People on the Move – August 2014

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 :: People and Business on the Move
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SECURA Insurance announced Dave Gross will serve as President & CEO following the retirement of John Bykowski at the end of June. Gross joined SECURA in 1997 as vice president-sales. In 2001, he was promoted to senior vice president-underwriting operations with responsibility for both underwriting and sales. Gross successfully guided the company’s new product development, state expansion and agency force. Bykowski will continue as chairman of SECURA’s Board of Directors.

Fincantieri Marine Group announced Jan Allman joined FMG’s subsidiary Marinette Marine Corp. as president, CEO and general manager. Allman previously worked for Ford Motor Corp. Chuck Goddard is being promoted to the position of senior vice president for Washington operations. In his new role, Goddard will lead FMG’s government business development and capture efforts. 

UW-Green Bay named Gary L. Miller as its sixth chancellor. Miller was previously chancellor of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

Integrity Insurance appointed Scott David to vice president, sales and marketing. Integrity hired Tim Vermeulen as personal lines product manager.

Appvion, Inc. announced the appointment of Kevin Gilligan as president of its paper division, which consists of the company’s thermal, carbonless, security and specialty products businesses. Gilligan will be based at the company’s headquarters in Appleton.

Southern Door School District Superintendent Patricia Vickman joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin’s board of directors. 

BrownBoots Interactive Inc. hired Zach Melis as a web developer. 

7Summits announced that Ron Gidwitz, co-founder of GCG Partners and former CEO of the Unilever HPC Helene Curtis business unit, has accepted a position to join the company’s board of directors. 

Interstate Batteries awarded the Norman E. Miller Route Sales Manager of the Year award to Shawn Dillenburg of Interstate Batteries of Green Bay. 

Creative Business Services hired Michael VanDenLangenberg as an independent business intermediary specializing in the manufacturing industry. 

Goodwill NCW added Victoria Martin to its Neenah team as the area team leader and Kristin Hoff as a Circles of Support vocation coordinator. 

CitizensFirst Credit Union elected three volunteers to its board of directors. The nominating committee presented: John Bermingham, former board chair and current vice chair; Brenda Haines, current board chair; and Bob Hernke as the slate of directors to each serve an additional three-year term. 

PMI Entertainment Group hired Heidi Lou Radish as a marketing manager. Amy Jo Vigue joined the company as an expo & event coordinator.  

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company announced that Dylan Place joined the company’s executive leadership as vice president of actuarial services. Place will oversee actuarial, risk management, product development and market research activities. 

Consolidated Construction Co. Inc. announced recent staff additions: Rob Bergmann, project manager; Kristin Plamann, strategic account manager; Ethan Rau, construction estimator; and James Allred, assistant superintendent. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP promoted Angela M. Rust to partner in the company’s Appleton office. Rust focuses her practice on the representation of health care providers in areas such as regulatory compliance, transactions and affiliations among providers and bioethics. 

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce announced Megan Wheeler as its new youth development program manager. In this role, Wheeler will develop and coordinate programming for community education engagement and development. 

 Concordia University Wisconsin announced Dr. Sharon Chappy will take over its top position in the School of Nursing. Chappy currently serves as the research editor of the AORN Journal and specializes in perioperative nursing.

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon announced emergency physician Dr. Mark Westfall as its medical director for this year’s weekend of events, Sept. 19-21. Westfall will supervise the finish line medical tent the weekend of the races.

Investors Community Bank in Manitowoc hired Susan Smith, SPHR as vice president of human resources and Joseph Jost as an agriculture credit analyst.

Polly Ebben and attorney Matthew D. Brehmer joined Remley & Sensenbrenner, S.C., a law firm in Neenah. Brehmer’s practice will emphasize estate planning and tax law. Ebben will join the firm as a probate assistant.  

Keller, Inc. promoted Tom Fricke to operations manager, Troy Schwabenlander to material coordinator and Ryan Lillie to supervisor. Fricke will be responsible for managing daily operations of the operations department which includes purchasing, expediting and material coordination. Schwabenlander will be responsible for material inventories, delivery coordination, and supervision of yard personnel. Lillie will be responsible for job coordination, scheduling of construction jobs and personnel, subcontractors, safety and supervision.

Holly Brenner, vice president of strategic & business development with Agnesian HealthCare, was recognized as one of the top hospital marketers at the Top Hospital Marketers ceremony. Honorees were judged based on industry reputation, accomplishments, innovation and notoriety among their peers, partners and media.

The Door County Community Foundation named The Rev. Anthony Birdsall as the 2014 Door County Philanthropist of the Year. 

