Tompkins VIST Bank
Andrew Marker and Jorge Richards have been promoted to branch manager. Their role will be to lead the success efforts of their respective offices by assuring excellent service, supervising staff and growing relationships with customers and the community.
Marker, manager of the Blandon office, has more than 37 years in banking. A resident of Sinking Spring, he joined Tompkins VIST Bank in 2019 as assistant branch manager. A graduate of Penn State University with a degree in finance, he also completed the Leadership Berks program. His volunteer activities include serving as secretary of the Berks Arts Council.
Richards, manager of the Hamburg office, joined Tompkins VIST Bank in 2015 as a teller. He is a resident of Schuylkill Haven and received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Penn State University. Active in the community, he supports the United Way, The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Taste of Kutztown festival. He also is a member of Greater Reading Young Professionals.
Reading Bakery Systems
Steve Moya has been promoted to manager, RBS Science & Innovation Center. In his new role, Moya will oversee the Science & Innovation Center facility and management of staff, all customer on‐site and virtual product trials, as well as research and development projects for the company.
Moya, who started with RBS in 2017 as a mechanical engineering intern, had progressed into various engineering roles prior to moving to the Science & Innovation Center in 2019 as a process engineer. A U.S. Army veteran, Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in electro‐mechanical engineering from Penn State University.
Pennsylvania American Water
Diane Holder and Jim Runzer have been appointed as vice presidents of operations for its Western and Central/Eastern operations, respectively. Holder and Runzer will succeed Andrew Clarkson, who retires this month after 34 years of dedicated service at American Water.
In their new roles, Holder and Runzer will be responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of the company’s water and wastewater systems throughout the state. Both positions will report to Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran.
Holder joins the company from Duquesne Light, where she most recently served as director of the Advanced Distribution Management System. In her 28-year utility career, she has held roles as Duquesne Light’s chief of staff to the CEO, managing director for engineering and programs, and director of Duquesne’s operations center. Prior to Duquesne Light, Holder worked in various positions at Allegheny Power, FirstEnergy and West Penn Power. She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification.
Runzer has been part of the American Water team for 27 years, coming to Pennsylvania American Water from its sister subsidiary in New York, where he served as the vice president of operations. Beginning his American Water career as a meter reader at New Jersey American Water, he advanced to roles as field operations manager and production manager before moving into the director of operations role with Iowa American Water. Runzer holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Kean University, an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and NJDEP T4 and W4 licenses.
Asplundh Tree Expert
Steven G. Asplundh has been elected to the position of chairman of the board and Matthew B. Asplundh becomes CEO. With a combination of more than 65 years of experience in field operations and in Asplundh’s corporate management, the changes come as part of the company’s successional leadership planning.
After 42 years of service, former Chairman of the Board/CEO Scott M. Asplundh is reducing his role in the daily operations of the corporation due to health reasons. He will continue to work in the company as vice-chairman and serve on the board of directors.
Steven Asplundh, who most recently served as chief operating officer for UtiliCon Solutions, LLC since 2017, has worked throughout the company for 35 years and earned an MBA from Georgia State University. Matt Asplundh earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Central Florida and has almost 30 years of industry experience, including 23 years as an executive. Most recently, Matt served as executive vice president with responsibility for 23 field management regions and seven subsidiaries.
Carl Marks has been promoted to vice president of business systems and technology. In his new position, Marks will hold primary responsibility for leading an enterprise-wide analysis of TRIOSE’s business systems, processes, and technology to help position TRIOSE for future growth.
Prior to joining TRIOSE earlier this year, Marks was the vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Alvernia University for two years where he implemented an enterprise culture regarding IT, significantly improving the availability and performance of systems and technology. Marks also worked as the chief operating officer for 16 years for the local Wyomissing company, Contegix/Distributed System Services, where he helped to grow the organization into a major IT managed services provider and product reseller.
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