Jersey Shore native now company CEO
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp., a maker of surgical implants and medical devices, said Wednesday that its board of directors has appointed its president and chief operating officer Peter Arduini as president and CEO of the company. He replaces long-time CEO Stuart Essig, who has been appointed executive chairman of the board. Both the appointments are effective Jan. 3, 2012.
Further, the Plainsboro, New Jersey-based company said that Arduini has been elected to a newly-created position on the board. Richard Caruso, founder of Integra LifeSciences and chairman of the board since its inception, will remain as a director of the company, while chief financial officer Jack Henneman will report to Arduini.
Arduini joined Integra LifeSciences in November, 2010, as president and COO, and has been responsible for Integra's operations, including worldwide sales and marketing, research and development, manufacturing, quality and regulatory activities, and human resources.
He is the son of Jersey Shore residents Joe and Helen Arduini and a graduate of Jersey Shore High School, class of 1982.
Prior to joining Integra, Arduini served as President of Medication Delivery at Baxter Healthcare, a $4.8 billion global business of Baxter International Inc. (BAX). Before joining Baxter in April 2005, he worked for General Electric Healthcare, where he spent much of his 15 years in a variety of management roles overseeing both domestic and global businesses.
Commenting on Arduini's appointment, Essig said, "We are pleased to promote Pete to Integra's President and CEO the culmination of a rigorous succession process that we initiated a couple years ago. Pete is an enormously talented executive with a truly global perspective."
District office names
Mark Zenyuch, a transportation construction inspector supervisor, has been named the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for December.
Zenyuch is a great supervisor, according to a news release. He has been very patient with teaching employees what they need to know to do the job correctly. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with Zenyuch should be very proud, as his way of teaching is highly respected and provides opportunities to encourage questions, the release said.
He is, a news release said, very knowledgeable in the office work; he has taught others well in using the department's computer documentation program, filing system, finalizing projects, and the correct way to fill out a field inspector's diary.
A 29-year PennDOT employee, he lives in Elysburg with his wife Marianne and his four cats. He is considered a master winemaker in the Bear Gap area of Columbia County.
Aurora Bonner, independent educational consultant at Bonner Educat-ional Consult-ants, recently attended the 67th Annual NACAC Conference in New Orleans, LA. NACAC, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, is an organization of more than 11,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students transitioning from secondary to postsecondary education.
While in New Orleans, Bonner attended several of the events, including the pre-conference workshop "Transitioning to Private Practice College Counseling" presented by Mark Sklarow, of Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and Dr. Steven Antonoff, CEP and author of "College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You!" and "The College Finder: Choosing the School That's Right for You". Bonner also had the opportunity to visit some of the local colleges and universities, including Tulane University and Loyola University.
Bonner worked in admissions at colleges in Denver, CO and at Bloomsburg University before founding Bonner Educational Consultants. Her practice is located in the Williamsport area and can be found on-line at www.bonneredu.com.
Nations wins award
Eastern Delaware Nations recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award for participation in the Totem Rhythms project under the direction of Marietta Dantonio-Fryer. Individuals also receiving this award were: Chief Michael Taffe, Lisa Deemy, Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, Evelyn & Ken Hayden, Susan Taffe Reed, and Mollie Eliot.
Eastern Delaware Nations' Totem Rhythms project was undertaken in 2001. It consists of four 'storypoles' of local white pine painted to depict traditional stories. The poles were created by people of all ages. Three poles represent the group's clans: Turtle, Turkey and Wolf. The poles have been exhibited at the United Nations and throughout the local region.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve.
The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain standard, measured by the number of hours of service over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives.