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Business Digest for Feb. 17, 2017

By: Daily Reporter Staff//February 17, 2017//

Business Digest for Feb. 17, 2017

By: Daily Reporter Staff//February 17, 2017//

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Chamber VP named to 40 Under 40 list

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has announced that Vice President Kevin Little has been named as one of the Development Counsellors International’s 40 Under 40 for 2017. The list is comprised of 40 people from across North America who have achieved success in economic development before turning 40 years old.

Little is the third person from Wisconsin to make the biennial list, following then-city of Madison Alderman Scott Resnick in 2013 and Kenosha Area Business Alliance President Todd Battle in 2015.

In his role as the chamber’s vice president, Little leads the group’s external relations, including its political advocacy, economic development, communications, programming and events. He has also served as the chamber’s director of public policy and managing director of economic development.

Ozinga wins 2 Concrete Design Awards

Ozinga, a fourth-generation, family owned concrete company, was honored with two awards at the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 35th Annual Concrete Design Awards.

Ozinga was awarded the Merit Commercial and Merit Industrial awards for its work on The Corners of Brookfield and the Uline 16 Branch Warehouse and Office, respectively.

The award ceremony took place in mid-January at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Justin Kratochvil, Jason Johnson, Felicia Nelson, Mark Fidder, Curt Landish and Mike Fiorita accepted the awards on Ozinga’s behalf.

MSI adds Stark to team

John Stark
John Stark

MSI General Corp. has added John Stark to its team as a structural engineer within the Design Department. Stark, a Grafton resident, received a master’s degree in 1993 from Virginia Tech.

Schoenheider hired as PM at Regency Builders

Nick Schoenheider
Nick Schoenheider

Pewaukee-based Regency Builders has added Nick Schoenheider as a project manager.

In his new position, Schoenheider will serve as a project manager for new home construction, sales consultant for the Tour of Dreams, and lead representative for Renovations by Regency.

R.A. Smith promotes senior PM to leadership position

David Cleary
David Cleary

David Cleary recently received a promotion from senior project manager to assistant director of land development services at R.A. Smith National.

Cleary has been employed with R.A. Smith’s land development services group as a senior project manager since 2014, but has been with the firm a total of 14 years. A few of his current and recent projects include regional mall redevelopments in Colorado and New Jersey, Sendik’s Food Markets, Portillo’s restaurants in multiple states, and the Westlawn Gardens public housing campus redevelopments.

Schroeder Solutions expands account management team

New Berlin-based Schroeder Solutions — an interiors company specializing in interior design, office furnishings, architectural products, furniture installation and corporate relocation — has added Sara Plautz and Peter Cherchian to its team of workplace consultants.

Plautz brings more than five years of design and sales expertise to Schroeder Solutions’ Account Management Team.

Joining the team as a senior account manager, Cherchian is a sales and marketing management strategist with more than 14 years of industry experience.

ATC named one of the country’s best workplaces for giving back

Pewaukee-based American Transmission Co. has been named one of the Best Workplaces for Giving Back for the second consecutive year by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

The national list is based on more than 350,000 surveys of employees across a range of industries, as well as their organizations’ charitable programs and giving.

ATC also ranked on the 2016 lists for Best Medium Workplaces and Best Workplaces to Retire From by Great Place to Work and Fortune.

OMNNI’s Marks wins engineering award

Jason Marks, of Appleton-based OMNNI Associates, has received the 2016 Outstanding Airport Resident Engineering Award for his role as a resident engineer on a taxiway relocation project at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics, presented the honor during the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Conference on Jan. 19.  The award recognizes the significant efforts that the resident engineer and his field staff provided in coordinating the work involved in the construction.

The $6.3 million project involved the relocation and reconstruction of Taxiway B and connecting taxiways and drainage improvements involving the installation of a storm sewer interceptor pipe through the airport property.


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