Sean Skinner has been named director of performance improvement for the HSHS Division – Eastern Wisconsin, which includes St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay and St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. He will develop and implement lean performance improvement initiatives. He previously worked with lean initiatives at the Menasha Corp. and ThedaCare. Mary Schueller has taken on an expanded role at HSHS as oncology nurse educator. She will work with leadership and nurses at all three hospitals where she will educate oncology nurses, serve as a clinical resource to the cancer programs and promote evidence-based nursing practice.
Bank First National has announced three promotions: Kelly L. Fischer to the position of senior vice president/director of operations; Kory Schmidt to business banking officer; and Shelly Braun to assistant vice president/branch manager at the 8th Street location in Manitowoc.
John Krause has been named market leader for Baker Tilly’s Northeastern Wisconsin office in Appleton. A partner with Baker Tilly, he will continue to serve his current clients while also assuming the role of driving new business development activities. He has been with the firm since 1990.
Dr. Nathan L. VanZeeland has joined the medical staff of Appleton Medical Center. He is a hand and shoulder surgeon with the Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Northeast Wisconsin. in Appleton. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., and completed special training in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery at Washington University in St. Louis
Attorney David W. Platt has joined McCarty Law in Appleton. Platt graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He specializes in commercial litigation and business and corporate law.
The Chamber of Manitowoc County has announced its 2009-10 Leadership Manitowoc County class: Brenda Georgenson, Felician Village; Brian Herman, Holy Family Memorial; Jarod (Jeb) Husmann, Aurora Health Care; Jean Hynek, Ansay & Associates; Kathy Keane, Investors Community Bank; Abbey Klosinski, The Chamber of Manitowoc County; Shooter Loch, AmericInn of Manitowoc; Jason Muench, UnitedOne Credit Union; Katy Prange, Lakeshore Technical College; Todd Quick, Lakeside Foods, Inc.; Brenda Rettinger, Bank First National; Denise Roseff, Bank First National; Andy Shallow, Associated Bank; Annie Short, NE WI Health Education Center & Healthiest Manitowoc County 2010; Steve Smith, Manitowoc-Two Rivers YMCA; Mike Valleskey, Wisconsin Public Service; and Dr. Perry White, Silver Lake College.
Randy Dummer, a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Recipients are selected based on the highest overall instructor knowledge and presentation scores from leading AICPA seminars nationwide. This is Dummer’s second consecutive year receiving the award.
Matthew Selle has joined Berners-Schober Associates Inc. as a CAD operator. He has a degree in drafting/CAD technology from High Tech Institute in Phoenix, Ariz.
Cathie Kocourek has been named vice president/chief administrative officer for Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. She has been with Aurora for 35 years, most recently as director of professional and support services for Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
teve Meyer, president and executive creative director of The Karma Group, received a Silver Medal Award at the 2009 ADDY Awards Show.
Dave Loritz has been promoted to the Green Bay market president for The Business Bank. He joined the bank as executive vice president in 2007 and has 27 years of banking experience.
Dr. Richard Theobald of the Aurora Manitowoc Clinic, Drs. Andrea Schimke and Alan Cherkasky of Aurora Health Care in Kaukauna and Dr. Robert Stevens of the Aurora Health Center in Green Bay have received recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to diabetic patients. This program is conducted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.
Jason Kanable has joined the QTI Group in Appleton as a recruiting consultant. He has a degree in communication from UW-Eau Claire and seven years experience in the staffing industry.
Deborah Frederiksen has joined Stephenson National Bank & Trust in Marinette as a mortgage lending officer. She has nearly 25 years of banking experience.
Ariens Co. in Brillion has made several changes to its executive management structure. Jeff Hebbard, previously senior vice president of sales, marketing and development, has been promoted to president of Ariens Company Wholegoods Business and will assume responsibility of the Ariens, Gravely, EverRide, Great Dane, Parker, Treker, Kee and Gravely Turf business. Bob Bradford, previously vice president of manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, has been promoted to the role of vice president of operations. Both Hebbard and Bradford report to Ariens CEO Dan Ariens. John Horn, previously director of international sales, was promoted to vice president of sales-Ariens Wholegoods and will report to Hebbard. Ariens also named Bill Engler, previously director of North American sales, director of sales – LSC, Distributor and Industrial.
Pa Lee Moua of Appleton received the Fox Valley Technical College’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award. She is a 2000 graduate of the college’s administrative professional program. Moua also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lakeland College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the UW-Oshkosh. She is assistant dean of students for multicultural affairs at Lawrence University.
John Nygaard and Brent Jensen have joined Community First Credit Union as vice president/senior business lenders. Nygaard will oversee the credit union’s business lending activities in the Fox Cities, while Jensen will oversee lending activities in the Green Bay market and Manitowoc, Oconto, Brown and Shawano counties. Nygaard has more than 19 years of commercial lending and business development experience while Jensen has more than 20 years experience, most recently as market president for the Business Bank in Green Bay.
