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Systems Control, NWTC
Partner For Employee
IRON MOUNTAIN — Workers sometimes return to school, but at Systems Control, school comes to the workplace.
Thirteen employees of the Iron Mountain electrical controls manufac- turer gained certificates this spring through a Northeast Wisconsin Technical College program that involved onsite classes taught by NWTC instructors.
This marked the second class from Systems Control to graduate from Green Bay-based NWTC, with costs paid by the company and instructors visiting the workplace three to four hours a week, said Cole Smith, human resources generalist. “It is a program that provides employees with detailed knowledge for their current role and prepares them for their career progres- sion,” he said, noting classes and homework take place over a period of two to three years.
The course list covers skills in math, automation, technical communica- tions, electrical systems and utility projects, among others.
“The Power Certificate from NWTC solves a business need and prepares our talent for hard-to-fill positions with a special skill-set,” said Jon Harry, Systems Control vice president of organizational excellence. “NWTC has been a valued partner and contin- ues to deliver results for our business needs.”
“The program is a great example of how collaboration benefits everyone involved,” said Christie Fleming, an earlier graduate now working as a pro- tection and control designer. Fleming, who started as a computer-aided drafting technician with a limited knowledge of power systems, helps create and check wiring diagrams and schematics, ensuring final prints are accurate and complete.
“What makes this partnership stand out is that Systems Control has worked with NWTC to design a pro- gram that delivers not just skills train- ing, but credit-based education,” NWTC President Jeffrey Rafn said.
Allowing employees to gain a post- secondary credential right in their workplace makes Systems Control a leader not just in the region but nationally, he said.
“The Power Certificate Program has been an amazing journey, full of opportunity where I can now apply the new skills I have acquired to fulfill a business need while working for a company that strives for continuous improvement, which in turn drives me to become better every day,” said Ryan Stromberg, a testing technician and current graduate.
A third training session likely will begin this fall, Smith said. The NWTC program is a valuable recruit- ing tool as Systems Control continues to expand, he said.
Gundlach Champion Project Featured In Magazine
IRON MOUNTAIN — Design Cost Data magazine’s May-June issue featured the new Marquette Municipal Service Center project for which Gundlach Champion Inc. was general contractor.
Gundlach Champion worked with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber and GEI Consultants to plan, design, and construct the 110,000-square- foot facility.
It was completed in 2017 and included vehicle maintenance, vehicle storage, integrated warm and cold storage, welding bays, a drive-through truck wash, locker room and break spaces for public works staff, and 17,000 square feet of offices config- ured for public works, engineering, and community development and planning.
Gundlach Champion Inc. was formed by combining Herman Gundlach Inc., founded in 1898, and Champion Inc., established in 1921. For more than a century, GCI has been providing preconstruction and project delivery systems to commer- cial, educational, health care, industri- al and public facilities markets throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Midwest.
GLRC Welcomes Mulford
MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers recently announced Clare Mulford has moved into the role of chief operations officer. Mulford has been with GLRC since the fall of 2017, starting as a behavioral health project coordinator, adding the title of prevention services coordinator a few months later.
Mulford joined GLRC with 13 years of clinical experience, gained in pri- vate and agency practice. During that time, she has held supervisory and research-based positions. Prior to join- ing GLRC, Mulford was managing and directing behavioral health clinics in Hawaii. Previously based in New York, she was working in liaison with Columbia University conducting MRI-based research. She completed a bachelors in psychology and a masters in marriage and family therapy, respectively.
Mulford and her family relocated to the Upper Peninsula two years ago. In her free time, she can often be found hiking on local trails with her family.
Daust Takes Over As
CEO At Range Bank
MARQUETTE — Roxanne Daust is the new chairwoman, president and CEO of Range Bank.
Daust joined Range Bank in 1997 as chief financial officer. She played a key role in the First National Bank merger.
She was promoted to executive vice president in 2011. In this role, she was jointly responsible with Palmer for the day-to-day operations of the bank and worked to grow assets under manage- ment.
In September 2017, she was selected to become president and chief operat- ing officer and designated to succeed Palmer as CEO, working closely with him to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
“I am honored to be the CEO of Range Bank. We have a great team and I look forward to continuing to build on our accomplishments well into the future,” Daust said.
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