Mitch Weckop has joined Skyline Technologies Inc. as chief executive officer. He replaces current CEO Pat Deprey, who is retiring next month. Prior to joining Skyline, Weckop held several leadership roles with area companies such as Schneider Logistics, Schneider National, Paper Converting Machine Co. and Procter and Gamble. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his master’s in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University.
J. J. Keller of Neenah has announced several key management promotions. Marne Keller-Krikava has been promoted to vice president — strategy and business planning. She has been with the company since 1990, most recently as director of strategy and business planning. Rustin Keller has been named director of Internet products. He joined the company in 1999, most recently serving as corporate internet products manager. Charles Govin has been named director of service sales. He has been with Keller since 1996 and most recently served as corporate services sales manager. Rose Ripp was promoted to senior sales manager — Internet products. She has been with Keller since 1991 and most recently served as FleetMentor sales manager. Tim Pingel was promoted to health and wellness manager. He joined Keller in 2001 and most recently served as safety, security and wellness supervisor.
Rick Hart is the new president and chief executive officer of the Community Blood Center, a non-profit blood center in Appleton that supplies blood to hospitals throughout the region. He has nearly 20 years of administration at Wheaton Franciscan hospitals, including St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee.
Dr. Christine Griger is the new president of Affinity Medical Group. In her new role, she provides leadership, strategic direction and governance for all aspects of Affinity Medical Group’s 26 clinics throughout the Fox Valley.
David R. Sasche has joined the board of directors for First Manitowoc Bancorp Inc. and Bank First National. Sasche is president of Polar Ware Co./Stoelting in Kiel; co-owner and president of Nutrients Inc., located in Manitowoc, and owner and chairman of HTT Inc., a metal stamping and tool and die company in Sheboygan Falls.
Adam Fhlug and Don Raine IV of Clifton Gunderson’s office in Oshkosh were promoted to senior associates in the assurance services department. Cory Brumlic, who works in the Oshkosh office, has earned his Certified Fraud Examiner credential.
Ed Harding has been named president and chief executive officer of Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette. He was president and CEO at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus since 2000.
Pam Wieseckel was promoted art director at the Karma Group in Green Bay. She has been with the firm since graduating from St. Norbert College in 2005.
Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, president of the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp., received the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She was honored for her accomplishments in economic development and the role FCEDC played in the Mercury Marine consolidation decision during the summer of 2009.
Cypress Benefits Administrators of Appleton has added several new employees: Nicole Czarnecki as a dental claims analyst; Brenda Gorges as a provider relations representative; Lori Puetz and JoAnn Reinl as claim analysts; and Lynn Thurmer and Roxanne Swanson as group administration coordinators.
Jacqueline Frank has been named executive director of the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. For the past three years, she was the museum’s director of education.
The Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2010-11 board of directors and officers: president – Joe Kobussen, Kobussen Buses; president-elect – Glenda Woosley, Culvers of Darboy; and treasurer – Kim Van Osdol, Community First Credit Union.
The Community Clothes Closet has added Shirley Schmidt of Mouse Moments Travel in Kaukauna and Jim Edmondson, owner and president of Pyramid Creative Group Inc. in Kaukauna to its board of directors.
Dr. Robert Mead, a family physician at Bellin Health and medical director at Bellin Health’s travel clinic, has earned a certificate in travel health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Scott R. Hackbarth has been named a principal at Innovation Applied LLC in Sheboygan. He has been a contractor with Innovation Applied since 2009.
Attorney Nathan Olson has opened an office in Oshkosh. He also has an office in downtown Berlin. An Iraqi war veteran, he received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UW-Oshkosh and his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Dr. Xin Yao, a hematologist and oncologist with Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, has joined the medical staffs at Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Dr. Yao received his medical degree from Heibei Medical University in China. He completed his residency at Fudan University in Shang Hai and Texas Tech University. He completed fellowships at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Richard Harney has joined J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. in Neenah as vice president of marketing. He brings more than 25 years of direct marketing, executive marketing leadership and sales management experience to his new role.