Ryan Gartman has been named a partner in Clifton Gunderson’s Sheboygan office. Gartman joined Clifton Gunderson in 2000 following the merger with Van Der Jagt & Associates. He has 15 years of public accounting experience and specializes in accounting and business consulting services for closely-held corporations, construction contractors, manufacturers, auto dealers and retailers.
Beth Malchetske, director of health information management for ThedaCare, received the 2010 Wisconsin Health Information Management Association Distinguished Service Award.
Directions, a Neenah marketing, communications and packaging agency, has hired Patti Andersen-Shew as an account manager and Martha Siebers as an interactive marketing coordinator. Andersen-Shew has more than 25 years experience in marketing, most recently as Alliance Laundry System’s marketing director. Siebers previously was an operations analyst for the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin.
Brian O’Shaughnessy, president of ITConnexx, received the “Go-Giver Award” at the second annual HTG Summit in Las Colinas, Texas. Amy Noskowiak has also joined ITConnexx as a technical services administrator.
Deb Cross has been named director of emergency management and safety for Affinity Health System. Cross has held a number of positions within Affinity since she joined the team in 1990, including her most recent role as manager of clinical operations for Urgent Care Affinity Medical Group.
Melanie Stepanek has joined the Weidert Group in Appleton as a public relations and social media coordinator. A graduate of UW-Oshkosh, she worked with Weidert as an intern and also was the social media intern for UWO’s Journalism Department.
Carmen Fosick, vice president of Elmstar Electric Corp. in Kaukauna, received the Family Business Wiki 2010 10 Under 40 Award, which honors 10 family business rising stars from around the world.
Dr. Julie Luetschwager has been named dean of the School of Nursing at Marian University in Fond du Lac. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Viterbo University and her master’s degree in nursing from Pittsburgh State University. She also received a doctoral degree in nursing science from Catholic University of America. She comes to Marian with 20 years experience in nursing education.
Thomas Schueller has joined the board of directors of Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc. He is a retired banking veteran and most recently served as chief credit officer and managing director of Lake Shore Wisconsin Corp. in Sheboygan.
Scott B. Ullem has been named vice president and chief financial officer at Bemis Co. He succeeds Gene C. Wulf, who assumes the role of executive vice president.
Denise Murie has joined Pro-Tec Energy of Appleton. She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Tech University and spent 19 years as an engineer and project lead at Kimberly-Clark Corp. before joining Pro-Tec.
Micoley & Co. has added Denis Guba, Dianne Neville, Kristen Hewitt, Patrick Mineau, Matthew Norem, Troy Malloy and Kurt Schuster to its real estate consultant team.
Paul Kendle of Green Bay received the Chancellor’s Award at UW-Green Bay. Kendle is market president for Wells Fargo Bank’s 19 locations in Northeast Wisconsin. He has served in leadership capacities for Wells Fargo or its precursors for more than two decades.
Jessica Faris has been named an account coordinator at Coalesce Inc. in Appleton. A graduate of UW-Oshkosh, she originally joined Coalesce as a PR intern.
Lawrence University cultural anthropologist Carla N. Daughtry has been named a recipient of 2010 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. She will spend the 2010-11 academic year at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research at American University in Cairo, Egypt.
R.A. Smith National, a civil engineering, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information systems and 3D visualization consultant, has moved its Appleton office to 100 W. Lawrence St.
Matthews Tire and Auto Service Centers has been recognized by Special Olympics Fox Valley for their work to raise funds for the organization. The store in Fond du Lac contributed money from every tire sold last October to the organization and raised $475.
Door County Traders, Eclectic Antiques & Resale has opened in Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue District. Owned by Diane Overland-Rockwell, the shop offers an array of antiques catering to many tastes from the casual, yet, classy decorator to the intrepid treasure hunter to the avid collector.
ThedaCare is offering Phillips Lifeline Medical Alert Service with AutoAlert, which is worn around the neck and uses multiple sensors to detect when a person is falling. Previously, Lifeline’s users had to press a button on the pendant, summoning help if they fell down. The new AutoAlert automatically contacts the Lifeline call center 30 seconds after the pendant senses a fall, waiting to see if the person is able to get up.
Bellin Health has opened the Wound Healing Center at 744 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay. The center specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions. Created in partnership with the National Healing Corp., one of the nation’s largest wound care management companies, it will offer hospital-based outpatient wound care as well as disease management and diabetes care.
Alliance Laundry Systems, a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, has entered into an agreement with Bangalore-based Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipment PVT Ltd. to provide Ripon-headquartered Alliance products to the fast-growing Indian laundry industry.
The Green Bay Gamblers raised more than $60,000 for local and national organizations through ticket proceeds, jersey auctions, celebrity waiter dinners, volunteer bartender functions and 50/50 raffles during the 2009-10 season.
