On the Move – January

Posted on Jan 1, 2011 :: People and Business on the Move
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Grant Thornton LLP announced several promotions at its Appleton office: Chris Timm was promoted to the role of audit partner; Kristin Ausloss and Jason Kozelek were named audit managers; Christina Parilek was named senior tax associate; and Amy Tessmer and Nicole Van Handel were named senior audit associates.

Three agriculture instructors from Fox Valley Technical College received statewide honors. Nile Beck earned the 2010 Farm Business & Production Management Award from the Wisconsin Association of Agriculture Educators (WAAE); Kevin Rauchholz was honored for leading the WAAE’s 2010 Outstanding Post Secondary/Adult Agriculture Education Program; and Tom Yost earned the 2010 Advisor of the Year award from the Wisconsin Post secondary Agriculture Student organization.

Lakeshore Technical College hired Jill Hennessey as a business solutions manager in the college’s Workforce Solutions division and Beth Smittkamp as a high school liaison for the southern section of the LTC district. Hennessey works with local businesses to connect them with college resources while Smittkamp works with area high school students, staff and guidance counselors to connect them with LTC resources and helps students in their transition to college.

Autumn Latimore joined Associated Bank as senior vice president, public relations director. She brings 20 years of experience in public relations, integrated communications, marketing and community relations to her new role at Associated.

Greg Salmen, senior vice president and trust manager at Stephenson National Bank & Trust, attended the the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking. Justin Wroblewski, assistant loan officer/credit analyst at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust, graduated from the Wisconsin Bankers Association Introduction to Commercial Lending School.
Theresa Lehman, director of sustainable services for Miron Construction Co., joined the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Board of Directors.

Thomas R. Solle, an Edward Jones representative in Sheboygan, received his certified financial planner certification.

Kevin Blackburn joined Omega Fields in Newton as an administrative web sales and support assistant.

Julia Van Straten, general counsel of UnitedHealthOne, received the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Athena Award.

Lindsay Byrne joined the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation as communications officer. She has more than 10 years experience in communications and meeting planning.

Menasha Corp. has added Charles E. Shepard and Onnie Leach Smith to its board of directors. Both are fifth-generation descendants of the company’s founder, Elisha D. Smith. Privately-held, most of the company’s shares are owned by family members.

John Bryant joined Oshkosh Defense, a division of the Oshkosh Corp., as vice president and general manager of its Marine Corps Programs.

Audra Hoy joined the Oshkosh Convention Center as events manager. She comes to the center from BrownBoots Interactive where she was an account executive.

Brien P. Batley, principal of Batley CPA, expanded the service area of his firm through the purchase of Mark Danielski’s accounting practice in Appleton.

Justin Evenson joined Integrity Insurance in Appleton as an auto claims representative.
First Business Capital Corp. added Brian Mulrooney as a field examiner and Amanda Gentz as a collateral analyst. The bank also promoted Kevin McGraw to field examiner.

Nine employees at Bank of Luxemburg received Lifetime Service Awards from Community Bankers of Wisconsin: Darice Bunker, Denise Kinjerski, Mary Jo Duescher, Sheri Ackerman, Carol Baierl, David Luebbers, Linda Vandenack, Marlene Treml and Sylven Konkel.

Rosalyn Haase, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with Affinity Health System, received the 2010 Wisconsin Medallion Award, the Wisconsin Dietetic Association’s highest honor.
Robert Zipperer was promoted to manager of power coat and specialty coatings at Professional Plating Inc. in Brillion. He has been with the company since 1992 and has a bachelor’s degree in operations management from UW-Oshkosh.

Three new members have joined the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors: Therese B. Pandl, president and CEO of the Eastern Wisconsin Division of the Hospital Sisters Health System and president and CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay; Tod Zacharias, vice president of individual/small group at Humana; and John Dykema, president of Circle Packaging Machinery Inc.

Citizens Bank named new branch managers for its De Pere and Kaukauna locations. Lori Bean was promoted branch manager at Citizens Bank-De Pere while Jon Bascue is the new branch manager of the Citizens Bank-Kaukauna branch. Also, Mary Walch, branch manager of Citizens Bank in Suamico, received the company’s Business Owner Banking Certificate for completing a series of educational classes combined with hands-on training.

Mike Pfefferle is the new president of Appleton-based Grubb& Ellis | Pfefferle and Pfefferle Management. With this move, John Pfefferle, company founder and principal, will become chief executive officer and chairman of the board.

