On the Move – People – March

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 :: People and Business on the Move
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David Lisle will leave his post as CEO and president of Wausaukee Composites at the end of March after Sintex Indusries Inc. of India completed its purchase of the company. Lisle was president and CEO of the company since 2002. He guided its growth from 150 employees at two plants to more than 450 employees at four plant locations.

Michael P. Lavelle is the new president and CEO of School Specialty Inc. in Greenville. He most recently was president of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s education group. He replaces David Vander Zanden, who retired.

Acuity promoted Eric Stuart to commercial lines underwriting manager. He joined the Sheboygan company in 2002 as a commercial lines underwriter and was promoted to commercial staff underwriter in 2006. Acuity promoted Paul Miller to director of communications. He joined Acuity in 1998 as a business analyst and was later promoted to senior business analyst in 2004. In 2011, he was named social media advocate and spearheaded the insurer’s use of social media.

Tricia Blohm joined the Principal Financial Group in Appleton as a financial service representative and a Princor registered representative.

Bill Misek joined Skyline Technologies in Green Bay as a software engineer. He brings more than 20 years of technical experience to his new position.

Bridget Amraen, a paralegal for Davis & Kuelthau in Green Bay, was honored as a 2011 Unsung Hero by The Wisconsin Law Journal. She has more than 16 years of experience as a paralegal, working closely with the labor attorneys at Davis & Kuelthau to provide assistance in contract negotiations, drafting policies, hearing exhibits and contract proposals.

Valley VNA Senior Services in Neenah added Jessica Nelson as director of human resources.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) hired Barb Fleisner as a regional account manager serving Florence, Marinette, Oconto, Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. She is based in Green Bay and will work with local economic development organizations to support business expansion and attraction and managed economic development and business accounts in the region. She previously was the executive director for Centergy, a nonprofit economic development corporation serving central Wisconsin. The WEDC also added Kelly Lietz as vice president of marketing.

IPS Testing, an independent Appleton testing laboratory, promoted Chris Reitmeyer to vice president. He joined the company in 2010 as a sales engineer and will now oversee testing services, operations and customer relations in addition to continuing to direct sales efforts for the company.

Bill Goodman, president of Schenck SC, was elected chair of AGN International-North America Inc., a leading association of independent accounting firms. Schenck also recently announced several promotions. In the Appleton office, Danielle Knapkavage was named a supervisor while Ben Baker and Craig Asher were named senior accountants. In Fond du Lac, Tara Wendt was promoted to manager, Paul Westberg was named senior accountant and Shane Jahns was named associate accountant 4. In Green Bay, Brian Blaney, Adam Mleziva and Heather Ryczek were named supervisors; Julie Gage was named an associate accountant 4; Greg Pitel was named supervisor in the government and not-for-profit services department; and Matthew Franti, Veronica Nelson, Jennifer Rundman and Joel Smits were named senior accountants in the government and not-for-profit services department. In Manitowoc, Samantha Rabe was named associate accountant 2. In Oshkosh, Amy Mueller and Jeremiah Gamble were named senior accountants. In Sheboygan, Jodi Sommer was named manager; Cassandra Friese and Ellen Bang were named supervisors; Michael Gries, April DoBas and Kendall Melichar were named senior accountants; and Michelle Stolzman was promoted to department executive administrative assistant.

Rollguard, a part of Great Northern Corporation’s specialty group, promoted Thom Brown to Midwest account manager.

Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc announced Bill Censky, chairman and CEO, will leave his day-to-day role with the bank in November 2013. To help with the transition, the bank tapped Tim Schneider, chief operating officer, to be co-CEO with Censky until his retirement. After that, Schneider will be the bank’s CEO.

Shawano Medical Center named Nancy Fugate as director of ancillary services. She oversees a variety of departments including the hospital pharmacy, hospital health information management, dietary, rehab, housekeeping, plant operations, employee health, the laboratory, RAD/imaging and materials management.

Berners-Schober architecture + engineering + interiors recently added several employees to its board of directors: Ian W. Griffiths, director–project manager, sustainability coordinator; John G. Miller, director–project manager, architect; Nathan P. Sorenson, director–project manager, architect; and Wendy R. Thorson, director–project manager, interior designer.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. in Neenah added Tony Creten and Kyle Coenen as project managers; Jen Mason as a project estimator; Kimberly Van Handel as a project coordinator; Robyn Locke as a receptionist/administrative assistant; and Gary Evenson as a special projects support.

Kristine R. Sexton, owner and president of Directions Marketing in Neenah, received the 2012 Governor’s Trailblazer Award for Women in Business, which recognizes women business pioneers. She began working full-time at the agency in 1976 and purchased it from her father, Russell Mueller, in 1985. Since then, she has run the agency’s day-to-day operations. Directions also announced that Bob Bodmer joined the firm as director of strategic business development. He previously worked for Directions from 1998 to 2008 as the agency’s director of business development. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the new position.

