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NH Business Newsmakers: Strange joins Blake's All Natural Foods

March 15. 2014 9:07PM

Strange joins Blake's All Natural Foods

CONCORD - Michael Strange has joined Blake's All Natural Foods as vice president and director of operations and product development, a new position to the Blake's executive team.

Strange will rely on his extensive experience within the food industry, both in consumer packaged goods and restaurant segments, to achieve Blake's 2014 sales, production, and manufacturing goals, the company said.

Strange joins the team of the family-owned business following success as a consultant for the past six years. During his time as consultant, Strange worked with national brands such as Legal Sea Foods, Bertucci's, Uno Restaurants, Hannaford Bros. and many others.

NCCC Manchester adds oncologist Sims

MANCHESTER - Danny Sims, MD, will develop and maintain a practice two days a week as a Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) Hematologist-Oncologist in the Manchester office at the Notre Dame Pavilion of Catholic Medical Center.

Dr. Sims has been a member of New Hampshire Oncology Hematology (NHOH) for more than 20 years seeing patients in southern and eastern New Hampshire As a result of a new agreement between Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and NHOH, Sims, who is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology, will now see patients at Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) as a D-H physician.

MSI Mechanical VP elected group director

SALEM - At the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) NH/VT's annual meeting held recently, Brian Hooper, vice president of operations, MSI Mechanical Systems Inc., ended his one-year tenure as board chairman and was elected ABC national director.

ABC is a 501(c)(6) organization composed of a national organization and local chapters like the NH/VT chapter that are administratively, financially and operationally independent from the national organization, while remaining subject to certain national standards. Governance of the national organization is through a national board of directors, which is composed of representatives from each chapter and national officers elected by the national board of directors.

Hooper was elected by his peers within the NH/VT chapter.

Reichard joins Mall of New Hampshire

MANCHESTER - Barbara Reichard has been appointed as guest services manager at the Mall of New Hampshire, mall owner Simon Property Group Inc. said.

Most recently, Reichard was the guest service representative at the mall.

In her new role, Reichard will supervise all of the Simon customer service programs, including overseeing corporate and personal sales of the Simon gift card program, Ticketmaster ticketing needs, mobile shopping applications, Simon Kidgits Club, and handle guest requests and concerns.

Reichard will also be responsible for training all new Guest Services representatives.

Reichard has been with Simon Property Group since 2013. She is familiar with the Mall of New Hampshire as she has held numerous retail positions including general manager of Ritz Camera and sales representative at Kay Jewelers.

Houghton-Davis named sales director

BEDFORD- U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) has named Lee Houghton-Davis as director of sales for the New England Agent Channel in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Houghton-Davis' responsibilities will include the overall direction, providing leadership and setting strategy for more than 50 U.S. Cellular authorized agent locations throughout New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Working with sales development managers and owner principals of authorized agent stores, Houghton-Davis will assist with merchandising, growing U.S. Cellular's business, and driving customer service through agent locations.

She has more than 23 years of experience in the wireless industry.


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