Vista hires new employees
Vista Engineering Technologies Inc. has hired a group of talented and experienced individuals over the past several months to support its work on a variety of projects. The new employees include: Elliott Ahola, engineer; Kate Daniels, projects controls; Eric Pendland, engineer/project manager; Mike Vosk, engineer; Karen Stephens, designer; and Jim Kienholz, designer.
Inland Cellular hires Bruner
Braedyn Bruner has joined Inland Cellular as a new wireless solutions specialist in the Walla Walla region. Bruner has spent the past six years with QualitySmith, where he worked as an account manager and contractor success specialist.
Vista receives recognition
Vista Engineering Technologies received an honorable mention for The Corporations for Communities award from the Washington Secretary of State’s Division of Corporations and Charities. Vista has contributed to and promoted a variety of programs, including March of Dimes, Second Harvest, Domestic Violence Services, Delta High School and more.
Dury to lead cardio department
Kennewick General Hospital has hired Brian Dury as director of its cardiovascular services department. He is responsible for the planning and operations of the cardiac catheter laboratory, electrophysiology services and interventional radiology nursing services. Previously, Dury was the cardiac diagnostic services manager at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He is a member of the Northwest Cardiovascular Management Association, the Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nursing and the Southeastern Washington/Northeastern Oregon STEMI Response Network.
Kutrowski receives award
COUNTRY Financial Representatives Terri Kutrowski of Kennewick received the Multiline Quality Award for helping clients achieve financial security. The MQA is presented annually by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The award recognizes financial representatives who are dedicated to clients, adhere to the NAIFA code of ethics and pursue ongoing education efforts. Kutrowski is affiliated with the NAIFA Tri-Cities Association.
Carpenter joins Vista
Vista Engineering Technologies has hired Bruce Carpenter, P.E. as chief engineer. Carpenter has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering. He has more than 25 years of engineering experience, project management and quality assurance. Carpenter will help Vista strengthen its design and analysis capabilities and expand work opportunities in the commercial nuclear and government contracting areas.
Samuel to head council
The Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council selected Todd Samuel to lead the 29-member board of directors at its annual meeting, which took place in October. The WDC is responsible for operating WorkSource Columbia Basin. Samuel, who has served on the board since 2005, succeeds long-time board member and outgoing chairman Rick Peenstra, whose term expired after serving as board chairman for the past three years. Samuel is a senior member of the teaching faculty at City University of Seattle and a technical group manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Hadeed receives award
Kadlec Neonatologist Dr. Anthony J. Hadeed is the first recipient of the March of Dimes Award of Excellence. The March of Dimes Visionary Award Committee has chosen to not only make Dr. Hadeed the first recipient of the award, which they plan to give out annually, but they will also name the award in his honor. Babies cared for in his unit have a shorter length of stay and fewer medical complications when compared to infants in other centers nationwide, due primarily to Dr. Hadeed’s leadership, participative management style, skill, grace and contemporary teaching methods.
Pressman appointed chairman
Dr. Barry D. Pressman has been named chairman of Advanced Medical Isotope’s newly-formed medical advisory board. Pressman is professor and chairman of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center and Department and chief of the section of neuroradiology and head and neck radiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Broeske earns certification
Dolores Broeske, vice president of human resources at HAPO Community Credity Union, has completed her master certification in human resources from Cornell University. Broeske has worked at HAPO since 1994. The certification included courses in employment law, benefits, performance management, job appraisal and internal consulting skills, employee relations and human capital management.
Meier hires new employees
Mike McShane and Jill Shuttleworth have joined Meier Architecture Engineering. McShane will provide civil engineering support to customers. He has 12 years of experience and has a Bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Brigham Young University. Shuttleworth will provide structural engineering support to the company. She has 28 years of experience and a Master’s degree in civil engineering with a structural emphasis from Washington State University.
Marvin joins John L. Scott
Don Marvin has joined John L. Scott Tri-Cities in Pasco as a real estate professional. Marvin has 18 years of experience in commercial and residential construction and four years of real estate experience. He is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language.
Ayres joins KGH
Dr. Bruce Ayres has joined the general surgery team at Kennewick General Hospital. Ayres has been a private practice general surgeon since 1999 in California and Washington. Prior to that, he was director of the tumor board at San Clemente Hospital & Medical Center in San Clemente, Calif. And was director of trauma services at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland. Ayres completed medical school at The Chicago Medical School following undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where he earned a Bachelor’s degree. Ayres is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow with the American College of Surgeons.
Hartwig named CFO
Michael Hartwig has joined Meier Architecture Engineering in Kennewick as its chief financial officer. Hartwig has more than 20 years of experience and has a Bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Eastern Washington University. He formerly served as the CEO/CFO of Advanced Imaging Technologies in Richland.