On the Move – December

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 :: People and Business on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

Donya Wilson joined Integrity Insurance as vice president of personal lines. Before joining Integrity, Wilson was assistant vice president of corporate actuarial planning for Grange Insurance, an affiliate of Integrity Insurance.

Dr. Tasha Farrar joined ThedaCare Behavioral Health in Menasha as a psychiatrist. She received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., and her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Kris Teofilo is the new regional director for Make A Wish’s northeast Wisconsin field office, which is headquartered in Appleton. Before joining Make A Wish, Teofilo worked for 17 years with Gannett Wisconsin Media.

Skyline Technologies has added several employees. Carri Albrecht joined Skyline as a senior project consultant; Jeff Hallett joined as a senior business intelligence consultant; and Brian Foote joined as a software engineer in the company’s custom software solutions practice.

Barbara Hocking is the new chief operating officer/chief nursing officer for St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. She been the hospital’s interim COO for the past 18 months.

Scott Armes joined HiTech Enterprises Inc. as a senior account manager. He has more than 15 years experience and has a degree in organizational communications.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved promotions for nine University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty members. Associate professors Angela C. Bauer-Dantoin of human biology and Meir Russ of business were promoted to professors; assistant professors Lucy A. Arendt of business, Atife Caglar-Clark of Natural and Applied Sciences, Toni L. Damkoehler of arts and visual design, Mathew E. Dornbush of natural and applied sciences, Susan M. Gallagher-Lepak of nursing, Pao Lor of education and John A. Luczaj of natural and applied sciences were promoted to associate professors with tenure.

Directions Inc., a marketing communications and packaging agency in Neenah, hired Jeff Hillis as art director and Vicki Woschnick as a copywriter.

Dr. Ubaid Nawaz is now seeing patients at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He earned his medical degree from the Deccan College of Medical Sciences at the University of Health Sciences in India and completed an internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He also completed fellowships in hematology and oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando.

Clifton Gunderson in Oshkosh added Christine E. Parish as an accountant in the entrepreneurial business services department and Hank R. Lieurance as a systems analyst.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin added several employees: Joe DiPalma as leader of continuous improvement and sustainability; Dale Wundrow as regional team leader for retail operations; Kate Zuleger as vocational coordinator for Goodwill’s Vocational Support Services team; Kyria Freeman as a member of the Goods Made Good team; and Teri Horner as team leader of Goodwill’s Financial Information and Service Center (FISC) team. Victoria Williams was promoted to retail program coordinator for the Menasha store.

Steve Peterson joined Short, Elliott, Hendrickson (SEH) Inc. as practice center leader-wastewater. With more than 25 years experience, Peterson will lead SEH’s Wisconsin-based wastewater team and provide project management services to the engineering firm’s municipal and industrial wastewater clients.
Gene Caldwell has been named vice president and general manager of Bay Shipbuilding Co. of Sturgeon Bay. He most recently held a senior management position with Signal International LLC.

The Appleton Housing Authority hired Nicole C. Boesken as a homebuyer program manager. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. She also has her housing certified manager designation.

Nurse practitioner Kimberly Williams joined Wise Woman Wellness in DePere. She focuses on women’s health issues such as infertility, weight management and OB-GYN. She will see patients at Women’s Specialty Care in addition to her work at Wise Woman Wellness.

Unity in Green Bay announced that six members of its nursing staff have achieved national certification in hospice and palliative care from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses. Registered nurses Tricia Phillips, Lisa Garbe and Chris Mlnarik achieved recognition as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurses; Renee Morrow, licensed practical nurse, achieved recognition as a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse; and Patti Hutjens and Leslie Mayo, certified nursing assistants, achieved recognition as Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistants.

Kundinger Fluid Power in Neenah promoted Paul Kundinger to vice president of sales and marketing and Tom E. Kundinger to vice president and general manager of the Kundinger Technology Center. Paul Kundinger has been with the family business since 1999 and previously was the product marketing manager. Tom Kundinger, who has been with the firm since 1992, previously was general manager of the Technology Center. In his new role, he is responsible for the center’s budgeting and continuous improvement.

