John F. Cannon, formerly vice president of sales and marketing for Brenner Tank, a division of Walker Group Holdings, has been promoted to vice president of engineering for Walker Group Holdings – Transport Division.
Integrated Paper Services of Appleton has added Tom Kremer as technology advisor of microscopy and Greg Fox as technical manager of fiber and analytical testing. Kremer and Fox come to IPS from the Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Dr. James J. Conrardy of Green Bay was appointed regent of District Nine of the USA Section of the International College of Dentists.
Paul Parish has joined Schenck SC as director of tax services. He is located in Schenck’s Green Bay office and will be responsible for developing and managing many aspects of the firm’s tax practice. Prior to joining Schenck, Parish led the development of a private client services practice of a national CPA firm.
Dr. Xa Xiong has joined St. Mary’s Prevea Health Center’s family practice staff. He received his medical degree from Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies. He completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Family Medicine. He earned a doctor of chiropractic at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in Whittier, Calif.
Orthopedic surgeon Brett Young has started seeing patients at the Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, he completed his residency at Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals in Texas.
Jason Derks has joined Community Choice Mortgage Group, an Appleton-based provider of competitive residential mortgage loans, as a principal member.
Excel Engineering Inc. of Fond du Lac has promoted the following employees: Adam Heindel to principal for the company’s commercial architectural design group; David Koenes to principal of the food facilities group; Chris Guenther and Tim Stoppleworth to senior designers; Jeffrey Butzke to project surveyor; Jessee Hasenfus to building information modeling coordinator; and Jay Johnson and David Vanden Avond have been promoted to the role of project designers.
Jeff Lendrum of Neenah has established Lendrum Photography LLC specializing in advertising and architectural photography. He has 23 years experience in the photography industry working with both national and local clients.
The Chamber of Manitowoc County has announced its officers for 2010: chairperson – Mary Maurer of Holy Family Memorial; chair-elect – Steve Ford of Steve Ford-State Farm Insurance; treasurer – Stan Johnson of A.C.E. Building Services; and secretary – Amy Townsend of Amy’s Apparel. In addition, Jonathan Burns of Comcast Cable, Karl Klessig of Saxon Homestead Farms and Dr. Jennifer Radaf of Apple Natural Health Clinic have joined the board.
Marian University has named Tre Waldren as the executive director of development. Waldren has been a fund development professional and non-profit executive for more than 20 years having worked for organizations including the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and Aurora Health Foundation. He most recently served as the executive director of the Community Health Network Foundation.
Deanne Beaumier has been named general manager of the Candlewood Suites in Green Bay. She has more than 15 years of experience in customer service, hospitality, travel, marketing, training and management.
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has hired Jeff Johnson as the non-profit organization’s executive director. His responsibilities include building relationships with community partners who serve people in substandard housing situations or who can provide resources to help families achieve the dream of home ownership.
Patrick Drummond, vice president of sales and marketing at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. in Neenah, has joined the Jewelers for Children board of directors, a non-profit organization that raises money within the fine jewelry industry for children in need.
Kim Peterson has been named vice president of marketing and strategy for Alta Resources. Previously, Peterson was vice president and market development officer for Bellin Health.
Jeffrey Verkuilen has purchased Wautier Accounting and Tax Service in Green Bay. The firm will now be known as Wautier & Verkuilen Accounting and Tax Service. Former owner Gary Wautier will continue with the new firm. He has more than 23 years of financial, managerial and accounting experience.
Cassie Holman has joined Spark Advertising in Neenah as a PR specialist.
The Karma Group in Green Bay has added Kim Steeno as an associate account executive and Julie Kramer to its account serves team. Steeno previously was a media buyer in the Green Bay advertising market while Kramer comes to the Karma Group following an internship with Ruder Finn Inc. in New York and an internship in Australia. She is a graduate of Edgewood College in Madison.
Frank Rodell, a certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, has joined Bellin Health’s psychiatric center in Green Bay. He specializes in treating adult patients with psychiatric or substance abuse disorders. He earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from George Williams College in Downers Grove, Ill., and a master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla.
