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Jason Randall has been named Director of Human Resources at Peter Pan Bus Lines of Springfield. He will supervise the Human Resources and Benefits Administration departments, handling the needs of more than 800 employees at its bases of operation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Greater New York/New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. locations.
Monson Savings Bank announced the following:
• Lisa Gerulaitis has been appointed a Mortgage Originator; and
• Marline Charette-Strange has been appointed a Mortgage Originator.
Interior Designer Sarah Sopelak was among the 31 recent winners from the national California Paints’ Color Challenge. Two of her designed color schemes were selected by three interior-design judges among thousands of applicants. Her color schemes can be viewed at www.californiapaints.com/designergallery/sarahsopelak.html. Sopelak works as an interior designer with both Jablonski DeVriese Architects of Springfield and Lexington Group Inc. of West Springfield. She has become a LEED Accredited Professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers. The concept for her winning interior color scheme is based on the tropical fruit mango. Satellite, her winning exterior color scheme, is based on the concept of the Earth’s atmosphere, the exosphere.
Brian Wolf has joined Hatch Mott MacDonald in Holyoke as a Principal Project Manager. He will direct many of the firm’s projects to ensure the best possible results are done on time and within budget, and meet client expectations while maintaining safety and quality.
Personal Fitness Trainer Lynne Marie Wanamaker has joined the Northampton Athletic Club. Wanamaker will create custom exercise programs for adults who want to be stronger and live longer.
Doug Coombs, a Sales Associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Longmeadow, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award. The distinguished honor is awarded to the top 1% of approximately 90,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. With more than 30 years of real-estate experience, Coombs has created marketing systems to help sell houses across the spectrum. These systems helped him sell more than 70 houses last year, five times the national average, and placed him in the top 10 of all Coldwell Banker agents in New England.
Attorney Kelley Cooper Miller has joined Royal LLP of Northampton, serving in the areas of ERISA law, employee benefits, and taxation matters.
John Rogers, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at American International College, Springfield, was recently recognized at a conference in Montreal. Rogers and his colleague, Khim Sim, a professor of Accounting at Western Washington State University, presented a research paper at the annual conference of the Decision Sciences Institute. Rogers and Sim received an award for the best academic paper in Application of Management Theory, one of five papers to receive awards out of 170 presentations at the conference. The annual conference draws academic researchers from around the world, and papers are peer-reviewed for acceptance and deal with all areas of management science, including financial modeling, consumer behavior, operations management, and organization behavior and systems theory. Rogers and Sim studied the use of lean and Six Sigma techniques to reorganize and dramatically improve productivity at Callaway Golf, formerly the Spalding plant in Chicopee. Their field study showed how management was able to engage both workers and staff of the plant in a comprehensive program of organizational change.
The Lathrop Communities announced the following:
• Shardool S. Parmar, President of Pioneer Valley Hotel Group, has been named to the Board; and
• Judith Rabig, Vice President of Research and Innovation at the Overlook Institute, Masonic Health Systems, has been named to the Board.
The Quabaug Corp. in North Brookfield announced the following:
• Eric Rosen has been named President and Chief Operating Officer;
• Nancy Beaudoin has been named Wellness Manager;
• Daniel Fleck has been named Process Chemist; and
• Leon Jablonski has been named Utility Supervisor.
Gisella Caputi-Zawasky has been promoted to Manager at the TD Bank branch office at 958 State St. in Springfield.
O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun, with offices in Springfield and Westborough, announced the following:
• Robert Kirchherr has been promoted to Principal;
• Edward Weagle has been promoted to Associate; and
• Valerie Tillinghast has been promoted to Associate.
Westfield Bank announced the following:
• Denise Begley has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Retail Operations and Customer Relations;
• Kelly Pignatare has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Small Business Sales; and
• Cristina Bussell has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Human Resources Manager.
Katya Berezovskaya has joined Country Bank as Retail Lending Development Officer. She has more than 13 years of experience in the finance industry and an extensive background in residential lending. Prior to joining Country Bank, she worked with TD Banknorth Mortgage Group and Bank of America Home Loans.
Michele Lincoln has joined Kitchens by Chapdelaine as a Designer. She holds a degree in architectural design, CKD accreditation from the National Kitchen and Bath Assoc., and has more than 23 years of experience in the kitchen and bath home-remodeling industry.