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employs the strictest metrics for indoor air
emissions in North America.
EWI Worldwide, a global live communications company based in Livonia, Mich., named
David Bean corporate president. Throughout
Bean’s 30-year career, he has served in many
roles including creative, operations, production,
services, and business development. Bean has
developed multichannel programs for global
brands domestically and abroad, and has lived
and worked as an expatriate in Europe and Asia.
He has delivered solutions across the broad landscape of live communications for brands such as
IBM, Motorola, Cessna, Medco Health Solutions,
and LaSalle Bank, as well as automotive OEMs.
Grafton, Wis.-based Frank Mayer and Associates
Inc., has promoted two of the company’s staff.
Dave King was named senior vice president.
King has more than 23 years of experience in
the P-O-P display and interactive kiosk business.
David Anzia, with more than 20 years of industry experience, was promoted to senior vice
president of sales.
Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide,
an international architecture, interior design,
graphic design, and brand strategy firm serving
the retail, mixed-use, hospitality, restaurant, and
corporate office markets, named Tom Custer
vice president of marketing and client development. Custer is tasked with leading the design
firm’s positioning in the marketplace, including
its marketing and PR efforts. In addition, Custer
will assist with new business development and
build a professional sales strategy for the company. Prior to joining FRCH, Custer worked with
Interbrand Design Forum, where he served as
executive director of business development.
FRCH also added seven new staff to its
Cincinnati-based team. Chad Kohler joins FRCH
as a senior architect. He comes to the firm from
architectural firm Burgess and Niple, where
he handled large-scale projects for federal
and private clients. Jessica Rieveschl joins the
company as a senior project coordinator. She
has more than 15 years of experience in health
care design and higher education architecture.
Liz Baverman has joined FRCH as an interior
designer in the department store studio. She is
a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s
Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP)
program. Stephanie Horstman is now executive
studio administrator for the department store
studio. Prior to joining FRCH, she served as exec-
utive assistant and office manager for CHEP USA.
Megan Miller and Kayla Reinbold, both recent
graduates of the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP
program, were named interior designers in the
hospitality studio. Miller originally came to FRCH
as a co-op student for three terms in the hospi-
tality studio. Reinbold came to FRCH as a co-op
student in 2011. Matt Wyatt was hired as help-
desk technician in the information technology
department. Wyatt previously provided technical
support for companies including General Cable,
Pomeroy, and Belcan.
Nancy Jackson, president of New York-based
Architectural Systems Inc., was inducted
into her sixth term as board member for the
International Interior Design Association New
York. The chapter recently received three awards
at the Chapter Leadership Conference in Chicago
including Excellence in Programs and Forum
Educational Activities. Jackson serves as co-chair
of the IIDA NY hospitality forums.
Stylmark, based in Minneapolis, named Pete
Tonsager director of sales and customer service. In his new role, Tonsager will oversee
the strategic direction and management of
Stylmark’s sales initiatives and will develop new
sales channel opportunities, playing a key role
in establishing Stylmark product specifications
throughout the retail design community. He
has more than 15 years of sales and marketing
experience with companies including Donatelle
Medical, Liberty Diversified Industries, Rehau,
Phenix Biocomposites, and Lance Stanton Vance.
Wind Mill Slatwall Products, based in
Sheboygan Falls, Wis., named Tony Gollhardt
sales development manager, a new position.
Gollhardt previously held positions with Orion
Energy Systems and Acuity Insurance.
TRIAD Manufacturing, based in St. Louis, added
Ben Murphy as senior account executive in
its new consumer products division. Murphy
has more than 30 years of experience in sales,
manufacturing, and consulting, and has man-
aged store fixture rollouts for more than 30
Grand+Benedicts, based in Portland, Ore., was
ranked one of Oregon’s 100 Fastest-Growing
Private Companies by the Portland Business
Journal. To make the list, a company’s growth
rate had to have exceeded 44 percent from
2010 to 2012. Grand+Benedicts achieved 44.94
percent growth during that period due to both
new accounts and growing business from existing customers. The company also expanded its
headquarters and warehouse spaces, and added
new services including space planning and
Stylmark, based in Minneapolis, received the
2013 Red Hat Innovation Award in the open-source software company’s Extensive Partner
Ecosystem category. Additionally, Stylmark is
now entered as a finalist for the 2013 Red Hat
Innovator of the Year. The Red Hat Innovation
Awards recognize technological achievements
that demonstrate creative thinking and determined problem solving with leading solutions
and best practices. It honors the individuals,
companies, and partners that have forged new
ground by implementing Red Hat solutions in
The Extensive Partner Ecosystem award
recognizes Stylmark’s use of Red Hat’s expanding partner ecosystem to create innovative
architectures based on Red Hat’s platform,
middleware, cloud, and/or storage solutions.
“We knew that we needed to virtualize approximately 12 servers to give us full coverage so if
something went down, we would have a way
to bring everything back up online in a very
timely manner,” said Joey Bertalan, IT manager
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