Todd Midtvedt has joined Coalesce Inc., an Appleton strategic marketing and communications agency, as assistant creative director. He has more than 10 years experience with brand management and graphic design. In his new role, he will help develop and design creative solutions for client marketing programs and agency promotions. Coalesce also added Gina Piarulli as director of account services. In this role, she will lead the agency’s account services team by developing operational standards and efficiencies while providing account supervision. She comes to Coalesce from J.J. Keller & Associates where she was responsible for the development of new publications, newsletters, software and online services for the human resources market.
Angela Lipschutz has joined Women’s Health Specialists at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah as a nurse practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UW-Oshkosh and her master’s degree in nursing from the University of California-San Francisco.
Kurts Strelnieks and Brian Benz have been named vice president-account executives at First Business Capital Corp. The firm also promoted Ryan Jahns to field examiner and Bridget Persch to senior collateral analyst.
Dr. Jennifer Garvin-Cress has joined Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers. She has more than 20 years experience and earned her medical degree from UW-Madison.
Cheryl Ehlers has been promoted to the position of education and training coordinator at Valley VNA Senior Services in Neenah.
Ron Fosick has joined his sister, Carmen Fosick, in managing Elmstar Electric Corp. in Kaukauna. The Fosicks’ father started the company more than 30 years ago. Ron Fosick, who has been with the company for 14 years, is in charge of business process management and is responsible for managing and growing the TEGG Preventive Division along with the service division.
Dr. Amanda Hallas has joined Prevea Health as an audiologist, providing pediatric and adult hearing aid evaluations, fittings, modifications and repairs; comprehensive diagnostic testing; and adult hearing aid counseling. She completed her doctor of audiology degree at Northern Illinois University.
Surgeon William Morgan is now seeing patients at the Aurora Health Center in Two Rivers. He received his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine at Netherlands-Antilles, he completed his residency at Marshfield Clinic. He offers a broad scope of general surgery, including open and minimally invasive procedures, plus removal of skin and soft tissue lesions.
Patricia Van Ryzin, Marne Keller-Krikava, Roland Stephenson and Ronald Roberts have joined the UW-Fox Valley Foundation’s Board of Directors. Van Ryzin of Appleton is vice president of human resources at Bassett Mechanical in Kaukauna. Stephenson of Sherwood is the chief executive officer for Faith Technologies Inc. in Menasha. Appleton’s Keller-Krikava is the director of strategy and business planning for J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. in Neenah. Roberts lives in Neenah, and is a certified public accountant and senior vice president of Roberts, Ritschke & Tyczkowski Ltd.
Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin has announced two promotions and several new hires. Tina Prahl has been promoted to an accountant position supporting accounts payable and payroll functions while Tara Mortimer has also been promoted café team leader at Harmony Café in Green Bay. Lynn Brown has been hired as an accounting assistant for the finance team. Dana Berger has joined the Financial Information and Service Center as its new housing financial counselor. Jeffrey Cunningham is the new logistics leader at the Shiner Center, where he is responsible for overseeing Goodwill’s transportation and warehousing operations.
Travis Hein, who is with Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Neenah, received the Otto Bytof-Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group GRI Scholarship to attend the Wisconsin Realtors Association Graduate Realtors Institute.
Aurora BayCare cardiologist Ramon Ray Rayel earned certification in cardiovascular computed tomography from the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Capital Credit Union has added Jeffrey W. Hermus, Aaron J. Steffens and Colleen A. Van Zeeland to its board of directors.
James Carmichael has been promoted vice president of human resources for SCA Tissue North America. Based in Philadelphia, he joined SCA Tissue as director of employee relations. SCA Tissue employs about 950 people in the Fox Cities.
Mark Wagner of the Green Bay Packers has been named board chair of the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. Other board executives include Susan Garot, Green Bay Botanical Garden, vice chair; Ron Antonneau, Wisconsin Public Service, secretary; Paul Van Den Wymelenberg, Quality Inn & Suites, treasurer; and Adrian Ulatowski, Davis & Kuelthau, immediate past chair. Board members include: Lance Broberg – Oneida Nation/Airport Hotel Corp.; Scott Dettmann – Hotel Sierra/KI Convention Center; Judy Krawczyk – NEW Zoological Society Inc.; Gale Kronforst – Mishicot Area Growth & Improvement Committee; Bill Meulbroek – Schenck Business Solutions; Jeff Mirkes – Downtown Green Bay Inc.; Charles Pelky – Heritage Hill State Historical Park; Pam Ritchie – Algoma Chamber of Commerce; David Vincent – Comfort Inn; and Brent Weycker – Titletown Brewing Company.
