Business People for Jan. 25, 2009

January 25, 2009

Orrstown Financial Advisors

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Thomas A. Holmes has joined Orrstown Financial Advisors as assistant vice president and investment officer.

He will be responsible for management of client portfolios, ensuring regulatory compliance and analyzing economic market trends.

Holmes has nearly 10 years of experience as a financial adviser, having worked for Morgan Stanley and Community Trust Company. He graduated from the Central Atlantic School of Trust and Investment Management at Bucknell University and is licensed by the National Association of Securities Dealers.

Holmes is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Central Pennsylvania, the Estate Planning Council of Cumberland County and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association.

Long & Foster Real Estate

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Deborah Barresi of Long & Foster Real Estate has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.


Barresi, who is licensed in Maryland and Pennsylvania, completed a course in understanding the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers ages 55 and older. The SRES Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals and focuses on representing senior clients in real estate transactions.

Karen Horejs, a Long & Foster Realtor licensed in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, has completed the Realtor e-PRO course through the National Association of Realtors.

The Realtor e-PRO certification course is a program designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home.

With more than 70 percent of consumers beginning their real estate research on the Internet, e-Pro certified agents have the experience and expertise to meet the demands of today's buyers and sellers.


Arthur Douglas Jr. of Hagerstown recently was promoted to the executive director level of STEMTech HealthSciences.

The company's focus is to educate consumers on the health benefits of stem cell nutrition and to market stem cell nutrition products for people, dogs and horses. The flagship product, StemEnhance, supports the natural release of stem cells from bone marrow into the bloodstream.

Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Jack Gaughen Realtor ERA has recognized two sales professionals for excellent performance during December.

Paul Gunder and Rose Ann Yohn were recognized based on the number of new listings, sales and referrals, attendance at real estate meetings and workshops, and customer satisfaction reports.

Gunder has been a licensed Realtor since 1979 and specializes in residential and developments.

Both agents are licensed in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and are members of the multilist services MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information System) and RAYAC (Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties).

Tastefully Simple

Four local residents have become independent consultants with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct-sales company featuring easy-to-prepare gourmet products,

Patricia Berg of Hagers-town, Gabrielle Sayers of Hagerstown, Kimberly Clabaugh of Middletown, Md., and Terri House of Sharpsburg offer the company's gourmet foods and beverages at home taste-testing parties.

JLG Industries Inc.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Donald F. Roy has been appointed senior vice president of manufacturing at JLG Industries, where he will be responsible for leading operations and lean initiatives, as well as developing and executing a global manufacturing strategy.

Roy has served as vice president of operations for the Trane residential air conditioning division of Ingersoll Rand and General Electric.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

HPG Windows and Doors

HPG Windows and Doors recently recognized employees for their accomplishments in 2008.

Employees receiving tenure awards were: Ray Gaver, fabricator, 40 years; Mike Knode, welder, 10 years; Pete Garlitz, overhead door mechanic, 10 years; Carline Shaw, controller, 10 years; Daryl Knode, overhead door mechanic, five years; Matt Shuman, overhead door mechanic, five years; Dave Stanley, residential sales, five years.

Achievement awards recognizing outstanding performance were given to Stephanie Palmer, Chester Yoder and Mark Troutman.

Sales awards were given to David Tosten, top revenue producer, and Yoder, annual revenue increase.

Rod Butler, Jeff Cecil, Mark Rohrer, Troutman and Garlitz were recognized through a reward incentive program for installer technicians.

One-year safety awards were presented to Luther Conrad, James Heckman, Daryl Knode, Mike Knode, Jerry Lescalleet, Charlie Monninger, Jimmy Repp, Jerry Rohrer, Dustin Ruby, Matt Shuman, Ronnie Smith, Ervin Stokes, Greg Wagaman, Butler, Cecil and Troutman.

Mark Rohrer received a five-year safety award and a safety incentive award.

A quality assurance award was presented to Dave Kendrick as recognition for outstanding customer service.

RE/MAX Achievers

The following agents were recognized by RE/MAX Achievers for their performance during December 2008:

Shirley J. Bayer, top agent with commissions, new sales and new listings; and the Powell team, consisting of Steven L. Powell, Stephenie Rinehart, Lisa Zeger, Steve Souders and Linda Hansen, top team with commissions and new sales.

The following agents were recognized for their performance during November 2008:

Melinda A. Gossard, top agent with commissions; Alice J. Guy, top agent with new sales; Lynnette R. Potter, top agent with new listings; the O'Connor team, consisting of Jeffrey R. O'Connor, Peachy O'Connor and Jim Welk, top team with new listings; and the Powell team, consisting of Powell, Rinehart, Zeger, Souders and Hansen, top team with commissions and new sales.

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