Milhorn named Baldrige examiner
Taylor joins Swedish Match North America
Puckette wins award
RE/MAX office opens in Piney Flats
Adams named assistant vice president
KINGSPORT - TriSummit Bank has announced the addition of two banking officials to its staff.
Bell earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech in 1971, and completed the Virginia Banker School in 1981 and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1990. His office is based in the corporate office in Kingsport.
Hart holds a bachelor's degree from Presbyterian College in Clinton S.C., and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at King College in Kingsport. He holds both Series 7 and 63 securities licenses and is licensed in Tennessee for life and health insurance.
Hart is active in the community and currently serves as board chair for Keystone Dental Care, and as a board member of Johnson City Area United Way. Hart will have offices in Johnson City, Bristol and the Kingsport financial centers.
TriSummit Bank received the certificate of authority to open a banking business in the Tri-Cities as of Feb. 23, 2007, and opened for business on Feb. 26 with financial centers in Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. The corporate office of TriSummit Bank is located at 1999 E. Stone Drive, Suite 300, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Britta Milhorn, Wellmont Health System's director of clinical knowledge management and service excellence, has been appointed to the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award board of examiners.
The Baldrige Award is presented to businesses and organizations that are judged to be outstanding in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results.
Milhorn traveled to Washington, D.C., in early May for training.
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.
Milhorn has been a Wellmont employee for more than 18 years. She received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from East Tennessee State University and is certified as a quality technician by the American Society for Quality.
MORRISTOWN - Marcy Taylor has joined Swedish Match North America as a new territory sales representative in the newly created assignment in Morristown.
Taylor lives in Blountville with her three-year-old son, Bryson.
Swedish Match products include Red Man and Southern Pride loose leaf tobacco, Timber Wolf and Long Horn snuff and White Owl and Garcia Y Vega Cigars.
KINGSPORT - Eastman Chemical Co.'s Worldwide Innovation Conference Tuesday was the setting for the presentation of the first Perley S. Wilcox Award. Thomas Puckette, Ph.D. and a technology fellow in Eastman's chemical research and development lab in Longview, Texas, was the inaugural recipient of the award that recognizes long-term innovation that has resulted in business success, according to a news release.
He has worked on both improving a number of Eastman's existing chemical processes, as well as developing new processes.
His contributions include developing efficient methods for the production of various industrial chemicals that find their way into many consumer products such as plastics, paints, coatings and pharmaceuticals.
He has also helped advance ways to manufacture those chemicals more efficiently, selectively and economically.
The award is named for Perley S. Wilcox, the first general manager of Tennessee Eastman. Wilcox had vision for Eastman's future and an understanding of the importance of being an industry leader.
An early patent issued for Eastman was granted to Wilcox in 1924 and is an example of his contributions to both the business and technical success of Eastman.
More than 600 Eastman scientists, engineers and business leaders from around the world converged on the company's headquarters in Kingsport for the biennial Technical Conference.
PINEY FLATS - RE/MAX Central Realty recently opened in Piney Flats. Owner Lorrie McGovern said she decided to open her office on Highway 11E to give home buyers and sellers a convenient central location. The office is located in front of the Tri-County Industrial Park.
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - Karyn Adams, former director of communications at Maryville College, has been promoted to assistant vice president of marketing and communications at the four-year, private liberal arts college.
The daughter of Bill and Marian Adams of Kingsport, Adams is a 1990 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Tennessee. She has worked at Maryville College since 2002.
Contingent upon board approval in June, all administrative changes are scheduled to take effect July 1, 2007.