People on the move

Posted on Dec 30, 2019 :: People on the Move
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer


Werner Electric Supply promoted Craig Wiedemeier as its first-ever chief operating officer.

In Wiedemeier’s previous role as vice president of operations, he led the company’s move to its new corporate headquarters and regional distribution center in 2016. He also implemented cutting-edge technology, created scalability and improved Werner’s flexibility to meet customers’ needs.

As COO, Wiedemeier will lead the creation of a dedicated customer experience team. While promoting faster response times, the dedicated customer experience team will focus on maximizing value-added support to manage customer experience.

In addition, Werner promoted Chris Nickel to director of marketing and business development.


Ben Bruns joined The Boldt Co. as executive vice president for its Northern Operations group. Based in the company’s Appleton headquarters, he will lead business development and operations for Boldt’s Wisconsin offices in Green Bay, Appleton and Stevens Point.

Bruns brings nearly two decades of experience in business development, jobsite project management and engineering to Boldt. He most recently served as vice president of The Weitz Co., a national commercial contracting firm headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.


New hires

Mark Radue was named chief financial officer of Great Northern Corp. He will support GNC’s business initiatives through financial leadership, strategic vision and management support. Jeremy Stimpson was named vice president and general manager of GNC’s Racine facility.

Gregory Lundberg was named president of Fortifi Bank. Eric Cerbins, formerly president and CEO, announced he will retire effective May 31.

Brad Grant was named president of Premier Financial Credit Union.

TJ Minnehan was named president of the Bank of Kaukauna.

Liz Neuman was named executive director of the Thompson Center on Lourdes.

John Benberg was named executive director of Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade of Neenah.

Huberty announced new hires: Brad Saunders, director of advisory and strategy services and chief marketing officer; Tina Funk, senior manager; and David Minch, assurance manager.

James Bainbridge joined Marco as vice president of finance.

Dave Radford joined ThedaCare as director of storytelling.

Chad Zandi and Kelly Krause joined Expert Real Estate Partners.

Scott Camps joined Pieper Automation as an automation engineer.

T.J. Morice and Adam Figurin joined NAI Pfefferle as commercial real estate advisers.

Fox Valley Savings Bank hired Kelly Collien, retail banking manager, and Jason Mayer, controller. It also announced promotions: Ellen Mielke, chief financial officer, and Jessica Pickett, treasury management/BSA officer.

Mike Bobusch joined American National Bank as vice president of mortgage lending.

Keller Inc. announced new hires: Trevor Johnson, concrete craftsman; and Nicholas VerVoort, Jessey Grignon and Saul Gonzalez, building craftsmen.

Attorneys Benjamin Adams and William Woodrow joined McCarty Law.

Ledgeview Partners announced new hires: Tony Martin and Jason Layne, account executives, and Heidi Swanson, accountant.

H.J. Martin and Son announced new hires: John Hickey, national installation project manager, and Brandon Heiser, toolroom technician.

Physician Sumit Ringwala joined Bellin Health Cardiology.

Prevea Health announced new hires: family medicine physician Manal Soliman and internist Christopher Mildenberg.

Orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon John Trotter joined HFM Lakeshore Orthopaedics.

Amber Bodart was named director of communication and special events for the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership.

Nurse practitioner Terrina Goeden joined Agnesian HealthCare, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic.

The Mulva Cultural Center announced key personnel appointments: Michael Van Asten, CEO, and Dan McKenna, president. Jim Mulva will continue as the center’s board chairman.

The Home Builders Association of the Fox Cities hired Carly Fuller as membership and communications manager.

Amy Murphy was named manager of the De Pere Christian Outreach Thrift Store and Food Pantry.


Secura Insurance promoted two company leaders to new officer positions: Todd Thiel, vice president-chief information officer, and Tim Heyroth, vice president-chief sales officer.


John Bergstrom, chairman and CEO of Bergstrom Corp., was named an All Star by Automotive News, an industry publication. All Stars are selected based on how they’ve shaped the industry and individually, continue to lead the business.

