Business People

July 03, 2009

Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey LLP

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Paul T. Schemel has returned to practice with the law firm of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey LLP.

Schemel recently completed a one-year appointment to the U.S. Department of State, where he served as a member of a provincial reconstruction team in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Schemel met and worked with Iraqi officials and community, tribal and business leaders, helping Iraqi citizens to become self-governing and self-reliant.

The majority of Schemel's work was done in the city of Al Qa'im, a community on the Syrian border with a population of more than 200,000.


BOONSBORO - J. Randall "Randy" Thompson, president & CEO of ThompsonGas, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award in the consumer and retail products category in Maryland.


The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. ThompsonGas is a regional propane distribution company that serves more than 50,000 customers in eight states.

As a Maryland winner, Thompson is eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 national program.

Tower Bank

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Duane Bock has been named retail and commercial relationship manager of Tower Bank.

Bock will be responsible for overseeing the sales function of the Laurich Estates, Gateway, Lincoln Way East and Fort Loudon offices. He will continue to establish and maintain his responsibilities as a commercial lender in the business community.

Bock, who joined Tower Bank in May 2000, is a 1986 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a 1990 graduate of Shippensburg University.

He has completed numerous banking programs, including the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking at Dickinson College and the Central Atlantic Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University.

Menno Haven

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Nineteen Menno Haven employees celebrated milestone anniversaries in June.

They are Charlie Dixon, Carlene Eby, Penelope Pugh, Kathleen Gayle Grau, Helen Keckler, Andrew Rupert, Blake Stahl, Tiffany Updegrave, Levi Pogue, Annette Calimer, Maritza Ordonez, Nancy Sallurday, Jacklyn Fortney, Kenneth Geer, Bonnie Geist, Amanda Abercrombie, Terry Ulrich, Janet Spidle and Sherry Wengert.

Advantage Realty

Daniel Mangan has been awarded the green designation by the National Association of Realtors.

Mangan completed 18 hours of course work designed specifically for Realtors that focuses on green homes and buildings, and issues of sustainability in relation to real estate.

He was trained in understanding what makes a property green; helping clients evaluate the cost/benefits of green building features and practices; distinguishing between industry rating and classification systems; listing and marketing green homes and buildings; discussing financial grants and incentives available to homeowners; and helping consumers see a property's green potential.

Orrstown Bank

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - After 35 years in the banking industry, Peter Zimmerman is retiring from Orrstown Bank.

Since 2007, Zimmerman has served as executive vice president and chief operations officer of Orrstown Bank.

His banking career began in 1974 with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. In 1991, he became president and CEO of Chambersburg Trust Co.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Mary Jo Quaglio, laundry plant manager at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, was named the Eastern Panhandle Federal Executives Association Employee of the Year in the professional/technical category.

Quaglio was one of 11 finalists honored at the annual awards banquet at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Quaglio was recognized for her leadership skills, and for tripling the size of the laundry operation and making it the Veterans Integrated Service Network Consolidated Textile Care Processing Facility. Her initiative to consolidate operations saved more than $2.7 million in fiscal year 2008.

Quaglio has worked at the VA Center for more than 32 years, the past nine as a supervisor in the laundry plant.

Washington County Hospital

Allen Twigg has been named director for health management at Washington County Hospital.

Twigg, a hospital employee since 1994, was the clinical manager of behavioral health services before assuming his new position in June.

Twigg will oversee Robinwood Endocrinology, the Center for Clinical Research, the weight loss clinic, cardiac rehabilitation, and the clinical care specialists in oncology, palliative care, respiratory care, stroke care and vascular care.

Before joining Washington County Hospital, Twigg worked for the Mental Health Center, providing individual and group therapy to adults. At the hospital, he provided substance abuse counseling, crisis assessments, and individual and group therapy.

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