PEOPLE NEWS | Micoley & Company Realtors has added Cindy Rukamp to its real estate consultant team. She has more than 20 years experience in the industry.
Patrick Mansky, a board-certified medical oncologist, has joined The Cancer Team at Bellin Health. His specialty areas include treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal system, breast, lung and sarcomas. Mansky received his medical degree from the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany. After his fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, he received residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Metro Health/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Mansky completed clinical and research fellowship training in medical oncology and pediatric hematology/oncology at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Jason Schave, a board-certified doctor of osteopathic medicine, is the new medical director of Bellin Health’s inpatient rehabilitation services department. His specialty is in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has interest in stroke, brain injury and spinal cord injury. Schave earned his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago. He completed his residency at University of Chicago Schwab Rehabilitation hospital in Chicago.
Steve Smet of Smet Construction Services Corp. has received the LEED Accredited Professional designation.
Cathy Heimke has been promoted to assistant customer service supervisor at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust office in Oconto. Heimke joined SNB&T in 2001 and has 10 years of banking experience.
SCA Tissue North America has announced the following changes to its manufacturing leadership team: Mike Bogenschutz has been promoted to vice president of plant operations and is based in Neenah. Formerly Regional Director of Midwest and West Operations, Bogenschutz brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role. He will oversee all SCA Tissue manufacturing facilities in North America. Mark Phiscator has been promoted to vice president of engineering and maintenance. Based in Neenah, he previously served as director of engineering and technology. Fred Albrecht has been named vice president, manufacturing. Albrecht, previously vice president of continuous improvement, will shift his focus back to manufacturing, where he began his career. He is based in Philadelphia.
Greg Kolarik has been named manager of procurement at Lakeside Foods’ corporate office in Manitowoc. He will be responsible for managing the procurement function to include supplementing Lakeside produced canned and frozen products, and sourcing and purchasing all canned and frozen products. Prior to joining Lakeside, Kolarik was employed with Schreiber Foods and Enzymatic Therapy in Green Bay. Gwen Anschutz has been named accounts payable supervisor at Lakeside. She will be responsible for managing accounts payable department resources and assisting in accounting projects to provide financial information to management. Tony Herzog has been named operations manager at Lakeside Foods’ Random Lake plant. Herzog will be responsible for supervising all labor, material and job performance necessary to achieve an efficient, productive plant. He joined Lakeside in 2007 as an assistant warehouse manager in Manitowoc and was later promoted manager of contract operations at Lakeside’s Belgium facility.
The Sexual Assault Crisis Center has added five members to its board of directors: Stephen Ware, a retired therapist, former director of the Family Service Association of the Fox Valley and current member of the Outagamie County Board; Dana Schaff, manager/FSO Compliance and Corporate BCM with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Jeff Amstutz, owner and creative director of A2Z Design in Appleton; Nancy Hoffman, an SACC volunteer and Affinity Hospice Program volunteer; and Kyle Rau, a detective with the Appleton Police Department.
The United Way Fox Cities has added five board members: Tim Bergstrom of Bergstrom Automotive; Randy Mahoney of Wipfli LLP; Tim Plass of Neenah Paper, United Steel Workers Local 2-16; Julie Wulterkens of First National Bank Fox Valley; and Pastor Gary Nokleberg of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Three board members were elected to a second term: Sharon Hulce of Employment Resource Group; Bob Kreider, who is retired; and Bobbie Schmidt of Richmond Elementary School in Appleton. Officers for the coming year include Terrie Pohjola as chair; Jim Pierce as vice chair; and Bob Kreider as treasurer and finance committee chair. The United Way gave its Volunteer Service Award to Rick Detienne and Dan McClone.
Dr. Rance Hafner and Dr. James McGovern, physicians at Unity, received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hospice & Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has named Julie Kirpitis vice president of finance and administration. Kirpitis served in the role in an interim basis beginning in September 2008. She previously served as audit and finance officer with Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien and finance director of the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay. The Chamber also named Julie Maino as accounting coordinator. Maino joined the chamber staff and worked most recently for Maino Productions Ltd., an independently owned radio/video production company.