The Business Bank announced the promotions of Scott Yukel and Laurie Olson to senior vice president. Yukel has been with the bank since 2005 in credit and deposit solutions. Olson has been with the bank since 2008 in wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, real estate and professional services. 

Carol Bloemer, Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin’s retired and senior volunteer program director, received the Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinators Association Professional Achievement Award. The award is given to one recipient annually and recognizes a WVCA member for outstanding professional achievements and contributions in the management of volunteers. Bloemer was given the award for her 22 years of volunteer work. 

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation announced Cassie Hintz joined the company as a market research analyst. 

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce honored Reps. Gary Tauchen and Dave Murphy with the “Working for Wisconsin” award. The award is given to legislators who vote 80 percent or more in support of the WMC legislative scorecard.  

Alex Bomstadjoined R.A. Smith National as transportation engineer in the Appleton office. Bomstad will work on projects for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in the Northeast and North Central regions.

Ripon Printers hired Kelly Mundell,PHR as human resources director.

Goodwill NCW added Bill Marcks, Jr.to its Neenah team as an area team leader. Marcks will be responsible for supporting store operations and team leadership. Goodwill also promoted Jamie Stillmanto the operations support assistant role at the Shiner Center in Appleton. 

Somerville, Inc. announced the hiring of two employees. Nancy Widi, IIDA, NCIDQ will lead Somerville’s newly formed Interiors Studio, holding the title of senior interior designer. Kirsten Phillips will hold the title of interior designer. Randy Boden was named executive vice president of Somerville Inc. Matthew Schachtner was named senior vice president. Earlier in the year, Somerville announced the promotions of Todd Kane to senior architectural designer, and Duane Grove to project architect. 

Sentinel Structures, Inc. of Peshtigo announced Andreas J. Rhude as president. Rhude will be general manager and have responsibility for all operations of the company. He has been acting general manager since September 2013.  

First National Bank-Fox Valley announced several new hires: Lori Lewerenz as a mortgage and consumer loan closing specialist; Daniel Salzbrenner as a credit analyst; Marsha Olson as a loan operations manager; Jessica Souther as a teller; and Abby Lenz as a teller. Peter J. Prickett, president/CEO of First National Bank-Fox Valley, Neenah, was announced as the 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. 

Lawrence University appointed six tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year. Each joins the college with the rank of assistant professor: Hillary Caruthers and Jonathan Lhost, economics; Adam Loy, mathematics; Keith Pitts, theatre arts; Lavanya Proctor, anthropology; and Melissa Range, English.

Heather Weller, assistant vice president, personal trust service relationship manager with Associated Bank, was awarded the 2014 Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award from Management Women. The annual award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a Management Women member.

Miron Construction Co., Inc. hired multiple team members: Regina Johnson, project manager for Miron in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; Dean Hidde, project superintendent; Nathan Helms, hard bid estimator; Seth Sorenson, technology support specialist; and Erin Severson, industrial administrative assistant.

Nsight announced Bob Webb as vice president of fixed operations and technical projects. In this role, Webb is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the fixed business, including the copper-based and fiber-based services.

Kari Jossart was hired by Wise Woman Wellness of De Pere. Jossart recently completed her certification as a gluten practitioner along with ongoing training in functional medicine and hormone imbalances.

Schenck SC announced Brian Zaletel, MBA, LNHA as a senior practice consultant.

Fox Valley Technical College named Mary Downs executive director of the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, Inc. and Community Relations.

Insight Creative, Inc. hired Zane Statz as a designer/web programmer. 

Stellar Blue Technologies promoted Chase Meidam to be the team’s lead web developer.

The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership awarded student-builder Jacob Massart, a recently graduated senior from Luxemburg-Casco High School, the Miles Zastrow Excellence in Building and Achievement award from Door County Home Builders Association, which included a $1,000 scholarship.

1st National Bank announced Andrea Rew as a member of its Winneconne Financial Center. 

The Stephenson National Bank & Trust promoted Justin Wroblewski and Tim Stauss to the position of assistant vice president.

Pension Consultants Co., Inc. promoted Kristy Wiernasz to company president in charge of all day-to-day operations.

Genex Cooperative, Inc. announced Keith Heikes of Shawano as its new chief operating officer.

The First Bank Financial Centre board of directors appointed two new members, Larry Tomsyck and Tony Handzlik. First Bank Financial Centre appointed Mike Gawlik to its team as a senior SBA specialist.

Lakeside Packaging Plus, Inc. promoted Connie Kafura to chief operating officer.

BriMark Builders, LLC announced Cassie Becher-Sternizky as assistant project manager and procurement coordinator. 

Imaginasium announced the addition of Andrew Koch as digital project manager.