On the move: people

Posted on Sep 27, 2018 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


McClone has named Dustin McClone as president and CEO.

McClone, formerly executive vice president, spearheaded major strategic moves and service offerings across the company’s portfolio of products and services, including its expansion in human resources and employee benefits, as well as McClone’s RiskMAP process. 

“As we look to the future, there is no better person to lead McClone than Dustin,” said McClone’s former President and CEO Mike McClone, who will assume a new role as chairman emeritus. “Dustin has been a proven leader for us with business acumen and the ability to bring people together. His vision for the direction of the company is exactly what McClone needs as the company enters the next chapter.”



Denis Kreft is succeeding Patrick Hopkins as president and CEO of marketing and communications firm Imaginasium. Kreft is one of the company’s founders and owners who started the firm as a small general design shop in 1996. He most recently served in the role of vice president of operations. Imaginasium also relocated its offices to the new Rail Yard district just across the Fox River on North Broadway in Green Bay.

“As we’ve looked at the opportunity of moving our location over the last year, it’s been important to us that we stay in downtown Green Bay. It’s served us well the past 11 years and we are excited to remain here, serving Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond,” Kreft said in a release.


New hires

Dario Deste was named president and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. Former President and CEO Francesco Valente assumed another leadership position within the Fincantieri group.

Richard Michaletz was named president of Curt G. Joa Inc.

New North Inc. named Lorissa Bañuelos director of marketing and investor relations and promoted Matthew Christman to director of research & technology. Connie Loden, senior project manager at New North Inc., received the 2018 Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award from the Community Development Society.

Tim Valentyn joined First Business Bank as senior vice president. Andrew Wilhelmy was named vice president – business development officer for First Business Growth Funding. Jerry Smith retired from the First Business Financial Services Inc. board of directors. Gerald Kilcoyne will assume the chair of the board role effective Oct. 26.

David La Duke joined Oostburg State Bank as senior vice president – business banking.

Rita M. Collins was named vice president and elected to the board of directors at Belson Co.

Kelly S. Armstrong joined the Greater Green Bay Chamber as vice president of economic development.

Weidert Group announced promotions: Meg Hoppe, vice president, creative and operations; Michelle Reindl, vice president, administration; Nicole Mertes, vice president, client services and business development; Frank Isca, inbound strategist; Amanda Retzki, inbound consultant; and Kelly Wilhelme, marketing manager. The company also hired Cory Retzlaff, inbound consultant; and Stephen Fischer, inbound specialist.

The Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region added Megan Mulholland as director of marketing and communications and Iida Berg as an administrative associate.

Kim Eparvier, formerly superintendent of the Peshtigo School District, has been named educational facilities consultant with Hoffman, Planning, Design & Construction. Jody Andres, K-12 market leader and a senior project architect for Hoffman, was selected to serve on the American Institute of Architects Strategic Council.

The Karma Group hiredBrian Simons, senior account executive, and Jeffrey Goering, digital media campaign specialist.

Ross Mollet was named director of brand solutions for BRING Studios.

Kelly Fisher joined Element as senior creative director.Katie Biersach joined Element as a public relations account coordinator.

Tanner Mann joined Stellar Blue Technologies as a developer.

Attorney Heather Macklin joined Epiphany Law.

Heather Gledhill joined Settlers bank as Universal Banker II.

Miron Construction Co. announced new hires: Robert Buchanan, warehouse operations; Sara Montonati, public relations specialist; Allison Plank, project manager; Christine Trudeau, accounts receivable professional; Bill Wildenberg, project manager; and Kelly Wildenberg, business analysis manager.

CRI announced new hires: Drew Amdall, accounts receivable and inventory specialist; and Inanda Ulrich-Kowalski, credit and accounts receivable specialist. GENEX, a part of CRI, also announced hires: Samantha Rottier, livestock specialist; Larry Calaway, senior business information developer; and Paula Peterman, semen distribution specialist. Amber Riesenberg also was promoted to livestock technician. Two GENEX employees received awards at the GENEX Dairy National Marketing and Sales Conference: Joe Binversie, Kevin Boyle Leadership award, and Sami Gangl, Outstanding Product Development Employee.

RE/MAX On The Water added Jack Doemel to its real estate sales team.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Ryan Krol, mechanic shop craftsman; Antonio Trevino and Casey Behnke, building craftsmen; Ben Gruett, steel shop craftsman; and Alex Brendemihl, concrete craftsman.

