Rex E. Lane has been tapped as the new chief executive officer for WS Packaging Group of Green Bay. He brings 16 years of business management and lean manufacturing implementation experience to his new position. Immediately prior to joining WS Packaging Group, he was the vice president of global supply chain and operations for Apex Tool Group in Sparks, Md. Lane replaces Terry Fulwiler, who is retiring as CEO after 25 years. Fulwiler will stay on as chairman of the board until next June and recently received the 2010 R. Stanton Avery Lifetime Achievement Award. Since becoming CEO in 1986, Fulwiler transformed the company from primarily a tag and label printer to a producer of high-quality printing, flexible packaging and promotional products with 17 locations across the United States and Mexico.
Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc has added three physicians to its network. A board certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Mark Boutros joined the staff at Woodland Clinic. He received his medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies, and completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J. A psychiatrist, Dr. Mylan Kohler joined the staff at Tamarack Behavioral Health Center. She earned her medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y., and completed a general psychiatry residency, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y. A board certified family medicine physician, Dr. Esther Lubinga joined the staff of Lakeshore Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda and completed a family medicine residency at Forbes Family Practice in Pittsburgh.
Fane Friberg joined the Plexus Corp. as vice president, materials-North America. He will oversee sourcing, material costing, supply chain management and material management for the North American region. Friberg has more than 25 years experience in supply chain management.
Attorney Paul Swanson of Oshkosh was elected to the executive committee of the Board of Governors for the Wisconsin State Bar.
Dr. Dave Sze, a board-certified internal medicine physician, is now seeing patients at Aurora BayCare Health Center in Green Bay. Sze has practiced medicine for 12 years. He has a special interest in the treatment of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and high cholesterol, Sze received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He also completed an internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
Three employees of Hurckman Mechanical Industries Inc. took first place in their trade at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 400 Fox River Valley Apprenticeship contest: Dan Zeeman, fourth year steamfitter apprentice; Josh Tabbert, fourth year plumbing apprentice; and Kurt Piechocki, fourth year sprinkler apprentice.
Frank Nerenhausen is Oshkosh Corp.’s new executive vice president and president of the commercial segment. He replaces Mike Wuest, who is retiring after 29 years with the company. Before his current role, Nerenhausen was vice president of sales for McNeilus, part of the commercial segment along with CON-E-CO, London Machinery and IMT. He has been with the company since 1986.
Bob Wells, general supervisor of central maintenance at the Kohler Co., and Louie Bowe, central maintenance certified welder at the Kohler Co., received the Lakeshore Area School to Work Consortium’s Above and Beyond Awards during the 2010 Youth Apprenticeship graduation ceremony at Lakeshore Technical College.
Kim Rosenau and Robin Inman have joined Miron Construction Co. as project coordinators.
Coalesce Marketing & Design Inc. of Appleton has named Tammy Hemmen director of business development. She will focus on expanding Coalesce’s business-to-business and business-to-consumer client base through new regional and national business opportunities. She joins Coalesce from School Specialty.
Thomas Graverson has joined John Roberts, a printing company, as a senior account executive in Appleton. He has more than 25 years experience in commercial printing and packaging sales.
Green Bay business owners John Lochner and Susan Finco were among approximately 160 civilian business and community leaders from across the country who took part in the 56th U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar.
Several new providers joined Affinity Medical Group in Oshkosh. Dr. Francisco Zornosa, an internal medicine physician, sees patients at the Mercy Oakwood Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of Valle in Colombia. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Cari Bollweg, a primary care provider, sees patients at the Koeller Street clinic. She earned her medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, N.J. Dr. Sam Hofman, a pediatrician, sees patients at the Koeller Street clinic. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his residency at the Lutheran General Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Dr. Karl Larson, a primary care provider with a special interest in exercise physiology, asthma, allergies and metabolic syndrome, sees patients at the Jackson Street clinic. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his residency at the Rockford Medical Education Foundation in Rockford, Ill.
