People on the move

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Jeff Lonigro was named president and CEO of Bemis Manufacturing Co. in Sheboygan Falls. He previously served as vice president of Trilliant Food and Nutrition. Prior to that, he served more than 20 years at ITW as group president for the Industrial Welding Platform.

Lonigro replaces James Feiertag, who was named president and chief operating officer of Racine-based Twin Disc Inc.



Barry Adamski was named president of the C.A. Lawton Co. He previously served as chief operating officer.
His new role will focus on promoting further continuous improvement through improved process flow, Lawton’s training and onboarding process, safety and quality.

Former president Alex Lawton will maintain the position of CEO, setting the long-term vision for the company.


New Hires

Rob Dillon was named executive vice president of OwnersEdge, an ESOP holding company.

Chad Van Handel was named chief lending officer for Unison Credit Union.

Jeffrey Duffrin joined Fortifi Bank as senior vice present of business banking.

Bank First National hired Matt Bookter as vice president of business banking in the Green Bay market. It also promoted Glenn Curran to senior vice president-market manager for the Oshkosh market and Eli Steimle to business banking representative.

United Way Fox Cities announced new hires: Mary Rohde, vice president of marketing and communications, and Lisa Severson, community development program officer.

Cathy Faith joined Johnson Financial Group as assistant vice president, branch manager of its Howard office.

Community First Champion Center announced new hires: Chris Prentice, operations manager; Jason Habeck, marketing coordinator; and Donna Kuusisto, finance manager.

Wolf River Community bank hired Miranda Schultz as chief financial officer and Jeff Myster as vice president of retail banking.

Jason Frederickson was named director of the Weis Earth Science Museum on the University of
Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Fox Valley Campus.

Mike Rohrkaste was named executive director of the Fox Valley Memory Project.

Cathy Green was named executive director of Manitowoc’s Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

The Estate Planning Group announced new hires: Tracy S. Gibson, life and legacy planning attorney, and Christina A. Heindl, paralegal.

Barry Wood joined the lending team at East Wisconsin Savings Bank.

Emily Brunette joined ERC: Counselors and Consultants as marketing and consulting coordinator.

Ledgeview Partners announced new hires: Dallas Chambers, CRM support consultant; Kevin Beale, marketing consultant; Ashley Steiner, Kristin Henning and Leslie Haley, business analysts/project managers; Bret Lewis, application consultant; Vanessa Sommers, .NET developer; and Anneliese Benesh, junior account executive. It also promoted Julia Flaherty to digital marketing specialist.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Mitchell Anderson and Keegan Doubeck, building craftsmen, and Hayden Doubeck, concrete flatwork craftsman.

Jonathan Matta joined KI as national education leader.

Prevea Health hired optometrist Brian Cook, seeing patients at its health centers in Manitowoc and Pulaski. Integrative medicine physician Tracy Page joined Prevea East De Pere Health Center.

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists hired orthopedic surgeons Lee W. Hash and Joseph McCormick.

Vascular surgeon Jason Le joined Fox Valley Surgical Associates.

Diagnostic radiologist Rory Nelson joined BayCare Clinic Radiology.

Optometrist Stuart Kosikwoski joined Agnesian HealthCare. Intensivist Ariosto Rosado joined St. Agnes Hospital.

Physician assistant Jennifer Delfosse joined the internal medicine team at Primary Care Associates of Appleton.



Fox Communities Credit promoted Chris Allen to chief lending officer and hired Chris Thelen as financial consultant for the Green Bay and Lakeshore areas.

Bank of Luxemburg promoted Tracy Everard to loan sales officer and hired Logan Madson as relationship banker.

Elisabeth Rutter, an environmental specialist with Fehr Graham, transferred to the company’s Sheboygan office.



Glassdoor named Bergstrom Automotive CEO John F. Bergstrom to its list of top CEOs in the U.S.

Marlin Greenfield, who recently retired from Festival Foods as chief operating officer, was selected as the Wisconsin Grocers Association’s 2019 Grocer of the Year. The WGA honored Jason Stingl, store director at the Festival Foods Appleton-Darboy location, with its Excellence in Operations Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the grocery industry
in Wisconsin.

