Movers & Shakers

Dale R. Gharky has joined Smithers Scientific Services Inc. as manager of human resources.

FirstMerit Corp. of Akron has promoted Robert W. Rowland to assistant vice president, business banking services; Marti Dillon to business banking officer; James M. Williams to business banking officer; Michael L. James to trust officer; Daniel R. Klatka to assistant vice president, audit services; Lisa A. Simpson to assistant vice president/group manager, document processing; and Melissa J. Kinlin to officer, corporate banking.

The plastics industry Group Purchasing Organization Polysort LLC has hired as its vice president of sales Wes Gibson, a Goodyear veteran and most recently global marketing manager for The Timken Co.

Julie Sage has been named a marketing representative for Sumner on Ridgewood of Akron.

The Akron Metropolitan YMCA has elected J. Bruce Hunsicker, a partner at Brouse McDowell, as chairman of the board of trustees.

Delta Systems Inc. of Streetsboro, a manufacturer of specialized switches and electronics for harsh environments, has promoted Debbie Billings to president and added Larry K’Meyer as maintenance supervisor.

Brockman, Coats, Gedelian & Co. of Akron has named Kimberly Downey as marketing assistant.

Esther Carr Gotschall, franchisee and president of Snelling Personnel Services in Akron and North Canton, received the Snelling Founder’s Award for contributions to the growth of Snelling. Carr Gotschall has been a Snelling franchise owner for more than 25 years.

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce has named Jack Hayes, president of Connecting Touch Therapy & Wellness Center Inc., the 2001 Cuyahoga Falls Business Person of the Year. Robert G. Heath, a retired teacher and principal in Cuyahoga Falls City Schools, received the chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award.

Akron General Hospital has named Greg Campbell chief information privacy officer for Akron General Health System and director of technical support/security for Akron General Medical Center. It has also named David Fiser director of financial applications/e-business for Akron General Health System and director of applications for Akron General Medical Center.

Akron General Development Foundation has named Suzanne Hobson director of community health.

Malone Advertising, Akron, has promoted Kathy Kluchurosky to director of production services; Lisa Looman to account executive on the Dairy Mart account; Amie Becker to media director; and Jennifer Vitas to media planner/buyer.

Melissa Peters has been named banking center manager for Fifth Third’s Akron branch on Waterloo Road.

Akron law firm Roetzel & Andress has named the following partners: Doug Musick, John Coyne, Steve Funk, Alisa Wright, and Julie Moore.

Ronald Barr has been named executive director of the Northeast Ohio Trade and Economic Consortium. NEOTEC is an economic development partnership of Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Summit and Trumbell counties.

County Pure Foods of Akron has named John Roman quality assurance manager of its Akron facility.

J. Francis Mackey has joined Amer Cunningham, Akron, as an associate attorney.

Spectrum Surgical Instruments of Stow has hired Damien Gary as repair technician; Nikki Wells as marketing coordinator; and Kurt Maschmeier as supply chain coordinator.

To submit notices of business expansions, additions and moves and management-level transitions, write: Editor, SBN Magazine, 175 Montrose West Ave., Suite 160; Akron, OH 44321; or fax: (330) 668-6222