Business Digest: Fillauer promotes Richmond

Business Digest: Fillauer promotes Richmond

October 14th, 2012 by Staff Reports in Business Diary

Fillauer promotes Richmond

Jack Richmond has been promoted to director of sales for Fillauer Cos. Inc.

He will be responsible for all areas of sales management for Fillauer, including direct supervision of the sales team and key customer relations.

Richmond has been with Fillauer since 1999, and his most recent position was senior area sales manager.

"His extensive knowledge of the [orthotic and prosthetic] industry and leadership skills will help Fillauer Cos. to continue its growth," said President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Williams.

Faurecia collects for Food Bank

Chattanooga employees at automotive supplier Faurecia collected 1,384 pounds of nonperishable food goods to donate to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, the company said.

The collection was part of Faurecia's annual FUELS (Faurecia Unites Employees for Local Service) challenge.

More than 50 million Americans couldn't afford to buy food at some point in 2011, the company said federal data show.

Krebs cited at conference

At The Entrepreneurs' Source annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Bruce Krebs was given two awards.

He won the Top Performer Award and the Outstanding Coaching Contributions Award.

The Entrepreneurs' Source has been in business for 27 years helping people find a franchise or business opportunity that is right for them. There are 275 Entrepreneurs' Source offices across the country.

Krebs has owned the local franchise for 10 years.

Decosimo hosts tax seminar

Decosimo will host the 2012 Decosimo Tax Seminar on Oct. 30 at the Chattanooga Convention Center from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The seminar will feature a federal tax update presented by keynote speaker Rick Taylor in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. The breakout sessions will include a tax track and a Business Leaders Series track.

The 2012 Decosimo Business Leaders Series track will feature three afternoon courses including "Public Relations: Everyone's in PR" presented by Beth Bragg Henon of Bragging Rights Public Relations; "Employment Law Update" presented by Rosemarie Hill of Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel; and "Forensics and Fraud: Red Flags and War Stories" co-presented by principal Mike Costello, senior managers Pam Mantone and Sharon Hamrick, and forensic accounting director Bill Acuff of Decosimo.

Watts Bar gets new NRC inspector

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has appointed Eric Patterson as a resident inspector for construction activities at Watts Bar Unit 2 near Spring City, Tenn. The TVA plant is adjacent to Unit 1, which opened in 1996, and is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

Patterson, a former project test manager who worked on combined cycle power plants in Europe and the U.S., joined the NRC in June 2010 as a construction project and mechanical construction inspector. He also previously led teams of engineers designing heating, ventilation and air conditioning, piping, and fire protection systems for an architectural and engineering firm in Jacksonville, Fla. He completed four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.

Each operating U.S. commercial nuclear power plant site has at least two NRC resident inspectors. They serve as the agency's eyes and ears at the facility, conducting regular inspections, monitoring significant work projects and interacting with plant workers and the public. Inspectors can serve for up to seven years at any one site.

Bible joins Barge, Waggoner

Engineering and architectural firm Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon Inc. has added David Bible to the Water Services Group in the Chattanooga office as a project manager.

"The addition of David to our Chattanooga office is another sign of our commitment to the local market," said Barney Fullington, director of water services.

Bible comes to Barge, Waggoner with over 24 years of experience in designing and managing wastewater and infrastructure projects across Tennessee and the Southeast. Before joining Barge, Waggoner, he served as project manager for Arcadis.

Hutton names Niehaus

Chattanooga-based Hutton Constuction Inc. has named Matt Niehaus as senior estimator.

Niehaus has over 19 years of construction experience, working as a field expediter and now as a senior estimator.

"Matt is a great hire and asset for Hutton Construction. He started with us several months ago to help us through a high volume period and we are lucky to have convinced him to stay on full time," said Bob Elliott, vice president of Hutton Construction.