AE Works hired Michael Federici, project manager in AE Works' Pittsburgh office; Christopher Champagne, mechanical engineer; and Damon Weiss. Mr. Weiss will support the AE Works team with his civil engineering and site design technical expertise.
Associations & Organizations
Timothy Zimmerman, president and CEO, Standard Bank in Monroeville, was elected secretary of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2013-14.
The National Federation of Independent Business said David Cranston Jr. of Sewickley was elected vice chairman of its state leadership council. The organization represents 15,000 small-business owners in Pennsylvania and 350,000 nationally. Mr. Cranston is owner of Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corporation.
Cowden Associates, Inc. hired Lesa Votovich as senior consultant, health and benefits practice, and Justin Reuter, IT support analyst.
Contractor and Construction
dck worldwide promoted Joe Belechak to chief operating officer.
Henderson Brothers hired Melissa L. Whittier, account analyst; Robert J. Hippert, senior business associate, and Katie L. Wilson, senior business associate.
Mark C. Yanni was promoted to vice president at Yanni & Associates Investment Advisors, LLC.
Pipitone Group hired Courtney Bannon, business development specialist, and Bryan Bernard, interactive developer.
Cornerstone TeleVision Network named Don Black as the new President/CEO of the 33-year-old ministry.
Mizrahi, Inc. hired Jill Sandilla as vice president, business development and strategic initiatives.
CBRE hired Miles T. Smith as vice president, occupier services group.
Janet Rose was named director of development at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Peter E. Leimkuehler, a certified practitioner of orthotics and prosthetics at Union Orthotics and Prosthetics Co., was inducted into the 2013 class of Fellows by the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) during the organization's 39th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium held February 22 in Orlando, Fla.
The Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania has named Alex Sciulli, chief real estate officer for Highmark Inc., its 2013 William Metcalf Award winner. The award is presented annually to an outstanding engineer whose accomplishments relate strongly to engineering fields important in Western Pennsylvania, including construction.
Lucas Rihely, a tax and audit specialist with Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, has obtained his designation as a certified fraud examiner. The CFE designation, bestowed by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, denotes Rihely's expertise in the detection and deterrence of fraud by evaluating accounting systems for weaknesses, designing internal controls, determining the degree of organizational fraud risk, interpreting financial data for unusual trends, and following up on fraud indicators. ACFE is a global association dedicated to providing anti-fraud education and training.businessnews - datelinepittsburgh
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