Brandon Hughes joined Leibold, a strategic marketing and packaging design firm, as business development manager. A graduate of UW-Oshkosh, he is a former Allstate Insurance agency owner and management consultant.

Baylake Bank marketing officer Erica Hickey completed UW-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking.

PMI Entertainment Group chief administrative officer Brendan Bruss was named to FutureTix, Inc.’s Ticketing Industry Leadership Team.

ESOP Partners has hired Jeff Kruse as director of ESOP information systems and Kevin Rusch as director of administration. Kruse brings 12 years of experience developing public and private sector information systems to his new role at ESOP Partners. Rusch, a certified public accountant who has been in the ESOP industry since 1995, has expertise in ESOP and 401(k) administration.
Megan Wilcox, corporate and public relations specialist with ThedaCare in Appleton, completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.

Dr. Amanda Sommerfeldt joined Unity in Green Bay as assistant medical director. Dr. Sommerfeldt attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and completed a family medicine residency at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C. She recently completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.

Deb Allison-Aasby joined the Principal Financial Group in Neenah as a registered representative.
Several new physicians have joined Holy Family Memorial’s network in Manitowoc. Dr. David Mikolyzk, a hand and wrist surgeon, joined Lakeshore Orthopaedics. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, and completed his orthopaedic residency at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his fellowship in hand and wrist surgery at the Mary S. Stern Hand Surgery Fellowship in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Stanley Lubinga, an anesthesiologist, joined the staff of HFMMC’s Anesthesia Services Department. He earned his medical degree at Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda and completed a residency in anesthesia at UPMC – Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. James Leenstra, a radiation oncologist, joined the staff of HFM’s Cancer Care Center. He received his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed a residency in radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Shmuel Mandelbaum, an adult psychiatrist, joined the staff of Tamarack Behavioral Health Center. Dr. Mandelbaum earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and completed a residency in psychiatry at Rush Medical Center.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause announced the promotions of several employees. Greg Seidl of the manufacturing/distribution team and Peter Wick of the retail team were promoted managers. Tucker Burr and Jennifer Thomas of the commercial services team, Ben School of the construction and real estate team and Julie Krull of the private client group were promoted senior accountants. Angela Horn was promoted to senior marketing associate while Tim Potter of the private client group was promoted to tax director. Jennifer Voigt of the private client group was promoted to strategic tax manager and Jennifer Pomrening of the retirement plan solutions group was promoted to senior benefit specialist.

Dr. Aoife Redmond is now practicing full-time at Calumet Medical Center Clinic in Chilton. She moved from Affinity Medical Group’s Brillion clinic. Redmond, a family practice physician, earned her medical degree from the University College in Dublin, Ireland, and completed her residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

BayCare Clinic Cardiology has added local cardiologists Drs. Sarah H. Fenton and Timothy J. Freeman to its Green Bay practice. Dr. Fenton, an interventional cardiologist, received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., and is fellowship trained in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. Dr. Freeman, an invasive cardiologist, received his medical degree from UW– Madison and is fellowship trained in cardiology.
Bob Thomas joined FastSigns of Appleton as a project manager.

Stephen L. Franke joined Schenck SC as a manger in the Fond du Lac office. A certified public accountant, he has more than 20 years experience.

James Rohan is the new director of financial aid at UW-Green Bay. He has more than 20 years of financial aid experience, including 17 at the college.

Orthopedic & Spine Therapy has added Lisa Vivian to its Green Bay clinic as a part-time physical therapist and Tammie Gretzinger to the Shawano clinic as a patient care coordinator.

Caroline Lasecki is the new executive director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Appleton.
Brian Olesen joined OMNNI Associates and will focus on providing engineering design and consulting services for municipal and environmental projects. He has more than 12 years experience.

Robert D. Gregorski joined First Manitowoc Bancorp and Bank First National’s Board of Directors.

Businesses on the move

Fox Valley Spring Co. in Greenville is building a 28,000-square-foot addition to expand its office and manufacturing space. The project will add enough space to house equipment for an expanded product line as well as improve the efficiency of shipping and receiving operations. The building will be done this spring.

Smet Construction Services completed an 18,940-square-foot expansion for Kitchen Fresh Foods in Howard. The addition includes production floor space, a cooler
and freezer.

