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Business People - Dec. 16

December 16, 2012
  • Dr. Carl Pedersen
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Dr. Carl Pedersen

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Dr. Carl Pedersen will retire from the practice of dentistry, effective Dec. 20.

A native of Canada who earned his degree from Georgetown Dental School, Pedersen has served Mercersburg and surrounding area since 1976, when he opened an office on North Main Street.

In 1997, he built his current office at 200 Loudon Road. The office and practice have been purchased by Dr. Jacqueline Hughes, who will begin seeing patients beginning Jan. 2.

Hughes graduated with honors from New York University Dental School and has been a member of the Keystone Dental Care staff since 1997. She holds membership in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Cumberland Valley Dental Association.

She is married and is the mother of four children.

Appointments with Hughes may be made by calling 717-328-5700.



Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers

JUNO BEACH, Fla. — Albert Fogle of Boonsboro was named ASE Technician of the Year by Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Fogle received the honor at ASE’s annual board meeting on Nov. 14, 2012 in San Antonio.

Fogle holds an ASE Master Technician and L1 certifications and has more than 32 years in the automotive service industry, 27 of which he has served as shop manager and head mechanic with Merchant’s. As an inductee in the Mechanic Hall of Fame, Fogle was selected as the Merchant’s Tire & Auto Centers/ASE Technician of the Year based on his ASE test scores and certifications, as well as his community outreach.



Maryland Correctional Training Center

TOWSON, Md. — The Maryland Correctional Training Center recently honored the following staff members:

• Correctional Case Management Specialist II Virginia Collins was named employee of the third quarter of 2012 at MCTC.

Collins continues to go way above and beyond her designated job duties to ensure that inmates involved in all substance-abuse programming in Housing Unit 8 get the best case-management services available, according to a news release from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

Collins has been employed at MCTC since Nov. 14, 2005.

• Correctional Dietary Supervisor Donald Ebersole was named supervisor of the second quarter of 2012 at MCTC.

Over the past several months, Ebersole has excelled in supporting staff and inmate functions at the facility, according to the release. He has demonstrated an acute ability for teamwork, working closely with staff on several occasions that emphasized his skills as a supervisor and a correctional professional. His oversight of the preparations for various activities has made the events successful.

Ebersole has been employed at MCTC since Feb. 1, 1996.

• Correctional Officer I Barry Townsend and Correctional Officer II Darren Shade were named correctional officers of the third quarter of 2012 at MCTC.

Townsend and Shade responded to an inmate in the dining hall who was seen stumbling toward his seating area, according to the release. They assisted in lowering the inmate to the floor just before he became unresponsive, according to the release. Once it was determined the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse, they immediately performed CPR until medical staff. The inmate regained respiration and pulse.

Townsend has been employed at MCTC since Oct. 31, 2011, and Shade has been employed there since June 6, 2011.



Hagerstown Police Department

Officer John Hoffner was selected as the Hagerstown Police Department’s officer of the month for October.

On Oct. 29, the police department took a robbery report. The victim stated he gave three people a ride. Once in the car, it was alleged that they beat him up and held a gun to his head before robbing him of his car and wallet. A lookout for the car was broadcast over the police radio and approximately 90 minutes later, Hoffner saw the car being driven in the 600 block of West Washington Street in Hagerstown.

Hoffner waited for backup and attempted to stop the car, but the driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, Hoffner followed the suspect vehicle. The driver jumped from the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended and taken into custody with another occupant who remained in the vehicle.

Hoffner has been employed by the City of Hagerstown for approximately two years and is assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division’s Charlie Platoon.



F&M Trust

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Michael J. Bunn recently joined F&M Trust as a senior vice president — commercial services market manager.

Bunn’s banking career spans 10 years, all with Metro Bank and the former Commerce Bank, Harrisburg, Pa. He began as a credit analyst before assuming the role of commercial loan officer a year later. He was named vice president — commercial loan manager for the Lancaster, Pa., and York, Pa., regions in 2008, and was promoted to vice president and regional manager in 2010.

At F&M Trust, he is responsible for leading the bank’s commercial services department, where his duties include managing the department, strategic planning, ensuring the department’s compliance with operating procedures and regulations, operational performance, as well as actively pursuing and developing commercial banking relationships with new and existing businesses throughout the bank’s market area in South Central Pennsylvania. His office is in the bank’s headquarters in downtown Chambersburg, but he will also meet with commercial customers at the bank’s community banking offices, as well as at customers’ places of business.

Bunn holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kutztown University and a master’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University. He was an instructor at Metro University, Metro Bank’s on-site training facility, and is an adjunct faculty member in York College’s Economic and Finance Department.

A native of York, he lives in the Mechanicsburg, Pa., area with his wife, Laura, and two children.

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