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April 24. 2016 5:53PM

Weidman joins Asian Atlantic

PORTSMOUTHMark A. Weidman joined Asian Atlantic Industries (AAI), a privately held global independent electronics distributor, as partner and chief operating officer. Weidman has served as a member of AAI’s advisory board for the past five years. He also served as a consultant to the company since August 2015 in his capacity as founder and CEO of Birch Tree Environmental Group. Prior to that, he spent 25 years with Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., including nine years as president and CEO.

Capraro joins Franklin Savings

FRANKLINHeather Capraro recently joined Franklin Savings Bank as assistant vice president, retail sales and business development officer. Capraro, who lives in Concord, previously worked for Granite Bank in sales training and business development, and Citizens Bank in business development and branch management.

MSI Mechanical earns award

SALEM MSI Mechanical Inc. in Salem was named the 2016 Commercial Contractor of the Year by ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association. The Salem company received the award at ACCA’s 2016 conference held in Charlotte, N.C. “On behalf of the entire MSI Mechanical team and especially to my father along with my wife and family, it is with great honor I accept this prestigious award from ACCA,” said Brian Hooper, vice president of operations at MSI.

Stantec promotes two in Auburn

AUBURN — The Auburn office of design firm Stantec promoted Rene LaBranche to principal and Trey Dysktra to associate. LaBranche has over 30 years of experience in managing and overseeing the construction of municipal infrastructure projects. A geotechnical engineer with 20 years of experience, Dykstra conducts subsurface soil investigations and provides foundation design recommendations for roadways, bridges and commercial and industrial developments. Stantec’s Auburn office employs 35 civil engineers, environmental engineers and scientists, and other related professionals.

Concord CPAs share expertise

CONCORDKelli D’Amore and Ashley Major, CPAs from Nathan Wechsler and Co., an accounting and tax firm with offices in Concord and Lebanon, shared their knowledge about charter school finance and fraud prevention at the Best Practices Conference in Salem at the Birches Academy of Academics and Arts, hosted by NHPSCA on March 18. The pair will take to the podium again on June 7 in partnership with Northway Bank for a fraud prevention seminar in Concord hosted by Orr & Reno. To register for the seminar, contact Kelli at

Cross joins Coldwell

LITTLETON Trisha Cross joined the Littleon office of Coldwell Banker Linwood Real Estate, as a sales associate. Cross was born and raised in West Stewartstown. Cross spent some time in the southern region but returned with her husband to the North Country to raise their daughter. Coldwell Banker has other offices in Franconia, Lincoln and Weare and serves over 50 New Hampshire cities and towns.

Grapevine launches Secure website

MANCHESTERGrapevine Marketing recently launched a new website for Secured Network Services, a leading provider of advanced information technology solutions with four locations in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. View website at

Goldberg joins Concord law firm

CONCORD Olga J. Goldberg joined Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., a law firm based in Concord with offices in Nashua and Boston. Goldberg will practice as a member of the firm’s tax practice group, focusing on state and local tax matters.

Johnson joins Ameriprise

BEDFORDCraig Johnson has joined the Bedford office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as a financial adviser. His office is located at 258 South River Road.


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