Delco Remy International Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of electrical drivetrain/powertrain and related products, promoted Tania Wingfield to vice president of production control and logistics.
Wingfield will report directly to Delco Remy International OE Division President Rick Stanley. The promotion recognizes her effective leadership of the PC&L team and the critical role it plays in Delco Remy's global future.
Her tenure with Delco Remy began in 1995 and has included assignments as a production planner, materials manager, plant manager and, most recently, as corporate director of production control and logistics.
She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and management information systems and is currently working on her MBA at Butler University.
Wingfield's knowledge of Delco Remy's OE Division product lines and her experience with lean manufacturing and value stream management, as well as her leadership and strategic business skills, will help drive the OE Division's long-term strategic goals.
Delco Remy's products include starter motors, alternators, engines, transmissions, torque converters and fuel systems. The company also provides exchange services for used components, commonly known as cores, for remanufacturers.
KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL INC.
Kimball International Inc. hired Kent Mahlke as vice president, global supply chain management - contract manufacturing, for flexcel, Kimball's contract furniture manufacturing business. Mahlke will provide leadership for global supply chain activities, working with all flexcel facilities and major customer programs around the globe.
Mahlke brings extensive knowledge of global sourcing and purchasing to his new role. His most recent position was vice president of global operations and logistics, retail solutions division for NCR Corp. of Dayton, Ohio. He comes to flexcel with knowledge of the unique procurement and service needs of customers in today's global economy, gained through his more than 17 years working with NCR's global operations, which encompassed production, delivery and service in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia.
Mahlke is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor and master's degrees in business administration
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INC.
Community Development Inc., an Indianapolis builder of communities for buyers 55 years of age and older, hired Barry Renner as director of sales and marketing.
With a 25-year background in construction, Renner managed sales and operations for 17 years as a vice president with Shelby Materials, a ready mix concrete supplier. "Barry's leadership experience and success at Shelby Materials will be a great asset to CDI," says Chad Young, president of CDI. "His experience in sales and his keen insight into marketing will be a perfect fit with the climate of CDI."
Community Development Inc. constructed its first community in 1990 in Franklin and has since developed 17 communities throughout the Indianapolis area. CDI communities are established to ensure that the developments will remain restricted to those ages 55 and older to meet residents' present and future housing needs.
CROWE CHIZEK AND CO. LLC
Top 10 accounting and consulting firm Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC named J. Kevin McGrath managing executive of the firm's Financial Institutions Group.
As managing executive, McGrath will lead the 350 Crowe Chizek FIG personnel who serve more than 1,000 privately held and publicly traded financial institutions and financial services-related entities. Clients range from community banks to some of the nation's largest financial institutions.
"Kevin is a proven leader in our firm and in the financial institutions group," says CEO Mark Hildebrand. "We're pleased to have him directing this nationally recognized practice."
McGrath has been with Crowe Chizek since 1976 and is based in the firm's Indianapolis office. He has more than 25 years of experience working with financial institutions providing accounting, auditing and consulting advice. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the AICPA's National Committee for Banks and Performance Measurement Committee. McGrath is also a member of the Indiana CPA Society
BOSE MCKINNEY AND EVANS LLP
The Indianapolis-based law firm of Bose McKinney and Evans LLP announced that attorney John Millspaugh was elected to the board of directors of the Venture Club of Indiana.
Venture Club, a catalyst for the creation and growth of entrepreneurial businesses, provides a unique environment in which sources of capital, entrepreneurs and business professionals interact, connect, share information, collaborate and create business opportunities.
Millspaugh chairs the sci-tech section of the firm's business services group. He assists companies, including those in the health and life sciences industries, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, general business and corporate law, venture capital and entrepreneurial services.
He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he was co-founder and managing editor of the Michigan Law & Policy Review. He holds a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, in economics from Ball State University and is a member of the Indiana State and American Bar associations.