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Published July 28 2012

Hires and Promotions (July 28, 2012)

Phoenix International in Fargo hires three

Phoenix International, a John Deere Co., Fargo, has hired Henrik Nielsen as a senior staff engineer in electronic design/ power electronics, Cindy McDonald as an executive assistant and Kurtis Foote as a manufacturing engineer.

Nielsen received a master’s degree in electrical engineering and electro physics from the Technical University of Denmark.

McDonald received a degree in education from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Foote graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

NetWork Center hires technicians, analyst

NetWork Center, Fargo, has hired Eric Benson, Jeff Bolstad and Joe Dunnigan as help desk technicians and Jeremy Hostrup as a network systems analyst.

Benson, a graduate of Northwest Technical College with an associate degree in microcomputer support and networking administration, has 14 years of experience in information technology as a support analyst, engineer and server administrator.

Bolstad graduated from Valley City (N.D.) State University with a degree in computer information systems. He has eight years of experience working with IT support

Dunnigan, a Kaplan University graduate, has more than five years of IT experience.

Hostrup has more than 12 years of experience working in the IT industry. He has an associate degree from Jefferson Community College.

Fargo Choice Financial promotes 2 employees

David Ystebo has been promoted to credit analyst and Tim Ziemba to credit administration specialist at Choice Financial’s location at 4501 23rd Ave. S., Fargo.

Ystebo joined Choice Financial in 2011 as a customer service representative. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has previous experience as operations and office manager for Fargo-Moorhead Builders Exchange.

Ziemba joined Choice Financial in 2011 as a customer service representative. He is a graduate of Valley City (N.D.) State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and management.

Nelson joins marketing team at Onsharp

Whitney Nelson has joined the online marketing team at Onsharp, Fargo, as an online marketing specialist.

She is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead with degrees in communication studies, mass communications and leadership studies.

Three new hires at Moore Engineering

Moore Engineering, West Fargo, has hired Justin Hall as a graduate engineer, Travis DeJong as a computer-aided drafting and design technician and Mike Gratz as information technology director.

Hall received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. He previously worked for Ulteig Engineers.

DeJong earned an associate degree in applied science from Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, S.D. He was previously employed at Luther Family Ford and Northern Technologies.

Gratz graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He was previously employed for 21 years at Noridian Mutual Insurance/Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.

Two hired at Pediatric Therapy Partners

Linaya Miller, a speech-language pathologist, and Lisa Mitteness, an occupational therapist, have joined Pediatric Therapy Partners, 3060 Frontier Way S., Fargo.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in speech/language/hearing, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and an autism certificate, all from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has experience working with the pediatric and adult population in private practice and in clinics. She is qualified to provide therapy in articulation, language, fluency, social aspects, cognition and augmentative and alternative communication.

Mitteness received a master’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She has experience working in school systems and also in mental health, including inpatient and partial hospitalization psychiatric and eating disorder programs. Her areas of interest include social skills development and behavior modification.

Butler Machinery hires four in Fargo office

Butler Machinery Co., Fargo, has hired Ben Carlisle as a systems administrator, Casey Gibbs as a used ag equipment specialist, Casey Restad as an accountant and Kelly Klemisch as fleet manager.

Carlisle previously worked as a system administrator for Maintenance Engineering, Fargo, and most recently as a system administrator II at Essential Health.

Gibbs earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa. He previously worked for Caterpillar as a sales engineer, was a senior marketing specialist for Agco, Duluth, Ga., and most recently was a field product specialist for Agco, Fargo.

Restad earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He previously worked for Cargill, Hopkins, Minn., Eide Bailly, Fargo, and most recently he farmed and was the accountant for Restad Farms, Pelican Rapids, Minn.

Klemisch has a master‘s degree in business administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck. He previously worked as a warehouse/fleet manager for Thermo Technologies, Bismarck; was a procurement specialist at Montana Dakota Utilities Group, Bismarck; and most recently was a fleet operations specialist for MDU.

ShareHouse names Lopez president, CEO

ShareHouse, Fargo, has named Bill Lopez as president and chief executive officer.

Lopez has been executive director of ShareHouse since 2001, and he has been employed at ShareHouse since 1997 as program director, case manager and social worker.

Lopez graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with bachelor degrees in social work and criminal justice.

State Bank and Trust hires one, promotes one

State Bank and Trust in Fargo has hired Patrick Erickson as a credit officer, and Eric Andring has been promoted to vice president/information security officer.

Erickson, a native of Grafton, N.D., earned a degree in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University and has been in the banking field for six years.

Andring has 13 years of information technology/banking experience and seven years of experience in IT sales, service and support roles in the Fargo and Detroit Lakes, Minn., areas. Originally from Detroit Lakes, he joined State Bank in 1999 and has since served in various IT roles.

Northwestern Mutual hires financial rep

Brian Hotten has been named a financial representative by Northwestern Mutual.

He will be associated with Northwestern Mutual Gores Network of Fargo.

Hotten, a native of Neche, N.D., was previously employed by Verizon in Fargo.

Northwestern Bank promotes Denelle Wibe

Northwestern Bank has promoted Denelle Wibe to assistant vice president of personal banking.

She will serve the Ulen and Hendrum, Minn., markets.

Wibe has been with the bank for the past 25 years and was most recently a personal banking officer in Ulen.

TMI Hospitality hires project coordinator

Fargo-based TMI Hospitality has hired Matt Kalbus as a project plan coordinator.

Kalbus has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from North Dakota State University. Before joining TMI, he was employed by Trail King, West Fargo.

Jason Gibb hired at Intelligent InSites

Jason Gibb has been hired as a product owner-applications specialist at Intelligent InSites, Fargo.

He previously worked at Sundog for 12 years as a director of web development and architecture.

Gibb has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Reed College. Portland, Ore., and is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at North Dakota State University.

Bank Forward hires marketing specialist

Chelsey Klinger has been hired as a marketing communications specialist at Bank Forward, Fargo.

She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology from North Dakota State University.

Klinger previously worked for Catalan Architects and Design, and has experience in graphic design, website maintenance, social media and digital photography.

Three new agents join Keller Williams Roers

Ben Hanson has joined Keller Williams Roers Realty in Fargo as a commercial Realtor.

Cathy Hanson and Kent Tweten have joined the firm as residential agents.

Logan, Otto, Steinke join General Equipment

Tricia Logan has been hired as a sales assistant, and Scott Otto and Dave Steinke have joined the parts department at General Equipment and Supplies, Fargo.