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March 16. 2013 2:26AM

NH man appointed CEO of Iron Mountain

BOSTON - Iron Mountain Inc., an information storage and management company, appointed William Meaney as president and chief executive officer in January. He succeeded longtime executive chairman and CEO Richard Reese, who retired after 31 years at the company.

Meany grew up in Hampton and was a student at Hampton Public School, Sacred Heart Convent School in Hampton, and Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, N.Y., and a master's in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Meaney, 52, comes to Iron Mountain with more than 20 years of experience successfully overseeing diverse businesses in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. Most recently, he served as CEO of the Hong Kong-based Zuellig Group, a $12 billion, primarily business-to-business conglomerate that saw sales triple during his eight-year tenure from 2004-2012.

Eades receives 'C-Beyond Award'

BEDFORD - Centrix Bank President/CEO Joseph B. Reilly presented Julie Eades, executive director of the Community Loan Fund, with the bank's C-Beyond Award at the Outstanding Women in Business reception.

Reilly praised Eades for her many years of service and commitment to the Community Loan Fund. "Not only has she grown her organization to a bustling not-for-profit, but she championed a new method of financing to assist entrepreneurs with obtaining capital and helped create the national organization of CDFIs known as the Opportunity Finance Network," he said.

The C-Beyond Award was established in 2011 by Centrix and is presented each year to an individual who best exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit.

NHPR selects program director

CONCORD - New Hampshire Public Radio has added public radio manager and programmer Michael Rathke to its senior management team as program director. Rathke joins NHPR from Georgia Public Broadcasting, where he was director of radio for the GPB statewide network.

In New Hampshire, Rathke will be based out of NHPR's Concord broadcast center and will manage NHPR's program schedule, oversee Classical New Hampshire and locally produced programs including The Exchange and Word of Mouth.

Bean Group taps Carragher to lead

Bean Group, a real estate brokerage firm that serves New England, has added Chris Carragher, director of marketing, to the company's management team.

The news of Carragher joining Bean Group comes on the heels of the company's 2012 growth announcement. Last year Bean Group added $170 million in overall sales, a 44 percent increase from 2011, and landed on the Inc. 500-5000 list of the fastest-growing, independently held companies in the United States for the second consecutive year.

Prior to forming his consulting group, alpha brandz, Carragher worked at The Meat House as director of marketing and public relations from 2004 to 2009.

Cross adds Gaurino

MANCHESTER - Cross Insurance has hired Michael Guarino of Lee as a senior account executive in its commercial lines department. He is a licensed property and casualty producer with 10 years of experience in the industry. He provides expertise in risk transfer and loss-control services for construction companies.

Griffin earns underwriter title

MANCHESTER - Mike Griffin, a senior account executive with Cross Insurance, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Candidates for the CLU designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.