Movers & Shakers Featured

10:49am EDT October 23, 2001

The following staff members of Info Line Inc., Akron, have qualified as Certified Information and Referral Specialists: Roxanne Lange, Cheryl Cogley, Karen Elliott, Molly Hren, Nancy Milligan and Tonoa Walker.

The law firm Amer Cunningham Co. of Akron has as shareholders Joseph Cook Jr., Thomas Saxer, Michael Urban and Jack Weisensell. Kevin Csontos has joined the firm as CEO/comptroller.

The Akron Area Board of Realtors has installed as its 2001 officers Kristine Burdick of Realty One in Fairlawn; Stephen Merckle of Merckle Realty in Akron; and Sandy LoCascio of Realty One in Cuyahoga Falls.

The FirstMerit Bank board of directors promoted Wendy S. Bolas to senior vice president and retail sales manager for Summit and Portage counties and Barbara D. Mathews to senior vice president of administration and manager of public affairs for the Akron office.

Jones and Wenner Insurance Agency Inc., Fairlawn, named Robert C. Gehring III as vice president and director of marketing.

Bruner-Cox has added to its Akron office Karen Randall, manager in the tax department; Lisa M. Francis, associate in the general services department; and Misti Buchanan, associate in the report department.

Brian Bialik has joined the main office of Home Savings Bank of Kent as assistant vice president, commercial lending officer.

Akron law firm Brennan Manna & Diamond has promoted Mark E. Krohn and John F. Martin to partner. Frank A. Lettieri has been added as partner and Nickolas P. Andreeff as corporate business counsel.

Sedlak Management Consultants, Richfield, has promoted Dave Gealy to senior consultant and Elaine Cirino, Scott Gallik, Julie Heater and Brian Innes to consultant. In addition, seven associates have been named to the staff: Brian Drees, Rob Fink, Doug Bayer, Tim Davies, Leslie Butler, Mark Manti and Christina Urban.

James A. Popio has joined Smithers Scientific Services Inc. of Akron as general manager of its indoor tire and wheel testing operations at the firm's tire and automotive testing division in Ravenna.

SS&G Financial Services, Akron, has promoted Richard K. Warfield to director and Paula M. Steinhart to associate director. Susan Paley Zak has joined the firm as a senior consultant in the recruiting and human resource consulting department and Angela Callander has joined as administrative assistant. Kathleen M. Sautters, marketing director for SS&G, has been honored as the winner of the Distinguished Sales and Marketing Award.

Pamela Crutchfield has joined Kent-based Schlabig & Associates as a network administrator.

Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital has appointed Dr. Carl J. Simmers to its corporate board to fill a five-year term.

Waltco Truck Equipment Co., Tallmadge, has promoted Bill Rector to manager of distributor and OEM development; Joe Moran to inside sales supervisor; Randy Reid to western regional manager; and David Heatherington to manager of field sales. Clay Johnson has joined the company as district sales manager.

Pamela S. Rodriques has been named director of Premier Comp of HomeTown Health Network of Akron, the health insuring corporation's managed workers' compensation program. John Strah has been appointed director of business development; Deanna L. Kazamek has been named manager of business development; and Catherine S. Ambrose has been appointed case management/return-to-work manager.

The Urda Company Inc., an Akron-based marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has named Kristin Panning production/traffic manager.

Phillip Russo has joined Patio Enclosures Inc. of Macedonia as administrative manager of advertising.

Brockman, Coats, Gedalian & Co., Akron, has added Theresa Wilson as an administrative assistant.

Hitchcock Fleming and Associates of Akron has hired Dave Elwell as account manager.

Smythe, Cramer Co. has honored William P. Askin of the Akron office as manager of the year; Barbara E. Wilson of the Medina office as the Marcus L. Smythe professional of the year; and Kathleen A. Fenwick of the Akron office has been inducted into the circle of achievement.

Brewster & Stroud has named Linda Grimm as sales manager of the company's newest store in Montrose.

The anderson group of Akron, a regional business technology solutions provider, has hired Donna Kastner as client consultant.

S.A. Comunale Co. of Akron has hired Edward S. Belcastro as head of the new design build division and David A. Ross as head of the new service division. Vandi Dies has been promoted to division manager of the fabrication shop.

William E. Childers has been appointed vice president of the foundation and development divisions for Summa Health Systems of Akron.

Derek Lashua has been named marketing coordinator for Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp. of Stow.

To submit notices of business expansions, additions and moves and management-level transitions, write: Editor, SBN Magazine, 84 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308; or fax: (330) 535-6491.