Gus "Sandy" Wirth, Jr.

Committee Membership
  • County Supervisor: 1988 - 2004 and 2006 - Present
  • Chairman of Ozaukee County Board: 2002 - 2004
  • Vice Chairman: 2001 - 2002
  • Second Vice Chairman: 1994 - 2001 and 2006 - 2008
Ozaukee County Committee Memberships
  • Administrative Committee: 2008 - 2010
  • Public Safety 2006 to 2010 - Chairman: 2006 - 2008
  • Public Safety oversees Sheriff Department, District Attorney Office, Courts, Emergency Management, Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Emergency Government / Management: 1988 - 2002 Chairman 1988 - 2002
    • In additions to the normal duties, the committee:
      • Implemented Hazardous Material Program (SARA)
      • Implemented countywide emergency planning program
      • Initiated Ozaukee Amateur Radio Emergency Services (OZARES)
      • Implemented and installed complete Emergency Communications Center
Gus "Sandy" Wirth
  • Technology Resources/Previous - Chairman: 1988 - 2004
    • In addition to the normal duties, the committee:
      • Upgraded computer technology while saving the county many thousands of dollars per year
      • Installed countywide two-way radio trunking system over 2,700 radios used by County and All Local Governments
      • Installed countywide telephone system with direct inward dialing
      • Installed interactive county-wide website
      • Installed county wide for all local government email system
      • Installed remote access for Register of Deeds information
      • Installed microwave system for total county communications
  • Land Information: 1992 - 2000
    • In addition to the normal duties, the committee:
      • Made up computer CD's showing aerials of the entire county
      • Complete Topographic / Planimetric Mapping of county
      • Digital Parcel Mapping
      • Enterprise GIS, Internet access of countywide information
  • Legislative Committee: 1989 - 2004
    • In addition to the normal duties, the committee:
      • Oversee and approve all statewide legislation regarding Ozaukee County and maintain a relationship with other counties in southeastern Wisconsin
  • Personnel Committee: 1988 - 2000
    • In addition to the normal duties, the committee
      • Negotiated over 13 organized labor contracts
      • Negotiated countywide health insurance for 12 years
  • Insurance and Official Bounds Committee: 1988 - 2000
  • Transportation Coordination: 1988 - 1990
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee: 1989 - 1992 and 2006 - 2008
  • Tax Incremental District Joint Review Board: 1991 - 1993
  • Radio System User Group: 1991 - 2004
    • In addition to the normal duties:
      • Established communications protocol and system specifications along with individual radio personalities
  • Tax Incremental Finance Committee for Cedarburg TIF: 1992 - 1994
  • Wisconsin Counties Association - President: 2012 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Counties Association - Vice President: 2011 - 2012
  • Wisconsin Counties Association Board of Directors - 2nd Vice President
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Board of Directors: 2010 - Present
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Claims Committee: 1995 - Present
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Group Health Trust Board of Directors: 2008 to Present
  • Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Group Health Trust Claims Review Committee: 1992 - 2004 and 2006 - 2007
  • Accomplishments
    • Patent owner of Satellite Polar Mount
    • Patent owner of Microprocessor Controlled Radio Receiver
    Professional History
    • 1965 - Present: Delta Satellite Corporation (Established 1965) - Chairman/Secretary, involved in distribution of satellite earth stations, investments in cellular telephone license and FCC applications, high speed video tape duplication, world trade. Instrumental in obtaining federal legislation on making satellite reception legal.
    • 1962 - Present: G. H. Wirth, Inc. (Established 1865) - President/Chairman, originally a general store, now commercial and residential real estate.
    • 1972 - Present: Dorminhei Corporation (formerly Draco Labs, Inc.) - Chairman/Secretary, engineering and production of electronic equipment. Engineered and built the first microprocessor controlled consumer product (CPU 100 FM tuner). Presently, investments.
    • 1986 - Present: Skycable Inc. - Chairman/Secretary, involved in satellite program distribution direct to home video and audio programs.
    • 1989 - 2000: Global Cellular Corporation - Vice President, nationwide license, 5 channel 220 MHz, digital voice/data SSB.
    • 1993 - 1999: General MetalWorks, Corporation - President, metal fabricator serving as subcontractor to many world known companies.
    • 1963 - 1978: Echo Communications Inc. - President/Chairman, one of the world’s largest suppliers of communications equipment.
    • 1967 - 1978: KRIS, Inc. - President/Chairman/Director - Electronic manufacturing for consumer market, with offices in Europe and wholly owned facility in Japan.
    • 1978 - 1981: Technidyne - Director, a worldwide manufacturer and importer of electronic consumer products and wireless communication devices.
    • 1982 - 1985: Telefind Corporation - Director, a worldwide paging network and patent holders of message storing and forwarding, using push technology.
    • 1984 - 1987: Viewers First National - President, involved in video programming, licensing of programming to Amway Corporation and first to do satellite Pay-Per-View.
    • 1990 - 1993: American Signal Corporation - President, manufacturer, and international distributor of wide-area warning systems.
    Other Civic, Professional, Social Affiliations
    • 1998 - 2002: Vice Chairman and 2002 - 2004 Chairman: Technology for Educational Achievement in Wisconsin (TEACH) Board
      • This board was responsible for providing the funds, technology and wiring to over 20,000 schoolrooms and libraries throughout Wisconsin for distant learning, high speed Internet and full motion video.
    • 1999 - Present: Commissioner on Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission: Secretary 2004 - 2008
      • This commission is responsible for the planning of all infrastructures serving the people in southeastern Wisconsin
    • 1992 - 1995: Member of Governor’s Blue Ribbon Telecommunications Task Force
      • Task Force was responsible for changing the regulations to coincide with today’s technology and coordinated various technologies to work together
    Educational Background
    • Carroll University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Physics
    • Post Graduate - Various degrees and honors
    Family Information
    • Married: Doreen Wirth (nee Konrad)
    • Two daughters: Melinda and Heidi
    • Granddaughters Gladys and Wincie
    Interests & Hobbies
    • Pilot - Single, multi-engine, instrument (1967)
    • Amateur Radio - Extra Class W9BTN (1952)