Bret Woodland, project manager at H.J. Martin and Son in Green Bay, was chosen to be part of the 2020 Advisory Board to Chain Store Age magazine’s SPECS Show, which will be held in Dallas.

Paper Transport Inc. driver Ross Christenson was named KBX Logistics 2018 Driver of the Year, a national award recognizing safety, fuel conservation, mileage and exceptional service.

Melissa Worthington, vice president of chamber services and strategic advancement for Envision Greater Fond du Lac, in partnership with Dr. Michael DeGere, vice president of population health for Agnesian HealthCare – a member of SSM Health, completed the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives national fellowship program, which is designed to boost innovative community health initiatives.

Associates Stephan Sage and William Lundquist of J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. obtained their Certified Transportation Professional designations from the National Private Truck Council.

Nicholas Mauro, assistant professor of physics at St. Norbert College, and his collaborator, a professor of physics in St. Louis, were awarded a $510,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dave Stauffacher, UW-Green Bay outreach specialist and business counselor for the Small Business Development Center, was named America’s SBDC 2019 State Star Award winner for Wisconsin.

A study by UW-Oshkosh economics professor Benjamin Artz was selected as a nominee for the 2019 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. In the “Do Women Ask?” research article, Artz and coauthors from the Cass Business School
in London and the University of Warwick explored why female employees typically earn less than
their male counterparts.

Adam G. Pritzl, CPA, CVA with the firm Roberts, Ritschke & Tyczkowski, Ltd., completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Mason Appleton, a Green Bay native who plays for the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL, and Mike Leckrone, former UW-Madison Badger band director, were selected to receive awards at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet in August.

Two Northeast Wisconsin students received Financial Executives International of Northeastern Wisconsin Academic Achievement Awards: Anna Johnson, St. Norbert College, and Carissa Birschbach, Marian University.

New North students were among those the Wisconsin Technical College System recognized as WTCS Ambassadors: Heather Schroeder, Fox Valley Technical College; Greg Udulutch, Lakeshore Technical College; Joseph Maler, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; and Barbara Turner, Moraine Park Technical College.



Mark Hogan, CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., announced he is stepping down from his role this fall. A replacement has yet to be named.


Board appointments

The Green Bay Packers added two new board members: George Koonce, a former Packers linebacker now serving as vice president for university relations at Marian University, and Eric Torkelson, a former Packers running back and retired sales representative for medical device company Stryker Corp. Board members Thomas Lutsey and Thomas Olejniczak took on emeritus status.

Mike Molepske, CEO of Bank First, was elected chairman of the board at UFS, LLC, a purpose-built technology provider to community banks.

The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region announced new officers and board of directors members. Officers include: Jon Stellmacher, Beth Flaherty, Peter Mariahazy, Greg Pawlak, Kathi Seifert, Kathryn Sieman, Mark Smith and Catherine Tierney. Board of directors members include: Ben Adams, Dr. Omar Atassi, Bill Bohn, David Gross, James Johnson, Laura Meronk, Melanie Miller, Pa Lee Moua, Paul Mueller, Jim Prosser, Michelle Schuler, Chuck Self, Pierce Smith, Raquel Strayer and Stephanie Vrabec.

The Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College added five new members to its board of advisers: John F. Hager, Hager, Dewick & Zuengler; Robyn Y. Davis, Brown County United Way; Trisha Lemery, Winsert Inc.; Richard Horak, clinical geneticist in De Pere; and Heather Mueller, Breakthrough.

The Women’s Fund of Green Bay added new advisory board members: Erica DeQuaine, Associated Bank; Lori Harris, BMO Harris Bank; Keely Marlowe, Graham Beauty; Jessie Pondell, Prevea Health; Lisa Vanden Avond, St. Norbert College; and Nan Williams, community volunteer.

Luxemburg Bancshares Inc. elected Peter W. Roland, owner of Bay Lakes Commercial Real Estate, to its board of directors.

The Salvation Army Central Territory appointed new majors, Jay Davis and Sally Davis, to the Sheboygan Corps.