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The latest in Memphis business news

January 2014

Kathy Buckman Gibson Named President and COO for Buckman International

01/30/14

Kathy Buckman Gibson Named President and COO for Buckman International

As President and COO, Buckman Gibson will step away from her role as Chairman of the Board of Buckman, a position she has held since 2000. Assuming the Chairman’s role will be Buckman board member Otto Heissenberger, Jr. Heissenberger is the first non-Buckman-family member to chair the Board. He holds a graduate engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Technical College in Graz, Austria, and has completed the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development. In her new role, Buckman Gibson will focus will be on growing operational results, customer relationships and international reputation of Buckman as a global leader in the specialty chemical industry. Included in her area of focus is the implementation and execution of the global business’s...

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Belz Enterprises Expands to Establish Peabody Hotels & Resorts

01/22/14

Belz Enterprises Expands to Establish Peabody Hotels & Resorts

Belz Enterprises announced its establishment of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, a hotel and resort management venture that will strengthen the ongoing brand success of Peabody Hotels. With this strategic shift in focus, the Memphis-based company is moving into asset/brand management within the luxury hotel sector, ducks included. With the announcement came the promotion of Craig Smith, Director of Sales & Marketing for The Peabody Memphis, to Vice President of Brand Development for Peabody Hotels & Resorts. Smith is charged with aggressively pursuing and vetting hotel properties that meet the company’s requirements. “The Peabody Memphis will be the flagship property of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, one that all future hotels under our management will be modeled...

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Cardell Orrin Hired as Memphis City Director for Stand for Children Tennessee

01/21/14

Cardell Orrin Hired as Memphis City Director for Stand for Children Tennessee

Orrin, a native Memphian is a former chief information officer with LeMoyne-Owen College, a founding board member of Hattiloo Theatre, and a member of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals. He graduated from the Leadership Academy Fellows Program, received the Top 40 Under 40 Award from the Memphis Business Journal, and was a member of the 2007 class of Leadership Memphis. He founded Linx Consulting, and serves as chair of the Board for Freedom Preparatory Academy.  Stand for Children Tennesse, a not-for-profit education advocacy group that works with parents and teachers, has a longtime presence in the Memphis and Nashville communities. In Memphis, Stand members have provided grassroots support for education funding, Pre-K programs, and candidates who support...

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Thomas & Betts Exec Recognized by National Association of Manufacturers

01/15/14

Thomas & Betts Exec Recognized by National Association of Manufacturers

Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, announced yesterday, January 14th, that National Sales Manager Liz OGrady is among the winners of The Manufacturing Institute’s STEP Awards. The Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Manufactures (NAM), will recognize OGrady with the “Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Award,” which honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.    OGrady is known for her support on behalf of women in the electrical industry. Her achievements over the course of her 30-year career include pioneering the idea of the Women in...

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