IBAW Board of Directors 

President 2016 - 2017

Jim Leef
ITU AbsorbTech
2700 S. 160th Street
Milwaukee WI 53151

Mr. Leef is the President of ITU AbsorbTech,Inc, headquartered in New Berlin WI. Jim is the third generation head of the family run industrial laundry business that serves manufacturing companies throughout the eastern half of the US. ITU AbsorbTech operates processing plants in WI, PA, IN and SC. ITU specializes in services that deliver environmental compliance and waste reduction benefits to its customers.

Jim is a 1974 graduate of Brookfield Central HS and 1978 grad of the Univ of Arizona, with a degree in Finance. He is active in state and national level trade organizations.

President Elect

Craig Coursin AIA
Stier Construction

N8 W22195 Johnson Drive - Suite 160

Waukesha, WI 53186

Mr. Coursin is a licensed architect with over 33 years of architectural and construction experience including his active duty military, architectural practice, leadership in construction firms, and specialization in the design build model.

Craig is a '77 grad from James Madison HS, and has a BS in Architecture from UW Milwaukee School of Architecture 81.


Casey Malek
13400 Bishop’s Lane, Suite 300
Brookfield WI 53005
Fax 262-754-9401

Mr. Malek is an Accounting and Auditing Manager at Sikich, an accounting firm located in Brookfield, WI. Casey leads engagement teams in performing audits, reviews, compilations, and 401(k) audits, for construction, manufacturing and service industry clients. Casey joined Sikich. in 2007 as an intern and started full-time as an audit staff in 2008. In July of 2010, he was promoted to Accounting and Auditing Senior and promoted to Auditing and Accounting Manager in 2012.

Casey graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2008 with his masters degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the State of Wisconsin.

Casey joined the IBAW in July of 2011 as the treasurer. He is also involved with the Sikich Force Volunteer program and was the treasurer of a condominium association for two years from 2009 to 2010.


Dan Hansen

Waukesha Bank

151 E. St. Paul Ave

Waukesha WI 53187

Dan Hansen is Vice President and Commercial Banker for Waukesha Bank.  He has been a Commercial Banker for almost 25 years, working in the manufacturing, professional services and distribution industries helping business owners reach their short and long term goals. His approach is dig deeper to understand the unique needs and financial requirements of clients, and form lasting relationships that endure all phases of the business cycle.   


Dan earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He is honored to serve as a Board member of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin.  He is also active in fund development for Make A Difference Wisconsin, with the Boy Scouts of America, Rotary, and Past President of the professional group Corporate Casual.

State & National Programs 

Charles V. Fry
Financial Advisor
The Cefalu/Fry Group
Robert W. Baird & Company
777 E Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Office: 414-765-3596

Mr. Fry is a partner on the Cefalu/Fry investment advisory/financial planning team at Robert W. Baird & Company in Milwaukee primarily working with individuals, families, and business owners to achieve their financial goals. Baird is an independent full service investment firm headquartered in Milwaukee.

Charles holds an executive board member position with the Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee. CYP holds bi-monthly events geared towards emerging professionals who are concerned about economic growth and fiscal vitality in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Charles is also on the executive board of the Young Milwaukee Charitable Organization a 501c3 charity organization whose mission is to connect young professionals with charitable causes in the Milwaukee area by holding events and volunteer opportunities.

Lastly, Charles is an allied member of the Wisconsin Motor Carriers association representing the interests of truck and motor coach owners in the state of Wisconsin.

Past President

John Weber
Hypneumat, Inc.
5900 Franklin Drive
Franklin, WI 53132

Mr. Weber has been actively involved with the IBAW for over 9 years.

John is President and owner of Hypneumat Inc. located in Franklin WI, providing industrial automation products and precision machined components. John has over 25 years of manufacturing experience in the metals industry which involved key Senior and Technical management responsibilities.

He graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. John also earned his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.


Jeff Hoffman
The Boerke Company

731 N. Jackson Street, Suite 700

Milwaukee, WI 53202


Mr. Hoffman is a past president of IBAW and presently heads up IBAW’s State & Federal programs. Jeff attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he graduated with a degree in Business Finance with an emphasis in Real Estate in 2000. Jeff started with Judson & Associates, s.c. as an intern and was promoted to Vice President in 2004.

