Monday, April 29, 2002

Making it

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        Promotions & new on the job

        • Dr. William Tobler, neurosurgeon with the Mayfield Clinic and the Neuroscience Institute, has been appointed director for the department of neurosurgery at Christ Hospital. Dr. Tobler has been associate director of neurosurgery at Christ Hospital since 1989. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1978 and went on to complete his neurosurgery residency at the University of Cincinnati in 1985.

   Have news of promotions, awards, honors, retirements or company openings or relocations? Send information to Shirley Dees, Enquirer Business News, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202.
        • The following agents have joined Huff Realty, Fort Mitchell office: Terry Goodwin, Marilyn Breier, Doug Hundley, and Lisa Anne Lay. Ken Walters has joined the Fort Thomas office, and Jim Wittkopf joined the downtown office as a commercial agent.

        • Dan Schmidtz has been named employee management services payroll manager for CBS Companies, Cincinnati corporate office. Mr. Schmidtz brings nearly 30 years of business experience to CBS Companies, gained from serving several management positions at Champion International/International Paper.

        • Ted Walker has been named vice president of The Quandel Group Inc., a construction management and general contracting firm.

        • Barbara Williams has been named vice president/sales manager of the Fairfield office at Sibcy Cline Realtors. Named as real estate sales associates: Rosemarie Leite, Fort Mitchell; David Allen and Vilai Yamamoto, Lakota Beckett; Pam and Bob Swan, David J. Schirmer and Howard Shafer, Anderson Township; Charles K. Smith Jr. and Robin L. Humble, Fairfield; Bill Stettler, Milford; Melisa Gilliam and Daniel Miller, Blue Ash; Myra Clary, Harrison. Amity Kennedy, specialized real estate sales associate, Fairfield. Named residential real estate specialists: James A. Mueller, Northern Hills and Tiffany Renee Harris, Tri-County.

        • Katherine Pollicita has been named director of development at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.

        • The following have joined Comey & Shepherd Realtors as associates specializing in residential sales: Robin Simpson, Hyde Park; Debbie Pendl, Mariemont office.

        • Kevin C. McDonough, an associate with the law firm of Cohen, Todd, Kite & Stanford LLC, has been named a member. Mr. McDonough practices in the areas of civil litigation, municipal law and criminal defense. He received his law degree from Xavier University. He also practiced with the law firm of Keating, Ritchie & Swick.

        • Stephen Schatteman has been appointed managing director of the private investment counsel operation at Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc., a Cincinnati-based investment management firm and a member of Western & Southern Financial Group. Mr. Schatteman joined Western & Southern Financial Group in 2000 as vice president, financial services, a title he continues to hold. He graduated from St. Louis University and received a law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.

        • Fred W. Betz has joined A.M. Kinney Inc., architectural and engineering firm, as president. Mr. Betz has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical engineering field. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He was previously associated with Procter & Gamble Co. and ZBA Engineering Consultants.

        • John D. Pielsticker has been named vice president of business banking for Advantage Bank Divisions — Columbia Savings Bank in Fort Mitchell and Westwood Homestead Savings Bank in Cincinnati. Mr. Pielsticker will be responsible for both the business banking and consumer lending lines of business for the two Advantage Bank divisions in the Greater Cincinnati area. He was vice president/retail market manager for Huntington National Bank. He received a master's degree from Xavier University and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Cincinnati.

Awards & honors

        • Kendle International Inc., a full-service contract research organization, has received an e-Learning Success Award from e-Learning Magazine.

        • Pilot Contracting Corp. (Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky) was awarded the 2001 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Award of Excellence for a renovation project from the Ohio Valley Chapter of ABC for its work on the Sawyer Point Building. Pilot was also awarded the 2001 ABC National Award of Merit for a renovation project.

        • The following received the Strong Volunteer Award from the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati: Rogena Stargel of Avondale received the Strong Kids Award; Rev. Erwin Goedicke of Northside received the Strong Families Award; and John Bankemper of Fort Thomas was awarded the Strong Families Award.

        • Charles Zech of Anderson Township received the 2002 YMCA Award of Excellence from the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.


        • Jeff's Driving School Inc., owned by Jeff and Gayla Tussey, located in the Reed Hartman Corp. Center in Blue Ash, have opened a new classroom at 7225 Colerain Ave., suite 7.

Name change

        • McHale's Catering has changed its name to McHale's Catering & Event Specialists and has taken over management of The Point Pavilion, a full service banquet facility in Covington.


        • Peter Seifert, vice president R&D at Kandant Black Clawson Inc., a complete fiberline process equipment supplier in Middletown, is retiring after 35 years of service to the company.


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