Cleveland Movers and Shakers

Moen Inc., the No. 1 faucet brand in North America, has promoted Tim Bitterman to director of marketing and new product development, Creative Specialties International.

In his new role, Bitterman will lead and direct the marketing, new product development and U.S. quality teams for the Moen accessory business. Since starting at Moen in 2000, Bitterman has advanced quickly through the company. His previous role was group marketing manager for Creative Specialties International.

Positively Cleveland has announced that Michael E. Mulhall has joined the organization as director of partnerships.

Mulhall has worked for more than 20 years in different facets of the tourism industry. He spent 11 seasons with the Cleveland Indians and more than 10 years in the theme park industry.

As the director of partnerships for Positively Cleveland, Mulhall is overseeing a team that is responsible for engaging stakeholders and companies interested in promoting Cleveland as a visitor destination through membership and partnership opportunities.

Cleveland Clinic officials have named Joanne Zeroske as the new president of Marymount Hospital.

Zeroske, a registered nurse with 30 years of experience at Cleveland Clinic, has served as Euclid Hospital’s president for the last three years. Under Zeroske’s leadership, Euclid Hospital earned recognition as a top-performing hospital in The Joint Commission’s new “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” program.

The Joint Commission recognized Euclid Hospital for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Zeroske began her career at Cleveland Clinic in 1982 as a staff nurse in the cardiology post-operative unit.

Sam Falletta, President and CEO, Incept

Incept, a Canton-based conversational marketing firm, has appointed Sam Falletta to president and CEO. The appointment culminates a 15-year career at the company during which Falletta helped grow Incept from 10 employees to 250.

He previously served as president at Incept and led the company to average annual growth of greater than 40 percent. Under Falletta’s leadership, the organization was recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces and the No. 1 midsized company to work for in Canton.

Falletta began at the company in 1997 and has held various leadership positions including vice president/general manager and COO.

Lionel Batty, President of Graphite Electrodes, GrafTech International Holdings Inc.

GrafTech International Holdings Inc. announced that it has promoted Lionel Batty to the position of president of graphite electrodes and Julian Norley to the position of vice president of corporate research and development.

Batty joined the company in 1983 and has worked across many functions, including operations, customer technical service and quality assurance in both the graphite electrode and the advanced graphite materials businesses.

Batty has been GrafTech’s vice president of corporate R&D since 1999. In this role, he led the development of many of the company’s innovations in recent years. 

Stepping into Batty’s previous role is 14-year GrafTech R&D veteran Julian Norley. As the vice president of corporate R&D, he is tasked with directing GrafTech’s global R&D organization.

Previously Norley served as senior corporate fellow. Prior to joining GrafTech, Norley was a materials research scientist at Aircraft Braking Systems and British Petroleum.

Scott Rickert, president and CEO of Nanofilm, was recently named to the Most Influential Nanotechnology Leaders List for 2011 by the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, a group dedicated to promoting the commercialization of nanotechnology and helping companies bring affordable, life-improving nanotech products to the market.

The honorees include 25 business executives, researchers and government leaders. Nanofilm is a leader in nanofilm technology and self-assembling thin films for a variety of substrates and surfaces.

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