PRSA Northeast Wisconsin presented awards to several local professionals: Melissa Wollering, Fincantieri Marine Group, PRemier Award of Merit; Jim Steed, J Steed Communications, PRemier Award of Excellence; Angela Deja and Dana Jermstad, Prevea, PRemier Award of Excellence and PRemier Grand Award of Excellence; Corey Wilson, Wilson Photography, Communicator of the Year; and Montie Chavez, St. Norbert Abbey, and Kimberly Uelman, Howard-Suamico School District, Young Professional of the Year.

Craig Dickman, managing director of TitletownTech in Green Bay, was named one of seven Inno Blazer winners by the Wisconsin tech community.

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust Awards of Excellence were awarded to Ann Mayer, branch manager for Wausaukee and Pembine, and Jenna Newingham, an underwriter/document specialist.

The winners of four regional pitch competitions were announced. Appleton: Luke Haen, BAKKAB, first place; Andrew Schmitz, Proceed, second place. Sheboygan: Justin Vannieuwenhoven, Sheboatin, first place; Michael Jaber, Mash Machine, second place. Marinette: Ines Baker, Designs by Ines, first place; Nathan Bihini, NBM Salon, second place. Green Bay: Yassine Jedir, Mouhibs E-sports, first place; Chad VanCalster, QOLOS, second place. During the regional HATCH finals at the New North Summit, Haen was the first-place winner while Schmitz took second place.

David Cuene, president of Broadway Automotive, was nominated for the 2020 Time Dealer of the Year award. He’s one of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas in February.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Vice President for International Business Development Katy Sinnott received the Anthony J. Gradisnik Award from the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers.

Prevea Health neurosurgeon Joseph Chabot became the first in Wisconsin to use Gleolan, a new, breakthrough tool designed to make the surgical removal of high-grade gliomas more effective. The surgery was performed at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay on a patient with glioblastoma.

Sheboygan cardiologist Louis Coulis received his recertification in echocardiology.

Erica Beaumier, building manager for ChemDesign Products, received the Women in Specialties Award from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates.

Strang, Patteson, Renning, Lewis & Lacy, s.c. announced that Kirk Strang was named to the 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list and Jenna Rousseau was named to the 2019 Rising Star list.

Manitowoc County Sheriff Dan Hartwig received the Lakeshore Technical College Distinguished Alumni Award.

Lakeshore Technical College Dean of Energy and Public Safety Ryan Skabroud completed the Wisconsin Emergency Manager Certification Program courses and exam.

Erin Peters of Performa earned her architect license.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh received awards at the 2019 Culver’s Business Model Competition: Abbie Merrill and Ian McDonald, Prexo, first place; Dakota Swank, Tap Tech, second place; Kaila Vander Wielen, Grace Farms LLC, third place; and Becca Dailey, Divine Beauty, People’s Choice Award.


Jim Schuessler announced he will leave his role as executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corp. effective at the end of January. He has accepted the role of executive director of Yuma Multiversity in Arizona. A search committee has begun seeking his replacement.

Board Appointments

Barb LaMue, executive director of New North Inc., was named to a two-year term on the International Economic Development Council board of directors.

Lee Thibaudeau, chief technical officer and vice president of engineering for Nsight, was appointed to a Federal Communications Commission federal advisory council and tapped to chair the subcommittee focused on 5G security.

The Rev. Andrew Ciferni was named president of St. Norbert College’s Board of Trustees.

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna was among three officials Gov. Tony Evers appointed to a Wisconsin bipartisan Transportation Projects Commission.

Green Bay Botanical Garden appointed new board members: Lois Grace Golde, community volunteer; Ron Melchert, Oneida Nation; Murphy O’Hearn, Liberty Mutual; and Nicole Polarek, Nature’s Way.

Mike Staral, Sandy Breth and Richard Zieman joined the Moraine Park Foundation board of directors.

Jeff Greeneway joined the Denmark Bancshares Inc. board of directors.