Movers & Shakers Featured

10:48am EDT October 23, 2001

Certified Payroll Services, Fairlawn, has hired Jodi Ninnemann as a payroll specialist.

Shields, Blice & Co., a Fairlawn-based accounting firm, has added Denise Jute to its staff.

BC Technology Solutions, with offices in Canton and Akron, has added Tamara L. Flanigan as a software consultant.

The Akron office of SS&G Financial Services has hired Tami Whatley as associate, capital markets department.

The board of trustees of the Akron Civic Theatre has named Diane Kalgreen director of finance and operations.

Americas International Inc. of Akron has hired Anita Kelly as office manager.

Delta Systems Inc. of Streetsboro, a manufacturer of specialized switches and electronics, has hired David Giangardella, production engineer; Jason Hamilton, design technician; Kent Kovachy, process engineer; and Roger O'Conner, sales and marketing assistant.

The Akron-based law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond has hired attorneys Nickolas P. Andreef, Frank A. Lettieri, John F. Martin, David V. DiFiore and Darrin R. Toney.

Republic Technologies, Fairlawn, has named Louis J. Capuano as plant manager of its Lorain facility.

Waltco Truck Equipment Co. of Tallmadge has hired Dick Sullivan as Midwest regional sales manager and Doug Card as New England district sales representative.

Cutler/GMAC Real Estate has hired as sales associates Linda Walker in the Norton office; Steve Kelly in the Stow office; and Daniel Brown in the Fairlawn office.

David A. Brockman, director of business and assurance services and a co-founder of Akron law firm Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., has been named chair-elect of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. has hired Gigi Doney as administrative assistant in the systems group; Marti Kline as a tax professional in tax services; Eileen Koborie as marketing assistant; Stephanie Lane as a senior developer; and Ronne Sidwell as receptionist.

FirstMerit Investment Services Inc., a subsidiary of FirstMerit Corp., has promoted Marc Vosen to executive vice president; Gregory Poe to vice president/sales manager; Jeffrey Arvay to vice president/senior financial consultant; and Eric Walden to vice president/financial consultant.

Akron General Medical Center has named Cindy Dennison as director of Network Health Ventures/Network Health Group Financial Services.

Results Plus and Focus Four, a professional development training firm based in Brunswick, has hired Karl Dustman as director of business development and Jeffrey Taylor and Tom Trefz as professional account executives.

Tod T. Morrow has joined Akron law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs as a shareholder in the litigation, employment law and workers' compensation practice groups at the Canton office.

Jim Divito has joined Kent Adhesive Products Co. as a sales representative for the Southeastern United States.

Smithers Scientific Services Inc. of Akron has named Raymond B. Farmer vice president of the automotive testing division and David L. Schwarz vice president of the component and materials testing division.

CBIZ/Spector & Saulino, Akron, has added Michelle Drago to its tax department.

Country Pure Foods of Akron, one of the largest independent juice manufacturers, has created the new position of director of information technology, taken over by Stuart Clink. In addition, the company promoted Bob Gats to senior vice president of sales and marketing; Andy Major to vice president of supply chain management; and Liz Wilson to vice president of finance. Paul Sukalich has joined the company as senior vice president of operations.

BCG Systems Inc. of Akron, the computer services affiliate of Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co., has added Ryan Jacops to its staff as senior software developer.

Avatar Management Services Inc. of Macedonia, a human performance consulting firm, has promoted Linda M. Gardner to president. Gardner also acquires controlling interest in Avatar, allowing the consulting firm to become a full-fledged woman-owned business.

Jon V. Heider of Akron was appointed to the University of Akron Board of Trustees, replacing Clifford J. Isroff of Akron, who resigned.

Jack Gravo, president and CEO of FirstMerit Corp. of Akron, has been named to the National Advisory Council of Fannie Mae, the nation's largest source of financing for home mortgages.

The law firm of Brouse McDowell, Akron, has added Richard T. Cunningham to its litigation and appellate practice.

Virtual Horizons Inc., a multimedia communications, Web site design and development company based in Akron, has promoted Jeremy Leyden to director of operations and business development and Tracy Lockhart to director of marketing.

Lenny Winer, computer information technology specialist with the Fairlawn-based accounting and medical practice management firm of Winer & Bevilacqua Inc., has earned the title of Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Paul Labovitz of Akron was reappointed to the Ohio Water Advisory Council for a term ending Feb. 1, 2003.

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