The Gardens of the Fox Cities has announced three new hires. A long-time board member, Lynn Van Vreede is the new executive director. Cindi Milhaupt joins the Gardens as their administrative assistant. She has organized community projects with United Way Fox Cities, The Salvation Army and American Cancer Society for various corporate companies. Wendy Patzlaff is the Gardens’ new development and marketing coordinator. Before joining the Gardens, Patzlaff was at Willems Marketing for six years and has more than 12 years experience in marketing for non-profit organizations.
Robert J. Cera, CEO of Baylake Corp and Baylake Bank, was elected to the Wisconsin Bankers Association Board of Directors, the state’s largest financial industry trade association. Alan McAfee has joined Baylake Bank as vice president of cash management. He is responsible for sales and operations of cash management, including product development and enhancement, new client preparation and operations oversight. He comes to Baylake Bank with more than eight years of banking experience.
Lakeside Foods of Manitowoc has made several changes to its sales management team: Jeff Lund, previously senior vice president of processed sales, was promoted senior vice president, international sales/international projects; Bob Popple, previously vice president of frozen food sales, was named vice president, food service/industrial/chain account sales; Dave Allen, previously director of marketing, was named vice president, retail frozen food sales; and Joe Yanda, previously a sales manager, was named vice president, retail processed food sales.
Bonnie Paradies has been promoted research director at the Karma Group in Green Bay. She is responsible for developing, implementing and directing marketing research initiatives for the firm’s clients. Paradies has been a research specialist with the firm since 1999 and holds a primary qualitative expert accreditation from the Marketing Research Association.
Thomas R. Solle of Edward Jones in Sheboygan completed the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ initial certification requirements and can now use the CFP certification mark.
Lisa Erickson has joined Leibold Associates Inc., a strategic marketing and packaging design firm in Neenah, as an art director. She has more than 20 years experience in designing and producing advertising and marketing materials, most recently as art director at Infusion Inc. in Green Bay.
The Service League of Manitowoc County has announced its board of directors for the 2010-11 service year: Margaret Pauwels, president; Tonya Johnson, vice president; Connie Gulash, finance and planning; Mary Lambert, community service; Lynn Hoffman, secretary; Tracy Benter, marketing; and Julie McCormick, membership.
Paul Wojta joined the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation as chief financial officer. He has 26 years of progressive banking experience, having served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Bank First National in Manitowoc.
WOW Logistics has added Ryan O’Leary as the national accounts manager. He has more than 10 years of sales experience.
Donna Hutchinson, chief financial officer for St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay and St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, received the Medal of Honor by the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Element Creative of De Pere has added Mike Tessmer as art director and Tim Kadlec as a web developer. Tessmer comes to Element after spending 11 years with WM Design in Appleton. Kadlec has more than five years experience as a web developer, most recently with Evano Inc. in Green Bay.
Mid-Day Women’s Alliance of Appleton selected its officers for 2010-11: co-presidents – Cassie Schuh of Zaptastic Coaching and Carrie Garczynski of Centric Fusion; vice-president programs – Robyn Gruner of AT&T; vice president-membership – Bobbie Thompson of Touchmark on Prospect; secretary – Sheila Vetrone of M&I Institutional Trust Services; and treasurer – Nicole Tennie of Associated Bank.
Bemis Co. has named Sheri H. Edison vice president, general counsel and secretary. She joins Neenah-based Bemis from Hill-Rom Inc., where she served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
Bill Bassett and Kim Bassett-Heitzmann were named forum fellows by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Bill Bassett is chairman of Bassett Mechanical in Kaukauna while Kim Bassett-Heitzmann is president/CEO of Bassett Mechanical.
Future Neenah has tapped Amy Barker as its new executive director. She replaces Robert Buckingham, who became community development director for the Town of Grand Chute. Barker comes to Future Neenah from the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce where she was tourism director.
Stephenson National Bank & Trust has promoted Patrice Roberge to loan operations officer and Justin Wroblewski to assistant loan officer/credit analyst.
ThedaCare has promoted Mike Radtke to director of diagnostic imaging for the health care system. He joined ThedaCare in 1995, as a physical therapist and has held several roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as the interim manager of the fifth floor Collaborative Care unit at Theda Clark Medical Center.
