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January - February 2003

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Vellano Named Controller of Edgetech IG
VELLANO Cindy Vellano has accepted the position of controller at Edgetech I.G. Inc. of Cambridge, Ohio. She will be responsible for the overall accounting functions of the manufacturing facility there and the Coventry, England, distribution office/warehouse.

Vellano has been part of the Edgetech organization for three years, servicing previously as assistant controller. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LaRouche College in Pittsburgh, and currently is pursuing an MBA from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

Guardian Industries Promotes Thomsen to Group Vice President
Guardian Industries Corp. of Auburn Hills, Mich., recently announced the promotion of Scott V. Thomsen to group vice president. In his new position, Thomsen will be responsible for directing research and development initiatives at the company’s science and technology center in Carleton, Mich. 

He earned a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California.

David E. ByersBYERS

Manager of the Window and 
Door Division at L.B. Plastics Inc., 
Mooresville, N.C.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1951.

Hometown: Sheridan, Mich.

Highest Education: An MBA from the University of Kansas.

Current City of Residence: Mooresville, N.C.

Family: Wife, Connie; two children, Nicole and Ryan.

Average Workday: 10.

First Job Ever: Selling Christmas cards door to door when I was ten years old.

Greatest Professional Failure: Being a part of a West Coast plywood plant closing.

Other Job You Would Like To Try: Leading a company.

Role Model: Jesus Christ.

Favorite Book: “The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith”.

Favorite TV Show: Any show dealing with the history of the Middle East.

Biggest Regret: Traveling extensively when my children were growing up.

Proudest Moment: Marriages of my daughter and son.

Biggest Risk: Staying invested in today’s stock market.

Favorite Drink: Simi - Cabernet Sauvignon.

Favorite Movie: “Shrek.”

Favorite Restaurant: The Capital Grill in Charlotte, N.C.

Would Like To Meet: President George W. Bush.

What Drives Him: To make decisions and take action based on maintaining my integrity.

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any Caribbean resort with a great beach and scuba diving nearby.

Favorite Philosopher: Apostle Paul.

One-Word Self Description: Persistent.

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