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Roemer Named Vice President and General Manager at Six Flags St. Louis



Above: David Roemer, vice president and general manager, Six Flags.

Six Flags Inc. has named David Roemer as vice president and general manager of Six Flags St. Louis. He succeeds Thomas Iven as the park's leader.

In his most recent position of national director of purchasing for Six Flags Theme Parks, Roemer was responsible for national and international agreements for the company's properties worldwide including theme parks in Mexico City, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S.

Roemer started his career 29 years ago in the mailroom at Six Flags St. Louis. Since that time, he has held various positions with the Six Flags organization. Six Flags Inc. currently has 39 theme parks in North America, Europe and Latin America and hosts more than 50 million guests worldwide.

Schnuck Markets Names Caster VP, Controller




Above: Lori Caster, vice president, controller, Schnuck Markets Inc.

Lori Caster, CPA, has joined Schnuck Markets Inc. as vice president, controller. She replaces Paul Blasè, who is retiring this fall.

Caster most recently served as vice president and controller with Bridge Information Systems in St. Louis. Prior to joining Bridge, she was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, St. Louis, in audit and business advisory services.

Caster brings experience in financial reporting processes review and major financial transactions. Also, she has worked with large professional services teams, acquisitions and divestitures, business and financial risk assessment, and other areas of financial management.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, the family-owned Schnuck Markets Inc. currently operates 92 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Roberts Joins Welsch, Flatness & Lutz as VP

Welsch, Flatness & Lutz, an insurance, risk management and financial services firm, has added Peggy Roberts as vice president. Her responsibilities include sales and consulting for the firm's commercial insurance services. Roberts brings more than 15 years of experience in the commercial insurance field.

Pompe Named President of Follman Properties



Above: Bruce Pompe, president, Follman Properties • ONCOR International.

Follman Properties • ONCOR International has promoted Bruce Pompe, CPM, RAM to president. Pompe has been with the commercial real estate firm for more than 15 years and succeeds Gary Follman who is returning to a real estate investment and services practice. Burt Follman continues as chairman and CEO of the company.

Previously Pompe served Follman as executive vice president of asset management and chief operating officer. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a Registered Apartment Manager (RAM) and a member of the Real Estate Board of Metropolitan St. Louis, the National Association of Realtors, and the St. Louis Chapter of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Law Firm Welcomes Reeg and Hahalis

The law firm of Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP, announced Kurtis Reeg has joined the firm as a partner. In addition, attorney Maria Hahalis has become associated with the firm.

For more than 20 years Reeg has represented product manufacturers, distributors and retailers in a wide range of products-related litigation. He also handles complex insurance and environmental cases. He joins the firm after serving as the National Chair of the Product Liability Group and Chair of the Tort and Insurance Group of the St. Louis office of one of the nation's largest law firms.

Hahalis practices general civil litigation after serving as an Assistant Missouri Attorney General. Her experience includes state government litigation, products liability, personal injury, insurance coverage, alternative dispute resolution and family law.

Fru-Con Appoints Weeks and Arthur as Vice Presidents

Fru-Con Construction Corp. has named Charles Weeks vice president of human resources and Paul Arthur as vice president of power.

Weeks will oversee Fru-Con's human resources and safety departments. He previously held a position at H.E. Sargent Inc., a construction company based in Maine, and a subsidiary of Fru-Con.

Arthur was manager of business development for Fru-Con's process industries business unit for three years. In his new position, he is responsible for the acquisition of new power and energy projects, developing and maintaining client relationships, and successful completion of projects.

Eisen Appointed Executive VP at UniGroup

Stanley Eisen
has been promoted to executive vice president of special products at UniGroup Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit. In his new position, Eisen is responsible for the operation and administration of the non-household goods division of the company, which transports electronics equipment, trade show displays and other commodities requiring special handling.

Eisen began his career with the UniGroup companies in 1998 as vice president of Mayflower Transit’s Special Transportation Systems and has most recently served as vice president of special products for UniGroup. Prior to joining UniGroup, Eisen served in management capacities at two other carriers.

Christner Promotes Ducker to Principal

Christner, architecture and design firm in Clayton, announced Robert G. Ducker, AIA, has been named a principal. Previously, Ducker served the firm as director of design. His experience with Christner includes a variety of projects for clients such as The Center of Clayton, Community School in Ladue, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Maryville University Center, Visitation Academy and BJC Health System.

Huhn Appointed Managing Principal of Right Management Consultants’ St. Louis Office


Above: John Huhn, managing principal, Right Management Consultants.

Right Management Consultants recently named John Huhn as managing principal of their St. Louis Region. Right specializes in human resources consulting and has more than 200 service locations worldwide.

A native of St. Louis, Huhn joined Right more than two years ago serving in the areas of new business development and strategic alliances. Prior to joining the firm, he was president and CEO of The Rainforest Company, which he co-founded in 1992. His six year tenure culminated with the acquisition of Rainforest Crunch, a well-known Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor.

Forbes magazine’s “Best 200 Small Companies in America” has listed Right Management Consultants for the past several years. In addition, the firm made Business Weekly’s list of “Hot Growth Companies: The 100 Best Small Corporations.” Right counts 85 percent of the Fortune 500 among their clients.

Robuck Joins Alberici as VP and GM of Southeast Region


Above: Kenneth Robuck, vice president and general manager of the Southeast Region, J.S. Alberici Construction Co. Inc.

J.S. Alberici Construction Co Inc. has named Kenneth Robuck as vice president and general manager of the Southeast Region. Robuck will focus on power projects nationally within this new position.

Robuck brings more than 20 years of power and construction experience to Alberici. Most recently, he was president of the Williams Power Corporation.

Founded in 1918, Alberici provides general contracting, construction management, specialty contracting and design-build services worldwide. The company, ranked 55th among the largest contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News-Record, is headquartered in St. Louis.

 

 

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