Bissell launches rebranding, continues ad campaign that features CEO’s wife, dogs
Michigan Live - Mlive.com – April 12, 2013
Cathy Bissell, along with two of her family’s black Labs, offers a glimpse into the family behind the successful Grand Rapids-area floor cleaning company, Bissell Home Care Inc. It’s also the first time the privately-owned company has tapped its CEO’s wife to pitch Bissell products. “I’m a little bit shy. I’ll talk to people in a board meeting but I don’t like to stand up and give speeches,” said Bissell, who is married to Mark Bissell, MBA '82, the company's chief executive.
CNO Financial Group, Inc. Announces Organizational Changes
KGO-TV ABC-7 Mediawebsite.net – March 28, 2013
CNO Financial Group, Inc. has announced several organizational changes to create a more efficient alignment of resources and leverage talent across the enterprise. Barbara Stewart, MBA '85, has been appointed president of the Washington National segment. She previously served as vice president of strategy and business development for Washington National.
Montana Silversmiths Names New CEO
Blog.MontanaSilversmiths.com – March 26, 2013
Montana Silversmiths, a leader in Western jewelry and home décor design, has announced the appointment of Steve Muellner, MBA '83, to the position of chief executive officer. “Everything we do, everything we make is an expression of our Western and rural lifestyle,” explains Steve Miller, vice president of sales and events, “Mr. Muellner has a sincere appreciation for our heritage and culture that will help keep our company on solid ground while we build to new heights.”
TSO3 appoints Claude Michaud and Jean Lamarre to the Board of Directors
Stockhouse – March 20, 2013
TSO3 has appointed Claude Michaud, MBA '83, and Jean Lamarre to the board of directors. "I am pleased to be joining the Board of TSO3", Michaud said in the article. "TSO3 is uniquely positioned to address the need for sterilization of complex and challenging medical devices, in a fast-growing industry. It makes for an exciting time to contribute as a Board Member and witness what is coming next."
Announcing our next round of Mobile Summit participants
en.Parset.com – March 19, 2013
The invitation-only Mobile Summit took place on April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif.
This year, the focus was on finding ways to make the mobile economy live up to its potential. Speakers discussed how even with unstoppable mobile growth, there’s still plenty of room for everyone in the industry to develop new ways to communicate, collaborate, and interact. Joff Redfern, MBA '96, was among the speakers. Head of Mobile at LinkedIn, Redfern joined LinkedIn in 2011 as the head of the company’s global mobile products team. Previously, he was the co-founder of startup Flattenme, which makes award-winning, personalized children’s storybooks.
Copa Holdings, S.A. Appoints Chief Financial
Toulouseweb-aero.com – March 11, 2013
The board of directors of Copa Holdings appointed Jose Montero, MBA '04 (E), as chief financial officer effective March 15. Montero started his career with Copa Airlines in 1993 and held various technical, supervisory, and management positions within the company, including manager of flight operations, director of System Operations Control Center, and director of planning. He also plays an important role in the company's strategic committee and heads the scheduling and flight profitability committees.
AtriCure Inc.:AtriCure Appoints Robert S. White to its Board of Directors
4-Traders – March 11, 2013
AtriCure, Inc., a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems announced that Robert "Bob" S. White, MBA '89, has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective immediately. "I look forward to working with the Board and the team at AtriCure to help execute on a solid strategy to expand commercialization and further develop the current and future pipeline," White said in the article.
Marsh & McLennan Companies Appoints Helen Shan Treasurer
Daily Finance – March 8, 2013
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., announced that Helen Shan MBA '93, will join the company as vice president and treasurer. “Helen is a proven leader whose deep experience and broad financial expertise make her well suited to implement the Company’s long-term growth and capital allocation strategies,” said CFO Michael Bischoff. In her new role, she will oversee all areas of the company's global treasury organization, including capital management, pensions, investments, and cash management, notes the article. Shan was previously at Pitney Bowes, where she served as vice president and treasurer, and later became vice president of finance with responsibility for corporate development and investor relations.
Aetna Names Jeff Brown Head of Voluntary Plans
Asian Hospital & Healthcare – March 7, 2013
Jeff Brown, MBA '03, was appointed head of Aetna Voluntary Plans at Aetna, where he will be responsible for product strategy, pricing and positioning, and overall operations for the business line. Brown joins Aetna from Colonial Life, where he served as CMO and led the company in strategy, planning, product development, and other initiatives.
