2018 Inductee:

Mano NazarMano Nazar

President, Nuclear Division and Chief Nuclear Officer
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Mr. Nazar is responsible for safe operations of the company’s eight nuclear units, including NextEra’s Point beach location in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The plant has been recognized by OSHA as a Voluntary Protection Program Star worksite since 2011. Additionally, NextEra’s Point Beach location is rated as a #1 top-performing facility by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators and is in the top decile in safety performance.

Nazar was named president and chief nuclear officer of the nuclear division in 2014. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief nuclear officer, and chief operating officer of the company’s nuclear division. Nazar joined NextEra Energy in November 2007. He is a leader in nuclear fleet excellence with more than 30 years of extensive nuclear industry experience. Prior to joining NextEra Energy, he served as senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at American Electric Power. Before that, Nazar was senior vice president of nuclear operations of Nuclear Management Company, where he was responsible for Westinghouse reactor sites.

The following Individuals have been inducted in past years:



 Mano Nazar
Mano Nazar
President, Nuclear Division and Chief Nuclear Officer
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Daniel T. Ariens
Chairman & CEO
Ariens Company





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 Bill Morgan
Johnsonville Sausage
Don Zietlow
CEO & Owner
Kwik Trip, Inc
.Timothy J. Howald
Chairman & CEO
Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc.
 Mike Swenson
Former President/CEO
Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin; Xcel Energy, Inc.





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Jim Leef
ITU, Inc.
Curtis Hoppestad
Global Director
Riding Lawn Equipment
John Deere Horicon Works
Jerry Ryder
InSinkErator Division, Emerson Appliance Solutions
Mark Glendenning
President and CEO
Inland Label and Marketing Services





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Robert Cervenka
Founder, Chairman and CEO
Phillips Plastics Corporation
Dale Schuh
Chairman, President and CEO
Sentry Insurance
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.

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