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Dateline Pittsburgh: A look at who's making news

Wednesday, December 13, 2000



Kristen L. Bascko has joined Resources Connection LLC.

Arthur Andersen announced the promotion of Jill D. Nielsen to senior manager in the tax practice; Shannon L. Hungerford and Enzo J. Santilli to senior managers in the business consulting practice; Leslie Skolnekovich and James E. Weber to managers in the audit practice of the Pittsburgh office.


Greg Smith and Steve Lowry have joined Marc/USA Pittsburgh.

Michael Giunta has joined Blattner Brunner as a copywriter.

Architectural, Engineering

Carrie Cox, Jason Decheck, Suzanne Kile and Craig Kirby have joined The Design Alliance Architects.

Integrated Architectural Services announced the appointment of Lee Calisti to senior associate.

Profile of the Week

Terri Scalise Hamm

JOB: Vice president, human resources, at Ohio Valley General Hospital

AGE: 47


WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE IN BUSINESS/WHY: Peter Drucker, management consultant, because "he uses a common sense approach to problem-solving."

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR LEISURE TIME: With family and friends

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: DiPietro's in West View

GOOD/BAD QUALITIES: Good: patient and understanding; Bad: take things too seriously




THINGS YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT: A calendar and a box of M&M's


Banking, Financial

Robert A. Shoaf has joined the Pittsburgh branch of AXA Advisors.

PNC Financial Services Group named J. Williams Mills III president of its Philadelphia and southern New Jersey market. Richard L. Smoot, current regional president and chief executive officer, will remain chairman of PNC's regional advisory board in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.


Infectech Inc. has named Jon Perdue vice president of business development.

Terence Brady has been promoted to vice president of human resources at Cellomics Inc.

Communications, Consulting

Bethany Dukate joined the Pittsburgh office of Magnet Communications as an account coordinator. Kathleen Brenneman has joined CommuniTech as a public relations specialist.

Kevin King was named public sector global leader of health and human services at Deloitte Consulting.

Health and Medicine

Dr. David L. Kaufmann has been appointed to the medical staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital and Regional Cancer Center.


Changes in the executive management structure of the U.S. Steel Group of USX Corp. were announced. J. Paul Kadlic has been named executive vice president of sheet products. Kadlic succeeds Roy G. Dorrance, who will move into a newly created executive position and be responsible for new ventures currently under development. J. James Kutka Jr. has been appointed vice president of sales, sheet products; Donald L. Foster has been named vice president of international sales; Thomas W. Goettge has been appointed vice president of tin, tubular and plate; and Leonard H. Chuderewicz has been appointed vice president of raw materials.

Cold Metal Products Inc. announced the appointment of Steve Hartz to plant manager at CMP's Indianapolis facility.


Mary Jo Germaine was named director of group sales at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. The hotel, located in the Fulton Building, will open in the spring.


DEC. 13, 1932

Demand was slow on the Pittsburgh wholesale produce market today.

The apple, onion and potato markets were steady. Cabbage was weaker.

DEC. 13, 1994

Westinghouse Electric Corp. has agreed to pay the federal government nearly $1.9 million for not telling the Air Force about a discount it could have gotten on a radar system, the Justice Department said.

The Air Force paid Westinghouse $10.2 million for spare parts for a radar system on AWACS aircraft in 1987.

In 1992, Westinghouse voluntarily reported its overpricing to the Pentagon inspector general and paid $258,030 as a partial reimbursement. The company will pay the remaining $1.625 million within 30 days, the department said.



Joseph P. Milcoff, Christi L. Neroni and Patrick J. O'Leary have joined Tucker Arensberg as associate attorneys.

Webb Ziesenheim Logsdon Orkin & Hanson P.C. named senior associates Julie W. Meder, Lester N. Fortney, Randall A. Notzen and Kent E. Baldauf Jr. shareholders.

Public Agencies

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that Jim Cox and J.R. Shaw joined the tourism department. Separately, Beth Geisler was named the associate director of communications.


David Hornig has joined ElderVision as vice president for product development.

The following professionals have joined Confluence Technologies Inc.: Karen Brownlee, Bill Casey, Cecelia Coughlin, Lisa Kilmer, Cathy Kubis, Robert Marcolina, R.J. McSorley, Joseph Siculli and Timothy Walker.

Vince Rago was named vice president of technology strategy at Medebiz.


Kings Family Restaurant hired John Mackey as general manager of its Fox Chapel restaurant and Tom Wolfe, general manager of its Wexford restaurant.

Professional Services

Jeffrey S. Blum has joined Deloitte & Touche as the director of multistate tax services in the Pittsburgh office's tax services practice.


Trumbull Corp.-P.J. Dick Inc. promoted George E. Mezey to president of Trumbull Corp.


Markowitz Communications has moved to 108 19th St., Strip District.


Emprise Technologies announced a managed security services contract with H.J. Heinz Co., and Stargate has deployed its Internet security solutions to secure its e-business infrastructure.

MED300 Health Solutions announced an agreement to provide billing and ASP services to physician groups in the New Haven, Conn., area. The groups included in the arrangement are: the Orthopaedic Group, Internal Medicine of East Haven, GI & Internal Medicine of Orange and Chapel Street Pediatrics.

Medrad Inc. has been selected by NeoRad AS of Oslo, Norway, to be exclusive worldwide distributor of SimpliCT.

Mind Over Media has been contracted by Penn State University to provide all multimedia elements for its new All Sport Museum.

CommuniTech landed a new account with PowerLoom.

PWCampbell has been awarded the design/build contract by Andover Bank in Andover, Ohio.


Allegheny Energy declared a quarterly dividend of 43 cents on its common stock, payable Dec. 29 to shareholders of record Monday.


Information Flow Inc., 2750 Constitutional Blvd., Beaver Falls. Chapter 7: assets, not available; liabilities, n/a.

Viens Acquisitions LLC, 111 Whitetail Dr., Harrison City (Westmoreland County). Chapter 7: assets, $290,690; liabilities, $1,559,300.


Integrated Architectural Services received a citation award at the recent AIA Pennsylvania Design Awards 2000 for the Facade Reconstruction of 813 Liberty Ave.

The Pittsburgh office of Burson-Marsteller was recognized by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Public Relations Society for excellence in communications at the annual Renaissance Awards.

Liekar Strategic Solutions Corp. won the category leader position for the $1 million- $5 million category of the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Tech 50.

American Thermoplastic Co. has been awarded four top honors in the "Golden Image Awards," sponsored by the Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Association International.

McGuireWoods LLP has been named as the inaugural recipient of the International Paper Legal Department's Lighthouse Award.

Edward A. Loria has been chosen to receive the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society's (TMS) 2001 Application to Practice Award.

David Hughes, owner of Able Mobility Center, was awarded the Assistive Technology Achievement Award for 2000 by Gov. Tom Ridge.


Dr. Elmer J. Holzinger, MACP, senior vice president for academic affairs and development at St. Francis Health System, was presented a letter of proclamation from Gov. Ridge and a Quality of Care Plaque at the Quality of Care Awards ceremony; he also was chosen as the recipient of the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award.

Faye Capirano was installed as state president for the Dental Hygienists' Association.

Arnold B. Silverman of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott has been elected president of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Alumni Association.

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