People on the Move – May 2015

Posted on May 1, 2015 :: People and Business on the Move
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Faith Technologies hired Mike Weller as its chief operating officer, responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership. Prior to joining Faith Technologies, Weller spent 35 years leading large industrial businesses such as Miller Electric and ITW Welding. He serves on the board of directors for several organizations, including Great Northern Corporation, the Ariens Company and the Green Bay Packers. The company also
appointed several new members to its leadership team: David Jahner, president of critical technologies, which includes the mission critical, wireless/telecommunications and specialty systems groups; Heath Luedtke, vice president of mission critical unit with a niche focus on data center construction and renovation; and Jason Spang, group manager of specialty systems, which provides overall management for electrical and specialty systems construction projects and overseeing personnel.

New North Inc. named Andrew Leavitt, Gary Miller and Paul Mueller to its board of directors. Leavitt is the 11th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and previously served as vice president for university advancement at the University of North Georgia and co-chaired the university’s strategic plan steering committee; Miller is the sixth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and previously was the chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington; and Mueller is the chief information officer at Thrivent Financial and is involved with the regional IT Talent Initiative.

Investors Community Bank of Manitowoc announced several promotions: Brian Hoskens and Chris Schneider, from agricultural banking officer to vice president–agricultural banking; Dave Diedrich and Mark Maurer, from senior business banking officer to vice president–business banking; Scott Schroeter, from credit manager–ag banking to portfolio manager–ag banking; Liz Kenneke, from credit analyst–ag banking to portfolio manager–ag banking; Peter Schroeder, from customer service associate to personal banker; and Lisa Gilmore, named customer service associate along with her duties as interior building caretaker.

First National Bank-Fox Valley hired Michael Sullivan as the senior vice president of operations, responsible for overseeing commercial, mortgage and deposit operations staff who will be based out of the corporate Neenah location. The bank also promoted Josh Gitter to senior credit analyst.

Somerville, Inc., a full-service architecture and engineering firm, announced the addition of Matt Wickstrom, a designer of mechanical engineering systems, and Jason Hale, a project architect.

Fox Valley Voices of Men, a nonprofit dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault, hired Shannon Kenevan as its community engagement leader, charged with increasing the group’s presence through outreach, education and training. A co-founder of Goodwill NCW’s Harmony Café, Kenevan will maintain his position as the Goodwill NCW diversity and inclusion leader on a part-time basis.

Omni Glass & Paint, Inc. promoted David Vander Zanden and Karl Keas. Vander Zanden was promoted to executive vice president. Keas takes on the role of vice president and general manager of the Paint Division. Omni Glass & Paint, Inc. announced the addition of Kari Seefeldt and Courtney Kuenzl to its team.

Systems Furniture, Inc., of De Pere, announced Patrick Jacklin as an account manager.

Hometown Bank of Fond du Lac promoted Sarah Zeatlow to accounting officer and Diana Suehs to loan officer.

Ridgestone Bank announced the addition of Dylan Esterling to its SBA and USDA Commercial Lending Team as a vice president for commercial lending with an emphasis on the greater Appleton market. Ridgestone Bank’s Fox Valley loan production office is located at 3051 Progress Way in Kaukauna.

Element, a strategic marketing firm based in De Pere, announced the expansion of its public relations service and the addition of Tara Brzozowski as director of public relations. In this newly created role, Brzozowski will lead integrated communications campaigns for Element and its clients.

Insight Creative, Inc. hired Andy VanRemortel as media director and promoted three existing employees to new positions. Cindy Struensee was promoted from business and traffic coordinator to business director; Molly Setzer was promoted from media coordinator to senior media buyer; and Jenny Brandenburg was promoted from media/traffic coordinator to media buyer.

Community First Credit Union announced several promotions and additions: Michael Vedder,  promoted to assistant vice president of business services; Tim Barthel, hired as vice president of branch operations; Chad Rath, hired as senior vice president of administration; Kathy Fandrey, hired as vice president of human resources; Cathy Mutschler, hired as vice president of marketing; Vicki Running, hired as vice president of risk management; Mary Lornson, promoted to vice president of consumer lending; Lisa Otto, hired as branch manager in Two Rivers; Andrew Martin, hired as a financial advisor with Community First Financial Advisors; Tony Balza, promoted to assistant branch manager at Nicolet; Angela Horn, hired as a marketing director; and Donald Anderson, hired as information technology security manager.

