Change Ups: Cascade Engineering picks new president



Mark Miller has been promoted to president of the Cascade Engineering Family of Companies. He will focus on CE’s manufacturing-based business units including CK Technologies, Automotive Americas and Europe, Cascade Cart Solutions, Capturit, Commercial Products and Noble Polymers. He also will be responsible for leading the manufacturing, engineering and finance teams.


Prein&Newhof announced it has opened an office in Cadillac in a vacant building at 1202 N. Mitchell St. owned by the Wexford County Transit Authority. The new office will provide transportation, municipal, environmental and geotechnical engineering services.


Institute for Organization Management has appointed Dawn Johnson, vice president of Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, to its Midwest board of regents.


Johnson Controls is the recipient of the Kepner-Tregoe International Rational Process Achievement Bronze Awardfor 2012 in the organizational deployment category.

OverDrive announced Kent District Library was recognized for its Best Outside the Library Campaign, achieving growth and exposure of its eBook collection.


Flagstar Bank announced the addition of Michael Sheehan as first vice president in commercial lending in West Michigan. He is responsible for establishing and managing commercial lending relationships with middle market companies.

Macatawa Bank has named Jonathan N. Dewey private banking business development officer in Grand Rapids.


Blackford Capital LLC announced the appointment of Andrea Wood to assistant controller.


The ABC/WMC board of directors elected Rockford Construction Co. executive vice president Ken Bailey to serve as its 2013 chairman.

CSM Group has added Suzanne Otten, administrative assistant, in its Kalamazoo headquarters.

Jennifer Boezwinkle has joined Rockford Construction Co. as vice president of business development.

Triangle Associates Inc. has named Andrew Hilger project engineer; Steve Pierson superintendent; and Jill Meendering accounts payable/accounting assistant.


Davenport University announced the dedication of its Farmers Athletic Complex, which includes baseball and softball stadiums, eight tennis courts and lighting for night competition. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies donated the 17 acres on which the complex is built.

Grand Valley State University's News and Information Services office has won four Telly Awards, one silver and three bronze. The videos were produced by Mary Eilleen Lyon, associate vice president for News and Information Services at GVSU, with production support from William Cuppy of Cuppy Productions. The highest honor is the Silver Telly for “Laker for a Lifetime: I’m on a Boat.”


Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine with Services by HealthCare Midwest announced the addition of Jason Roberts to its orthopedic trauma team. Roberts is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has subspecialty training in orthopedic trauma surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction.

Grand Rapids Ophthalmology announced the opening of its new 2,500-square-foot laboratory at 104 54th St. SW in Wyoming. It is the first private practice in Michigan able to manufacture digitally designed lenses and anti-reflective coatings.


The Literacy Center of West Michigan has added Dave Edwards, managing director at West Michigan National Commercial Banking with The Private Bank, and John Cowles, dean of student success and retention at Grand Rapids Community College, to its board of directors.


The Campbell Group, a division of Acrisure LLC, announced the addition of Dave Palmisano, commercial marketing manager.


Attorney Daniel R. Olson, whose practice is primarily commercial litigation, was elected to membership at Miller Johnson.

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP announced the election of three partners to its management committee: Charlie Goode, Jim Rabaut and Mike Van Haren.


Sharon Walkowski has joined Classic Transportation & Warehousing as logistics coordinator. Walkowski will be responsible for order processing, inventory control, material handling, administration and customer service.


Grand Rapids Griffins hockey on Newsradio WOOD 106.9 FM & 1300 AM was honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for best in the play-by-play sports category for Market 2 during its 2012 Broadcast Excellence Awards. WOOD Radio was honored with the Station of the Year Award in the commercial radio Market 2 category, and Best-in-Category awards for breaking news; newscast; feature programming; sports play-by-play; and regularly scheduled weekend broadcast personality or team. WOOD TV8 was named Station of the Year and received Best in Category for Breaking News; Investigative Story; Mini-Documentary or Series; and several merit awards.

University of Michigan’s Michigan Radio is the recipient of 16 awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcastersfor achievement in broadcasting in 2012, as well as nine First Place awards and six Merit awards in recognition of the station’s news coverage, feature reporting and special interest programming.


Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC attorney John Inhulsen has been appointed board chair for Grand Rapids March of Dimes and member of the Michigan March of Dimes board of directors.


Gov. Rick Synder announced the appointment of Emily Blauw, speech language pathologist with Mary Free Bed, to the Michigan Barrier Free Design Board; and Joe Voss of Holland to the Michigan Film Office Advisory Council.


Bishop Walter A. Hurley announced that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI conferred papal honors upon the Very Rev. John J. Geaney, pastor and rector of Saint Andrew Cathedral, and T. Edward Carey, Jr., chancellor and CFO of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Both were honored with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Cross.

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church’s 1,700-member congregation announced Rev. Robert John Linstrom is its next senior pastor. Linstrom previously was pastor at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Haven.


Hot Rod Harley-Davison, Muskegon, has been named a Dealersnews Top 100 Dealer for the fourth year in a row. The Annual Top 100 Awards is the industry’s largest, longest-running and most prestigious retail competition.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture, Michigan State University and the Ottawa Conservation Districthas recognized Dale Buist and family of Countryside Greenhouse for being Michigan’s largest retail greenhouse-only operation to become verified by the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.


Service Express Inc. announced the additions of Rob McGuire, production engineer, and Chris Borek, hardware consultant, to its Grand Rapids team.

Voice Data Systems LLC has attained the status of Microsoft Gold Competency in communications.


Free public wireless service is now available at the Padnos Transportation Center, a multimodal transfer hub for the Macatawa Area Express transit system, Amtrak and Indian Trails intercity bus services. The Padnos Center is located in downtown Holland.

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