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Adsertive LLC has promoted Lauren Taylor to the position of affiliate sales manager, while Jeffrey Baase has been hired as a staff accountant.

Zotos International Inc. has hired Ross Gansz as purchasing manager. Gansz brings more than 10 years of manufacturing and purchasing experience to the position.

Lacy Katzen LLP announces that Jennifer Mereau has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation department. Mereau concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment law and general litigation.

M&T Bank announces that Steven Schumer has been named senior account representative for M&T’s financial institutions division. In his new role, Schumer will be responsible for managing bank relationships with financial institutions across New York, northern New Jersey and Canada. He joined the bank in 1986.

Hiscock & Barclay LLP announces that Paula Lapin, of counsel, has relocated from the firm’s Syracuse office to its Rochester office. Lapin will continue to be a member of the real estate practice and the financial institutions and lending practice areas. Associate attorney Alison Cleary has relocated from the firm’s Buffalo office to its Rochester office. Cleary concentrates her practice on general business services and matters related to tax.

Melles Griot Optics Group has hired Bruce Capron as director of sales and marketing. In this position, Capron will manage all North American sales, marketing, applications engineering and customer service activities related to the company’s optical components, optical systems, coatings, electro-optic shutters and electro-optic system assembly businesses.

Flower City Printing Inc. announces that Mark Ashworth has been promoted to president, while Richard Schepler has been promoted to general manager. Tom Licitra has been hired as director of sales. Ashworth will pursue additional sales opportunities and will continue with his duties as CEO and chairman. Schepler’s responsibility will be to ensure the company’s overall production and planning efforts operate efficiently and that capacity expands as needed to handle increased sales.

High Technology of Rochester Inc. announces the following appointments: Rand Henke, entrepreneur-in-residence; Christopher Burns, marketing and programs manager; Kathy Goforth, program coordinator; Michael Haugh, managing director for the manufacturing extension partnership center; Rami Katz, technology commercialization manager; Sue O’Connor, finance and administrative director; and Ted Franceschi, entrepreneur-in-residence.

Spectracom Corp. announces the following additions to its staff: Lisa Valenza, buyer; Phil Elmore, technical writer; Lou Orsini, director of engineering; Mike Gerdes, director of operations. Valenza brings nine years of experience in customer service to the position, while Elmore has more than 10 years of technical writing experience. Orsini previously was director of product development at Titan Corp.

Kevin White has been hired as a public relations specialist for Markethold Productions Inc. White will be responsible for aiding the public relations team with current accounts, as well as acquiring new clientele.

Craig Weaver has been hired as a senior estimator for LeChase Construction Services LLC. Weaver will focus primarily on estimating for construction management, preconstruction services and general construction bid proposals. He brings more than 15 years’ experience to the position.

Bausch & Lomb Inc. has named Susan Roberts as vice president and assistant general counsel for compliance and litigation, while Richard Beers has joined the company as vice president of information technology-global enterprise systems. Simon Woods has been named director of information technology for global technology services. Roberts will be responsible for developing and implementing specific action plans, which will assure the company has an effective compliance program. Beers will be responsible for the management and implementation of the global PeopleSoft project. Woods will manage day-to-day operations of the company’s IT infrastructure.

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities announces the appointment of Mark Peartree as chief operating officer. Peartree brings more than 20 years’ experience working in senior living facilities to the role. He most recently served as administrator for the Highlands at Brighton. Peartree will be responsible for integrating operations at all of the organization’s facilities.

Scott Shimick has joined the law firm of Underberg & Kessler LLP as an associate in the tax department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of federal and state taxation for corporations, partnerships and individuals and ERISA and employee benefits matters.

East House Corp. announces the following new hires: Emily Kelly, counselor II, mental health program; and Chris Dattilo, counselor I, mental health program.

Buck & Pulleyn Inc. announces that Eamon Sisk has been appointed interactive developer. In this position, Sisk will develop and implement interactive initiatives for clients.

The law firm of Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP announces the following new additions: Megan Dorritie, associate, litigation department; Lucinda Odell Lapoff, counsel, labor and employment practice group; Devin O’Neill, associate, immigration practice group; Patrick Quigley Jr., associate, real estate practice group; and Thomas Young, counsel, corporate group.

Craig Henderberg has joined Martino Flynn LLC as video editor. In this role, Henderberg will create video media to support clients’ marketing goals through television, video and Internet streaming.

Birds Eye Foods Inc. announces the appointment of Kurt Buckman to vice president of quality systems. Buckman, who has been with the company for 30 years, previously served as director of quality systems management. He will be responsible for food safety, security, compliance and quality systems. Naomi Cohen has been appointed as associate product manager, frozen, while Brian D’Ambrosia has been appointed as director of general accounting. Cohen previously was a project manager and consultant at Wipro Technologies. D’Ambrosia joins the company from Rochester Sports Group where he was chief financial officer.

Auction Direct USA L.P. has hired Rick Cimino as inventory control manager, while Jamie Brandel has been added as team leader/director of training. In his new role, Cimino will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and quality of inventory. He also will be responsible for the inspection of a vehicle before it is delivered to a customer. Brandel will be responsible for the development of employees during training sessions, as well as sales operations at the company’s headquarters.

Optimation Technology Inc. announces the following promotions: Kelly Burns, vice president of corporate services; Paul Kelly, vice president of the newly formed automation and control systems group; and Wendy Smith, vice president of mechanical and process systems. Burns will continue in her role as chief financial officer, while Smith will continue in her role as chief operating officer of Klug Systems.

Pomco announces that Stacey Hotaling has been hired as director of business development and will be responsible for continued company growth through new business development efforts, as well as client account rounding strategies.

Karen Burke has joined the Baldwin Richardson Foods Co. team as customer service specialist. Burke brings more than 10 years of sales and customer service experience to the position. Trey Burmester has been promoted to research and development manager. Burmester joined the company in 2004 and brings more than nine years of research and development experience to the position.

The Genesee Country Village & Museum announces the addition of Brian Nagel as curator of collections. Nagel most recently served as curator of regional history at the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Nazareth College of Rochester announces that Alison Teeter has been appointed to the position of project specialist in graduate studies. Teeter will work with the associate vice president for graduate studies and will be responsible for market research, benchmarking, facilitation of focus groups and the oversight of the graduate catalog.

Tile Wholesalers of Rochester announces the following new appointments: Joanna Meacham, showroom designer consultant; Mark Johnson, warehouse operations; and Charles Turner, builder/contractor sales and service.

11/04/05 (C) Rochester Business Journal


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