People in business

2 doctors join staff

UPMC Susquehanna welcomes gynecologic oncologists Dr. John T. Comerci and Dr. Brian C. Orr to the OB/GYN team.

Fully trained as OB/GYNs, gynecologic oncologists receive an additional three to four years of highly specialized surgical training as well as training in radiation and medical oncology to provide comprehensive treatment of female reproductive cancers. Using resources already in place, Comerci and Orr are creating a formal women’s cancer program for UPMC Susquehanna through which they are providing surgical treatment, sometimes in conjunction with other specialists, as well as coordinating care when appropriate with radiation and medical oncology, a news release said.

“UPMC Susquehanna has excellent resources. We have experts in radiation and chemotherapy using state of the art equipment,” says Comerci. “What we’re adding, with our expertise in women’s cancer, is the ability to diagnose, propose an appropriate treatment plan, perform surgeries as needed and coordinate care for women with gynecological cancers.”

UPMC has a long history of community outreach programs, which are effective at providing the appropriate level of care to populations in more rural communities. During the first several months, as the program is being refined, some cases may need to be referred outside of the region, but Comerci says the goal is to treat the majority of cases in Williamsport.

“I think it’s always better to receive care where you live when it’s possible because that’s where your support system is,” says Comerci. “For women who often, if not always, put other family members needs before their own, it’s not realistic to assume that they would want to spend hours on the road to get the subspecialty care they need, nor do we want them to. This program meets them where they live with the best care available.”

Comerci and Orr will see patients at UPMC Susquehanna OB/GYN, Health Innovation Center, 740 High St., Suite 1004, Williamsport.

UPMC Susquehanna is an affiliate of UPMC and a northcentral Pennsylvania based health system that includes Divine Providence Hospital, Lock Haven Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Sunbury Community Hospital, and Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Manufacturers’ group

selects board officers

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, a public-private partnership dedicated to increasing Central Pennsylvania manufacturers’ innovation, productivity and profitable growth, has named Shannon Munro, vice president for workforce development at Pennsylvania College of Technology to its board of directors, a news release said. Munro joined the Innovative Manufacturers Center’s board of directors in July and will serve a three-year term. Munro has been with the college since 2012 where she oversees workforce training and consulting offerings and operations.

At its annual meeting in September, IMC’s board of directors elected officers for its 2017-18 fiscal year, the news release said. Keith Atherholt will service as chairman; Vince Matteo as vice chairman; and Terri Fry as secretary/treasurer. Atherholt is president of Lewis Lumber Products located in Picture Rocks, Matteo is president/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Fry is vice president of strategic planning and fabrication with Jersey Shore Steel Co. headquartered in Jersey Shore.

Founded in 1988, the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center works with Central PA manufacturers to help them innovate, grow and prosper. The organization is supported through the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program and the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s Manufacturing PA program.

Company recognizes

sales representative

Richard Ogurcak, of Williamsport, was recognized by his employer, Select Security, Lancaster, as grand champion in the category of best new sales representative for 2016.

Ogurcak is a member of the company’s Williamsport branch. He joined the Select Security team in February 2016 and focuses on both commercial and residential sales in the Williamsport area. Ogurcak earned the recognition by exceeding his expectations by 228 percent in recurring monthly revenue and 231 percent in installation revenue.

“From the moment I interviewed Richard, I knew he was going to excel in the account executive position,” Mike Drawbaugh, area sales manager for the Williamsport branch, said, according to a news release. “What surprised me was how quickly he exceeded his expectations in his first year. He also has become recognized in the Williamsport community as a security and life safety systems expert.”

The announcement was made at the 2017 annual sales meeting in Alexandria, Virginia.

Select Security was founded in 2003 and has quickly grown to be one of the largest and most respected security and life safety solution providers in the markets it serves with a focus on being a Compelling Place to Work, Shop and Invest.

With multiple offices serving nearly 60,000 customers across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and North and South Carolina, Select Security offers integrated security and fire alarms, video surveillance, access control along with home security, life safety and convenient home automation systems. The company has earned the coveted 5-Diamond certification from the Central Station Alarm Association.

The company also has been named a finalist for three consecutive years for the coveted “Installer of the Year” award from Security, Sales and Integration Magazine, winning the honor in 2014. The company has been included three times on the INC 5000 list of fastest growing companies and is a recurring member of Security Distributing and Marketing’s annual list of the top 100 largest security systems companies.