Business People: Sunday, June 9

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Colle McVoy, Minneapolis, announced that Ythan Pratt has joined the agency in the new position of director of commerce strategy. … StoneArch, Minneapolis, has been named agency of record for Park Dental, Minnesota’s largest dental group.

ATTRACTIONS

Racetrack, card casino and special events destination Canterbury Park, Shakopee, announced the hiring of Randy J.  Dehmer as chief financial officer.

AVIATION

Duluth-based airplane manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft announced that Zean Nielsen has been selected to succeed Co-founder Dale Klapmeier as chief executive officer.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

The Entrepreneur Fund, Duluth, announced the promotions of Sandi Larson as the Women’s Business Alliance Director for the North region, and Sascha Mansson as the company’s Entrepreneurial Operating System Implementer.

CONSTRUCTION

LS Black Constructors, St. Paul, announced that President Robert Dew and Dustin Gallagher, senior project manager, have completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program to achieve designation as a nationally certified Design-Build Professional.

EDUCATION

Mary Rollheiser, substitute teacher and resident of Bemidji, has been selected by Teachers On Call as the Minnesota Substitute Teacher of the Year for the 2018-19 school year. … The Bloomington Chamber recently announced the 2019 Bloomington Future Leaders scholarship winners, a joint effort between the chamber and Bloomington ISD 271. This year’s recipients are Noah Hanson, Anna Lahl, Paul Kelly, Samantha Ohm, Maggie Beuchler, Bethany Davidowitz and Emily Sanchez Martinez.

ENERGY

All Energy Solar, a St. Paul-based company that designs, installs and monitors solar power systems for homes and businesses in six states, announced its move to a larger location at 1264 Energy Lane, St. Paul.

ENVIRONMENT

ProTec Environmental Consultants Inc., a West St. Paul-based environmental due diligence
consulting firm, announced the addition of Victoria Jolly as project manager.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Accounting firm Eide Bailly announced four partners in the Minneapolis office: Aric Radmacher, Kyle Orwick, Mark Guy and Carolyn Linkov. … Sierra Pacific Mortgage Co., announced its expansion into Minnesota with locations in Blaine, Woodbury, and Rochester, under the direction of Regional Manager Mike Cass. … South Metro Federal Credit Union, Shakopee, announced the following board elections: Dean Wickstrom and Sara Anondson to the volunteer board of directors; Kyle Kossol re-elected chair; Kevin Draz, vice chair; Scott Gaughran, secretary and Nick LaFontaine, treasurer. South Metro Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 25th year in business. … Allianz Life Insurance Co. of North America, Golden Valley, announced that Sherri Du Mond was promoted to senior vice president of FMO Distribution Sales.

FITNESS

True Grit Society, a community gym, announced the opening of a location at 2800 Lyndale Ave. South, 2nd Floor, Minneapolis.

GOVERNMENT

Molly O’Rourke, county administrator for Washington County, received the Dr. Robert A. Barrett Award for Management Excellence from the Minnesota City/County Management Association.

HEALTH CARE

Amplifon Hearing Health Care, a provider of hearing benefit solutions, has named Carrie Meyer to the newly established position of director of clinical programs. Amplifon’s U.S. headquarters are in Minneapolis. … People Inc., a St. Paul-based provider of mental health services, announced the following promotions: Karen Kaplan to vice president of human resources; Russ Turner to director of People Inc.’s Training Institute, and Kellan Tittle to director of finance. … Rogers Behavioral Health announced the opening of a location at 576 Bielenberg Drive, Suite 180, Woodbury.

HONORS

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, Rochester, has been recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. … U.S. Bank and Target Corp., both based in Minneapolis, have been named to DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity List. …  Hormel Foods Corp., Austin, Minn., announced that it has been recognized on the 2019 Best for Vets Employers ranking by Military Times.

