■ The Toledo Chapter of APICS has elected its 2014-2015 officers. They are: Bruce Brechin, First Solar, president; Lindsay Vollmar, Owens Corning, executive vice president; David Pakulski, Diamond Electric Manufacturing, vice president-administration; Sheryl Holbrook, vice president-education; Don Gardner, DTE Energy, vice president-finance; Lisa McLaughlin, La-Z-Boy, vice president-membership; Brian Pointer, Fresh Products, vice president-programs, and Brian Meyer, Owens Corning, vice president-student liaison.
■ Alison Staudinger and Doug Hohman have become partners in JDRM Engineering of Sylvania. Ms. Staudinger has been with the firm since 2006 and leads its sustainability/green initiatives. She is in charge of its building information modeling efforts. Mr. Hohman joined the firm in 1997 and has worked on commercial, light-industrial, health-care, and educational facilities.
■ Erin Curley of RCM Architects Inc. in Findlay has been selected to receive the American Institute of Architects’ Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. She is the first recipient from the Toledo Chapter of the AIA. She receives compensation for the entire Architect Registration Examination and a full set of study guides provided by Kaplan Architecture Education.
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.
■ The Toledo Club Toastmasters will meet at 7 a.m. Friday on the second floor of the Madison Avenue Collective, 1600 Madison Ave. Guest are welcome to attend free of charge. Questions: Germano Bressan, 419-249-6309.
■ Ray Meiers, a Toledo patent attorney, will discuss The Patentability of Software at a Nerd Summit meeting from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 16 at Service Spring Corp., 1703 Toll Gate Dr., Maumee. Free. Registration: www.meetup.com/The-Nerd-Summit/events/196241982/
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Listings include organizations, headquarters, and number of attendees expected as estimated by Destination Toledo:
■ Wednesday-Friday: Independence Capital Company, Maumee Bay Lodge, 50, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: The Jesuit Cup Soccer Tournament, various properties, 1,000, regional.
■ Friday-Sunday: Ohio Round Up State Meeting, Ramada Hotel, 250, state.
The following U.S. Patents were granted to inventors in Lucas, Fulton, Wood, Lenawee, and Monroe counties in May, 2014, and published in the Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office. For more information call the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Business Technology Department at 419-259-5209.
#D704,063, #D704,064, and #D704,560: Container necks, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc., Perrysburg: Michael J. Lonsway, Toledo, and Bruce A. Becker and Vincent J. Bailey, Perrysburg.
#D705,078: Container, assigned to Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc. Perrysburg: Donald P. Delagrange, Lambertville; Raul M. Paredes and Douglas Laib, Perrysburg, and Sara Maloney, Batavia, Ohio.
#D705,644: Hook for chair, assigned to Michigan Tube Swagers & Fabricators Inc., Temperance: Joshua Paul Swy, Lambertville.
#D705,893 and #D705,894: Fluid applicators, assigned to Designetics Inc. Holland: Craig A. Williams and Bradley Alan Spraw, Maumee.
#8,733,226: Armored cab for vehicles, assigned to BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems LP, Sealy, Texas: Ricky Don Johnson, Sealy, Texas; Walter John Budd, Rochester, Mich.; Mike Boczek, Burlington, Ky., and Marc Russell Lappin, Cincinnati.
#8,733,749: Apparatus and method for converting insulated panels: Fran Lanciaux, Grand Rapids, Ohio.
#8,734,497: Removable anchoring pedicle screw, assigned to the University of Toledo: Vijay K. Goel, Holland, and Aaron Matyas, Maumee.
#8,736,166: Plasma-shell gas discharge device, assigned to Imaging Systems Technology Inc., Toledo: James D. Butcher, Daniel K. Wedding, and Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo, and Oliver M. Strbik, III, Holland.