The Fox Valley Technical College’s Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute recently held its graduation. The following executive management personnel from the New North completed the program: Lt. John Bain, Brown County Sheriff’s Department; Sgt. Kristine De Blaey, Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department; Sgt. Jeffrey Dietzen, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department; Lt. John Karner, Neenah Police Department; Lt. Jeff Miller, Appleton Police Department; Lt. Brad Riddiough, Sheboygan Police Department; Sgt. Paul Rosenthal, Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department; Lt. John Schunke, Langlade County Sheriff’s Department; Lt. Ty Thompson, Neenah Police Department.
United Way Fox Cities recently honored several of its volunteers. Wes Urch received a special recognition honor for his years of service to the United Way. He formally retired in 2009 as a volunteer after more than 30 years of service. Jill Murrow, chair of the developing children and youth impact area, and John Hogerty, who serves on the Audit, Finance, Grants and Strategic Planning committees and a past board chair, received Volunteer Service Awards. The United Way also added three new board members: Michael Bolton of the United Steelworkers; Dan Neufelder of the Affinity Health System; and Mary Pfeiffer of the Neenah Joint School District. Current board members elected to a second term include: Jim Bemowski, Fox Valley Area Labor Council; Tim Higgins, ChiRho Services; Tom Palmer, Great Lakes Kraut; Jenny Redman-Schell, ThedaCare; and Kent Willets of Appleton. Mark Westphal of the Fox Valley Area Labor Council also received a special appointment to the board. For 2010-11 Jim Pierce is board chair; Tim Short will serve as vice chair; and Bob Kreider will serve as treasurer.
Mark Hillesheim has been named service line director of employer and retail services for the Hospital Sisters Health System-East Wisconsin and Prevea Health. This new role is part of the growing partnership between Prevea Health and HSHS, a not-for-profit, Christian-based 13-hospital system with facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin, sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. St. Vincent and St. Mary’s Hospitals in Green Bay, as well as St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, make up the Eastern Wisconsin division of HSHS.
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has named Annie Sadler its sale associate of the year in Egg Harbor.
Tim McKeag has joined First Business Bank-Northeast as vice president of business development. He comes to First Business Bank with 25 years experience.
Bob Erickson of Door County Realty has received the Realtor of the Year Award from the Door County Board of Realtors.
HMF Innovations Inc. has bought Formrite Companies, a provider of formed steel tubing for hydraulic and structural applications, in Two Rivers. HMF Innovations also owns Heavy Metal Fabricators and the synergy will benefit both companies. David Wage owns HMF Innovations and is president and chairman of the board at Formrite. As part of the acquisition, HMF Innovations will move its engineering and manufacturing operations to Two Rivers. The City of Two Rivers Economic Development Revolving Loan is providing a $350,000 working capital loan to help with the relocation. Wage says he hopes the deal will allow Formrite to flourish and be able to recall some or all of the 50 employees currently laid off.
The Boldt Company of Appleton will provide all construction services for WE Energies to build a 50 megawatt biomass cogeneration plant at the Domtar Paper Mill in Rothschild.The project is valued at $255 million and is currently being considered for approval by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The new state-of-the-art facility is designed to use forest residue, clean wood waste and wood shavings to generate electricity and steam.
Holy Family Memorial of Manitowoc has been named Business of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County. Holy Family won the award in the category of businesses with more than 25 employees.
Affinity Medical Group has been named a “better performer” in The Medical Group Management Association Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2009 Report Based on 2008 Data. The recognition is based on Affinity Medical Group’s superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide. Affinity was recognized as a better performer in the category of profitability and cost management. The status was achieved through implementing lean processes such as the medical home model.
The Brown County United Way raised $3,370,824 from its 2009-10 Community Campaign. Funds raised by the campaign support 46 programs and initiatives in Brown County.
CC&N, a provider of technology, communications and connectivity solutions which has an office in Appleton, has been named ESOP Company of the Year by the Wisconsin Chapter of The ESOP Association.
SCA, a global personal hygiene company with operations in Menasha, is the only tissue company included in the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world list. This is the sixth year running that SCA has been recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies by Canadian Corporate Knights.
