Business Notebook: 10/28



Stan Rinda has been named to the new position of vice president of relocation and brand development for Danberry Co., Realtors. Mr. Rinda has more than 20 years in the financial-services industry, specializing in marketing and business development for residential real estate and new construction.

A Rossford unit of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers was presented with an award during the union's recent national conference. Local Lodge 85 won the Charles W. Jones award, the highest honor bestowed on a Boilermaker local lodge, which is given annually to the local lodge that best uses the most safety and training programs for the betterment of members.

Joe Russell has joined Strategic Health Care as director of government affairs. The University of Toledo graduate was formerly a legislative aide to Ohio Rep. Barbara Sears.

The Standart Lofts building has received an Ohio Historic Preservation Award, according to the Toledo Warehouse District Association. BuildTech, which renovated the downtown building, will receive the award Saturday in Columbus.

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.


GEM Energy of Walbridge will host the region’s first Critical Power and Data Center Summit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the University of Toledo. Speakers will include international experts in information technology and energy. The event will include a tour of four nearby heat and power installations. Registration:

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:

Wednesday-Friday: Brunswick Boat Group - Land and Sea Dealers Trade Show, Park Inn/SeaGate Convention Centre, 1,000, national.

Friday-Sunday: Toastmasters District 28 Fall Conference, Park Inn Toledo, 100, state.


The following U.S. patents were granted to Lucas, Fulton, and Wood County, Ohio, inventors in August, 2012, 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.

#8,248,328 Plasma-shell PDP with artifact reduction; Carol Ann Wedding, Toledo; Jeffrey W. Guy, Toledo; Daniel K. Wedding, Toledo; Oliver M. Strbik, III, Holland; assignors to Imaging Systems Technology, Toledo.

#8,245,482 Method of attaching cap shingles on a roof ridge; Lawrence J. Grubka, Westerville, Ohio; Jennifer L. Frey, Monclova; Brian Ray, Whitehouse; assignors to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC, Toledo.

#8,237,341 Spark ignition device with bridging ground electrode and method of construction thereof; Robert D. Freeman, Monclova; Karina C. Havard, Seattle; assignors to Federal-Mogul Ignition Company, Southfield, Mich.

#8,236,136 Coating compositions comprising alkyl ketene dimers and alkyl succinic anhydrides for use in paper making; Charles W. Propst, Jr. Gettysburg, Pa.; James C. Jones, Maumee; assignors to Spectra-Kote Corporation, Gettysburg, Pa.

#8,253,376 Reactive power battery charging apparatus and method of operating same; Allan Roy Gale, Livonia, Mich.; Michael W. Degner, Novi, Mich.; Michael Alan Tamor, Toledo; Larry Dean Elie, Ypsilanti, Mich.; assignors to Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, Mich.

#8,253,064 Progressive laser blanking device for high speed cutting; Kim Beck, Toledo; Kurt McMurtrie, Defiance; Richard A. Marando, Mohrsville, Pa.; assignors to Automatic Feed Company, Napoleon.

#8,240,102 Shingle with reinforced nail zone and method of manufacturing; James S. Belt, Utica, Ohio; Bert W. Elliott, Toledo; assignors to Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC, Toledo.

#8,237,025 Soybean variety XB32V10; Leon G. Streit, Johnston, Iowa; Debra K. Steiger, Wauseon; assignors to Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Johnston, Iowa.

#8,236,536 Saccharifying cellulose; Sasidhar Varanasi, Toledo; Constance Ann Schall, Sylvania; Anantharam Prasad Dadi, Toledo; assignors to The University of Toledo, Toledo.