PRESIDENT/CEO – James R. Kerlin

James KerlinBeyond Vision welcomed Mr. James Kerlin to the position of President/CEO on May 14, 2007.  Jim has a strong manufacturing, business and engineering background including consulting and ownership of his own business.  He is inventor or co-inventor of twelve patents, with several additional pending.  His knowledge of the nonprofit field comes from his 22 years of participation in the business side of the Lutheran Church as a Deacon and an Elder, as well as his involvement on the board of the Make-a-Wish Foundation in Augusta, Georgia.  He has participated as a member of the Business Networking International and Rotary International organizations.

Since joining Beyond Vision, Jim has facilitated significant improvements in the organization – some of them measurable and some of them immeasurable.  While it’s certainly easy to see the positive change in revenue growth since Jim’s arrival in the 2015 Annual Report… but what you don’t see is the change in culture he brought with as well.  Jim’s open door policy and desire to converse daily with all employees has cultivated a team atmosphere where employees strive to help one another succeed.


Beyond Vision administrative staff is guided by an active volunteer board of directors.

Thomas E. Arenberg
Retired executive of Accenture
Board Chair, Board Development Committee

Rob Buettner
Senior Director of Relationships & Business Services, Beyond Vision

Shawn Duffy
Controller, Phoenix Products Co., Inc.
Finance Committee

John Emanuel
Attorney, Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.
Executive Board Member & Chair Finance Committee

William Hughes
Attorney, Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.
Fund Development Committee

Jacque Cline
Board Member

Eric D. Isbister
Chief Executive Officer, GenMet Corporation
Board Secretary, Exec & Fund Dev Committees

Donald Klenk
VP of Operations, Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Fund Development Committee

Burton Metz
Wangard Partners
Fund Development Committee, Ambassador

Jeff Peil
Sr. Technical Application Analyst, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
Fund Development Committee

Eric Schumann
President, Potala Company
Chair, Fund Development Committee

Art Wasserman
Wasserman and Wasserman Law Offices

Satisfied Customers

Briggs and Stratton
Oshkosh Truck Corp.
P&H - Division of Joy-Global

Phoenix Products

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State of Wisconsin-Dept. of Treasury
University of Wisconsin
Morris Material Handling

Central Aquatics
General Automotive

General Services Administration
Defense Logistics Agency
Department of Defense

SP Richards
Associated Industries for the Blind

Beyond Vision · 5316 West State Street · Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208 · Tel: 414.778.5800 · Fax: 414.778.5805