Business people

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 3, 2013 - 1:24 PM

A listing of who's on the move and winning awards.

Paige Wittman

Moving up

Andersen Corp., Bayport, named Paige Wittman vice president of sales. Wittman joined Andersen in 2007 and was director of sales for the East division. She has held leadership positions at Polaris Industries and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Ergotron, Eagan, named Steve Reinecke assistant vice president of the health care sales team for North America. Reinecke joined Ergotron in 1997 and was senior director of sales for Canada and Eastern USA.

On the move

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, St. Louis Park, named Chad Herrgott chief information officer. Herrgott was the interim CIO and has been a technology consultant for seven years.

BBDO Proximity Minneapolis named Noel Haan executive creative director. Haan was group creative director at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago and previously worked for BBDO, Cramer Krasselt and Leo Burnett.

CBRE named Jodi Leppa senior project manager. Leppa was a senior director for Nelson and has worked for SmithGroup and Ellerbe Becket.

Honors

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest gave Vicki Bailey its Bronze Leadership Award. Bailey is vice president of investment law and chief compliance officer for Advantus Capital Management.

NeighborWorks America and CommonBond Communities gave Jenifer Scherer the Dorothy Richardson Resident Leadership Award.

On the board

Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, named Kevin Goodno and James Snelson to the board. Goodno is a shareholder and chairman of the government relations practice. Snelson is a shareholder and co-chairman of the life sciences and mergers and acquisitions groups.

Polaris Industries, Medina, named Kevin Farr to the board. Farr is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Mattel and was a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers International.

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) named Lee Ehmke president. Ehmke is director and chief executive of the Minnesota Zoo and has served on the WAZA council since 2009.

National Chicken Council named Mike Helgeson board chairman. Helgeson is chief executive of GNP Co., formerly Gold’n Plump Poultry.

Insignia Systems, Brooklyn Park, named Steven Zenz to the board and also chairman of the audit committee. Zenz is a former partner of KPMG.





 

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