Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of Feb. 3, 2013

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Associations & Organizations

Rebecca Martin was named president and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce Inc.

The Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. elected officers: president, M. Dean Mosites, president, Mosites Construction Co.; vice president, Steven M. Massaro, Massaro Corp.; treasurer, Anthony F. Martini, A. Martini & Co. Inc.; executive director, Jack W. Ramage, Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania Inc.

SMC Business Councils hired Don Stewart as vice president of business development and membership services.


First Commonwealth Insurance Agency, a division of First Commonwealth Financial Corp,, named Sherry Walther, individual and senior health advisor.

Ronald J. Nardis was promoted to vice president, loan administration, at Charleroi Federal Savings Bank.


Allegheny Valley Hospital said Margaret Meals will be assuming the role as night house officer.


Mount Washington-based Insurance Brokerage firm TJ&S Inc. hired Janis Thomas as marketing manager, property casualty department; and Christopher Branvold, account executive assistant, property casualty department. Richard Farrell Jr. was promoted to president of TJ&S Inc.; and Tom Finneran was promoted to vice president of its the employee benefits division.


Mainstay Life Services hired Rebecca Cansler as program manager, responsible for the oversight of two homes located in the South Hills.

Concurrent Technologies Corp. appointed Vicki A. Barbur senior vice president and chief technical officer.

Professional Services

Select International Inc. promoted Catherine Purdy to director of support services and Esteban Tristan, safety practice manager.

Heyl & Patterson Inc. promoted Alfred Midgley to manager of bulk transfer sales and Dan Devens to manager of sales.

Public Agencies

VisitPittsburgh hired Alexa Melone as its multimedia designer.


Dan Villas was promoted to vice president, sales at HyperActive Technologies.

Water Treatment

Kroff Inc. said Kroff Chemical Company has recently added six new team members to its growing staff:

Mark Battaglia, sales engineer; Jeremy DeHaai, regional sales manager; Joe DeMaggio and Nate Soltis, sales representatives; Ray Hegarty, sales engineer; and Duane Mayeda, water and wastewater segment manager.


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