Taking Stock

8:45 PM, Mar. 9, 2013  |  Comments
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Mehrdad Nazari, owner-manager of Prizma LLC in Kronenwetter, was ranked among the top 1 percent reviewed LinkedIn profiles in 2012. LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, with 200 million members.

Nazari is a senior adviser helping clients improve their environmental and social performance, and engage and communicate with their stakeholders. His most recent project includes coaching a diamond-mining company with operations in Botswana to develop its inaugural sustainability report, also known as a corporate citizenship report in the U.S. Nazari also uses LinkedIn to leverage his blogs at www.prizmasolutions.com.


Northcentral Technical College is one of six colleges across the country to be recognized by Tooling U-SME as an outstanding educational facility that is developing a learning culture that works to overcome the manufacturing skill gap. Tooling U-SME's Platinum Education Centers are educational programs that embrace technology and are active in developing manufacturers for today and tomorrow.


Clark Dietz Inc. has elected the following board members for 2013: John Boldt, chairman, president and CEO; Charles Craddock, executive vice president; Tim Falkowski, treasurer; Hans Peterson, secretary; Jerry Payonk, executive vice president; Al Staron, Stacie Dovalovsky and Wes Christmas. Ken Nelson will serve as chairman emeritus.

Bryan Hanneman and Steve Siddens have been elected as new shareholders.

Clark Dietz is a recognized leader in transportation, civil, environmental, mechanical, electrical, structural and industrial engineering with more than 140 professional staff members in regional offices in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.


Cameron Yazdani joins Schenck SC as associate director of risk services serving clients firmwide.

Yazdani has more than 12 years of experience providing professional services to companies in a variety of industries. His range of experience includes internal audit, IT risk assessment, internal control effectiveness, supply chain management, strategic planning, and consulting in the manufacturing, retail and financial services industries.

Schenck's growing risk services practice provides risk assessments; internal control and continuous improvement reviews (financial and information technology); internal audit services; accounts payable analyses; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; privacy audits; IT security; SOC reviews; and agreed upon procedures and services to both private and public companies.

Schenck is a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm serving clients through nine locations in Wisconsin. Schenck provides a full range of services including accounting and audit, tax, business consulting, information technology, merger and acquisition, retirement planning, investment and payroll solutions for businesses, governments, nonprofits and individuals.


Keith Hanson has joined Clay Marketing Group/American Senior Benefits as an agent in Iron Mountain, Mich.

Clay Marketing Group is a client focused, independent insurance agency, specializing in serving the needs of the 55 and older community.

Hanson is working in the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin area.


TMA+Peritus, with offices in Wausau and Madison, brought home eight ADDY Awards in the competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation Madison Chapter.

TMA+P captured the Gold ADDY in the most competitive category - Logo/Icon Design - for its logo work for the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association.

The logo - a peeled potato in the shape of the state of Wisconsin - also took home the Judge's Choice Award. The WPVGA logo now moves on to the regional ADDY competition.

The logo was designed by TMA+P Art Director Kurt Huber and Creative Director Tom Marks.

The firm also won ADDYs in the categories of Sales Promotion Videos for M3 Insurance and Digital Newsletters for TMA+P's own The 5 Minute Marketing Strategist.

TMA+P received five ADDYs for its website design and development work. They included top honors for Urban Land Interests with headquarters in Madison; SAA Design Group, also based in Madison; and TMA+P's own website.

The company won for Best Responsive Design website for Toole Design Group out of Silver Spring, Md., with offices in Boston, Seattle and Madison; and for Best Interface & Navigation, also for Urban Land Interests.

TMA+Peritus is a leading content marketing, Web design and development, and branding firm with offices in Wisconsin.


Office Enterprises of Weston has been honored with a 2013 Pro-Tech Service Award, which recognizes those Konica Minolta dealerships that demonstrate the highest commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

A first-time Pro-Tech Service Award winner, Office Enterprises' service department, headed by Service Manager Dan Powers, is dedicated to delivering professional, reliable service and maximum performance for Konica Minolta's award-winning lines of digital imaging products.

To attain the Pro-Tech standard, each element of the company's operation was evaluated and measured, including its management skills, inventory control systems, technical expertise, dispatch systems and customer satisfaction ratings.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services.

Konica Minolta's product offerings include production print solutions, copiers and printers as well as information management.

Office Enterprises, founded in 1983 by Henry Lamovec, has evolved into a full line, full service office equipment provider in central Wisconsin.

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