Kristen Voster, CPA, has been named partner at Fox Valley CPAs LLC in Appleton.

Tonya Bahr joined Hierl Insurance, Inc. as a benefits advisor. Bahr is a national and local member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Tom McGreevey joined Arthur J Gallaher and is working in the Appleton office as an account executive.

Arketype, a full-service advertising agency in downtown Green Bay, announced a new leadership team and several other new hires, including: Paul Meinke, who returns as company president; Ross Mollet, vice president of operations & creative services;  Bridget Rottman, vice president of business development; Tami Anundsen, associate creative director; Laura Treichel, associate creative director; Mary Gregory, video production manager; Tara Hess, video and audio designer; Sam Pecard, art director; and Kelly Lemmer, senior account executive.

Bruce Bain joined Alliance Construction & Design as a salesperson.

Jordan Jolma joined the Appleton office of R.A. Smith National, a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm as a civil engineer in the transportation division.

Festival Foods announced two leadership changes: Marlin Greenfield, chief operating officer, will transition into a new role as senior operations leader, and Mike Mesich, previously vice president of store operations, has been promoted to senior vice president of operations.

Fox Valley Savings Bank of Fond du Lac hired three new employees for its lending team; Jayne Levinger, loan processor; Jessica Holzem, credit analyst; and Stephanie Riese, loan processor.

Bank of Luxemburg announced the graduation of Tim Treml, chief lending officer, from the Leadership Development Program for Community Bankers, a one-year program offered through the Center for Professional and Executive Development at the UW-Madison School of Business.

Schenck announced the retirement of Wisconsin Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Justin Schneider after 20 years of military service. Schneider is a manager at Schenck with 12 years of experience providing accounting, audit and tax services to small and mid-sized businesses.

The Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association announced Todd Van Zeeland will serve as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Van Zeeland is the president of Van Zeeland Oil Company in the Fox Valley region. The company operates 12 convenience stores, five auto-care centers and provides wholesale fuel sales, serving customers from Green Bay to Oshkosh.

Frontier Builders & Consultants of Kaukauna hired Dennis Cutbank to its steel erection team.

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group announced several new agents and employees:  Scott Niven, Manitowoc; Susan Zolkowski, Ballard office, Appleton; Sandy Nett and Kara Mathison, Lynndale office, Appleton; and Debra Jaeckels and Chasidy Arkell, John St. office, Appleton.

The Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce announced several staff additions and a promotion: Lori Kerwin returns to the chamber as member services manager; Bailey Dolson was promoted to creative services manager; Tammy Graf was hired as workforce development manager; and Jane Brill has been appointed as the marketing and program director.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin added Traci Hutchcraft and Gerald Henley to its board of directors. Hutchcraft is a long-term support case manager with Shawano County Human Services. Henley is the director of theatrical productions for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce hired Samantha Nelson as its new manager of member relations.

Leadership Green Bay announced Michael Moore, Wisconsin Public Service, as the 2014 Leo Frigo Leadership Award recipient, and Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C. as the 2014 John M. and Meredith B. Rose Award recipient.

Issac Olson, vice president and commercial relationship manager for Wells Fargo Commercial Banking office in Appleton, received the Wells Fargo Golden Spoke Award for outstanding sales success and exceptional customer service.

Element announced Derek Blaszak has been recognized by Google as an AdWords certified professional.

Integrity Insurance associates were honored with several awards: Dawn Green, a personal lines underwriter, was awarded the Personal Lines Underwriter of the Year Award from Atlas Insurance Brokers; Dorothy Metzger, territory sales manager, was awarded Carrier Representative of the Year award from Atlas Insurance Brokers; Nate Rebarchik, Appleton, property claims manager, was honored by Grange Insurance, as was Cathy Schwieso, Appleton, communications coordinator.

Tim Stauss received the 2014 Mary L. Staudenmaier Worthy Individual Noted for Generous Service Award. This award was named in honor of the Stephenson National Bank & trust’s former chairman and long-time president.

