budzien, Frank F. Haack & Associates, an HRH Company; Gerald Coon, St. Francis Children's Center; Peter Gottsacker, Wixon Inc.; Paul Muzzey, Capital Investment Services of America Inc.; Chris Olson, T-Lon Products Inc.; Mike Palm, Serigraph Inc.; Peter Skanavis, Homeowners Concept Inc.; Tim Thiele, Lutheran Homes of Oconomowoc; John Yentz, The Schroeder Group S.C. Attorneys at Law; and John Zinzow, Benefit Concepts Inc.
Male Under 50
Todd Barden, Great Lakes Retirement Advisors LLC; Daniel Dettlaff, Dettlaff & Company Inc.; Tony Enea, Ruvin Bros. Artisans & Trades Inc.; David Heller, US Bank; Jayson Kayzar, MC2 Inc.; Jay Koenitzer, Helwig Carbon Products Inc.; Andrew Nunemaker, EMSystem; John Psuik, Developer One Mobile Software; Stephen Ring, Unum; and David Velcheck, Velchek & Finger Roof Consulting and Service.
Most Improved from 2007
Patrick Finger, Velcheck & Finger Roof Consulting and Service; Dan Meyer, Small Business Times; Chris Olson, T-Lon Products Inc.; David Velcheck, Velcheck & Finger Roof Consulting and Service; and John Yentz, The Schroeder Group S.C. Attorneys at Law.
Corporate Wellness Awards
A.N. Ansay & Associates; Boevo LLC; Children's Hospital and Health System; C.J. & Associates Inc.; Forrer Business Interiors; Frett/Barrington Ltd.; Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP; InPro Corp.; Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.; OutSource Inc.; QPS Companies Inc.; Schoeneck Containers Inc.; Village of Grafton; and World Class Wire & Cable Inc.