Robert R. Gagan of Calewarts, Duffy & Gagan Associated Attorneys in Green Bay was elected to the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors Executive Committee.

Tom Berkedal, branch manager and senior vice president for Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc., received the Charles and Adele Heeter Outstanding Community Leadership Award from the Appleton Rotary.

Shelly Mogensen and Diane Gromoske received The Stephenson National Bank & Trust’s Award of Excellence. Recipients are nominated by their co-workers. Gromoske received her second Award for Excellence for consistently exceeding customers’ expectations in her role as a personal banker in the Menominee, Mich., office. Mogensen, a credit analyst, was honored for being a “go-to” person at the bank.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers added Jim Meulendyke and Liz Wockenfus to the group sales department. Both had worked as interns for the Midwest League affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers during the 2011 season.

Robert Clausen, a retired vice president of finance with Paper Converting Machine Co., is the new chairman of the Bellin College Board of Trustees. He has been on the board for 26 years. The board also added two new members: Terry Fulwiler, retired CEO of W.S. Packaging Group Inc., and Cindy Dehn, broker associate for Coldwell Banker.

Edward J. Vopal, a shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.’s Green Bay office, was elected president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the largest voluntary statewide bar organization in Wisconsin.

Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. attorneys Greg Conway, Tom Olejniczak, Fred Schmidt and George Burnett were listed among the top attorneys by Wisconsin Lawyer. David Weber, also an attorney at the law firm, was selected as a Rising Star by the magazine.

The Fox Cities/Green Bay Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association recently announced its officers: Valerie Revnew of Epiphany Law LLC as president; Tami Vosters of Keller Inc. as vice president; Tiffany La Pointe of Consolidated Construction as secretary; and Danielle Knapkavage of Schenck SC as treasurer.

Michael Siddall, Robert Loomis, Kevin Lonergan and John Claypool of Herrling Clark were named Wisconsin Super Lawyers by Wisconsin Lawyer. Attorneys Kelly S. Kelly, Andrew Rossmeissl and Paula Hamer were named Rising Stars by the magazine.

Theresa Moore is ThedaCare’s new director of laboratory services. She has been at ThedaCare in a number of roles since 2006 including a facilitator and overseeing the Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center and ThedaCare Laboratories. Betty Jo Balzar, a registered nurse and certified professional in health care quality, was named the director of nursing at Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. Family practitioner Catherine MacMillian joined ThedaCare Physicians-New London. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and earned her medical degree at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Christopher Leitch is the new vice president of commercial lending at Choice Bank. He previously was the bank’s assistant vice president and loan officer. Choice also promoted Michael Bobusch to assistant vice president-lending from his previous role as a residential loan officer.

Wisconsin Plastics Inc. in Green Bay hired Mark Hutar as its new sales manager for the Chicago area.

Dr. Dean Gruner, CEO and president of ThedaCare, and Julie Huth, owner of the Huth Companies, have joined the Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity board of directors. The organization also added Josh Dukelow as director of development and communications and Jaclyn Banda as family services coordinator.

Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin added Pilar McDermott as a customer satisfaction and merchandising leader with retail operations at the Menasha store; Paul Brunette as the contract operations leader for the Contractivity! team at Goodwill’s Ralph B. Shriner Center; Molly Halgrimson as a team leader at the Oshkosh store; and Jeff Shackleton as an e-commerce team leader in Appleton.

Dr. Molly Kleiman joined Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Ashwaubenon Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Green Bay and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She also completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Medical College.

Brenda Riesterer is Lakeshore Technical College’s new business operations manager. She comes to LTC from Van Der Vaart Inc. in Sheboygan where she was a product manager.

Dave Salzwedel joined Guident Business Solutions as a senior business consultant. He works with clients in the areas of financial analysis, strategic planning, leadership development and management. He has worked in the areas of telecommunications, power generation and distribution and manufacturing and distribution.

Anthony “Chip” Kerscher was appointed food services director at Touchmark on West Prospect, overseeing the planning, preparation and serving of all meals at the Appleton retirement community. He previously worked at ThedaCare for more than 22 years overseeing food service at The Heritage.

Kris Carr is the new project supervisor for Certified Professional Restoration’s central Wisconsin office.

Doug Gossen of Lakeshore Technical College and Beth Kohlman of Associated Bank joined the Chamber of Manitowoc County Board of Directors.

Drs. Danzhu Guo and Thomas Wilkins, physical medicine and rehab specialists with BayCare Clinic, received recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program for providing superior care to their patients with low back pain.