LAW

Maslon LLP, Minneapolis, announced that Evan Nelson, attorney in Maslon’s Litigation Group, has been elected secretary of the Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute. … Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, announced that Bryant D. Tchida has joined the firm’s litigation, financial services, and business law teams. … Fredrikson & Byron‘s Mergers & Acquisitions Group Co-Chair Sean P. Kearney was named a 2019 BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group. The firm also announced the addition of attorney Edgar R. Ocampo to the Employment & Labor, Litigation, and Workers’ Compensation & OSHA Groups. Fredrikson & Byron is based in Minneapolis. … The First Judicial District awarded its ninth annual Amicus Curiae Award to Bridget McCauley Nason and the Dakota County Bar Association. Amicus Curiae, meaning Friend of the Court, is an annual recognition of persons who assist the courts in the First Judicial District discharge their constitutional responsibility for the administration of justice. Nason is an attorney with the law firm of LeVander, Gillen & Miller, South St. Paul.

MANUFACTURING

Ergotron, a maker and seller of ergonomic office furniture for user of technology, announced Chad Severson as chief executive officer. … Matsuura Machinery USA, a St. Paul maker of machined components for business, announced Shannon Collett as the company’s Matsuura LUMEX administrator and the promotion of Cassandra Yanke to logistics and project manager. … Stylmark, a Fridley-based designer and manufacturer of commercial and retail fixtures is celebrating 65 years in business. … Ultra Machining Co., Monticello, announced it has received Nadcap accreditation for nonconventional machining, including electrical discharge machining, precision electrochemical machining, and laser part marking. Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute.  … New York private equity firm High Road Capital Partners announced it has acquired Eagan-based industrial products distributor John Henry Foster Minnesota Inc. 

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

Nanocore Corp., a Red Wing-based maker of cooling therapeutic products for pain management and women undergoing menopause, announced Tammy Lee as chief executive officer. … Minnesota podiatrist Dr. Barry Butler announced the launch of SubioMed Inc., a Bloomngton-based developer of biomechanics technology addressing elements of gait and balance.

NONPROFITS

The Center for Economic Inclusion, St. Paul, welcomed Christopher Romano as its new chief operating officer.

PRINTING

Gina and Mike Kazmerski, owners of Image360 Woodbury, were honored by Alliance Franchise Brands network with the Bronze Star Award, recognizing sales achievement. … AWT Labels & Packaging, Minneapolis, received an Award of Recognition in the Flexo Narrow Web Labels & Wraps category at Printing Industry Midwest’s 2019 Star Awards.

PUBLISHING

St. Paul author Michael Dapper’s book chronicling the history of Minnesota-based Victory Motorcycles earned two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal in the 31st Annual Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Awards.

RESTAURANTS

Doughnut chain Dunkin’ announced that franchisee TMart Operations I, plans to develop five restaurants in Northern Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin. … Pimento Jamaican Kitchen has opened its first St. Paul location, located inside Keg & Case, 928 7th St. West.

SPONSORSHIPS

Professional basketball franchises Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx announced a multi-year partnership with medical tech platform Sharecare and insurer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Eagan.

SPORTS

Three Minnesota golf courses made Golf Digest‘s list of “America’s 100 Greatest” public courses in 2019: The Quarry at Giants Ridge in Bibawik; The Classic at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, and The Wilderness at Fortune Bay in Tower.

TECHNOLOGY

Capturelife, a Minneapolis-based photography technology company, announced that Jack Esser has joined the company as senior vice president of business development for the sports and entertainment markets. … Software firm Hiper Hipo, led by CEO Jeremy Graves of Minneapolis, has won ServiceNow‘s CreatorCon Challenge for entrepreneurs and developers to design an app that solves a big business problem. … Code42, a Minneapolis-based provider of next-gen data loss protection, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Endpoint Security Management Solution category. … SkyWater Technology Foundry, a Bloomington-based maker of custom computer hardware, announced that Brad Ferguson has been appointed chief technology officer.

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