Dr. Stephen Cruz, a family practice physician, has joined Affinity Medical Group’s Lincoln Street Clinic in Neenah. He previously was an urgent care doctor at clinics in Appleton and Oshkosh. Cruz earned his medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He served his internal medical internship at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., and served his residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, Calif.
Byron Wendt has been named chairman of the board for Keller Inc., a design/build general contractor with headquarters in Kaukauna. He has been a board member since 2005 and worked at Keller as vice president of finance before retiring in 1997. Wendt replaces Walter Keller, who has been board chairman since the company was founded in 1960.
Justin Rebman, a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Green Bay, qualified for membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable, an international, independent association of nearly 19,000 leading financial service professionals awrence University in Appleton was ranked 67th among 250 national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 “America’s Best Colleges” report.
The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce received two awards from the America Chamber of Commerce Executives. The chamber received an excellence award for its 2009 Golden Apple Awards television program and a grand award for the Be a Social Media Rockstar event.
Surface Mount Technology is adding 25,000-square-feet of manufacturing space to its facility at 5660 Technology Circle, Appleton. The expansion comes as Surface Mount Technology completes the renovation of 6,000 square feet of space for SMT Engineering LLC, the design and product development arm of Surface Mount Technology.
Core BTS in Appleton has improved its ranking in the Everything Channel’s CRN VAR500 list of North America’s top technology solutions providers Core is listed at No. 269.
SCA Tissue is planning a $1.8 million expansion of its Town of Menasha offices. The company, which employs about 900 at its locations in Neenah and Menasha, is looking to build a 7,323-square-foot expansion to its offices at 1451 McMahon Drive. The space will be used for additional office and classroom space. The project will also create a new entrance for the building.
Appleton’s Mid-Day Business and Professional Women organization has changed its name to Mid-Day Women’s Alliance. The mission remains focused on women and promoting equity and to develop their potential through advocacy, networking and mentoring.
ShopDev, a point-of-purchase software program developed by FulfillNet and Skyline Technologies of Green Bay, is featured in a case study on Microsoft’s website. The ShopDev module automates the capture of information on fixtures, racks and other POS assets and simplifies the reporting process and asset management.
Menasha Packaging’s folding carton group has earned its G7 Masters designation through IDEAlliance. Menasha is just one of four folding carton operations to earn this designation, which validates that the company utilizes the most modern technology, proofing and press controls, and standards required to produce a close visual match from proof to print. Menasha Packaging also received a Safety Boxscore Award from the Paperboard Packaging Council. The award was based on the cumulative number of hours worked without an employee injury.
Several Appleton area businesses came together over the summer to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable agriculture by building bag gardens. Carew Concrete and Supply Co. Inc., Touchmark on West Prospect and the Appleton Boys & Girls Club came together for the project. Touchmark residents and club members learned about the key ingredients in bag garden construction from Susan Richardson of Community Garden Partnership while Carew Concrete supplied the stone, dirt and mulch. The project provided the Touchmark residents with an opportunity to share their gardening skills, as well as provide an educational experience for the children. Carew Concrete, Touchmark and the Boys & Girls Club are three of 12 Valley companies involved in the HS3 initiative to strategically link health, safety, sustainability and stewardship practices to promote employee and environmental health, as well as increase the effectiveness of their businesses.
Mercy Medical Center’s orthopaedic services and spine surgery units have been ranked in the top 5 percent in the nation and No. 1 in Wisconsin, according to a study by HealthGrades.
Integrity Insurance of Appleton received the Commercial Download Award from the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development.
A renovation of the therapy department at The Heritage and Peabody Manor Community in Appleton more than quadruples the therapy clinic, increases privacy and adds more amenities for residents and patients. The renovation provides a central location for physical, occupational and speech therapy and language pathology treatment.
St. Elizabeth Hospital moved its outpatient rehabilitation services to a new facility at N496 Milky Way, Appleton. The facility, visible from College Avenue, provides a full-spectrum of services including occupational therapy, physical therapy, workers rehabilitation and rehabilitation.