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Business awards and achievements

Monday, November 4, 2013 - 10:12 am

•General Motors' Fort Wayne Assembly has promoted Vic Pereira to assistant plant manager, Todd Johnson to material director, Brian Burns to material business manager and Jack Kelly to trim business manager. Pete Adgalanis was transferred to Global Facilities Procurement and Contracts as service agreement analyst. He is still located in Fort Wayne. Reassignments: Donna Ankenbruck to salaried human resources; Garry McNew to hourly personnel coordinator/labor relations representative; William Gillespie IV to production shift leader in chassis/final; Luis Aldolfo De Luna Calderon to production shift leader, general assembly; James Klonica to production leader, body shop; and Christopher Adasczik, to plant launch operations manager. New hires: Daniel Billingsley, process and technical support for general assembly maintenance; Robert

Combs, general assembly group leader; Robert Riley, general assembly group leader; Craig Keller, paint group leader; Jack Lutz, general assembly group leader; Douglas Parsons, general assembly group leader; Brian Suriani, material group leader; David Wadman quality group leader; Melvin Seibert, Fort Wayne assembly controls engineer; and Ralph (Chip) Lindsey, dimensional engineer in the body shop.

•Sweetwater Sound announces the hiring of nine new employees. Sales engineers: Clint Bransteter, Jeff Bohan, Ed Burwell, Michael

Defraties, Jason Kovach and Devin Cunningham. Sales assistant: Michele Jones and Alli Richardson. Services specialist: Colin

Williamson. Kitchen staff: Karin Dees, Downbeat Diner.

Auto Credit USA welcomes Laura Becker to its Columbia City Dealership team as a sales representative. She attended ITT Technical Institute and received her secondary education from the University of Notre Dame.

Hunt Suedhoff Kalamaros attorney and partner N. Jean Schendel has been inducted into the “Women of Excellence” Registry of the National Association of Professional and Executive Women. She is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine as well as a registered nurse.

Faegre Baker Daniels has hired Andrew J. Krafcheck and Matthew C. Olsen to the Fort Wayne office. Krafcheck will focus on real estate transactions and ongoing corporate matters. He graduated cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and from the Purdue University Krannert School of Management in accounting and management. Olsen practices in construction and real estate litigation. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science with high distinction from Indiana University and graduated summa cum laude for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

•Byron Health Center welcomes registered nurses Billie Starr and Victoria Zehr; qualified medication aid, Susan Warnken; and certified nursing assistants Eric Bright, Krystal Johnson and Stephanie Lindsey.

Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House has appointed Andrew Gritzmaker as executive director. He is a Fort Wayne native and has six years of experience with the Lutheran Health Network.

HearCare Connection has named Anna Bogdon as executive director. She brings more than seven years of community service, as well as more than 10 years of corporate experience to her position. She replaces Angelina Boungou.

Rothberg Logan & Warsco announces that Reanna L. Kuitse and Jessica L. Pixler have become associates with the firm. Kuitse will practice primarily in the area of business transactions. She received the Michael J. Sacopulos Tax Award for demonstrating the ability to do quality legal tax work and graduated from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Pixler graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She will practice primarily in the areas of civil litigation, medical malpractice and insurance defense.

Tower Investment Services employee Kevin Noll was recently invited to attend the LPL Financial Retirement Partners Annual Conference 2013. It was held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Century 21 Bradley broker/Realtor Kendall Overmyer has been recognized as a top individual agent for September. He has represented homebuyers and sellers since 1989.

Fort Wayne Newspapers announces that Karisa

Campbell, circulation, was the third-quarter Above and Beyond winner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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