•MidWest America Federal Credit Union has promoted Cheryl L. Lepper to assistant vice president of human resources and training. She has been an employee for 25 years. A Fort Wayne native, she will oversee personnel, benefits and training functions.
welcomes Mary Beth Googasian as director of marketing and communications. She has more than 15 years experience. She earned a bachelors degree in communication from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in applied communication from Indiana University.
•Huntington County Habitat for Humanity has hired Sam Schaadt as the programs and volunteer coordinator. She will coordinate construction, ReStore and administrative programs and recruit and retain volunteers. She has 17 years working as a planner/buyer and in customer service in the manufacturing industry.
•SMed-TA/TD, Columbia City, has been assigned a patent developed by three co-inventors for “(o)rthopaedic screws.” The co-inventors are Sarah L. Zimmerman, and Gregory C. Stalcup both of Columbia City and Paul S. Nebosky of Fort Wayne.
•Indiana Michigan Power with headquarters in Fort Wayne
a unit of American Electric Power has appointed the following to leadership positions: David Lucas, vice president finance; Lisa Fritz, safety and health manager; and Andrew Williamson, I&M regulatory services director.
• Apollo Design Technology has promoted Crystal Ross to marketing assistant. She holds an associate of business administration and management from Michiana College; and Amanda Boldt to accounting supervisor. She has been employed at the company for over 14 years and holds an associate of business administration and accounting from Ivy Tech Community College.
•Sweetwater Sound announces the following new hires. Sales engineers: Grover Braxton, Kyle Malone, Ben Eller, Chris Sanders,
Trevor Clark, Jonathan Appleton, Aaron Swaidner and Andy Plank. Sales assistant: Derek Berhalter, Patrick Laughlin and Paige
Salway. Copy Writer: Mac McDonough. Guitar technician: Atticus Sorrell and Sam Trubedoor. Guitar Handler: Chandler Cashdollar. Receptionist: Brittany Holocher. Inventory control specialist: Larry Thurber. Downbeat Diner staff: Tammy Gillig and Gina Karbach and Maintenance specialist: Zach Randol.
•DePuy Synthes Products, Raynham, Mass. Has been assigned a patent developed by five coinventors for a “revision hip prosthesis having an implantable distal stem component” The coinventors are Rodney E. Satterthwaite, Huntington, William Muhammed, Fort Wayne, Megan A. Hood, Jonathan E. Carr and Rebecca M. Furbee all of Fort Wayne.
•AWS/Benchmark has named Courtney Hartman director of communications human services. She holds a bachelors degree in public relations from Taylor University.
•Early childhood Alliance has named Robin Holley marketing and development director. She will coordinate fundraising efforts and promote programs and services throughout the 10-county service area.
•Byron Health Center welcomes the following new employees Certified Nursing Assistants : Violet White, Anitra Woodson, Vincent Guerra, VeAntrea Kelsaw Ashlie Boyd and Kayla Weck. Licensed Practical Nurse : Linda Loflin and customer service representative, front lobby: Robin Rutter.•Do it Best Corp. has named Gary Hoffmann national multi-location sales and business development manager. He is an 11-year veteran of the company.