Menasha Packaging has launched a new website, www.menashapackaging.com, to provide customers with a better view of the company’s service portfolio and connect them with information on the firm’s products and services.
Miron Construction Co. Inc. ranked No. 1 on Wisconsin Builder’s “A List” of General Contractors. Miron put more work in place ($451.53 million) in Wisconsin in 2008 than any other contractor.
Bellin Health of Green Bay has reached an agreement with CIGNA HealthCare to offer in-network access to its providers and services.The agreement gives CIGNA plan customers access to Bellin’s hospitals, psychiatric center and clinics, along with access to specialty physicians affiliated with the health system.
Ruitenberg Ingredients of The Netherlands has opened a facility in DePere. The company focuses on innovative ingredient technologies for the food, meat, bakery and confectionary industries. The new facility in DePere will initially be the home of the North American technology center. The center will be used primarily to demonstrate the Rudin Vega Casing technology to the meat processing industry.
MyLife.com Inc. formerly Reunion.com, has selected Alta Resources to develop and implement a strategic customer care model to fit the needs of MyLife’s subscribers. MyLife is a comprehensive people search engine that helps its members easily find and stay connected with friends, family, loved ones and colleagues.
Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Howard recently earned accreditation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Omni Resources Inc. has joined forces with Kentico Content Management System to provide full-featured dynamic Web sites.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has become an Apple Authorized Training Center.
Three core portfolios managed by Appleton Group Wealth Management LLC, a registered investment advisor headquartered in Appleton, received five stars for the 10-year period ending Dec. 31, 2009. It is Morningstar’s highest possible rating for separate account managers. The Appleton Group Portfolio Composite and the Appleton Group PLUS Composite received a 5-Star Overall Rating and the Appleton Group Tax Managed Growth Composite received a 4-Star Overall rating for the same time period.
ABC Computers of Waupaca has received a Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve initiatives for supporting its military employees. ABC Computers also signed a Statement of Support pledging its commitment to stand behind its employees that serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Launch Photography Film & Video of Green Bay had its work featured in the January edition of Architectural Digest – Latin America. Launch co-owners Kriz Maz and Drew Neerdaels traveled to Los Cabos in October 2008 and February 2009 to photograph several properties for Interiors by Sandra Espinet.
PMI Entertainment Group, the management company for the Brown County Veterans Memorial Complex and Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, has won a Gold Governor’s Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Award.
NewStyle Salons has opened as second salon in Green Bay at 2243 Main St.
Aon Corporation, a human capital consulting, risk management services and insurance brokerage with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee, is partnering with the Center for Organizational Excellence to support the Federal Employee Worksite Health & Wellness Initiative. Aon will design a wellness program and communication plan for government agencies.
The Theda Clark Bariatric Program and Midwest Bariatric Solutions, which includes Drs. Raymond Georgen and Kevin Wasco, have received reaccreditation by two nationally recognized surgery organizations. The American College of Surgeons once again named the Neenah-based bariatric program a Level 1 Accredited Bariatric Surgery Center. Additionally, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has named the program a “Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.”
Bellin Hospital Laboratory in Green Bay has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists.
Raasch Associates Inc. of Green Bay is the 2009 recipient of the Design and Construction Award for Excellence in Engineering Design from the Wisconsin State Department of Administration – Division of State Facilities. Raasch engineers were recognized for their work at utility plants at UW-La Crosse, UW-Stevens Point, Waupun Correctional Facility and Mendota Health Facility.
Professional Plating Inc. in Brillion has added a new process, Black Oxide, a black satin finish. The process is totally “green” and goes along with the firm’s acceptance into the State of Wisconsin’s Green Tier Program.
Fox Valley Technical College received the 2008-09 Outstanding Student Chapter Award for Region 5 from the Association of Information Technology Professionals
Baylake Bank donated $500 to each to food pantries in Berlin, Weyauwega-Fremont, Manawa, Poy Sippi and Waupaca. The bank also contributed $2,000 to local high schools.
Faith Technologies, a full-service electrical and specialty systems contractor headquartered in Menasha with 15 locations across the country, has surpassed three million hours worked without a lost-time accident. Faith Technologies also accepted the Construction Safety Excellence Grand Award from the Associated General Contractors of America.
Cellcom opened a retail store in Kewaunee inside the BP gas station, 1614 Center St.