Dave Korst, coach of the Greater Green Bay YMCA Swim Team, was named Age Group Coach of the Year by Wisconsin Swimming LSC.

Dave Denby, Sam Hofer and Kadie Truitt, trust officers at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust, have been promoted to vice president.

WS Packaging Group, Inc. named Charlie Eitel as chief executive officer. Eitel joins the company in an operating role after serving on the WS Packaging board of directors. Eitel replaced Fred Tinsey, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

H.J. Martin and Son of Green Bay hired Graig Boyle for its walls and ceilings division as a project manager. Melissa Kalupa joined the residential design and sales team at its Green Bay showroom.

The Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade of Neenah announced Eric Neumeyer as a program leader, and attorney Alex Johnson will fill the volunteer captain position for 2015-18.

GRAEF, an engineering and consulting firm, announced Christine Pitzen joined its Green Bay office as a civil engineer with the company’s infrastructure group.

Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction, Inc., an Appleton-based project management firm, announced Steve Wille joined its staff as senior project manager/architect.

The Green Bay Packers promoted Peggy Prebelski to director of retail operations.

The Green Bay-based Employee Resource Center hired Matthew J. Prickette as its director of business development.

Patrick Schillinger, assistant vice president-government relations at Integrys Energy Group, was awarded the Board Chair Award from ASPIRO’s Board of Directors, an award presented to an individual in special recognition for dedication and effort on behalf of ASPIRO.

Cornerstone Business Services welcomed Jason Tuzinkewich as its new mergers and acquisitions advisor.

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group announced the following agents made the February Chairman’s Circle list: Kate Budzisz, Manitowoc; Peter Dorner, Manitowoc; Jolene Funk, Manitowoc; Chad Hoerth, Manitowoc; Colleen Longworth, Oshkosh; Steve Maurer, Manitowoc; Matt Mueller, Manitowoc; Chris Neu, Oshkosh; Chris Schultz, Oshkosh; Nicole Staudinger, Manitowoc; Joe Wisnicky, Manitowoc; and The Pawlosky Team, Oshkosh.

CP Packaging, LLC of Appleton, appointed Mike Minock as director of sales. Minock, a food industry veteran of 27 years, started his career at Cashin Systems in 1988 and furthered his industry knowledge while working for Formax, Weber, and most recently TREIF USA as sales director.

Sharon Slager, credit manager and SBA program manager at Investors Community Bank, has been selected as a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders Small Lender Committee.

Wisconsin Student Nurses’ Association elected Cassandra Goldschmidt, BSN student at Bellin College, as the 2015 executive vice president. In the role, Goldschmidt will plan WSNA’s annual convention as well as promote WSNA’s mission to student nurses throughout Wisconsin.

CMD Corporation hired: Scott Sippel, mechanical assembler; Brad Lind, electro-mechanical assembler; Peter Renstrom, materials distribution coordinator; Shawn Kling, technical services representative; Jesse Feldkamp, machinist II; Jeff Chappell, data management and parts flow team member; and Chris Barribeau, qualified welder/assembler II. CMD promoted: Jamie Boylan to production supervisor – fabrication; Peter Hunnicutt to senior mechanical engineer; Mark Krueger to project designer; Terry Leitzke to senior machine test and training technician; and Dan Moran to project engineer.

Bank of Luxemburg promoted Tim Treml to executive vice president/chief lending officer.

The Green Bay Country Club hired Daniel Bickett, a United States Professional Tennis Association certified professional, as director of tennis.

General surgeon Anna G. Gilbertson, MD, joined the staff at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano. ThedaCare also announced: Billie Sturgeon, NP, joined the medical staff of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center as a nurse practitioner specializing in neurosurgery; Mary A. Connelly, MD, a physician specializing in integrative medicine for oncology, will practice at Appleton Medical Center; and Jenny Goss, CNM, APNP, joined the medical staff of Appleton Medical Center and Theda Clark Medical Center as a certified nurse midwife.

Agnesian HealthCare announced the addition of several new providers and staff: Bryan Henslin, chiropractor, Oakwood Spine, Sport & Wellness Clinic; Andrew Judkins, chiropractor, Judkins Chiropractic; hospitalist Benjie Chong, MD, St. Agnes Hospital; and Jessica Michels, nurse practitioner.