Business People - Oct. 16

October 16, 2011
  • Dr. Matthew Simmons
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West Virginia University Hospitals-East

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East and Panhandle Medical Associates recently welcomed Dr. Matthew Simmons, infectious disease specialist, to the Eastern Panhandle.

Simmons, who is board certified in internal medicine and board eligible for infectious disease, joined the internal medicine practice of Panhandle Medical Associates, which includes Drs. Jeffrey DeBord, Roberto Reyna, Cathy Funk, Romulo Estigoy and Travis Schildt.

For the past two years, Simmons has been completing a fellowship in infectious disease at WVU Hospitals in Morgantown. He holds a medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at WVU hospitals.

Simmons has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. He also specializes in infections of the sinuses, heart, brain, lungs and other organs.

Simmons is a member of the medical staff at City Hospital and is now accepting new patient appointments with a referral.

Manitowoc Cranes

Manitowoc Cranes, formerly known as Grove Worldwide, announced promotions within its management team.   

Scott Mohn was promoted to service operations director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Penn State University and a master’s in business administration from Shippensburg (Pa.) University. Mohn has been with the company for 17 years.

John Lukow was promoted to vice president of global purchasing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University and has completed Manitowoc’s Accelerated Leadership Development Program. Lukow has been with Manitowoc for 12 years.

Mary O’Toole was promoted to vice president of purchasing — Cranes Americas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Shippensburg University, an MBA in management from Mt. Saint Mary’s University and completed Manitowoc’s Accelerated Leadership Development Program. O’Toole has been with the company for 24 years.

Pat Cassner was promoted to vice president of operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Frostburg State University and has been with Manitowoc for 41 years.

Living Artscapes Inc.

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Frank Fink, owner of Living Artscapes Inc., recently received the Win-4 Award from Aquascape Designs at its annual Pondemonium conference in St. Charles, Ill.

Fink is one of 300 certified Aquascape contractors nationwide.

Fink, of Middletown, received the award for overcoming adversity and greatly growing his business of water ponds, features and landscapes over the past year in a challenging economy. Living Artscapes, which serves the mid-Atlantic region, shifted its focus from very large, commercial installations, to smaller features that fit most budgets.

With more than 20 years of experience in the water-garden industry, Fink’s work can be seen across Frederick County, Md., including the restoration of the waterfalls along Interstate 270 at Tru-Green Landcare, a pondless water feature at May’s Restaurant on Urbana Pike and the waterfall at Home at Braddock Inn in Braddock Heights, Md.


ekm Inspirations

Norine Dagliano, owner of ekm Inspirations, a local provider of customized career-transition services, recently delivered a presentation at the National Résumé Writers Association’s 14th annual Career Conference in Portland, Maine.

Speaking before more than 100 professional résumé writers, career coaches and academic job-placement professionals, Dagliano shared tools and strategies for crafting résumés for career changers.

Dagliano has been guiding professionals through successful career transitions for more than 25 years. One of only 35 nationally certified résumé writers in the country, Dagliano’s specialties include career decision making and job search coaching, training and outplacement, as well as custom-designed résumés and social media profiles.

For more information, go to; send an email to; or call 301-766-2032.

Bella Salon and Spa

Bella Salon and Spa staff recently went to the Ocean City (Md.) Show hosted by Salon Centric, professional beauty partners.

Salon staff took classes such as Reinvented from the Runways to the Streets to your Clients, taught by Redken educator Sam Villa, and a hands-on Kasho cutting class with Leon Vannett.

Estheticians Melinda Pike and Hannah Dickerson trained in Advanced VitaMineral Deep Detox, Lactic-Plus Peel and Satin Smooth body-waxing classes. Bella Salon and Spa’s Jessica Pando, Mirabella artist, was on-site giving makeup applications and Susan Harsh, nail technician, trained with OPI in Amazing Manicures and Pedicures and Axxium Gel products.

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