About GenAlpha

Our Values

GenAlpha is a team of leaders from Manufacturing, Information Technology, Technical Publications and Customer Service. We believe in maximizing the growth potential of our customers by combining the right people and right technology. We have built an impressive track record of helping companies realize their potential.

Guiding Principles

  • Do the Right Thing

  • Learn and Share

  • Do Something that Matters

  • Keep it Simple

  • Foster Relationships

  • Make Long Term Progress

Tim Sullivan

Executive Chairman

As Executive Chairman, Tim brings passion, vision, and experience to the GenAlpha team.  His fearless approach to applying technology to manufacturing processes contributed to his desire to be the Chair of a company which delivers best in class products and services designed for the manufacturing sector.

Tim is the former CEO of Bucyrus International Inc., a manufacturer of high productivity mining equipment for surface and underground mining.  During his tenure at Bucyrus he grew revenue 17 fold to $4.4B, and EBITDA to $1.1B.  After leading the 8th best performing initial public offering in the U.S. in 2004, Bucyrus was the 25th and the 8th fastest growing company in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010 respectively.  After completing the sale of Bucyrus to Caterpillar, Inc. in 2011 for $8.8B, Tim has held other leadership positions including special consultant to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, advisor to various private equity firms, and Chairman and CEO of Gardner Denver, Inc.

In addition to his participation at GenAlpha, Tim is currently a Director of Aurora Health Care, Bucyrus Foundation, Carroll University, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc., and Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. Tim’s commitment to growing strong businesses and communities has been recognized throughout the years. He has received numerous honors and awards, including an Honorary Doctorate from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Ernst & Young U.S. Manufacturing & Distribution Entrepreneur of the Year, United Way of Greater Milwaukee Heller Award, Harvard Business School Leader of the Year, and Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame Executive of the Year.

Andy Hansen

CEO

During his time at Bucyrus International, he was involved in two large acquisitions worth over $2 billion and saw Bucyrus grow from $250 million in sales to $5 billion in a twelve year span. Before leaving Caterpillar, Inc. to start GenAlpha, he continued to oversee Global Product Support as well as the integration of the aftermarket.

After experiencing many of the issues facing manufacturers who are trying to provide their customers and service technicians with easy-to-use tools with accurate, real-time information, he decided to start GenAlpha. Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse and an MBA from Marquette University.

Kris Harrington

Operations

Kris Harrington is responsible for successfully delivering our solutions to customers around the world. This responsibility includes translating executive vision and customer’s needs into our product road map. Kris has over ten years of experience in global manufacturing, six of those years spent in various countries implementing strategies outside of the United States.

Her previous roles in manufacturing include Product Management, Aftermarket Sales, and Alliance Management. Kris brings high energy to any project implementation from initial project planning through execution.

Bob Zastrow

Business Development

Bob earned a BS in engineering but moved directly into customer facing roles in the business world. He has over 25 years in customer and dealer facing environments for manufacturing companies. Using his experience, he lead the smooth transition and assimilation of aftermarket sales and operations during three major acquisitions and one multi-billion dollar divestiture. He has also been the aftermarket lead on multiple ERP implementations/conversions in multiple locations around the globe.

The combination of strategic and tactical experience in Product Management, Pricing, Inventory Management, Project Management, Maintenance Contracts, and Global Alliance development along with technical background allow Bob to bring a very unique broad range of expertise and experience to each new Genalpha engagement.

Suman Radhakrishna

Technology

Subrahmanya (Suman) Radhakrishna is a successful serial entrepreneur and a seasoned IT executive. In conjunction with being the Technology Leader for Genalpha, Suman is the current Chairman, President & CEO of ThoughtFocus Technologies INC, a product engineering and software solutions company that he founded in 2004 and TF Payments Inc., a product and services company in the Payment Card Industry that he co-founded in 2010.

He serves on the Board of Renew Systems Pvt. Ltd., a private corporation based in India catering to the IT needs of the new age schools in the education sector. Suman has successfully led teams and managed projects in the IT consulting world in the areas of ERP implementation, business intelligence, custom software development, and systems integration.

He started his career in the IT education industry as a faculty member in India’s premier IT training corporation, NIIT Ltd. Suman holds an honor’s diploma in Systems Management from NIIT, a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Mathematics and Electronics from the University of Mysore, and an MBA from Texas A&M University, with specialization in International Business.

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