Personnel file

Michael A. Blomquist has been promoted to the position of vice president at McCloud Construction in New Berlin. Blomquist joined the company in 2000 as a senior project manager. He was named director of construction in 2002 to lead the Construction and Project Management teams of McCloud Construction.
Pat Katisch has been hired as marketing director by Susan K. Wehrley & Associates Inc. in Brookfield. Katisch is the founder of the former Women’s Yellow Pages of Greater Milwaukee and was the co-producer of numerous women’s conferences and expos in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Atlanta. She also served three years as associate dean of the Corporate Outreach and Professional Development division of Marquette University’s College of Professional Studies.
Mark Foote has been appointed president and CEO of Packaging Partners in Franklin, taking over from Grover L. Foote, who has retired after more than 40 years in the business. Charlie Thompson continues as executive vice president of the company.
Mary Brueggeman has joined Wauwatosa Savings Bank as treasury officer, and Krista Vasos has been hired as marketing manager. Brueggeman and Vasos are based at the Corporate Center at 11200 W. Plank Ct. in Wauwatosa.
Paul Vepraskas has joined R.A. Smith & Associates Inc., Brookfield, as a GIS technician in the company’s expanded geographic information system (GIS) services division. He was previously employed with the Milwaukee office of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. Vepraskas holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in geography with an emphasis in urban planning from UW-Milwaukee.
Timothy E. Kronquist, Mark F. Yokom and Charles R. O’Keefe have become shareholders at the Davis & Kuelthau law firm. Kronquist is a member of the Business and Corporate Law Team and works from the Milwaukee office. Yokom is a member of the Labor and Employment and Litigation teams and practices from the Oshkosh office. O’Keefe is a member of the Labor and Employment Team and practices from the Green Bay office.
Monica M. Riederer has joined Michael Best & Friedrich’s Milwaukee office as an associate in the litigation department. Prior to joining the firm, Riederer was an associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City.
Breadsmith Franchising Inc., based in Whitefish Bay, has hired Michelle Schuerman as director of marketing. Before coming to Breadsmith, she was the director of public relations and marketing for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee Inc. and most recently was part of the public relations team at Boelter + Lincoln Marketing Communications.
Kendall Packaging, based in Mequon, named Nathan T. Friedl as director of manufacturing for its Jefferson, Wis., and Pittsburg, Kan., operations. An employee of Kendall since 1987, Friedl began as a press assistant.
Jack White Design Inc. has added David M. Sieren to the design staff. Sieren is a 2002 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design earning a BFA degree in graphic design.
AQS Inc. in Hartland has added Judy Heller as contract administrator and Cheryl Wallace as quality assurance specialist. AQS has added Christian Rosenstock as vice president of implementation services. Rosenstock spent the past four years with the Bank of New York as vice president of technology solutions. Prior to that, he served at EDS, Financial Services Division and State Farm Insurance in several product, analyst and support functions. Rosenstock is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a master’s degree from Illinois State University.
Cornerstone Community Bank in Grafton has promoted assistant cashier Judy Filo to assistant vice president of operations. A 16-year banking veteran, Filo has spent the last six years with Cornerstone at it Grafton and Menomonee Falls locations.
Robert R. Lapointe has joined the management team of Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. (JWM) in Wauwatosa as vice president-investments. Lapointe brings more than 25 years of investment management experience in corporate finance, commercial real estate and private placements in the financial services and private family office marketplace.
Lisa Leister has joined MLG in Brookfield as associate general counsel. Leister brings more than 14 years of legal experience to MLG, much of it in the area of commercial real estate law. She worked most recently for Thrivent Financial in Appleton. MLG has promoted two members of its marketing staff. Melissa Levi has been promoted to marketing projects manager while Krista Streuly has been promoted to marketing design manager. Levi has been with MLG since January of 2000, when she joined the group as a marketing intern. She has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and finance from UW-Milwaukee. Streuly joined MLG in October of 2001 as a graphic designer. Prior to joining MLG, she worked for Strong Capital Management and for UW-Whitewater as a graphic artist. Streuly has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and graphic design from UW-Whitewater.
Shawn E. Longtine has been appointed vice president and principal of techworks LLC In Wauwatosa. Longtine was promoted from director of business development to vice president in January. His area of responsibility will be the development of geographic expansion of techworks throughout the US and Canada.
Tim Greinert is the new president of Junior Achievement of WI Inc. Greinert has been with JA for 18 years, serving in a variety of roles. He has worked at the national office in Colorado Springs, Colo., as the director of training and development, in addition to serving as president of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest in Minneapolis/St. Paul office.