Frozen Codebase LLC, an independent video game studio in Green Bay, received $35,315 in Film Production Service Tax Credits from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Frozen Codebase develops electronic video games for entertainment game systems and is developing a new video game. The total project cost is $141,257.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Inc. – Brown County received a $2,000 grant from Best Buy’s Children Foundation to expand its local JA program.

MAG IAS, one of the world’s largest machine tool and factory automation companies, is expanding the product lines produced at its Fond du Lac facility. MAG has secured contracts and is in production of a new family of vertical turning centers with table sizes from 5 to 8 meters and facing capacity up to 9 meters in diameter. In addition, a new model of the large, ram-type horizontal boring machine is under construction in Fond du Lac.

Several New North non-profit organizations received state grants designed to connect low-income workers with jobs through enhanced local transit services such as additional bus routes and vanpool and shuttle services. Area non-profits receiving the Wisconsin funds include: Advocap, $120,001; CAP Services, $99,926; Central Wisconsin Community Action Council, $79,722; NEWCAP, $98,760; The Connector, $259,145; and Women’s Employment Project, $73,379.

Landmark Staffing Resources has moved to a new corporate office in the Appleton Northeast Business Park. Landmark is leasing 4,800-square-feet of space adjacent to the Wipfli office on E. Enterprise Avenue. The new office is highly visible to drivers along U.S. 41. Capital Credit Union will move its corporate offices into Landmark’s former building adjacent to State 441 and County CE in Kimberly. Capital’s new headquarters will only house administrative staff and will not provide banking services. The former Capital headquarters at 1010 Prospect St. in Kimberly will remain a full-service banking facility.

ESOP Insourcing, a consulting and administration firm in Appleton providing a single expert as a point-of-contact throughout an ESOP lifecycle, changed its name to ESOP Partners.
ENRECO Inc. earned a superior rating for the fourth year in a row from the American Institute of Baking following an inspection of its Newton production facility.

Encircle Health, A Partnership with ThedaCare, a 156,000-square-foot healthcare facility in Appleton, received LEED-certified gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council. Oscar J. Boldt Construction Co. of Appleton constructed the building.

Ledgeview Partners of Appleton was named to the 2010 President’s Club for Microsoft Dynamics for the second consecutive year.

Wisconsin Public Service, Molly Vandervest of Downtown Green Bay Inc. & Olde Maine Street Inc. and Chad Heath of Alliance Insurance Centers LLC received 2010 Spirit of Current Awards from the Green Bay young professionals group for supporting its overall mission to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s Educational Talent Search Program received $40,532 from the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to support activities for its pre-college program.

Cardiology Associates of Green Bay is now a part of Bellin Health. Drs. Donnevan Blake, Matthias Fuchs, Mohammad Jazayeri, Vijaya Munagala, James Rider, Timothy Tanke, Richard Timmons, Rahul Verma and Christopher Wolfram have all joined Bellin as cardiologists.

Breakthrough Fuel of Green Bay received a global award from Procter & Gamble for its services focused on reducing the fuel cost, fuel consumption and emissions associated with P&G’s truckload and intermodal freight movements. These services along with diesel fuel information and forecasting support P&G’s sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving the effectiveness of their transportation fuel management.

Papermaker Appleton is adding easy-to-see fibers in its BPA-free thermal receipt paper so consumers know if the products they’re holding are free of the controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a substance that has been linked to potential health risks. Appleton expects to have
the red fibers in all of its thermal receipt paper before the end of first quarter 2011.

Spark Advertising of Neenah received seven 2010 American Graphic Design Awards. The winning designs were selected from more than 8,000 entries.

Independent Printing Co. in De Pere earned a “Benny” award at the 61st Annual Premier Print
Awards Gala.

Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake is the first Wisconsin business to participate in the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, earning a Four Green Key rating.

The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin named Faith Technologies as a 2010 Build Wisconsin Award winner for its work on the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s West Tower Expansion in Milwaukee.

MEGTEC Systems, a De Pere supplier of coating and drying systems for production of electrodes for lithium-ion batteries used in electric and hybrid vehicles and other applications, was named Industry Supplier of the Year – Manufacturing at the Battery Technology Expo in San Jose, Calif.
Green Bay Botanical Garden completed construction on a new storage facility for its Garden of Lights displays. The project is a cooperative effort between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Smet Construction Services of De Pere.