Dateline Pittsburgh for the week of 2/17/13

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Sandy Miller joined AE Works as a project accountant.

Associations & Organizations

Gene M. Battistella, D.O., of McKees Rocks was re-elected to serve on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, a statewide organization for physicians holding the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. A co-owner and physician at West Hills Medical Providers, Inc., in McKees Rocks, Dr. Battistella specializes in internal medicine.

Pittsburgh Business Group on Health elected directors for the 2013-2014 board term: officers -- president, Vanessa Davis, manager, health and disability plans, Consol Energy Inc.; vice president, Amy Cox, director, corporate benefits, Wabtec; treasurer, Marie Russo, director, benefits and human resources, Ellwood Group Inc.; and secretary, Scott Kovaloski, manager, health and welfare benefits consulting, Alcoa Inc. Board members: Mark Mollico, vice president, human resources, 84 Lumber Co,; Karen Marchi, manager, health and wellness, benefits planning, Bayer Corp.; Kim Kapfer, benefits manager, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc.; Veronica McDonough, global benefits manager, Electronics for Imaging; Michelle B. Ward, senior manager, benefits, FedEx Ground Package System Inc.; Christine Kealey, director of benefits and compensation, Marc USA; Paul Dolan, director, employee benefits, Wesco Distribution Inc.; and Kristen M. Miller, manager global health and welfare plans, Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC.


S&T Bancorp Inc. appointed Fred Morelli Jr. and Frank Palermo Jr. to its board. Mr. Morelli is currently the owner of Morelli Business Advisors. Mr. Palermo is a certified public accountant, a certified valuation analyst and a shareholder for Palermo/Kissinger & Associates PC.


John Beehler was selected dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University.


Meghan Anderson joined Family Hospice and Palliative Care as a community liaison.


Cura Hospitality appointed Janet Schuch to director of nutrition, wellness and clinical compliance.


Henderson Brothers Inc. hired Michael J. Muir, consultative associate, consultative services department, and Chelsea Geyssens, account analysis, employee benefits department.


Thermal Industries, a division of Atrium Corp., named Scott Jeffreys vice president of sales.


CBS Radio Pittsburgh announced that Chris Mueller has been elevated to the afternoon show on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan. Colin Dunlap, who was most recently hosting weekends from 8 a.m.-11 a.m., will replace Mr. Mueller in the late weekday slot. In addition to his on-air duties at The Fan, Mr. Dunlap will also serve as the featured sports columnist for


Catalyst Connection appointed Ray Yeager to chair of its board. Mr. Yeager is president and CEO of Ductmate Industries Inc. In addition, new members were appointed (three year term): Nicolas Glorieux, partner, audit and assurance, ParenteBeard LLC; Judy Wojanis, president, Wojanis Supply Co. Inc.; Jeffrey S. Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer, Hamill Manufacturing Co.; and Nadine M. Tripodi, executive vice president, Butler Technologies Inc.

Professional Services

Guardian Protection Services Inc. hired Bob Haskins as vice president of strategic planning and business development.

ENERCON promoted Corey DeWitt to operations manager of its environmental services group, Northeast Region.

CLG promoted Paula Butte and Deborah Kramer to partner.

Heyl & Patterson Inc. appointed Doug Spisak, manager, proposals, and Cliff Welsh, quality and safety manager.

Real Estate

Prudential Preferred Realty said John Nadler joined as business development manager for its East Regional office.


Blue Belt Technologies Inc. hired Jim Bruty as the U.S. vice president of sales and marketing; Mike Lobinsky and Jeff Gellman as area vice presidents of sales for the East and West regions of the U.S., respectively.

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