at the top

Stratasys, Eden Prairie, named John Gould president of North American operations. Gould was chief revenue officer and general manager of North American operations at ReachLocal. He held multiple leadership positions at Dell and worked for ADP and the MathWorks.

Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System named Benjamin Gerber executive director. Gerber was director of energy and labor/management policy at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. He worked for Fredrikson & Byron and is on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

Landmark Environmental, Bloomington, named Sherry Van Duyn president. Van Duyn was vice president since 2000 and is a founding member. She is a member of the University of Minnesota Civil, Environmental and Geo Engineering Department's professional advisory board.

moving up

Allete Inc., Duluth, named Patrick Cutshall treasurer effective in January. Cutshall joined Allete in 1989 as a financial analyst and most recently was director of investments and tax. He is a director and treasurer for the Depot Foundation and the Paul Staudenmaier Boys and Girls Club of Duluth Foundation.

Briggs and Morgan, Minneapolis, named Tara Reese Duginske, Mike Kaphing, Michelle Schultz and Aaron Thomas shareholders.

Knutson Construction, St. Louis Park, named Ramona Wilson director of diversity. Wilson is a member of Summit OIC, Minneapolis Urban League, Labor Education Advancement Program and on the advisory board for HIRED. Knutson Construction also named Greg Ball and John Watkins superintendents and Jens Frederickson project manager.

U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, named Sean Wenham wealth management adviser for the private client reserve. Wenham was a senior financial adviser for U.S. Bancorp Investments. U.S. Bank also named James Hagen senior portfolio manager for the private client reserve.

on the move

YA, Minneapolis, named Robin Orchard senior account director. Orchard was an account director for marketing solutions retail and consumer branded goods at Fair Isaac Corp. and worked for Carmichael Lynch. YA also named Bob Dover senior financial analyst, John Swing account manager, Shishir Ghate principal engineer, Ben Sorenson business systems analyst and Mark Shelley vice president of mobile sales.

Bay & Bay Transportation, Rosemount, named Randy Plotner national tank account manager. Plotner was director of business development for J&M Tank Lines in Alabama and worked for Autumn Transport and Dart Transit.

Anchor Bank, St. Paul, named Todd Van Wambeke vice president of commercial banking. Van Wambeke was vice president of business development for Frandsen Bank & Trust and is a member of the St. Paul Jaycees.