Shambaugh & Son LP hired Eratee Tsakas as a copy center clerk, Monique Yates as a Havel service coordinator, Joseph Porter as a Havel service coordinator, Matthew Selvocki as an ammonia sales engineer, Mary Ann Slater as a marketing coordinator, Zachary Solmonson as a fire protection designer, Christopher Brown as a driver, Keri Garwick as an administrative assistant, Adam Gump as an electrical purchasing agent, Austin Halter as an electrical engineer/estimator, Jovan Baloski as a controls engineer, Kenneth Bitner as senior vice president fire protection division, Robert Bohlender as a mechanical engineer, Sarah Brandt-Hegger as a jobsite AA, Brian Walker as a project design engineer, Tanya Waters as a graphics designer, Martha Stefanek as an electrical administrative assistant and Brian Vedder as an electrical project manager/estimator.
Eve M. Colchin, director of development for Manchester College, received certification from CFRE International as a Certified Fundraising Executive.
Amy Oliver joined Arbor Farms Nursery as a landscape designer.
Lisa Terry joined the AIDS Task Force as executive director. Terry has several years of experience with non-profit agencies.
Wayne Strader of the Fort Wayne location and Adam Middleton of the Auburn location were selected as Penguin Points People Pleaser of the Year. The award is given to one employee at each location whose attitude, dependability, initiative, quality of work, cooperation and customer relation skills best reflect the company.
Diane Jennings, manager in the office of the provost at the University of Saint Francis, received the Franciscan Spirit Award at the universitys annual Employee Recognition Dinner. The award is given to a full-time faculty or staff member who best exemplifies the qualities outlined in the universitys Franciscan Values statement.
Steven L. Park of Moake Park Group was appointed to the board of the Euell A. Wilson Community Center.
Members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Governing Board elected members of the 2012 executive committee. The newly elected executive committee includes Mike Packnett, Parkview Health, chair; Joe Pierce, Farmers State Bank, vice chair; Bob Taylor, Do It Best Corp., immediate past chair; Keith Busse, Steel Dynamics Inc., investor board chair; Andrew Briggs, Bank of Geneva, treasurer; Jill Perillo, Indiana Michigan Power, secretary; Carrie Gillenwater, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, assistant treasurer; Norm Yoder, city of Auburn, public representative; and Keith
Gillenwater, LaGrange County Economic Development Corp., LEDO Council chair. Returning second- and third-term members are John Urbahns, city of Fort Wayne; Tom Wall, Huntington County commissioners; Tim Haffner, Baker & Daniels; Joe Pierce, Farmers State Bank; and Bob Taylor, Do It Best Corp. A new board member is Joe Dorko, Lutheran Health Network.
Hilton Riggins was promoted to regional sales manager with Redwood RV. Riggins will be covering the West Coast area of the United States and Canada.
Htay Htay opened Htays Beauty Salon at 5209 Decatur Road and is offering hair, nail, permanent makeup and skin care services.
Del Doughty, a professor of English at Huntington University, and 2011 animation alum Andrew Martin have developed the HighMarks app for the iPhone and iPad. The app reduces the time spent grading papers for teachers by up to 50 percent.
Ed McCutcheon, a broker with Century 21 Bradley, was the top individual producer for February.
Dan Mobley joined Catalyst Marketing Design as art director. Mobley previously worked for the company as a freelance artist.
Alyce Thompson, Early Childhood Alliance education coordinator, received the Bev Henry Celebration of Service award from the Indiana Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Institute. The award recognizes someone who demonstrates leadership in the field of child care resource and referral.
Bob Taylor, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., will be inducted into the Home Channel Hall of Fame at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas in May. The hall of fame recognizes individuals for outstanding service to the hardware and home improvement industry.