Joe Kubichek and Jeremy Schneider joined Shea Electric & Communications as journeyman electricians, and Jessica Shea joined the company’s office staff.

Leah Szemborski joined Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley as a counselor and training coordinator. The organization also elected Lauri Asbury and Chloe De Young to its board of directors.

ThedaCare hired family medicine physician Paul Stevens at ThedaCare Physicians-Appleton West.

Agnesian Healthcare hired cardiologist Tadeo Diaz Balderrama and physician assistant Teegan Kraus.

Orthopedic surgeon J. Adam Hamilton joined Orthopedic & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc.

Podiatrist Wyatt Wiedenfeld joined Prevea Health, seeing patients at Prevea Oconto Falls Health Center.

Audiologist Greta Breckbill joined Agnesian HealthCare, seeing patients at the Agnesian Health Plaza Building.

Dentist Caitlin Bloomer joined New Holstein Family Dental and Kiel Family Dental.



Brett Norell was named CEO of Holy Family Memorial. Nurse practitioner Jenna Rathsack joined HFM Heart & Vascular Center.

Jamie O’Brien was appointed associate dean of the Schneider School of Business & Economics at St. Norbert College.

The UW-Oshkosh access campus leadership team, which includes UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley, has been announced: Martin Rudd, assistant chancellor for access campuses; Renee Anderson, regional executive assistant; Bill Bultman, campus administrator, Fox campus and associate dean for academic affairs for access campuses; Laurie Krasin, director of communications for access campuses; Suzanne Lawrence, regional director of continuing education; Kevin Newhouse, regional supervisor of facilities; Carla Rabe, associate dean for student affairs for access campuses; and Bethany Rusch, campus administrator, Fond du Lac campus and associate dean for administration and finance for access campuses.

Chris Ward was promoted to assistant general manager of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.

HME Home Medical announced promotions: Jim Murray, executive director, and Emily Raduechel, director of community outreach.

Three UW-Fox Valley, a UW-Oshkosh campus, faculty members were promoted: Evan Kreider, professor; Jill Halverson, associate professor with tenure; and Teresa Weglarz, associate professor
with tenure.



The Milwaukee Business Journal named Randy Haak, general counsel for The Boldt Co., Best Corporate Counsel
in a Private Company.

Two Faith Technologies employees were named to Constructech magazine’s 2018 Women in Construction list: Caramy Biederman, engineering team leader; and Sara Hutchcraft, associate preconstruction manager.

Melissa Schulteis, virtual construction specialist at Miron Construction Co. Inc., was named to Constructech magazine’s 2018 Women in Construction list.

The St. Norbert College community honored Barb Wickham, associate director of retail operations, with the Exceptional Service Award at the college’s annual opening President’s Dinner.

UW-Green Bay recognized faculty with 2018 Founders Awards for Excellence: Caroline Boswell, faculty award for excellence in teaching;
Mary Valitchka, academic support award for excellence; Illene Cupit, faculty award for excellence in scholarship; Monika Pynaker, university staff award for excellence; Christine Vandenhouten, university award for excellence in community outreach; and Patricia Terry, university award for excellence in institutional development.

Jamie Douglas, engineering professor at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, a UW-Oshkosh campus, was presented with the 2018 UW Colleges Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for Faculty.

Three Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. attorneys were named to the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America:Kirk Strang, Shana Lewis and Geoffrey Lacy.

Eric Zurn of Sheboygan-based Edurus Tools has invented a pair of patented flooring installation tools: the Magnum Floor Driver and Edurus Tools Big Block, which is designed to assist installers in gluing down hardwood flooring.

Dayne Rusch, UW-Oshkosh graduate and founder of Pyxsee, was named to Wisconsin Inno’s 25 Under 25 list of rising entrepreneurs.

Paul Larson and Peg Larson were named co-chairs of the Oshkosh Area United Way 2018 fundraising campaign.


Board appointments

Friends of Pals, Youth and Families announced its inaugural board of directors: Steve Krueger, president; Julia Drobeck, vice president; Mike Dirschl, treasurer; Jim Anderson, secretary; and Cheri Salmon, Darin Schumacher, Andy VanRemortel, Jen Kuo, Rod Ryan and Christine Quinette, at-large members.

Dan Ritter of Appleton-based Best Bet Casino Parties was named president of the board of the National Association of Casino Party Operators.

Dairy farmer Gordon Spiers was named to the board of directors of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.