Business people

September 28, 1998

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks Inc. recently announced that three Mack veterans were promoted.

Kevin M. Flaherty, 48, of Roswell, Ga., has been named vice president - domestic sales. Flaherty has been with the company for 25 years and served most recently as vice president of Mack's southeast sales region.

Paul P. Hozza, 55, of Allentown, Pa., has been named vice president - customer support. Hozza has been with the company a total of 15 years and served most recently as vice president of Mack's northeast sales region.

Gordon Hellowell, 51, of Carlisle, Ontario, has been named vice president and general manager of Mack Canada Inc. Hellowell has been with Mack for 10 years and served most recently as vice president - sales and marketing for Mack Canada Inc.


Bri-Mar Manufacturing

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Bri-Mar Manufacturing, which makes hydraulic dump trailers, was awarded status in Entrepreneur magazine's hot 100 list of the country's fastest growing businesses in 1998. It is the second consecutive year the company made the list.

Also, president and co-founder Brian Wise has been awarded Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Pennsylvania in the emerging category. There were 14 award winners, each in their own category, out of more than 350 business leaders in Central Pennsylvania. Wise is now eligible for the national awards competition in Palm Springs, Calif., Nov. 12-15.

Cumberland Valley Chamber Players

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Cumberland Valley Chamber Players has appointed Anne Herman and Suzanne Thierry to its board of directors.

The nonprofit musical ensemble in residence at Wilson College in Chambersburg offers concerts throughout the year in Wilson's Thomson Hall.

Herman is a seventh-grade reading teacher in the Chambersburg Area School District. She studies voice at Cumberland Valley School of Music and is a member of Mercersburg Area Community Chorus.

Thierry, of Chambersburg, has been a performer, educator and arts administrator for the past 17 years. She taught flute for 11 years at schools in Northwest Ohio, followed by a five-year tenure on the faculty of Bowling Green State University. An active flutist and piano accompanist, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a variety of national venues.

Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Julie Hoff, director of sales, and Ben Hart, executive vice president of the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently returned from the annual convention of the American Society of Association Executives in Nashville, Tenn. The show followed the annual convention of Meeting Professionals International held in San Diego.

The bureau participated with the Maryland Office of Tourism and similar agencies from around the state.

During each show, members of the Maryland team promoted meeting facilities and generated more than 100 leads for a variety of events.

Bank One West Virginia

Bank One West Virginia has donated $10,000 to the West Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to be used for the foundation's Mountain State Scholarship Circle Program.

The donation will be divided equally among the nine member colleges to provide $1,000 scholarships to West Virginia students.

The foundation's member colleges are Alderson-Broaddus College, Bethany College, Davis & Elkins College, Ohio Valley College, Salem-Teikyo University, The College of West Virginia, University of Charleston, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wheeling Jesuit University.


Joe Rager, of Hagerstown, was named employee of the month for August at Electromet Corp.

Rager, who is the leadman in press brake area, has been with the company for 12 years.

JLG Industries

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. has reported record sales, net income and earnings per share for fiscal 1998, which ended on July 31.

The results mark the fifth consecutive record year for the company.

Sales set a new high of $530.9 million, slightly ahead of the prior record of $526.3 million for fiscal 1997.

The record net income was $46.5 million, or $1.07 per share ($1.05 assuming dilution), which exceeded the previous high of $46.1 million, or $1.06 per share ($1.04 assuming dilution) for the prior fiscal year.

Noteable Gifts

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Basket designer Lorraine K. Miller took second place honors at the Holiday Jubilee! 98 in Nashville, Tenn.

More than 750 gift basket designers from across the country gathered for the three-day trade show and design competition.

This is Miller's second year attending the competition and her second year in the gift basket industry.

She owns Noteable Gifts, a gift basket and calligraphy service outside Greencastle.

Washington County Hospital

Washington County Hospital has achieved accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The hospital was in compliance with the commission's nationally recognized healthcare standards.

The commission's on-site survey of the hospital occurred in May.

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