Term Expired March 2012
Cascade Engineering is a leading multi business manufacturer in the renewable energy, automotive, industrial, and recycling industries, primarily with plastic injection molded products. A materials engineer by training, Fred Keller founded the Company in 1973. The Company's industry recognition includes the Society for Human Resource Management's top 10 "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America"; the White House's Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership; and Goodwill Industries' "Employer of the Year" award, and Chrysler's "Technology Role Model" award. In 2004, he was named to the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Advisory Council and served for 2 years as Chair before retiring in 2011. He is also the recipient of a "Distinguished Service Award" from the National Governors Association. A Grand Rapids native, he earned a B.S degree from Cornell and a master of business management from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute.