Gamber-Johnson named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

Metro Wire Staff

Stevens Point-based Gamber-Johnson has been honored as the top manufacturer in the country for a medium-sized business.

The company was awarded Manufacturer of the Year at the 32nd annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce banquet held earlier this year. The program recognized 24 nominees that demonstrate a commitment to business excellence which makes a positive impact on the state of Wisconsin.

Gamber-Johnson’s recognition was one of four grand award winners, categorized by the number of employees and recognized for “impeccable performance, tenacity, commitment to excellence, and superior customer relations,” according to a news release from the company. Gamber was awarded for the medium-sized category, which is comprised of companies with 100-199 employees.

“The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award is the highest state recognition for excellence in manufacturing, and after eight years of being nominated, we are elated to finally bring this one home,” said Gautam Malik, Chief Operating Officer of Gamber-Johnson. “Gamber-Johnson’s success begins and ends with our talented people and the families who support them.”

The Manufacturer of the Year Awards Program recognizes companies for all they do to drive the state’s economy. The nominees are evaluated in areas, according to the press release, including financial growth or consistency, technological advances, product development, environmental solutions and sustainability, operational excellence and continuous improvement, commitment to employees and effective research and development. Award winners are selected by an independent panel of judges.

“I could not be prouder of our team at Gamber-Johnson and deeply appreciate this award that recognizes our culture of continuous improvement and an unerring focus on our customers,” said Brian Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gamber-Johnson.

Gamber-Johnson is a supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, semi-trucks, and other mobility applications. Their products are used by law enforcement, public safety, military, and warehouse fleets around the globe and are known for being rugged, reliable and responsive.

The company was founded in 1954. To learn more about Gamber-Johnson visit