Welsh, Osborne join Domtar's Kingsport Mill
Realtor earns designation
Vaughn & Melton expands, Simmons joins firm
Combs receives medical management certification
Shelley named banquet manager
Kunysz named senior vice president
Amerace hires Brilmyer
Lake Pointe makes staff announcements
Wilson qualifies for producers conference
Honeycutt named retail banking manager for BB&T
Rogers joins Microporous
Bowles earns designation
Byington joins Merle Norman
Kroger hires dietician
KINGSPORT - Joely Way, a registered nurse at Holston Valley Medical Center, has been chosen by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses as this year's recipient of the "Excellence in Clinical Practice" award. The award is given to recognize excellence in clinical practice among experienced neuroscience nurses.
Way has also been accepted at Carson-Newman College, where she'll begin pursuing her master's degree as a nurse practitioner in the fall. While in school, she will continue her career in neuroscience nursing at Holston Valley.
KINGSPORT - Domtar Paper Co. recently announced that Joshua Welsh and Rhonda Osborne have joined its Kingsport mill.
A native of Knoxville, Welsh is relocating his family to the Gray area.
KINGSPORT - Sharon Duncan, a real estate agent with Town & Country Realty, recently was awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council. Seniors real estate specialists help seniors make wise decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property, managing the capital gains and estate tax implications of owning real estate, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a senior community and other issues.
GREENEVILLE - Greg Simmons has joined the Greeneville office of Vaughn & Melton, a Southeast engineering and architectural services firm, as a senior architect. Simmons will lead projects for the firm's Greeneville-area client base.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Vaughn & Melton offers a range of engineering and architectural services for a variety of industries and applications. The firm's Greeneville office is located at 219 West Depot Street. Other offices are located in Middlesboro and London, Ky.; Greeneville and Knoxville, Tenn.; Asheville and Charlotte, N.C.; and Spartanburg, S.C.
KINGSPORT - Dr. Stephen Combs, vice president of medical affairs at Holston Valley Medical Center, has been designated as a certified physician executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Deborah Shelley has been named banquet manager at the Country Club of Bristol.
An accounting veteran for 18 years, Shelley also brings about 13 years of administrative, managerial and planning experience to her new position.
Shelley lives in Bristol with her husband, Bobby.
READING, Pa. - Kingsport native John M. Kunysz Jr. has been named senior vice president of business development and chief financial officer of Kadent Corp., a provider of healthcare and other accounts receivable management services based in Reading, Pa.
Kunysz will help develop and implement Kadent's strategic growth plans and alliances, as well as identify new business growth opportunities while controlling costs and enhancing profitability.
Kunysz is a CPA and holds a master of business administration degree from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in business administration from San Diego State University.
PINEY FLATS - Amerace, Microporous Products LP recently hired George H. Brilmyer as director of research and development.
With more than 30 years of battery industry related experience, Brilmyer will enhance the company's customer focused product development initiatives. In addition, his previous experience in manufacturing engineering and plant operations will allow him to immediately be an additional resource for technical assistance to the company and its customers in all areas of battery technology.
BLOUNTVILLE - Lake Pointe Advertising, a provider of customized corporate apparel and imprinted promotional items, has made some personnel announcements.
In her new position, Burns will assist with catalog and Web site development, and produce original designs for client orders.
JOHNSON CITY - Scott Wilson has qualified for the 2007 Leading Producers Conference with Genworth Financial. This year's conference will be held at Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic. Wilson is one of this year's Leading Producers with Genworth Life Insurance Company, one of the nation's leading providers of long-term care insurance, based on the LifePlan's 2004 Long Term Care Individual and Group Association Top Writer's Survey Results.
Wilson has helped more than 1,000 clients in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
KNOXVILLE - Michael W. Honeycutt has been named retail banking manager and senior vice president for BB&T's East Tennessee region, which includes Sullivan County.
Honeycutt will oversee 71 retail branch locations in an area stretching from Abingdon, Va., to Blue Ridge, Ga., and from Nashville to Murphy, N.C.
PINEY FLATS - Microporous Products L.P. has announced the appointment of Cobb Rogers as manager of international marketing and sales.
Cobb holds a bachelor's degree in languages and international business from Georgetown University and a master's degree in Soviet studies from the University of Kansas. Cobb speaks English, German, French and Russian.
Microporous Products has more than 70 years of experience in supplying the needs of global battery customers.
KINGSPORT - Kenneth A. Bowles has earned the designation of Personal Lines Coverage Specialist (PLCS) from the National Underwriter organization.
The designation is given upon completion of four courses covering general insurance principles, personal property coverages, personal automobile coverages, and personal umbrella/excess coverages, and after passing an examination on each segment.
KINGSPORT - Patricia Lea Byington has joined Merle Normal Cosmetics & Day Spa in the Fort Henry Mall.
Dorothy Shaver has been named registered dietitian for Kroger's Mid-Atlantic Division, which includes Northeast Tennessee.