Joel Kasper has joined HiTech Control Systems Inc. as a lead electrical engineer. He has more than 20 years experience and will be responsible for project management and leading engineering teams in automation projects for a variety of industries.
Megan Krekowski has joined Hurckman Mechanical Industries Inc., a mechanical contractor serving the Midwest, as a service project manager. She has been in the HVAC service industry for seven years.
Joan Woldt and Meghann Kasper have joined Bank First National’s team in the Fox Valley. Woldt, who will be regional president, comes to Bank First National after spending 15 years with Associated Bank. Kasper joins the bank as vice president, business banking. She previously was vice president, commercial banking at Associated Bank.
Dr. Erin Kimball has joined ThedaCare Physicians-Black Creek as a family practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency at the UW Department of Family Medicine Fox Valley Clinic in Appleton.
Wendy Eagon, the director of the Children’s Center at UW-Fox Valley, received a $5,000 scholarship from the Celebrate Children Foundation of Madison. She is just one of six child care professionals to be honored in Wisconsin.
Angela Walschinski and Beth Kneisler have been promoted to account executive positions at Leonard & Finco Public Relations Inc. in Green Bay. Both are graduates of UW-Green Bay and have been with the firm for two years as account assistants.
David W. Neuenfeldt has joined the Neuroscience Group of Northeast Wisconsin as a doctor of physical therapy. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training and his master’s degree in physical therapy from UW-La Crosse. Neuenfeldt completed his doctor of physical therapy degree at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.
Kadie L. Truitt, assistant vice president of the Stephenson National Bank & Trust, received the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.
Kelly Severson is the new Children First Family Literacy program coordinator. She has worked with the program since 2004 as its data manager.
Abby Schultz has joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause as an accountant with the retail team. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UW-Oshkosh.
The YWCA Green Bay-DePere has elected its officers for the 2010-11 fiscal year: president – Cindy Moon-Mogush, Aurora Health Care; past president – Wendy Franklin; president-elect – Joan McLester, Specialty Rolled Metals; secretary – Joan Kinate, Wells Fargo Bank; and treasurer – Teresa Rosengarten, Baylake Bank.
Pam Krueger, senior commercial account manager with Servant Insurance in Oshkosh, attended the Ruble Graduate Seminar for Certified Insurance Counselor/Certified Risk Managers by the National Alliance for Insurance Education, and Sarah Ganter, account manager with Servant, has completed the Certified Insurance Counselor Institute on Life and Health course.
Ray Withbroe of Tweet/Garot Mechanical in Green Bay and Joe Lauer of EGI Mechanical in Seymour have been elected to the board of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest Wisconsin.
Corey Mikkelson has been promoted to assistant bank office manager at Choice Bank on Jackson Street in Oshkosh. He joined Choice in 2006 as a customer service representative.
The Rotary Club of Appleton West honored Lee Kraus and Douglas Hahn with the Paul Harris Fellow Awards, the organization’s highest honor.
Brian R. Hartl of Baylake Wealth Services was recognized by UVEST Financial Services for mutual fund sales and client servicing in the first quarter of 2010. He placed in the top 20 of more than 2,700 broker rankings.
Several attorneys from Godfrey & Kahn’s Northeast Wisconsin offices are included in The Best Lawyers in America 2011, a peer review publication. Daniel T. Flaherty and Jeffrey D. Riester were honored from the Appleton office and Timothy F. Nixon, Winston A. Ostrow and William J. Plummer of the Green Bay office were honored.
Peter Spaeth has joined the Financial Information and Service Center (FISC) as a financial counselor. Spaeth will help the Goodwill agency serve more customers by providing financial counseling over the phone and the Internet, which will expand FISC’s service area and help people who can’t come to the office for a face-to-face session.
Automated Records Management Systems Inc. (A.R.M.S.), the De Pere-based full-service information management company, has acquired Security Shredders Inc. of Seymour. Security Shredders provides on-site and off-site shredding of documents, including computer disks and x-rays.
Baylake Bank received an environmental award from Cintas Document Management for partnering in preservation of the environment while maintaining the highest level of document security.
