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Business People - July 3

July 03, 2011
  • Stefan Kratounov, Deborah A. Sherrill and Scott Beckner
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Volvo Powertrain


Stefan Kratounov, manufacturing engineer, was selected as the May employee of the month at Volvo Powertrain Hagerstown.

Kratounov was nominated by his colleagues for his continuous, hardworking efforts to assist the camshaft department in efficiently and cost-effectively producing the highest-quality products.



Advanced Chiropractic, Foot & Ankle Care


WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Deborah A. Sherrill attended the American Podiatric Medical Conference May 11 to 14 in Atlantic City, N.J.

During the conference, she successfully passed the podiatric medical assistant’s certification examination, making her a certified podiatric medical assistant. The certification examination is only given twice a year on the East Coast.  

Sherrill has been a podiatric medical assistant at Advanced Chiropractic, Foot & Ankle Care for more than two years.

She is the first podiatric medical assistant in the Waynesboro area to achieve the certification.



FedEx Corp.


TIMONIUM, Md. — Five drivers representing FedEx Corp. operating companies placed among the top finishers at the 2011 Maryland State Truck Driving Championship June 11 in Timonium.

Mike Woltz, a driver for FedEx Express in Rockville, Md., captured the top spot in the step van class.

Tom Shope, owner of Semi-Logistics Inc. based at the FedEx Ground station in Hagerstown, finished second in the three-axle class.

FedEx Freight driver Anthony Van Delft of Baltimore was second in the twins class.

Chester Masser, owner of Totgas Trucking Inc. based at the FedEx Ground station in Hagerstown, took third in the straight truck class.

Hagerstown-based FedEx Express driver Kenneth Tresselt placed third in step van.

Woltz will go on to compete at the American Trucking Associations’ 2011 National Truck Driving Championships, known as the “Super Bowl of Safety,” Aug. 9 to 13 in Orlando, Fla. In addition, each state winner will be recognized by FedEx as part of its safe-driving initiative, The Chairman’s Challenge.

The Maryland State Truck Driving Championship is an opportunity for professional truck drivers to demonstrate their driving skills and commitment to safety. The event includes a driving skills test, pretrip inspection and written examination covering vehicle operation and knowledge of federal safety regulations.



Shepherd University

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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Scott Beckner, Shepherd University’s chief of police, recently completed a 10-week training program with the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Va.

Participation in the training is by invitation through a nomination process. Applicants are drawn from across the country, as well as 150 international partner countries. A total of 270 law enforcement leaders participated.

The program, which began in 1935, is held four times a year and offers participants a range of leadership and specialized training. Participants receive 18 hours of graduate credit from the University of Virginia.

Each participant selected five courses in addition to the required physical and nutritional course, including decision making and ethics, promoting the police image, labor law, spirituality in policing and managing a death investigation.

This was the 245th class of the academy. Schools from around the country were represented, including the University of Kentucky, University of Wisconsin, New York University and Auburn University.

Applicants are recommended and apply to participate in the academy; only 1 percent of applicants are accepted. This is the first time a Shepherd police chief has participated in the academy.

Beckner was recommended by special agent Terry Grzadzielwski of Martinsburg, W.Va., and sponsored by the FBI office in Pittsburgh.

Beckner said he has plans to start a wellness program for campus police officers based on the knowledge he received at the academy this fall.

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