Rockford Chamber Names Willy Goellner Among 20 People You Should Know
November 07, 2018
Rockford, IL USA-November 1, 2018-Tebala Event Center
Willy Goellner, the Founder and Chairman, Advanced Machine & Engineering and Hennig, Inc, was among 20 people who were awarded the 2018 People You Should You Know by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.
Close to 300 people gathered at the Chamber’s sixth event, held at the Tebala Event Center on November 1, 2018.
This award nomination program started in 2011 and since honored 212 Rockford area leaders. This year, eight women and twelve men were chosen among 50 nominees. The award recognizes the members from various industries whose work and leadership inspires the community and brings positive changes to the local businesses. These people represented healthcare, government, finance, education, non-profits, manufacturing and professional services.
“One mission of the Chamber is to develop the future leaders of the community and this event helps foster that goal’, said Chamber president and CEO Einar Forsman. “We’ve got a lot of people in our community who are doing great things every day either for their company, for the community, for their own families. We want to be able to acknowledge that and show them our respect and thank them for that”, Forsman said.
Goellner founded AME in 1966 and since then the company grew to be one of the area’s manufacturing industry leaders. Later on, in 1999 AME acquired Hennig, the company from Germany, and it became a second company of Goellner Inc, now headquartered in the US, with manufacturing facilities globally.
"I am honored and very humbled to be a part of this year's group of People You Should Know", Willy said. "Thank you to all those who nomibnated me adn to the Rockford Chamber of Commerce for this special recognition".