2015 Inductee:

Bill Morgan President Johnsonville SausageBill Morgan
Johnsonville Sausage

Based in Sheboygan Falls, WI, Johnsonville is a leading sausage brand that serves retailers and foodservice customers in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries. Founded in 1945 by the late Ralph and Alice Stayer, the company remains privately owned today and employs 1,400 employees, who are referred to as “members”. Safety performance measurements are collected monthly and shared with members through a variety of communication methods. By sharing these results, each member is not only aware of the company’s safety performance against its goals, but also motivated to help the company achieve “zero”. “The safety culture at Johnsonville is second to none,” says Bill Morgan, who joined the company in 1986 and is currently president. “And while we’re proud of the strong safety culture we’ve established, our challenge is not to be complacent with our safety results. We’ll continue to challenge every aspect of the business to achieve zero injuries. We have a moral obligation to provide a safe work environment for all of our members and a cultural expectation that every member has personal accountability for quality and safety.”

The following Individuals have been inducted in past years:


Don Zietlow
CEO & Owner
Kwik Trip, Inc.





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Timothy J. Howald
Chairman & CEO
Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc.
Mike Swenson
Former President/CEO
Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin; Xcel Energy, Inc.
Jim Leef
ITU, Inc.
Curtis Hoppestad
Global Director
Riding Lawn Equipment
John Deere Horicon Works





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Jerry Ryder
InSinkErator Division, Emerson Appliance Solutions
Mark Glendenning
President and CEO
Inland Label and Marketing Services
Robert Cervenka
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Phillips Plastics Corporation
Dale Schuh
Chairman, President and CEO
Sentry Insurance





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John Baumann
Colony Brands, Inc.
Brad Rosenwald
Vulcan Chemicals
Tom Boldt
The Boldt Company
Erroll Davis
President and CEO
Alliant Energy/Wisconsin Power and Light Company



































In 2001, the Wisconsin Safety Council established the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame to recognize high achievement and encourage progress toward a safer and healthier Wisconsin. It symbolizes the Council’s commitment to safety and health.

An individual is inaugurated into the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame annually. The recipient is a chief executive officer (CEO), president, or other high-level operating official of an organization that has distinguished itself over a period of years for outstanding achievements in workplace and off-the-job safety and health, community service, environmental stewardship, and responsible citizenship.

The Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame is a tribute to professionals whose dedication, leadership and achievements have significantly impacted the safety and well-being of not only their employees, but Wisconsin as a whole, throughout the years.

Purposes of the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame:

  • To honor an individual whose appreciation of and concern for humanity, safety and health serves as an inspiration to others.
  • To formally acknowledge the Wisconsin Safety Council’s respect for consistent actions and achievements.
  • To congratulate and thank an outstanding leader whose enlightened efforts on behalf of employees and community maintain society’s commitment to the dignity of all people.
  • To acknowledge an individual’s achievement.

Nomination and Selection Criteria:

To be considered for the Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame, an organization and its leader should have a superior record in advancing safety and health practices within their organization and industry that is consistent with the stated purposes, objectives, and mission of the Wisconsin Safety Council.

The Wisconsin Safety Council is the state’s leading provider of workplace safety training and programming. Founded in 1923, WSC is a division of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the proud state chapter of the National Safety Council.

For more information, contact Janie Ritter, WSC Director, 800.236.3400.