Spector & Saulino
Jeffrey Walters has been named managing partner. He will also serve as business unit leader for CBIZ Business Solutions of Northeast Ohio. Lester S. Sherman, the firm’s former managing partner, will head the health care consulting practice for CBIZ.
Environmental Design Group
John Phipps has been named chief financial officer. He will be responsible for financial planning and management of the Akron engineering, landscape architecture and environmental sciences firm.
Denise M. Farrell has been promoted to director of administrative services for the Twinsburg meeting planning company. Farrell joined Conferon in 1997 as research specialist, and since then has managed the division as research manager. She will continue to manage the department in her new role.
John S. Knight Center
Jake Cassady has been hired as sales manager. Previously, he served as regional director of operations for Arlington Hospitality Management. He will be working with meeting and event planners to secure public and private functions for the facility.
Smithers Scientific Services
Bernadette M. Genet has joined as manager of human resources and safety. Smithers is an independent testing, research and consulting firm serving the automotive, transportation, aerospace, plastics and medical good industries.
The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co.
Dennis Hoover has been promoted to category manager of all R.S.V.P. Food & Party Outlet stores. He is responsible for increasing sales and overseeing monthly advertisements. The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co. is the parent company of the R.S.V.P. chain.
Kate M. Feeney has been hired as an associate attorney. She earned her law degree from Case Western Reserve University and will focus on real estate and commercial law.
Patricia M. Ochmann has been hired as an associate attorney. She earned her law degree from the University of Akron and will focus on health care and labor and employment.
Nora J. Whitten also joins the firm as an associate attorney. She graduated from the University of Akron and will focus on business and corporate law.
Cleveland Moutry has been promoted to senior vice president, consumer/commercial loan operations. Previously, Moutry was vice president of commercial loan operations.
Patrick J. Haberfield was promoted to vice president, credit quality. He held various banking positions before joining FirstMerit.
Michele M. Pfeifer has been promoted to vice president/retail sales manager, sales development department. She joined FirstMerit in 1990 and has held various positions, most recently assistant vice president/sales development department.
The Cuyahoga Falls-based company has appointed Larry Miner as chief technology officer. In the newly created position, he will spearhead InfoGrow’s expansion and deployment of custom software development capabilities.