is year's engineer
At its 128th Annual Banquet, the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania named Ray N. Walker, Jr. "Engineer of Year" for his pioneering Marcellus Shale natural gas development work.
Walker, who co-founded the Marcellus Shale Coalition and served as the organization's first chairman, is senior vice president and chief operating officer at Range Resources Corp. Led by Walker, Range successfully drilled and completed the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well.
"It's a real privilege to receive this recognition, and I thank the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania for its great work. More than anything, though, this award is truly a testament to and an affirmation of the tremendous talent and dedicated professionals we are fortunate to have at Range, including some of the industry's best and brightest engineers," said Walker. "Natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale has proven to be one of the most transformative and pivotal energy breakthroughs of our lifetime. It's been an incredible experience, both professionally and personally, to be so closely involved in this positive progress for the region and our nation."
"Ray's enthusiasm for the responsible development of clean, American natural gas is matched only by his passion to ensure that our industry remains committed to getting this historic opportunity right," said Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber. "This important recognition is well-deserved, and on behalf of the organization he helped to build, I thank Ray again for the enormous steps forward our industry has made, and continues to make, because of his thoughtful leadership and vision."
Woodhouse, the Timber Frame Co., has named Eric C. Lindstrom as vice president of marketing and communications.
Lindstrom, who most recently worked as an underwriting account executive for National Public Radio, will be in charge of new lead generation, development of sales strategies, online and traditional marketing and advertising, public relations and corporate branding for the timber frame company. Woodhouse currently serves clients internationally and Lindstrom will expand the market-base into targeted "growth regions."
"I am excited at this opportunity," said Lindstrom. "My 20-plus years in marketing and advertising dovetail nicely into the expansive market reach of Woodhouse and I am thrilled to be a part of the team in growing the company in the coming years. There are proven strategies I will introduce to Woodhouse in marketing that will result in long-term results in securing new business."
Before joining Woodhouse, Lindstrom also served as vice president and art director of Communiqu Design and Marketing, an Ithaca-area advertising agency. It was with the agency that Lindstrom gained insight into numerous business sectors and this experience will assist in ongoing marketing efforts by Woodhouse.
Lindstrom lives in Ithaca, N.Y., and has been a long-standing active business leader in the region.
Woodhouse, the Timber Frame Co., is a Mansfield-based timber frame design and construction company providing design and installation services for new homes, additions, and commercial properties across the county since 1979.
Philip Prough, director of financial service delivery and vice president and trust officer with the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, has received his master of business administration degree from Colorado State University.
Colorado State University has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the benchmark of academic excellence for business schools. The university is accredited regionally by the North Central Association of The Higher Learning Commission. CSU's MBA program offers advanced learning of business aspects and operations with an emphasis on management and leadership.
Prough has been a C&N employee since 2000. He is an honors graduate from Lycoming College, receiving his bachelor of arts degree in accounting. He has held the designation of certified financial planner practitioner since 2003.
Prough's current responsibilities are the oversight of the delivery of Citizens & Northern Bank's financial services, including the sales and service of trust, brokerage and insurance services.
Assets under management by C&N's Trust and Financial Management Group totaled $634,782,000 at the end of 2011. A division of Citizens & Northern Bank, the group has offices in Canisteo, NY, Coudersport, Sayre, Towanda, Wellsboro and Williamsport.
Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Co., has named Donna Fitch as director of men's merchandising.
Fitch will be responsible for the brand positioning, assortment planning, pricing and design of Woolrich's men's outdoor collection.
"Donna is a great addition to our team," said Rick Insley, senior vice president of merchandising and licensing. "She brings a wealth of experience in outdoor and lifestyle merchandising."
Fitch joins Woolrich from Dickies where she was men's general manager. Prior to Dickies, Fitch spent time with Columbia Sportswear, Eddie Bauer, and Nordstrom.
"With 182 years of history to draw from, I'm thrilled at the opportunity to develop heritage inspired pieces that are rugged, innovative, and relevant to today's outdoor customers," said Fitch.
Fitch will be moving to the greater Woolrich area.
for list of best
The law firm of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Harris, Waters & Waffenschmidt, announces that Clifford Rieders has once again been chosen as a "Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania." A news release said the prestigious designation is based upon selection by Rieders' peers throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Rieders is a past president of both the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, formerly known as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and The Federal Bar Association, Central Pennsylvania Chapter; and he is admitted to numerous federal and state courts. Rieders is currently a member of Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority, having helped to establish the organization as a result of the Mcare Act passed in 2002.
Rieders, a board certified trial advocate, has published five books on legal subjects. Rieders is generally regarded as one of the best known trial lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.