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PHD Inc. announced the 35th employment anniversary of John Hill, the 20th employment anniversary of Terry Pinkerton, the promotion of Bernie Nix to manufacturing manager, the promotion of Brian Wallace to director of Fort Wayne operations and the hiring of Chris Brown as an engineering systems administrator.

Eagle’s Wings Air hired Lynn Mertes as national sales manager and Anne Wladecki as customer service manager and promoted Tim Hill to corporate project manager and Danielle Long to business support specialist.

Jared Strautman joined API Alliance Inc. as an applications electrical engineer. Strautman was previously at Lincoln Foodservice Products for five years.

Bennie J. Lewis Jr., manager of neighborhood programs for the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, received the 2012 Leadership Award from the Fort Wayne NAACP.

Chris Elvidge was promoted to systems technician for PigTek Pig Equipment Group. Elvidge previously worked in manufacturing for the business unit.

Randall T. Lehman, based in Fort Wayne, was recognized by Northwestern Mutual with membership into its 2012 Forum group. Only the top 5 percent of the company’s financial representatives receive the annual honor.

Linda K. Wellman joined Baden, Gage & Schroeder LLC as a tax supervisor. Wellman has over 13 years of accounting and tax experience.

Kari Peters joined Legacy Lending Group as a licensed mortgage originator.

Gary Wellman joined BRC Rubber and Plastics Inc. as director of product development engineering.

Beth Bobay joined Stop Child Abuse and Neglect Inc. as events manager. Bobay will oversee all fundraising and community events.

Zachary Benedict, a partner at Morrison Kattman Menze Inc., was awarded the Young Architect Award by the Indiana Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Benedict also received the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society at Ball State University.

Dan Sullivan joined Frontier Communications as general manager. Sullivan has nearly 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

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