Bellin Health of Green Bay received the “Partner for Change Award” and “Making Medicine Mercury Free” award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.
Vern’s Cheese of Chilton is building a 6,343-square-foot addition. The addition, which is being built by Keller Inc. of Kaukauna, has a country store retail area with more coolers, bunkers and a freezer space to display more products.
Bellin Health’s imaging services department received a three-year re-accreditation in both MRI and ultrasound from the American College of Radiology.
ThedaCare has made the 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems list for the ninth year in a row by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Packer Fastener has opened a new location in Appleton. The company started in Green Bay in 1998. Five new employees have been hired to staff the Appleton location.
Priority International Animal Concepts, a dairy microbiology company, is expanding its Manitowoc facility. A.C.E. Building Service is building a 7,000-square-foot addition, which includes office and warehouse space.
MEGTEC Systems Inc. of DePere has shipped two state-of-the-art emission control units to an English landfill site. Two VOCSIDIZER units were shipped to Manchester, England, for a new mechanical biological treatment facility. MEGTEC Systems is a provider of air pollution control, resource recovery and sustainable energy-related technologies and equipment.
Pioneer Credit Union in Green Bay was recognized as a Hero for the American Red Cross for its efforts in helping earthquake victims in Haiti. Pioneer raised more than $13,000 for the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating January earthquake.
Affinity Health System has been named one of the nation’s top 51 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance in Neenah received a top IT honor from CIO magazine. Jewelers was recognized for its innovative PJ Express Web Solution, which allows consumers to sign up for jewelry insurance after purchasing an item online or in a store.
Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh has opened a new 77-acre campus, Eden Meadows, in Oshkosh. The new campus includes Eden Rehabilitation Suites, a state-of-the-art, 30-bed skilled nursing facility for short-term rehabilitation, and two, 10-bed Eden Green House Homes — the first such facilities in Wisconsin. The Green House model, which provides a person-centered approach to skilled nursing care in a small, intentional community, is designed to de-institutionalize long-term care by creating social settings.
Orion Energy Systems Inc. of Manitowoc received the National Society of Professional Engineers Professional Engineers in Industry’s 2010 Product of the Year award for its Apollo solar light pipe.
Paper Transport of Green Bay was named the Georgia Pacific Dedicated Carrier of the Year.
The Riverside Medical Center Physical Therapy Clinic has opened adjacent to the Health and Fitness Headquarters along Highway 22 in Waupaca. The clinic is an expansion of RMC’s rehab and physical therapy department.
Calumet Medical Center’s laboratory services received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin – Fox Cities and Oshkosh won a 2010 MetLife Foundation Entrepreneurial Award and $25,000 grant for demonstrating outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial spirit through Jazz Night: Careers, Business and All that Jazz. The project featured area high school jazz bands working with a volunteer on a business plan, featuring CD cover design, marketing plans and a video commercial. Insight Publications was the event’s media sponsor.
Twelve Bellin Health Clinics received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance as patient-centered medical homes. Honored clinics include Algoma, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Brillion, Clinica Hispana, East De Pere, Howard, West De Pere, Oconto Falls, Seymour, Seigler Street and Wrightstown.
The Trauma Center at Theda Clark Medical Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center for the fifth time, making it the longest continuously verified Level II trauma center in Northeast Wisconsin.
Graphic Composition Inc. of Greenville received 16 awards in the 10th annual Printing Industries of Wisconsin Graphic Excellence Awards, a statewide printing competition.
Arjo Wiggins Appleton Ltd. has donated $740,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to fund the Lower Fox River Watershed Monitoring Program, which provides hands-on science education for young people.
The National Cancer Institute renewed St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center’s Community Clinical Oncology Program grant for the second time. The St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center is one of 63 CCOP grant awardees in the United States and one of only two sites in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp. has acquired Witco Systems Inc., which has operations in Manitowoc.
Heartland Business Systems purchased Victorin Business Systems in Illinois.
Lawrence University is included in the 2011 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual book “The Best 373 Colleges.” The review profiles less than 15 percent of the country’s four-year colleges.