Waukesha, WI, June 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- William J. Mielke Becomes Chairman of the Board at Ruekert/Mielke
Michael F. Campbell Named to the Board of Directors
John Mielke Retires as Chairman of the Board
William J. Mielke, P.E., R.L.S., President and CEO of Ruekert/Mielke, Inc. has been named Chairman of the Board. Mr. Mielke replaces John Mielke, P.E., who has retired as Chairman of the Board after spending 64 years as a Director of the company that he founded.
William Mielke joined Ruekert/Mielke in 1971, and has expanded the firm and its services to include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), supervisory control and data acquisition design, landscape architecture services, and asset management services in addition to opening offices in Kenosha and Madison. The firm has also established two divisions; Aquifer Science and Technology (AST), specializing in groundwater studies and investigations nationwide and Municipal Economics & Planning (MEP), providing financial and planning services to municipalities.
Mr. Mielke’s trademark has been his ability to solve large regional issues and to develop new and innovative solutions to promote regional cooperation and reduce the cost of government services. Mr. Mielke has been honored as a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council, and a Diplomat in Environmental Engineering, in addition to being a member of numerous professional organizations. He has served on several Governors Task Forces, most recently on the State and Local Government Task Force, and also the Special Committee on Great Lakes Water Resources Compact that worked to rewrite the statutes on the use and protection of Lake Michigan. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Waukesha County Action Network, and Bank Mutual.
Michael F. Campbell. P.E., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been named to the Board of Directors. Mr. Campbell joined Ruekert/Mielke in 1984, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 1999. Mr. Campbell has performed as the project manager on a variety of municipal and private development projects including TIF Districts, industrial parks, downtown development projects, major sanitary sewerage projects, lake sewer projects, and storm water management projects. In addition, he is the firm’s expert on stream modeling, floodplain analysis and small diameter pressurized sewer systems. He serves as the Village Engineer for the Village’s of Thiensville and Elm Grove.
After spending 64 years at the company that he founded in 1946, John Mielke, P.E., has retired as the Chairman of the Board of Ruekert/Mielke, Inc. Mr. Mielke’s involvement in shaping the development of southeastern Wisconsin, and Waukesha County in particular, is legendary.
John Mielke and Frank Ruekert started moonlighting in their homes at night designing subdivisions for the housing market driven by returning WWII veterans. John came home from a commission in the Army Corps of Engineers to join Frank, then an engineer with the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Ruekert/Mielke was formed on May 6, 1946, with the company located in a two-room, upstairs office at 203 North Grand Avenue in Waukesha.
In 1951 a building was constructed at 420 Frederick Street to serve as professional office space. There was one conference room, one office for both principals, and one wall telephone used by all employees. By 1955 the partnership became a corporation, and the firm concentrated on community sewer and water systems. Ruekert/Mielke assisted many communities in their development, such as being involved in the incorporations of the Village of Menomonee Falls and Oconomowoc Lake, and the Cities of Brookfield, New Berlin, Muskego and Pewaukee. The firm also designed sewer and water systems for all of the above communities as well as the majority of municipal wells and water towers throughout Waukesha County. From developing the largest industrial park in Wisconsin for the City of New Berlin to designing the water system for Brookfield Square Shopping Mall, the firm gained a strong reputation for undertaking challenging projects.
Ruekert/Mielke of Waukesha, WI, is a multidisciplinary consulting firm, offering a broad range of engineering and municipal services. The firm assists clients with water and wastewater management, storm water management, municipal and financial planning, landscape architecture, construction review services, and GIS and SCADA control system projects.