The Milwaukee-based American Society for Quality (ASQ) has hired three managing directors: Debra J. Crawford, Laurel Nelson-Rowe and Steve Wnuk. They join Christopher Bauman and Brian LeHouillier, making up the management committee. Crawford has more than 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, human resources staffing, and training and development. She has worked for Sears Roebuck and Co., American Hospital Supply, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Alterra Healthcare Corp.,and Thompson Consulting. Before joining ASQ, she held the position of vice president of resident services and training. Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and psychology from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Nelson-Rowe has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, publishing, event management and executive management roles. She came to ASQ from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where she had served for two years as associate publisher and executive editor of the Milwaukee Catholic Press Apostolate Inc. Prior to that, she worked at CMP Media Inc., Perot Systems Corp. and United Airlines’ Covia Technologies unit. Nelson-Rowe is a journalism graduate of Marquette University. Wnuk has more than 18 years of experience in marketing, brand and distribution management. He came to ASQ from Fortis Inc., where he served as vice president of marketing and product management for specialty insurance products. Prior to Fortis, Wnuk worked for Miller Brewing Co., where he was the vice president of marketing for Leinenkugel’s and the senior group brand manager for Icehouse and other brands. Wnuk earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Michael Soens has been appointed senior vice president at Frank F. Haack & Associates, Wauwatosa. Soens has more than 16 years in the insurance industry. Also within the Employee Benefit Group, Kerry Schnier and Sara Hames have been named vice president. Schnier has more than 14 years of experience and Hames has more than 22 years of experience in the insurance industry. Within the Property & Casualty Group Steve James, has been named vice president. James has more than 24 years of experience in the insurance industry.
Gretchen Machmueller has joined Schroeder Solutions in New Berlin as an interior designer and project manager. She has 11 years of experience as a designer in the Milwaukee area and holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Northern Iowa University.
Barbara Wenzel has joined Chicago Title Insurance Co. in Waukesha as sales account representative. She had been a sales manager with Paul Ryan Homes. Heidi Gunyon has joined Chicago Title Insurance as a commercial closer. She had been a paralegal at Kohl’s Department Stores.
Alverno College has promoted Stacy Swadish to the position of director of development. She formerly served as Alverno’s director of annual programs and as marketing communications director and assistant director of the development office for the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee.
Janet Rakowski has joined Hays Companies of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa to service and market property and casualty accounts. Her most recent insurance industry experience was with Acuity Mutual Insurance Co.
Michael Evans has been appointed president of Sales & Marketing Associates, Germantown. Evans is a 1991 graduate of UW-Oshkosh with a major in marketing. He earlier had worked for Kraft Foods and joined Sales & Marketing Associates in 1996.
Chuck Sanger has joined Brady Marketing Group in Menomonee Falls as a senior account manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, broadcasting and strategic planning. He most recently was with Charleston/Orwig Marketing Communications in Hartland. He holds a degree in journalism and public relations from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
Jill Burby has joined Keith Klein & Associates in Sussex as a marketing assistant.
Stelios N. Fakiroglou has joined Weather-Tek Design Center in Brookfield as a sales representative. Most recently, he was a project manager for Lurie Glass for 12 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from UW-Milwaukee. Pam Hyps also has joined Weather-Tek as a sales representative. She has more than 23 years of experience in the building industry.
Jeffrey Metz has been named president of Briohn Building in Pewaukee. Metz spent 17 years with MSI General Corp. in Oconomowoc, most recently as executive vice president. Brian Bryne, founder of Briohn Building, will become chairman of the company.
Geoffrey R. Shively has joined the von Briesen & Roper law firm as an associate in the Banking, Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring, and Business Practice groups. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000, and his B.M. with elective studies in business, summa cum laude, from Drake University in 1997. Paul W. Stenzel has joined the Indian Law Section of von Briesen & Roper. He was a staff attorney for eight years with the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indian community in Shawano County and served as the Stockbridge-Munsee tribal prosecutor. Stenzel earned his law degree cum laude from the University of Wisconsin in 1995 and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1990.
Celtic Inc. in Brookfield has named Rachel St. George as senior art director. St. George started with Celtic as art director in 2000. She earlier had been with Marx, McClellan, Thrun in Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
David M. Link has been named operations manager for Facility Services Group in Pewaukee. Link brings more than 13 years of building maintenance and project management to the company, most recently as facilities maintenance director for Continental Properties. He holds an associate degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College.
Don Gecks has joined Hi-Liter Graphics in Burlington as vice president of operations. He was formerly executive in charge of operations at S. Rosenthal & Co. in Cincinnati, and is a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in printing management and an associate degree in printing technology.

Oct. 17, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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