Jeff has obtained his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and his Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Designation which are the top designations to achieve in the commercial real estate industry. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Waukesha Program, Board member of the Waukesha Business Alliance, past President of the Rotary Club of New Berlin, Board member of the Commercial Association of Realtors and chair of the Government affairs committee. Jeff has brokered more than 1.4 million square feet in lease transactions and $85,000,000.00 in sales transactions in South East Wisconsin.

Lisa A. Mauer

Sr. Vice President

Rickert Industries


Lisa is a past president of IBAW and has been involved in the organization for over 30 years serving in several different capacities. Lisa is the former third generation owner of three companies serving the metalworking industry: Tool Service Corporation, Tool Fabrication Corporation and Fluid Service Corporation. Ms. Mauer's father, Bruno, was a founding member of the IBAW.

Graduating with a BBA from the University of Wisconsin Madison, Lisa currently serves on a number of boards including Reinders Inc., Acuity Insurance, Bank Mutual Corporation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Remnant Trust.

Ann Barry Hanneman
Simandl Law Group, S.C.
20975 Swenson Drive - Suite 250
Waukesha, WI 53186

Ann Barry Hanneman is a past president of IBAW. She is Principal in Simandl Law Group, S.C.. and acts as legal counsel to management in labor and employment law matters, including representing employers in federal and state employment litigation. Ann has successfully tried federal court jury trials, and regularly represents employers in administrative matters as well as federal and state court proceedings. In addition to litigation, Ann’s practice includes advising on employment discrimination, negotiating separation agreements, handling sexual harassment complaints, drafting employee handbooks and developing policies, and managing wage and hour matters and leave requests in compliance with state and federal law.

Ann is a frequent author and speaker on employment law matters and provides management training for companies on such topics as employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, discipline and discharge, drafting employee handbooks, ADA compliance, and updates on current cases and legislation affecting employment law and human resources. Ann graduated from Marquette University Law School and received her Bachelor of Science, with an Integral Honors Degree, from LeMoyne College.

Ann has served as a past Secretary for the Independent Business Association and has been a Board member since 2008.

Tom Boelkow
Building Service Inc.
W22 N630 Cheaney Road

Mr. Boelkow has been serving as a director of the IBAW for the past four years and has been involved with the organization for the past 6 years.

Tom is Vice President of Building Service Inc (BSI) in Milwaukee and specializes with commercial flooring needs of its clients along with other construction needs. Tom has been with BSI for 20 years and has been vice president since 2000.

Tom serves on many construction organization boards including Southeastern Wisconsin Floor Coverers Association, American Subcontractors Association, Allied Construction Employers Association, and serves on committees with Associated General Contractors of Milwaukee.

Bob Gross

Gross Automation

3680 North 126th Street

Brookfield, WI 53005


Mr. Gross is the founder, president and CEO of Gross Automation, a distributor and manufacturer of industrial control equipment, systems and services centered upon the ABB product platform. Gross Automation is celebrating their 24th year since incorporation in August, 2014. He has his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University, multiple post graduate degrees and is currently finishing his doctorate in Commissioner Science with completion forecast for early 2015. Bob joined the IBAW in 2011 after winning the “How I Got My Business Out of Hot Water” competition co-sponsored by the IBAW and Reliable Water Services.

Bob is currently active in the Boy Scouts on a unit, council and regional level and is an instructor for the Wisconsin DNR in their hunter safety program. Bob has his NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO) rating as well as being a certified instructor for rifle, pistol and shotgun. Additionally, he is an instrument rated pilot. Other activities include current board level memberships in both the Wauwatosa area Lions and Kiwanis clubs.


Richard Blomquist

Blomquist Benefits, LLC

Scott Seroka

Seroka Brand Development

200 South Executive Drive 

Brookfield, WI 53005


Scott Seroka is one of 29 Certified Brand Strategists in the U.S. and a Principal of Seroka, a family-owned brand development and strategic communications firm in Brookfield, WI serving the mortgage, manufacturing and professional services industries. In addition to building, enhancing and rehabilitating brands, Scott also works with entrepreneurs and CEOs to structure and maintain cultures of continuous improvement and operational excellence. 

Scott graduated from Cardinal Stritch University in ’93 with a BA in Marketing, has been certified in brand development and strategy through the Brand Establishment, and is a graduate of Leader Effectiveness Training through Gordon Training International. In Scott’s former life, he performed regularly at The Second City Improvisational Theater in Chicago.

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