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8:01pm EDT July 31, 2011
People and companies making a difference in Northeast Ohio

The NRP Group promoted Andrew N. Tanner to chief operating officer at the organization. He previously worked as vice president and chief financial officer.

Tanner was responsible for developing financial programs and systems that helped the organization as it grew from 48 employees in 2000 to 400 today.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Roscoe Medical appointed Paul J. Guth president and CEO. In his new role, he will be responsible for providing overall strategic direction of Roscoe Medical with immediate focus on the expansion the company’s distribution footprint, overall improvement of service levels and guiding the company through its next evolution. He brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, most recently as the CEO of Artromick International, a leading provider of medication management and mobile computer cart solutions for the long-term care and acute-care markets. During his tenure with Artromick, he was instrumental in growing the acute care business and the international business 275 percent and 375 percent respectively.

Guth earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Vocon has been recognized on the Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list. The Top 500 Design Firms list ranks the 500 largest U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue for the previous year.

Vocon has been recognized on the list as an architectural firm involved in three market categories — general building, power and  industrial/petroleum.

The Timken Co. named James W. Skelly director of sales for the Americas.  

He will be responsible for leading the sales team in North and South America, focusing on sales to original-equipment manufacturers in the off-highway, heavy truck, process industries, and health and positioning control markets.

During his 26 years with Timken, Skelly has held positions of increasing responsibility including product manager, operations manager, regional manager for original equipment sales and general manager of business development for the company's distribution network.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

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