■ Michael Burton-Prateley has been appointed to the position of special adviser to the board of directors of Toledo-based N-Viro International Corp. He is an executive with London-based BBM Energy and has a background in investment banking, international finance, and corporate governance.
■ Lauryl Kristufek-Hanf has been named the winner of the Charles Hicks Pharmacist of the Year Award by the Toledo Area Society of Healthsystem Pharmacists. She is the clinical pharmacy coordinator for Mercy St. Charles Hospital.
■ Ron Cutler has been named vice president of construction at the Toledo headquarters of the Douglas Co., a general contractor. Mr. Cutler was previously operations manager for Construction Works Inc. in Atlanta.
■ Toledo-owned RE/MAX Preferred Associates achieved the highest productivity per sales associate in northwest Ohio in 2012, according to a report from REAL Trends, a leading trends and research firm in the residential real estate industry.
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to email@example.com or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write “Business Achievements” in the message field.
Listings include organizations, headquarters and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio Youth Soccer Association North State Cup Tournament, various properties, 1,000, state.
■ Friday-Sunday: The Forty Frame Game Bowling Tournament, Ramada Hotel Westgate, 150, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: Shammy Burt Annual Handicap Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn Express Oregon, 400, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio State USBC Women's Bowling Tournament, Holiday Inn French Quarter, 300, state.
■ Friday-Sunday: Fast Pitch Classic Softball — 18th Annual Pre-Season Classic, Ramada Hotel Westgate, 750, regional.
■ Inner Health Chiropractic, a chiropractic practice based in Columbus, has expanded to Toledo and has leased 2,845 square feet at 3450 W. Central Ave. in the Westgate Village Shopping Center property located on the north side of Central Avenue.
■ Cocina de Carlos, a locally owned Mexican restaurant, has opened at 27072 Cannonade Dr. in Perrysburg Township. The restaurant, which is open seven days a week, will hold a grand opening celebration on June 4.
Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Transitions" in the message field.
The following U.S. patents were granted to Monroe and Lenawee counties, Michigan, inventors in February.
#D676,283: Thermal insulating food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Sharon Ann Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Julie Anne Becker, Tecumseh, Mich., and Michael Ray Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Co. Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa.
#D676,282: Thermal-insulating food container; Emmon Scott, Bloomfield Township, Mich.; Sharon Ann Hoffman, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; Julie Anne Becker, Tecumseh, Mich., and Michael Ray Hofstetter, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; assignors to Shen Manufacturing Co. Inc., West Conshohocken, Pa.