? Paul Daigle, program manager at Marathon County Conservation, Planning and Zoning Department, was honored as Wisconsin's Grazing Lands Advocate for 2013 by GrassWorks Inc. at its recent annual conference. The award is in recognition of Daigle's leadership, advisory roles and efforts to educate people statewide about the benefits of managed grazing.
? Becher-Hoppe Associates Inc. announces the addition of Bryan Magnuson as a staff engineer in their transportation services area. Magnuson will be working as part of the utility coordination team on projects statewide.
? Travis Puig has joined the Becher-Hoppe staff as a computer aided design technician. Puig will be using Autodesk software to help prepare technical drawings for both the civil and architect groups.
? Joshua Gerrits and Karl Kemper are staff engineers with Becher-Hoppe in the transportation services area. Gerrits and Kemper are registered engineers in training. Gerrits will be working as part of the Utility Coordination team on the US 41 project in Green Bay and the WIS 441 project in the Appleton area. Kemper will be part of the Construction Engineering team working on highway and airport construction projects.
? CoVantage Credit Union announced the promotions of Adam Dotter to assistant vice president, Collections, and Shawn Sukup to assistant vice president, commercial lending.
Dotter has been responsible for overseeing the efforts of nine staff members and leading his team to keep loan losses within an acceptable range. He also is responsible for monitoring the sale of repossessed property and real estate.
Sukup provides business, real estate, equipment, operating and line of credit loans. He is licensed to sell life, disability, hail and multi-peril insurance.
? Schenck S.C. has announced Mark DeBroux, Steve Franke and Lonnie Hampton, all certified public accountants, have been named shareholders of the organization.
DeBroux serves as a member of Schenck's health service team. His experience includes providing accounting, tax planning, consulting and administration services to independent health care providers throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.
Franke serves as a co-leader of Schenck's real estate and construction team and is a member of the manufacturing team. He specializes in providing financial statement audit and accounting services to clients. Franke has strong expertise in the construction industry, and his background includes leading audits for both local and national contractors. He also has experience assisting with client advisory and accounting matters related to acquisitions, internal controls and preparing financial statement projections and forecasts.
Hampton serves as Schenck's international tax team leader. His experience includes tax planning and research for closely held corporations, partnerships and individuals. Hampton's responsibilities include the review and supervision of preparation of corporate, individual and partnership tax returns.
? Mark Haase has accepted the position of plant manager for Schuette Metals.
Haase will be responsible for all manufacturing, purchasing and distribution operations, as well as manufacturing support functions, including engineering, planning and maintenance. Haase will implement manufacturing strategies and action plans, manage a team of individuals accountable for problem solving and cost reductions, and schedule stability. Haase also will manage spending.
? The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors honored Marathon County Surveyor Emily Pierce on Jan. 24 by naming her Young Surveyor of the Year.
Pierce is recognized for upholding the highest standards of the surveying profession, for giving of herself in the interest of the advancement of the society, and for her achievements and merits as a younger member of the society. Pierce currently is serving her second term as president of the Wisconsin County Surveyor's Association and has served on the board of directors for five years. She is a member of the Ethics and Standards of Practice committee and the Survey Map Review Group within the WSLS organization, as well as being a part of a group working on a legislative rewrite of the administrative codes that govern the minimum standards of property surveys.