for Muncy plant
Al Rutz has been appointed plant manager of Koppers Susquehanna facility, in Muncy. In this position, he will have responsibility for the daily operations of the plant with primary emphasis on safety and environmental compliance, financial and production performance, and the training and development of employees.
Rutz has been with Koppers for 15 years and recently help assistant plant manager positions at the organization's Denver, Colo., and Somerville, Texas, plants.
Regional bank names
new CEO and president
First National Community Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of Dunmore-based First National Community Bank, today announced that the board of directors appointed Steven R. Tokach as president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of the Bancorp and the Bank, subject to receiving a non-objection notice from the bank's regulators.
Tokach, a resident of Mountaintop, joins the bank with nearly a quarter century of community banking experience in the Northeastern Pennsylvania market area. Tokach was regional president of First Liberty Bank & Trust, the Pennsylvania bank division of Community Bank, N.A. He also served as senior vice president and chief credit administrator for Community Bank, N.A., a multi-billion dollar bank with locations in upstate New York and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Prior to initiating his banking career in 1982, Tokach was a bank examiner with the Comptroller of the Currency for 14 years, supervising or assisting in the examination of national banks of all sizes.
Tokach is a graduate of King's College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a former member of the boards of directors of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the United One Credit Bureau, and the Scranton Chapter of the American Red Cross.
"Our Board is pleased to appoint an experienced Northeastern Pennsylvania community banker to lead our senior management team as we continue the process of rebuilding our financial enterprise," said Dominick L. DeNaples, chairman of the board of directors, according to a news release. "Steve's deep knowledge of our market and customers are valuable assets which will serve to further strengthen the seasoned management group we have assembled over the last two years. As an experienced national bank examiner, Steve is well-equipped to lead our ongoing efforts to resolve existing regulatory issues and return the Bank to normal regulatory status."
John M. Kiernan, a local resident and St. Joseph High School graduate, has been named director of Newport Business Institute.
He holds a bachelor's from Lock Haven University and a master's from Penn State and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Walden University.
Kiernan has served as an administrator, an assistant director of residential life programs, a co-founder of the Total Alcohol Awareness Program and an instructor in several departments at Penn State University. He was a long-time member of the faculty at Lock Haven University. A former school administrator in the Pennsylvania State Correctional System, Kiernan was the unit manager for the first Young Adult Offender Program in the SCI system. He has also provided therapy through several counseling agencies in the local area.
Former instructor and director Mary O. Weaver has been named director emeritus. As a graduate of Lycoming College, Weaver guided hundreds of Williamsport School of Commerce and now Newport Business Institute graduates into careers in the business, legal and medical administrative fields.
Newport Business Institute, a landmark in the community since 1955, is located at 941 W. Third St. in the historical district of Williamsport.
Regional sales and marketing manager
selected by company
Manpower announce the promotion of Altoona franchise branch manager Becky Espenshade has been promoted to regional sales and marketing director. Espenshade has been with Manpower for the past 6 years and, a news release said, has consistently demonstrated her insight and influence to grow market share across the franchise.
Espenshade was initially hired as branch manager of the Williamsport office in 2005. When a need for branch manager came available in the Altoona market in 2009, Espenshade enthusiastically took on this added responsibility and, just this year, when yet another need for branch manager, this time in the State College market, presented itself, she again stepped up to the plate, according to the release. Managing three offices, Espenshade has been able to grow revenue, gross profit and market share in all territories. Espenshade's ability has earned her the "Circle of Stars" award three of those years, and was a large part of the Altoona franchise receiving the "Power Award" in 2007.