April 2022 Accelerate Magazine

CentroMotion provides a wide range of motion, actuation and control solutions that help build, move and feed the world. You probably see our products every day. Throughout our global locations, products we manufacture are used in diverse industries, by some of the world’s largest equipment manufacturers in the areas of agriculture, transportation, construction, specialty equipment, health care, and fire and rescue. Less than three years ago, CentroMotion became a stand-alone company and we continue to build a strong foundation to ensure our employees develop professionally and personally based on their skills and interests. Talent Development Culture CentroMotion works to develop talent programs to best facilitate employees moving and growing within the company. Our goal is to personalize our approach to talent development, clearly understanding our employees’ interests and educational goals, and how they want to contribute. Our succession planning then guides long-term planning for leadership roles. We have found theWaukesha County Business Alliance to be a great partner in leadership development. So far, a number of our employees have participated in the Alliance's LeadershipWaukesha County program, finding it a valuable tool in developing and enhancing leadership skills. Participant Scott Zangl described it as a valuable experience, covering topics pertinent to leadership roles, and especially liked the small groups. “The use of small groups with peers in similar situations was great,” states Scott. “I will continue to use the tools I learned to be a better leader.” Another participant, Dave Allar, had a very positive overall impression of the program. “Through the ‘Core Mining’ session, I gained a better understanding of my values and why I should make significant decisions based on those values,” he said. “The ‘Journey Line’ session also helped me understand the value of setting personal goals, BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR EMPLOYEE RETENTION KRISTINE NIEHUS Senior HR Director, CentroMotion 10 WAUKESHA COUNTY BUSINESS ALLIANCE, INC. | WAUKESHA.ORG