Stephenson National Bank & Trust added David H. Denby as vice president and trust officer at the Marinette office and Bob Schwartz as a mortgage and consumer lending officer in Oconto.

Dr. Iftikhar Malik has returned to ThedaCare Physicians-Internal Medicine after completing an endocrinology fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He will lead ThedaCare’s new endocrinology program focusing on the treatment of diabetes and other endocrine issues.

Menasha Corp. added Mike Heroux as a tax analyst and John Van Driest as manager of marketing and lean solutions. Heroux has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UW-Oshkosh and previously worked as a tax intern for the company. Van Driest has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago.

Brian J. Bradley joined Centerline Machine Inc. in Waupaca as quality manager. He oversees the implementation and sustainment of Centerline Machine’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and provides support for implementation of Kaizen. He has more than 12 years experience in quality assurance and lean practices.

Nurse practitioner Mary Reszczynski joined Affinity Medical Group’s clinic in Brillion. She received her nursing degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse and her master’s degree in nursing from UW-Milwaukee.

Attorney James L. Cummings of the Remley & Sensenbrenner Law Firm in Neenah is included in the 2011 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of trusts and estates.

Nurse practitioner Mark Weidemann joined ThedaCare Physicians-New London.

Citizens Bank promoted Matt Nolan to commercial relationship manager at the west Appleton branch. He has 12 years of banking experience and has been with Citizens Bank for the past four years.

ThedaCare named Kim Barnas system vice president, oncology services. She is responsible for providing leadership to the oncology services team and focusing on cancer patients across the continuum of care. She has been with ThedaCare for 16 years in a variety of leadership positions.

Debra Blevons, managing partner of the Blevons Group with Northwestern Mutual Group in Appleton, received the company’s agency team achievement award, which recognizes the agency who recruited the most financial representatives in the past year combined with the best overall retention of those representatives and the production sold by the new representatives.

Dr. Susan Iwanski joined Affinity Medical Group’s Koeller Street Clinic in Oshkosh as an audiologist. She earned her audiology degree from A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz. She earned a master’s degree in speech and hearing sciences from UW-Oshkosh. Before joining Affinity, she provided audiologic services for Agnesian Health Care Clinic in Fond du Lac.

Greg Waters joined Stellar Blue Web Design in Menasha as creative director. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with a graphic design emphasis and has owned a web design firm since 2005.

UW-Green Bay recognized its top faculty and staff members with the 2010 Founders Association Awards for Excellence: Clif Ganyard, teaching; Greg Davis, institutional development; Denise Scheberle, community outreach; Brenda Amenson-Hill, academic support; Donna Van Straten, classified staff; and Michael Kraft, scholarship.

St. Vincent Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center named Julie Reynolds as its new clinical manager of home health. She is responsible for the oversight, personnel management and performance activities of home health’s skilled nursing and therapeutic services. Previously, Reynolds was director of clinical operations at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc.

UW-Green Bay named Paul Pinkston as director of facilities management and planning.
Chris Forslund joined Smet Construction Services’ business development team. He has more than 25 years experience in commercial banking, real estate development, construction and private business consulting.

Charles Martin, owner of Hansen Frozen Foods, and Steve Nooyen, president of We Care Senior Care Inc., joined the Business Bank’s Green Bay Advisory Board. Tegron Staffing added Jeani Brown as a staffing professional.

Patrick R. McCormick, president/CEO of Brander Construction Technology Inc. in Green Bay, was elected as the business and professional representative on the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Board of Governors.

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp. added Jo Ann Giese-Kent as a research specialist and Jennifer Ward-Brown as a marketing specialist.

MCL Industries Inc. of Pulaski received the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award. MCL Industries was chosen for its achievements in innovation, community involvement and business growth. The company specializes in products and solutions for manufacturers of electrical control systems and mechanical assemblies for heavy duty vehicles.

Cherney Microbiological Services Ltd., which was featured in the August issue of Insight, is tripling the size of its Green Bay facility. The 15,000-square-foot expansion includes a state-of-the-art laboratory, designed with functionality, safety and performance in mind. The lab is being redesigned using Lean and Six Sigma concepts as guidelines.