Moab to Nominate Three Independent, Stockholder-Friendly Directors to Mac-Gray’s Board
Money News – March 6, 2013
Moab Capital Partners, LLC, announced that it will be nominating three independent candidates for election to Mac-Gray’s board of directors at the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. One of the nominees is Mark L. Bromberg, MBA '74, founder and chief executive of numerous US and Canadian restaurant companies including Mr. Greenjeans, Ginsberg + Wong and Lime Rickey’s Restaurants.
A Caribbean remedy for financially sick N.Y. hospitals & the primary care shortage
MedCity News – March 6, 2013
Vladimir Gotlieb, MD, MBA ’12 (E), and Oleg Pavlov, MBA '11 (E), PhD, co-authored this article about offshore medical schools, the high quality of the training they provide, and the important role their graduates (90 percent of whom are American) play in providing primary care in New York state. The authors argue against restricting these medical students from taking clerkships at state teaching hospitals. One of many points Gotlieb and Pavlov make in the article follows: “It is worth noting that while a quarter of U.S. graduates go into primary care, family practice and pediatrics, the majority of foreign-trained doctors chooses those fields. U.S. graduates tend to pick areas of specialization that have more prestige and higher pay.” Gotlieb is the chief of hematology and oncology and a fellowship director at the Nassau University Medical Center. He is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and associate clinical professor of medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pavlov is an associate professor of economics at the Healthcare Delivery Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His expertise is in multi-sector computational analysis that accounts for feedback and resistance to change often exhibited by complex systems.
128 ASC Industry Leaders to Present at the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference
Becker's Spine Review – February 28, 2013
Dan Sougstad, MBA '90, market and product growth director for Wolters Kluwer Health in Greater Minneapolis, will be a presenter at the 11th Annual Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference, June 13-15.
Command Center Announces Appointment of Frederick Sandford as New Chief Executive Officer
Business Wire – February 26, 2013
Command Center, Inc., a national provider of on-demand and temporary staffing solutions, has named Frederick Sandford, MBA '98, president and CEO effective immediately. “I look forward to helping Command Center become a stronger competitor in the labor staffing industry and continue to grow its existing footprint. I am honored to become part of this leadership team and have the opportunity to continue to build on the company’s success," Sandford said.
We follow a problem-based pedagogy, not a lecture based approach
APN News – February 22, 2013
Dinesh Singh, MBA '07, is now the director Student Engagement in Sunstone Business School. In an exclusive interview with APN News, Singh spoke about his vision for focused business learning.
Syracuse.com – February 18, 2013
Gorges Inc., a software developer, promoted John Sammi, MBA '91, to chief executive officer on Jan. 1. Sammi joined Gorges in September 2009 from Data Description Inc., an Ithaca-based software developer.
How data analytics company AbsolutData grew despite setbacks
The Times Of India – February 13, 2013
Founded by Anil Kaul, PhD '97, Suhale Kapoor, and Sudeshna Datta, MBA '97, AbsolutData, a market research outsourcing firm, incorporated in Gurgaon in 2001 with offices in the U.S. and India. Today it has some 65 clients, some of them Fortune 500 companies, and reports it will close the 2013 calendar year with $20 million in revenues.
Collette Promotes Kollitides to Executive Vice President
TravelPulse - February 11, 2013
Collette Vacations has promoted Melissa Kollitides, MBA ’04, from vice president of marketing and advertising to executive vice president. Kollitides will now be responsible for overall brand development, customer acquisition and retention strategies and all marketing and advertising tactics across Collette's global operations.
Michael Berman Joins InspireMD Board
CBS Atlanta 46 – February 11, 2013
InspireMD, Inc. has announced that Michael Berman, MBA ’86, joined its board of directors. "We are delighted to welcome Mike to our board", said Sol J. Barer, PhD, chairman of the board of InspireMD. "He's been an incredibly successful executive and entrepreneur in the field of medical devices and interventional cardiology and he has the kind of skill sets, experience and wisdom we all feel will bring valuable insights in strengthening and advancing our strategic focus."
Byron Grote to retire after 33 years with BP
Upstreamonline.com – February 7, 2013
After 33 years with BP, Bryon Grote MS ’77, PhD ’81 is retiring from his position.BP chief executive Bob Dudley praised Grote who he said “played key roles in critical moments of the company's history.”
Economy can’t defy laws of nature forever
MarketWatch – February 6, 2013
Marketwatch’s Al Lewis reviewed PeakProsperity.com, a website created by Chris Martenson, MBA ’98 (A), that offers a compelling “crash course” explaining why the global economy most certainly will crash in our lifetimes. “When the global economy finally collapses,” Lewis writes, “we might look back at the work of a neurotoxicologist named Chris Martenson and say, well, I guess that guy was right.”