The following people have been elected to lead the Toledo chapter of APICS The Association for Operations Management in 2012-13: Brent Schlegel (chairman), Bruce Brechin (president), Don Gardner (VP/administration), Lisa McLaughlin (VP/membership), and Sheryl Holbrook (VP/programs).
Business Achievements, with news of management promotions, corporate board appointments, and awards, runs each week. Send announcements by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 419-724-6147. Write "Business Achievements" in the message field.
The Ed Schmidt Auto Group has opened a new collision and repair facility. The Ed Schmidt Wreck Center, at 26875 N. Dixie Hwy. in Perrysburg, will service all makes and models of vehicles.
Business Transitions, which include business moves and openings, should be sent by email to email@example.com 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 County Michigan inventors in June, 2012.
#8,202,190 Multispeed transmission; Andrew W. Phillips, Saline, Mich.; Scott H. Wittkopp, Ypsilanti, Mich.; James M. Hart, Belleville, Mich.; Clinton E. Carey, Monroe.; assignors to GM Global Technology Operations LLC, Detroit.
#8,201,598 Cutting tool for use with a stump cutting apparatus; Kevin J. Green, Blissfield, Mich.; no assignment.
#8,197,546 Corpectomy implant; Robert L. Doubler, Monroe; John E. Hammill, Sr., Maumee; assignors to Ortho Innovations, LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
#8,197,518 Thread-thru polyaxial pedicle screw system; John E. Hammill, Sr., Maumee; Robert L. Doubler, Monroe; assignors to Ortho Innovations, LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
#8,192,255 Tool holder with tapered slot for a grinding machine; Eric Gallup, Rochester, Mich.; Tchavdar V. Tchakarov, Monroe; no assignment.
#8,198,529 Transparent conductive materials including cadmium stannate; Dale Roberts, Temperance; John German, Prairie du Sac, Wis.; Keith J. Burrows, Mineral Point, Wis.; Benyamin Buller, Sylvania; Boil Pashmakov, Troy, Mich.; assignors to First Solar Inc. Perrysburg.
#8,197,417 Metabolic analyzer transducer; C. Peter Howard, Humboldt, Tenn.; Joel Grimes, Tecumseh, Mich.; assignors to Medical Graphics Corporation, St. Paul.