People & Achievements in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Logic Solutions and Two Men and a Truck
From new hires and promotions to industry awards, read on to learn about achievements by businesses and individuals in the greater Ann Arbor area:
• Logic Solutions Inc. recently announced that Bruce Richardson has been named president of Logic Solutions and Logic Systems Engineering. Richardson has been COO of the companies since 2007. Logic Solutions Inc. is a privately held corporation with headquarters in Ann Arbor and offices in Irvine, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing.
• Two Men And A Truck franchise locations across Michigan donated more than 2,500 hours, or $254,288, in charitable moves in 2011, assisting nonprofit organizations and families in need throughout the state. Locally, Two Men And A Truck Ann Arbor provided 169.75 hours in donated moves, valued at an estimated $16,636. In Ann Arbor, the company donated moving services to support a variety of local organizations and charitable endeavors, including Friends in Deed, SafeHouse Center and Michigan Harvest Gathering. Additionally, the franchise hosted its annual "Movers for Moms" efforts, working with community partners such as Fortis Academy and South Arbor Charter Academy to collect thousands of essential items for homeless women and victims of domestic violence on Mother’s Day.
• Gov. Rick Snyder announced Jan. 25 the appointment of six members and the reappointment of one member to the Michigan Board of Medicine. Among those newly-appointed was Rosalie Tocco-Bradley of Ann Arbor, the chief of staff and chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine for St. Joseph Mercy Health System. She also serves as a clinical instructor for the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. On the board, she will represent physicians and replaces Abd Alghanem. Reappointed was Richard Burney of Ann Arbor, a professor of surgery in the general and endocrine surgery services at the University of Michigan Health System. He will continue to represent physicians. Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Dec. 31, 2015.
• The Michigan Chapter of Associated General Contractors awarded Clark Construction a 2011 Build Michigan Award for construction of the Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The award was presented on Jan. 27 at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth. The Ann Arbor Municipal Center project was constructed to house the City of Ann Arbor’s courts, police, IT, facility, management and other city departments. The building is LEED Gold-certified and includes white reflective TPO roofing, solar collectors for hot water, a green roof and 100 percent storm water retention. The project consisted of a five-story, 112,000-square-foot addition immediately adjacent to the Guy Larcom City Hall building
• The United Way of Washtenaw County honored the work of nearly a dozen individuals and local businesses at its awards lunch on Jan. 26. Among this year’s winners are Bill Fileti, president and CEO of IHA; Rob Casalou, president and CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Medical System; and Doug Strong, director and CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers; all three received Live United Spirit Awards for their commitment to promote United Way and increase its ability to support health and human services in Washtenaw County. Three companies were also presented with the second annual Huron Valley Award of Excellence, for encouraging leadership giving and providing sponsorship dollars to increase United Way’s outreach to prospective donors. The winners include Toyota (500+ employees category); McNaughton & Gunn (100 to 499 employees category) and Associated Spring Barnes (less than 100 employees). Additionally, the Rising Star Award was presented to NuStep, recognizing the company for its first few years of running a United Way campaign and promoting community involvement to their employees.
• Jason Boggs, sales manager of the Ann Arbor North Office of the Charles Reinhart Co., Realtors, was named president-elect of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors. Boggs' one-year term as president of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors will go into effect in 2013. In addition to his role as President-Elect, Boggs also serves on the finance committee and is co-chair of the Young Professional Network of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.
• Law firm Bodman PLC has added seven attorneys to the firm, including Susan Wagner in the Ann Arbor office. Wagner, a member of Bodman’s Banking Practice Group, counsels financial institutions on bank regulatory and consumer finance issues. Bodman has four Michigan offices in Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor and Cheboygan and an affiliate office in Dallas, Texas.
• Schiff Hardin LLP recently added two associates to the team of antitrust and sports law attorneys in the newly-established Ann Arbor office. Suzanne L. Wahl and Jessica Sprovtsoff, both previously associates with Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, joined Schiff Hardin as associates in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group. Four paralegals and two administrative assistants also joined Schiff Hardin’s Ann Arbor office.
• Three Michigan companies recently received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, totaling $585,000. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund supports a start-up's commercialization efforts. Detroit-based Clean Emission Fluids Inc. manufactures patent pending clean energy technologies that provide onsite fuels and fluids for commercial truck fleets. Estrakon, based in Ann Arbor, is a technology company that designs, develops and manufactures custom LED Edge-Lit signs and displays that provide a new medium for many broad applications such as premium brand advertising and attractive consumer displays. Ix Innovations, also based in Ann Arbor, enhances the usability of electrical test and measurement instrumentation through continual product innovation.
• The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners recently announced that MICNP - Ann Arbor Chapter President Beth Kuzma received the 2012 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She was recognized for her advocacy efforts on behalf of nurse practitioners, especially in regard to legislation currently being considered in the state legislature. In her practice, Kuzma, an Ann Arbor resident, focuses on care for the underserved, pediatrics, adolescent health and women’s health.
• A miniature, battery-free, wireless, cardiac implant being developed by a University of Michigan researcher and the Ann Arbor company Integrated Sensing Systems Inc., has received funding that could get the device to patients more quickly. A $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help a research team, led by Dr. Martin Bocks and ISSYS Inc., to complete the final preclinical testing required before seeking approval under Food and Drug Administration's Humanitarian Device Exemption pathway. Bocks is a pediatric cardiologist at the University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center and the U-M C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
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