CMD Corp. of Appleton has promoted Troy Hoehne to parts sales manager. Since starting at CMD in 1994, he has held positions of increasing responsibility. He will manage the global marketing and sales of spare parts and upgrade kits.
Citizens Bank has named Brett Bork as manager of the Omro branch. Bork is responsible for efficient and effective consumer banking sales, service delivery and relationship management, identifying client needs and proposing appropriate services and products. Bork has more than 15 years of banking experience.
Jenni Dolata, a customer service supervisor, has been promoted to an officer of Stephenson National Bank & Trust. She has nearly 20 years of banking experience.
Associated Banc-Corp President and COO Lisa B. Binder has been elected to serve a one-year term on the American Bankers Association’s board of directors. The ABA is the nation’s largest bank trade association and works to enhance the competitiveness of the nation’s banking industry and strengthen America’s economy and communities. Binder is one of only two bankers from Wisconsin on the ABA board.
Citizens Bank has hired David Rucker as the district officer of the Fox Valley and Southeast Wisconsin district. He will be located at the Citizens Bank branch in Oshkosh and will oversee 12 offices: Appleton East, Appleton West, Darboy, East Troy, Elkhorn, Hilbert, Kaukauna, Kiel, Menominee Falls, Oshkosh and two branches in Jefferson. Prior to joining Citizens, Rucker was with CitiGroup and most recently served as vice president for JPMorganChase.
Virchow Krause Wealth Management has promoted Todd Engman to manager of business development for the retirement plan solutions group. This newly created position is in response to feedback from plan sponsors looking for innovative ways to improve investment fund options and education to plan participants in today’s challenging markets. Engman has been with Virchow Krause since 2004.
Integrity Insurance in Appleton has announced several promotions. Christie Talbott has been named an agency specialist. Dawn Green has been promoted to portfolio underwriter, taking over Talbott’s territory. Ashley Gagnow has been promoted to personal lines portfolio underwriter. Samantha Steinke has accepted the position of imaging technician on the support services team at Integrity Insurance.
Gary Hartwig has acquired CurbScape and formed CurbScape LLC of Neenah. The CurbScape headquarters, shop and showroom is shared with The Curb Depot, located at 525 Wick Court in the Town of Menasha.
Tom Tennessen, senior project manager/sustainable building design consultant/advisor with the Selmer Co., and Chris Forslund, director of business development, attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Church Design Build Firms. Selmer is one of three firms in Wisconsin that belong to this organization.
The Healthy Lifestyles Cooperative, a Northeast Wisconsin provider of insurance, health and fitness services to more than 175 companies, has added Stephanie Mulroy-Berger as a health and wellness coordinator. She has a degree in exercise science and health promotion and previously worked with the Boldt Co., Affinity Health System and the UW-Oshkosh Healthy Titans program.
James Dietzler has been hired as financial center manager for Baylake Bank’s Waupaca and King locations. Dietzler has eight years of banking experience, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Math and Education from Marquette University. Baylake Bank also announced that Kay Anderson, who was the manager of the center for more than six years, is now certified as a financial advisor. She has more than 20 years of banking experience and has been with Baylake for seven years.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co. of Neenah has added several employees: Steve Kaplon as application development analyst; Tyler Krowiorz as marketing communications specialist; and Kurt Yanike as director of sales. Jennifer Hahnemann of Jewelers Mutual has also been promoted to customer relations specialist II.
Lee Leininger has joined Stodola Maas Construction as an in-house designer at the corporate office in Fond du Lac. He has more than 30 years experience of construction-related experience.
Karen Baker Ruppel has formed Power 2 Perform Consulting in Neenah. The company works with organizations of all sizes on employee morale, reorganization, culture shifts and leadership resistance. Ruppel holds a master’s degree in training and development and has experience in organizational and talent development.
Oshkosh Corp. has named R. Andy Hove as executive vice president and president, defense. Hove is responsible for the company’s $2 billion defense business segment, including tactical wheeled vehicles, technology development and aftermarket parts and service. Hove recently was vice president of combat systems programs for BAE Systems Inc.
