Business people

  • Updated: March 30, 2008 - 8:50 PM


Gamer Packaging Inc., Minneapolis, promoted Ronald Gamer from president to chief executive officer. Kenneth Gamer, formerly executive vice president, has been promoted to president. Ronald Gamer founded the company in 1987 and is its first CEO.


Myocor Inc., Maple Grove, promoted Scott Poellinger from director of finance to chief financial officer.

Fidelity Bank, Edina, promoted Steve Stoup from vice president of marketing and business development to senior vice president of marketing and business development.


Xiotech Corp., Eden Prairie, named Mike Gluck vice president, channel development. He was an independent consultant and partner with IN-fusion.

Rotation Engineering and Manufacturing Co., Brooklyn Park, named Kent Dunham director of sales.

Mate Precision Tooling, Anoka, named Jim Thomas vice president of international sales. He was president of Colder Products Company International Division.


The National Institute on Media and the Family, Minneapolis, named as directors: Joann Knuth, executive director of the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals; LohiniMayo, marketing executive, Agro-K Corp., and Peter McCormick, vice president, ExactTarget. Phyllis Sloan, LaCrèche Early Childhood Center Inc., was reappointed.

The University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, named to its board of trustees: George Buckley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of 3M; Cardinal Pio Laghi, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Vatican office that oversees Catholic education at all levels around the world, and the Rev. John Malone, retired pastor of the Church of the Assumption, St. Paul.

Metro Meals on Wheels, Minneapolis, elected Yvonne Olsen, International Federation of Settlements, and Ethan Roberts, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, to its board of directors.


Railway Age magazine will present Glencoe-based Twin Cities & Western Railroad Co., with its 2008 Short Line Railroad of the Year Award at the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association's annual meeting in San Antonio May 5.

Weber Shandwick, Bloomington, was awarded seven Bronze Quill Awards and one International Association of Business Communicators Pinnacle Award from the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators for work on behalf of the National Marrow Donor Program.

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