Solar energy firm moves
to Sunbury, picks president
Lenape Solar, LLC, a regional solar energy systems company, has relocated its offices to downtown Sunbury at 140 S. Second St., and also appointed Tonya Ditty, a Sunbury native, as president of the company.
Having quickly outgrown their previous facilities in nearby Lewisburg, the company spent several months searching for an appropriate location to base their operations, a news release said. Now with more than a dozen employees, most of who reside in the Sunbury area, the Second Street location offered both the space needed and greater convenience to staff. With minor interior and exterior renovations nearly complete, Lenape Solar, the release said, is now proud to call Sunbury and their new downtown office space "home."
"It was important to us that our new location be convenient for our staff and crew, especially since most of them have families and their previous commute added an extra hour to their work day. When we found the space on Second Street, we knew it would suit the company's needs perfectly and make our staff much happier," according to Lenape Solar's new president, Tonya Ditty.
A native of Sunbury and daughter of the late Larry Ditty, co-owner of Brush Industries, Inc., Ditty has been with Lenape Solar for two years, and her appointment to the position of president, according to the release, was a direct result of her lead role in propelling the company toward its current success & strength. Her impressive career in business management and the construction industry, most notably, as the former director of marketing and sales Training for the world-wide Kuhns Brothers Enterprises family of companies, has taken her across the country to California and back.
However, Ditty said she is elated to be working in her hometown and at the helm of a company that, in her words, "has incredible potential for success, not only because the demand for viable alternative energy sources like solar power will continue to rise, but also because of the impressive dedication, knowledge and experience of the staff and crew."
Bank names new
The Muncy Bank and Trust Co. announces the promotion of Marcella A Soverns as vice president and compliance officer. Soverns has been with Muncy Bank for 3 years and has more than 28 years of banking experience as well as seven years as an examiner for the state Department of Banking. She holds an associates degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, is a graduate of the PBA School of Commercial Lending, and is a CSBS certified bank examiner. She has also successfully completed numerous banking education courses with the PBA and AIB. She is active in community activities and charitable fundraising efforts including conservation and animal welfare. Soverns resides in the Bastress area with her husband Kirk.
New assistant vice president for bank
The Muncy Bank and Trust Co. announces the promotion of Brenda K. Bitler as assistant vice president of finance control. Bitler has been with Muncy Bank for 15 years and has more than 20 years of banking experience. She attended the Central Pennsylvania Business School majoring in accounting and has continued her banking education with various PBS seminars. Brenda is active in community activities including the Relay for Life Tri-town Committee and regularly volunteers for the Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party. Bitler resides in the Muncy area with her husband Richard.
Highway designer is month's employee
Lori Hartle, highway designer, has been named the PennDOT district office Employee of the Month for August 2011.
Since joining PennDOT, Hartle has served in the survey unit, roadway design and currently works in contract management. According to a news release, for the last two years Hartle has eagerly learned her new job duties. These include preparing quality proposals and associated contract documents for bid lettings by reviewing plans and related data, preparing special provisions, activity durations and cost estimates. Among other responsibilities Hartle assembles proposals and related documents and prepares advertisement forms. She also organizes the "special-provision library."
The news release cited the state Route 414 embankment slide project near Cedar Run in Lycoming County as an example of her dedication and care for projects that she works on. This was an emergency project where there was a need for a quick turnaround to prepare a bid package in order to have the construction completed before this winter. Hartle worked long hours to prepare the bid package in three days in order to advertise the project for bidding.
Hartle, a 12-year PennDOT employee, lives in Montoursville with her husband Nathan.