Miron Construction Co. recently received several honors: Deloitte chose the company to receive the Community Distinguished Performer Award as part of the 2010 Wisconsin 75 award program; Inc. magazine recognized the company in its annual 5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest growing companies; and the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin honored the company with five BUILD Wisconsin Awards.

Belmark Inc., a De Pere manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labels, flexible packaging and folding cartons, received $263,000 in economic development tax credits for its $9 million expansion of its production facility. The expansion will allow Belmark, which employs 468 workers, to add another 55 workers to its payroll, company officials say.

Global Refractory Installers and Suppliers of Green Bay received the Rising Star Award from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. The award recognizes an emerging minority business that shows innovation and high growth potential.

ThedaCare Behavioral Health expanded its inpatient mental health unit at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, adding another psychiatrist to provide inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment. The remodeled inpatient facility at Theda Clark accommodates up to 19 mental health patients, a 35 percent increase in capacity.

Great Northern Corp. of Appleton received a platinum award and seven gold awards in the Design of the Times competition at the Shopper Marketing Expo in Chicago. Great Northern designs, manufactures and distributes packaging solutions and point-of-sale display programs for industrial, commercial and retail products.

Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corp., has unveiled a vehicle to demonstrate the future of light tactical wheeled vehicles called the Light Combat Tactical Vehicle. The LCTV features the company’s latest advancements in off-road mobility, performance and protection for the U.S. military – including the next-generation of TAK-4 independent suspension systems. The new system provides increased off-road mobility, improved vehicle maneuverability and smoother ride quality.

Martin Security Systems and Ryczek Communications and Security have merged. The combined companies will operate under the Martin Security Systems name.

Road America in Elkhart Lake and Drive For Life Driving School have partnered to offer the Road America Driving School, an advanced, defensive driving school for licensed drivers age 16 and over. The program combines classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel exercises on Road America’s contained, off-street range.

Camera Corner/Connecting Point in Green Bay was chosen to join ShoreTel’s 2010 Million Dollar Club. ShoreTel is a provider of IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications.

Food Logistics recognized WOW Logistics of Appleton for the fifth consecutive year as a top 3PL provider servicing the food industry.

Tool Systems Inc., a supplier of cutting tools and abrasives to the machining industry, has opened a new facility at 2218 American Blvd., De Pere. The firm’s expanded floor plan will allow it to offer a wider array of products and services to its customers in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Lakeshore Technical College was accepted into the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, a network of higher education resources that advocates and promotes the use of technology applications that enhance economic and workforce development programs and services. As a member of the coalition, LTC also gains membership to the National Council of Advanced Manufacturing.

Marian University of Fond du Lac was named a Tier 1 school in the 2011 rankings of Midwest universities released by U.S. News & World Report.
Robinson Metal of De Pere was chosen as the No. 2 manufacturer by readers of the Fabricator, a national business-to-business publication focusing on the metal forming and fabrication industry.

The EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh earned accreditation from the American Association of Museums, recognizing its commitment to excellence and high professional standards. The latest approval marks the third consecutive time the AirVenture Museum has earned the AAM’s “seal of approval.”

Five New North businesses have joined the Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Eck Industries of Manitowoc; Green Bay Insurance Co.; Tri City Glass & Door of Appleton; Crafts Inc. of Manitowoc; and Conger Toyotalift of Green Bay. The St. Elizabeth Hospital Heart, Lung & Vascular Center, which opened in August 2009, received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification through the United States Green Building Council.

Two New North companies and one municipality received the Governor’s Worksite Wellness Award, which recognizes employers that promote a work environment that encourages and enables their employees to improve their health and well-being. Kimberly Clark Corp. of Neenah received a Gold Award while Mid State Aluminum of Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac County received Silver Awards.

Water-Right Inc., a manufacturer of residential and commercial quality water treatment systems in Appleton, has acquired the WaterCare Corp. of Manitowoc. WaterCare is now a division of Water-Right.