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Kurtenbach named Distinguished Engineer BROOKINGS, S.D. — Reece Kurtenbach, head of the world’s largest scoreboard and message board manufacturer and Brookings’ largest private employer, is this year’s Distinguished Engineer as chosen by the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University. A 54-year-old Brookings native, Kurtenbach has been president and CEO of Daktronics since 2013.
DSG hires Hicks as vice president of operations FARGO, N.D. – Dakota Supply Group has hired Rod Hicks as its vice president of operations. Hicks will be responsible for leading many of DSG’s corporate operations, including purchasing, logistics, warehousing and fleet operations.
Odney announces new leadership team BISMARCK, N.D. – Advertising and communications agency Odney has named “a new generation of leadership and ownership to guide the Odney team,” the company reports. On March 1, Patrick Finken and Mike Bruner stepped down as CEO/president and corporate creative director, respectively, to make way for the change.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Prairie Business is proud to announce its 2019 Top 25 Women in Business winners.
FARGO, N.D. – The copper and aged bronze colors on the exterior of Border States Electric’s new headquarters here are no accident. They’re meant to reflect the electrical components that Border States distributes – products that have powered the company’s growth from two electrical-supply salesmen in 1952 to more than 2,200 employee-owners today.
Editor’s note: Paul Wilson is president and CEO of Noridian Healthcare Solutions of Fargo, N.D. And in this Q&A, he tells Prairie Business about the company and its coast-to-coast operations. Wilson is a former CEO of Los Alamos Medical Center in Los Alamos, N.M. He also held CEO positions at Innovis Health (now known as Essentia Health), at DMS Health Technologies and at Lake Region Healthcare of Fergus Falls, Minn.
Over the past few years, the Human Resources department at Basin Electric Power Cooperative has created procedures and software to move from hard-copy personnel, benefits and payroll files toward the electronic storage of employee files. By categorizing each employee file, we control who can and cannot see the documents, improve record retention, create instant availability and reduce the need for storage space.
Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Half-full, came the answer on Feb. 8 at the airport in Williston, N.D. Even though any actual liquid would have frozen, turning its container into a glass half-full of ice.
McGinniss named dean of law school at UND GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Michael McGinniss, associate professor of law at the University of North Dakota, has been named dean of the School of Law by Provost Tom DiLorenzo. McGinniss joined the UND faculty in 2010. He teaches courses on professional responsibility, evidence, conflict of laws, remedies and legal ethics. A popular teacher, he has served as the faculty advisor for the North Dakota Law Review for the past seven years, and students have chosen him to hood them at spring commencement since 2012.
Pearson named Aldevron corporate attorney FARGO, N.D. – Keleigh Pearson has joined Aldevron as the company’s new corporate attorney. In her position, Pearson will serve as in-house legal counsel for business transactions including negotiation, drafting and review of contracts, as well as an advisor for corporate governance and operations.