Lloyd Brown, president and CEO of Warren-based Waltonen Engineering, has received Vistage Michigan’s 2010 Soaring Eagle Award. The recognition took place at the organization’s annual CEO Summit on Fri., September 24 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn. Vistage Michigan is a membership-based organization that helps business leaders make better decisions and generate better results.
The Soaring Eagle Award is awarded annually and recognizes one member’s overall success in business.
“Lloyd Brown exemplifies what Vistage Michigan can do for Michigan’s business leaders,” said Robert Holland, CEO and chairman of Vistage Michigan. “Brown has taken what he has learned from our organization and has achieved absolutely remarkable results.”
Brown also is the president of WESS, LLC, a managing partner of 5505 Thirteen Mile Road, LLC, and partner and board member of Aut-tech Automation GmbH.
Since joining Vistage Michigan in 2003, Brown has consistently brought personal and professional issues to share with his peers, who serve as an ad-hoc board of directors, for guidance and counsel. He also has demonstrated tremendous leadership skills and foresight while obtaining steady business growth. During the past seven years, the tools he acquired through his membership have helped him open an office in Granville, South Carolina, secure several new clients, and diversify his customer base.
“He has an amazing ability to be resilient, take appropriate risks and see what possibilities are in store for the future,” said Barbara Stanbridge, Brown’s CE Group chair. “Lloyd Brown doesn’t get himself booked into one option. He is able to hold multiple, possible realities.”
The Troy resident is the chairperson of the City of Warren’s Downtown Development Authority. He also is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Additionally, he contributes to many charitable causes and is an active member of the Detroit Athletic Club.
Through Vistage Michigan, small business owners and chief executives gain direct and immediate access to unparalleled ideas and thinking. From one-on-one business coaching, intimate peer-to-peer workshops, and presentations from top industry executives, to advisory boards of CEO peers, extensive online libraries of content and beyond, Vistage Michigan provides its members with actionable knowledge that cannot be replicated by any university, traditional workshop or networking organization.
Vistage Michigan currently operates 12 CE Groups in southeast Michigan comprised of approximately 15 members per group.
Vistage Michigan (vistagemichigan.com) is a member-based organization that delivers business resources and personal support to CEOs of small to mid-sized companies in southeast Michigan. For more information on Vistage Michigan please call 586-443-5880 or visit the website.