CareTech Solutions, an IT and web productions and solutions company, recognized Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc with its Rising Star Award. Holy Family was one of five hospitals in the nation to receive this award.
BayCare Clinic in Green Bay was named one of the “100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s ASC Review/Becker’s Hospital Review.
Professional Plating Inc. in Brillion has been granted an F019 hazardous waste delisting ruling from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Manitowoc Cranes was one of nine Wisconsin organizations to receive a special award recognizing its support of guard and military personnel while on active duty. The “Above and Beyond” award was presented by the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve division of the Department of Defense.
Miron Construction Co. employees donated 30,000 pounds of items for Goodwill Industries as part of a competition between employee teams to see who could bring in the most donations.
The five-story, $35 million Lawrence University Campus Center received a best in show award from Wisconsin Builder.
Lawrence University in Appleton is one of the country’s most environmentally-responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review. Developed in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, the “Guide to 286 Green Colleges” is a comprehensive guidebook for students focused solely on institutions of higher education that have demonstrated an above average commitment to sustainability in terms of campus infrastructure, activities and initiatives.
Ariens Company of Brillion will supply select outdoor power equipment products under four brand names for W.W. Grainger Inc.
Outlook Group of Neenah has achieved G7 Master Qualification, which will allow customers to match the color of an image in their packaging with image in their marketing materials.
First National Bank-Fox Valley has achieved preferred lender status with the Small Business Administration
PAi, a DePere provider of 401(k) administration and payroll processing for small business, has been named a finalist in the 2010 American Business Awards’ Customer Service Department of the Year category.
Network Health Plan, Mercy Medical Center and Affinity Health System’s corporate office received the 2009 Morehead Apex Workplace of Distinction award by Morehead Associates.
Elmstar Electric Corp. of Kaukauna received a 2009 top project award from Wisconsin Builder for its work on the new College Avenue bridge in Appleton. Elmstar also received honor mentions for its work on the Best Advantage Credit Union in Brillion, the Brown County Mental Health Center in Green Bay, Outagamie County Regional Airport Wildlife Fence in Appleton and the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center in Menasha.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has established a Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. The center brings together bring together academic programs that already exist within the university as well as several overseas activities.
Servant Insurance, which has an Oshkosh office, has developed the Dynamic Plan Designer, a software tool which allows users to control every variable of health care benefit plans.
Unity, a provider of hospice and palliative care, provided more than $1.2 million in charity care expenses during 2009. Unity cared for 1,977 people through hospice and palliative services and an additional 6,888 people through bereavement care – a nearly 16 percent increase over 2008.
Skyline Exhibit Resource of De Pere has obtained Women-Owned Business Enterprise status from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
PDJ Cutting and Fabricating of Manitowoc has purchased Wisconsin Cutting Service of Manitowoc.
Lakeshore Technical College received nearly $150,000 from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to support critical workforce needs in the nuclear power sector and provide financial assistance to full-time enrollees in the college’s Nuclear Technology program.
Doug Brauer, owner of Appleton Fast Signs, has been named “2009 Business Operator of the Year” by Fast Signs International Inc.
ThedaCare At Home has created a nine-bed hospice residence wing within The Heritage and Peabody Manor Community in Appleton.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Targeted Business Development Program now offers Minority Business Enterprise and Women’s Business Enterprise certifications through the Wisconsin Department of Commerce.
Cummins NPower LLC is building a 1,035-square-foot test cell addition at its De Pere location. The addition will allow Cummins to improve production capacity, increase test operator safety and allow multiple units to be tested simultaneously.
Clifton Gunderson, an accounting firm with an office in Oshkosh, received the 2010-11 Public Service Award from the Wisconsin Certified Public Accountants organization.
Van Lanen Inc., a commercial lithographic printer based in Green Bay, won numerous honors at the 2010 Graphic Excellence Competition Gala. The company earned best of category, best of division, award of excellence and certificate or merit recognitions for print communication quality.
Festival Foods has launched The Marq, a new catering and banquet hall business that will serve customers in Northeast Wisconsin from the former Apple Creek Inn.
Aurora Health Care is building a new 5,000-square-foot facility for physical and occupational therapy on Manitowoc’s south side. Aurora’s rehabilitation services will continue to be offered at Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers.
Menasha Packaging’s Folding Carton Group won five awards, including two golds, at the 2010 National Paperboard Packaging Competition, sponsored by the Paperboard Packaging Council.
Direct Link of Appleton now offers automated medication dispensers in addition to its line of personal emergency response systems.
Robert W. Baird & Co. is expanding in its downtown Green Bay location. Schuh Construction of Seymour will handle the building shell and all of the exterior improvements. Smet Construction Services of De Pere will complete the interior remodeling of the existing space and build-out of the expansion.