In Other News…
Great Northern Corp., headquartered in Appleton and one of the nation’s largest independent producers of corrugated packaging, has pledged $50,000 to support the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation.
Almost Home is a partnership between Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin and the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity to help people qualify for and retain ownership of their Habitat homes. The program was made possible through a $53,120 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, which enabled the hiring of a full-time program coordinator, Jessica Patenaude.
Faith Technologies Inc., a full-service electrical and specialty systems contractor with more than 85 employees in Green Bay, delivered and installed 20,000 feet of cable wiring to help Cerebral Palsy Center’s employees work more efficiently by providing quicker and more reliable communications access through its computers and telephone systems. The donation and services on behalf of the employee-owned organization totals an estimated $20,000 in labor and materials.
Menasha Packaging of Neenah has earned Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification. By achieving SFI certification, Menasha Packaging joins a growing number of companies, landowners and organizations that are committed to improving forest practices on a global scale.
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, UW-Fox Valley and UW-Marinette have entered into a partnership to allow Fox Cities and Marinette area residents to earn a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree from UW-Oshkosh. UWFox and UW-Marinette students can earn credits toward both their associate and bachelor’s degrees simultaneously by fulfilling their general education course requirements at UWFox and UW-Marinette. UW-Oshkosh’s B.L.S. program is designed to serve adult students and will be delivered at UWFox using a combination of face-to-face classes, distance learning technology and online learning. Students at UW-Marinette will have the ability to participate in the courses taught at UWFox through compressed video feeds of the courses.
Coalesce Inc., an Appleton marketing and communications agency, received six silver honors at the 2008 Fox River Ad Club ADDY Awards for its creative work.
Gary Conger of Conger Toyotalift of Green Bay has received the Toyota Material Handling U.S.A. President’s Award, presented annually to select dealers to acknowledge their outstanding business accomplishments. Only 15 awards are handed out nationwide.
TMG Financial Services of Des Moines, Iowa, has purchased Pioneer Credit Union’s credit card portfolio. The portfolio for the Green Bay credit union brought more than $13 million in account balances and 6,300 accounts under management.
The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award was recently awarded to Bill Bassett of Bassett Mechanical. This award recognizes an individual or company whose contributions have had a major impact. The chamber’s Excellence in Achievement Award was presented to Capital Credit Union for its dedication to the community. Cake Anatomy received the Rising Star Award. Dawn Bybee, owner of Cake Anatomy has been instrumental in The Kaukauna Event Professionals group and recruiting business to Kaukauna to make Kaukauna a “one-stop shop” for planning special events. The Annual Community Volunteer Award was presented to Janet Verstagen, who works as a Little Chute village trustee, a board member of Advance Little Chute and the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau and is active on the Historical Society, Kermis Committee and is the best unofficial Windmill Project Ambassador. Linda Brietzman was presented the Chamber Volunteer of the Year award. The Best Supporting Award was presented to Community First Credit Union. The Healthy Living Award was presented to U.S. Oil Co. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award was given to Tony Nytes and Josh Herman, owners of Eagle Graphics.
Arketype Inc. of Green Bay won a Best of Show Award in this year’s ADDY Awards ceremony hosted by the Fox River Ad Club. The award was for a broadcast piece for the Vancouver Art Gallery. Three additional campaign elements won Gold ADDYs and Arketype received another Gold ADDY for a Kimberly-Clark campaign and 12 Silver ADDYs.
Strawberry Fields Design of Green Bay received a Best in Show ADDY and a Gold ADDY from the Fox River Ad Club for a website developed and designed for Cowgirl Rose, a custom jewelry designer in Tennessee.
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region 2008 Annual Report received a gold award for excellence in communications by the 2009 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program, sponsored by the Council on Foundations. The program recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and corporate giving programs.
Stodola Maas Construction of Fond du Lac received a gold recognition project of distinction award from Associated Builders & Constructors of Wisconsin. The awards consist of projects that were completed in 2008 and each winning project represents the builder’s skill, integrity, hard work, ingenuity and commitment to making the project worthy of the award.