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Business people

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:01 am

•Bowmar has hired Tim Lankenau as chief executive officer. He has 28 years of manufacturing experience and worked in several industries, including electronics and engineering plastics.

Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NE Indiana recognizes the following for having earned national recognition in the property management industry by attending the Certified Apartment Manager course covering more than 72 hours of course information, passing an online timed exam and completing an in-depth community analysis project. Participants are Tara Arms, Guardian Management; LaToya Crowder, Richfield Apartments, Gene B. Glick Co.; Dena Fiorucci, Orchard Ridge, Flaherty & Collins; Anita Gordon, Autumn Creek, IGC Management; Lynn Heldenbrand, Willow Creek Crossing, Sentry Management; Meg McCorkle, Golfview Apartments, Princeton Management; Melissa Moriarty, Newburyport Apartments, Guardian Management; Aleisha Wall, The Reserve at Norwood, IGC Management; Terri Wooley, Hauenstein Hills, Guardian Management; and Beth

Wyatt, Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-NEI.

Century 21 Bradley broker Ed McCutcheon has been named a top individual producer for Sept. 2-12. He has 37 years of experience in real estate.

Indiana Surgical Specialists has added Dr. Oreste Romeo, MD, and Dr. Joseph C. Muller, MD, to its practice to provide trauma/critical care services at Parkview Hospital for northeast Indiana.

Eagle's Wings Air has hired the following: Lynn Mertes as national sales manager. She brings more than 15 years of managing client relationship from both an airline and logistics perspective; and Anne Wladecki as customer service manager. She brings 20 years of experience to her role. She has dual call center and logistics experience. Promotions include Tim Hill as corporate project manager and Danielle Long as business specialist.

JH Specialty has added the following new employees: Travis Shafer as SEO specialist. He will focus his skills on a variety of external marketing channels such as search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media development. Scott Laukhuf as director of EMT service will provide full-time systems administration for the company and several other Fort Wayne-based companies who have outsourced their information technology services to JH Specialty. He earned a bachelor's degree in Internet technologies from Indiana Tech and has more than six years of information technology experience. Allison Hook, as project manager, will support the sales team, further professional development and various copywriting initiatives. She earned a bachelor's degree in business marketing with a minor in professional writing from IPFW.

Fetters Construction has hired Jenny Garn as construction administrative assistant. She will oversee the administrative and secretarial/clerical functions in support of the project management and safety departments.

•Sweetwater Sound announces its new hires, which bring its total employment up to more than 500. Sales engineers: Brian Rick,

Mitchell Alpaugh, Aaron Cieslikowski, Nathan Wall, Michael Kanne, Adam Chesi,

Ryan Darmos, Zach Garrison, Dylan Driscoll,

Kevin Porter, Brian Kerns, Norb Berninger, Robert Conrad and Will Gooding. Web programmer: Matt Cwanek. Photographer: Valerie

Jackson. Guitar technician: Tony Huff. Retail store administrative assistant: Nick Ehinger. Maintenance engineer: Steve Ferguson. The distribution center has added the following shipping specialists: Garrett Upchurch, Jon Drasko, Dylan Scanlon, Jayme Shaw,

Christian Mack, David Leas,

Kaidon Hempton and Danny DiRocco. The Down Beat Diner has added: Noah Griggs, Beth Nelson and Keli Hudson.

University of Saint Francis

alumna Jenna Sanders has been elected vice president of the 60,000-member National Student Nurses' Association. She earned a bachelor of science degree in 2006. She has served on the FNSNA board since 2009. She is pursuing a master of science degree in nursing at Gonzago University, Spokane, Wash.

•IPFW Dean Emeritus Van

Coufoudakis has been appointed president of the Council of the Hellenic Quality Assessment Agency in Athens, Greece. He retired from IPFW with more than 30 years of service.

Baden, Gage & Schroeder welcomes Melissa Wolf, CPA, as a tax manager. She brings more than seven years of tax experience specializing in gift, trust and estate planning.

Office Concepts announces that Dana Lehman has earned her 10th Million Dollar Club award for outstanding sales achievement.

Barrett & McNagny partner Thomas P. Yoderhas been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America as the Best Lawyers' 2013 Fort Wayne litigation-bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year. Only a singly lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year. He co-authored the first and second editions of “Bankruptcy: A Survival Guide for Lenders.”

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