Business Notebook: 2-24



■ Jon Taylor, a vice president for FirstEnergy Corp., has been named the company’s controller and chief accounting officer, effective May 1. He succeeds Harvey L. Wagner, who is retiring.

■ Jon B. Liebenthal has joined Toledo law firm Eastman & Smith Ltd. as a member. A lawyer for more than 25 years, he focuses on business, tax and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, business formation, and general corporate matters.

■ Brian Kotula of UPS was elected to the board of directors of the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio. Re-elected to the board were W.H. “Chip” Carstensen, Block Communications; Sandra Rabie, ProMedica; Rick Monto, Maumee fire chief; John Fisher, Law Office of John B. Fisher, LLC; Judge Amy Berling, Toledo Municipal Court; Kim Nelson, OSHA; Sue Parkins, Chrysler Group LLC; James Gilmore, Owens Community College, and Craig Stough, Sylvania mayor.

■ Steve Dolgin has been named project manager for the Jennite Co. He had been owner and president of Buckeye Asphalt Paving Co.

■ Dragutin “Dan” Peric was named division silicones operations manager for Wacker Chemical Corp. in Adrian. He had been with Dow Chemical Co.

Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Achievements" in the message field.


■ The Real Estate Investors Association of northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 4256 Secor Rd., Toledo.

Notice of business meetings must be received by The Blade 10 days before the event. Send items by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Calendar" in the message field.


Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:

■ Friday-Sunday: Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 150, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: OHIO USBC Women's Bowling State Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 500, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: Benevolent Order of Elks Chapter Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 120, state.

■ Friday-Sunday: North American Open Squash Tournament/Toledo Squash Classic, Park Inn by Radisson, 50, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Company Dance Annual Dance Competition, Park Inn Toledo/SeaGate Centre, 600, regional.

■ Friday-Sunday: Shammy Burt Annual Handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.


■ Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., in Toledo for 19 years, has moved to a larger, more modern location at 5950 Stickney Ave.

Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.