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Newsmakers: S.W. Cole announces leadership changes

June 29. 2014 6:56PM

S.W. Cole announces leadership changes

Robert E. Chaput Jr., PE, has been named president and CEO of S.W. Cole Engineering Inc.

A senior geotechnical engineer with the firm and manager of the Augusta, Maine office, Chaput has worked for S.W. Cole for more than 20 years.

Other management changes were made at the company as a result of Chaput’s promotion: Chad B. Michaud, PE, has been named chief operating officer and executive vice president. The firm’s most recent president and CEO, Paul Kohler, PE, now holds the role of senior vice president. He is still an active member of the board of directors, and he is a senior geotechnical engineer and project manager with the firm. He is also manager of the firm’s Gray, Maine, office. Roger E. Domingo was promoted to vice president of construction services. Timothy J. Boyce, PE, was named vice president of engineering and was also named to the board of directors. Gary Bucklin, CG, PG, has been promoted to vice president of geoscience services.

S.W. Cole is an employee-owned firm of more than 80 scientists, engineers and technicians providing geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental services, ecological consulting and construction materials testing for projects throughout New England.

The firm was established in 1979 and has offices throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Jordan named advancement director

MANCHESTER — Manchester Community Health Center has named Hope Jordan director of advancement.

The Canterbury resident will be responsible for planning and executing comprehensive fundraising and related initiatives to increase donor support and promotion of the center. Previously, Jordan served as director of resource development for the Laconia Area Community Land Trust and at the University System of New Hampshire.

Sargeant promoted to executive VP at Meredith

Meredith Village Savings Bank has promoted Robert Sargeant to executive vice president and senior commercial lending officer. Sargeant will continue to manage the bank’s commercial lending team.

As a member of senior management, Sargeant also serves on the bank’s loan review, cra, risk, information security, pricing, compliance, total quality management, and asset liability committees.

Dargin promoted to VP at Middlesex

Middlesex Savings Bank, one of the largest independent banks in Massachusetts, promoted John P. Dargin of Nashua to assistant vice president based in Natick, Mass. Dargin joined Middlesex Savings Bank in March 2004 as a sales and customer service associate.

Leoni honored with nonprofit board award

CONCORD Kirk B. Leoni, managing director of Nathan Wechsler & Co., PA, was presented with the first New Hampshire Board Impact Award, one of the New Hampshire Nonprofit Impact Awards for 2014, in recognition of his work with nonprofit organizations across the state.

The award was given at Nonprofit Impact Night, an event honoring individuals and nonprofits that have made outstanding contributions to their communities, held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord on May 22.

Boedecker joins Coldwell Banker Linwood

FRANCONIA Heidi Boedecker has joined Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate as a sales professional in the Franconia office. She is a North Country native — born in Littleton and raised in Twin Mountain. She began her successful real estate career in the early 1980s as a licensed New Hampshire real estate agent with a primary focus on marketing and selling land and homes in Franconia, Easton, Sugar Hill, Bethlehem and Carroll.

Daily honored with nonprofit awards

CONCORD — Executive Service Corps Co-founder and longtime Executive Director Michael Daily was nominated for a New Hampshire Impact award this year by the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. Earlier this spring Daily was selected as a mentor for the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship cohort.

Executive Service Corps of Northern New England works with nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont to improve their effectiveness and sustainability by providing them with low-cost consulting assistance delivered by experienced executives and professionals.

Since its formation in 2000, ESC’s team of more than 30 consultants has completed more than 200 projects for 120 clients. Their office is in Hampton.

Lawrence joins Bean Group

Jennifer Lawrence has joined the Bean Group’s Amherst real estate team. Lawrence is a member of the National Association of Realtors, New Hampshire Association of Realtors, Greater Manchester-Nashua Board of Realtors, and the Northern New England Real Estate Network. Bean Group is home to nearly 300 agents with 15 offices serving New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Raynolds joins board of Seacoast Mental Health Center

PORTSMOUTH — Seacoast Mental Health Center recently elected Ned Raynolds to serve on its board of directors.

A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Portsmouth resident since 2001, Raynolds served eight years on active duty before earning a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 1996.

In 2003, his 18 months of citizen advocacy led the city of Portsmouth to commit to making its new library the state’s first municipally-owned LEED certified building, after which he ran for city council, serving from 2004-2008.

Since 2011, he has represented the energy savings performance contracting business of Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, throughout northern New England.

Signs Now owners receive sales award

PELHAMChuck and Rose Raz, owners of Signs Now Pelham, recently received one of the top sales awards presented during the 2014 Alliance Franchise Brands Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

Their sign and graphics company received the Silver Star Award, which is presented to franchisees who exceed a milestone in annual sales for the first time.

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