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Fields named Vice President, Manufacturing at Nissan Canton

Nissan announced a change in senior management at its Canton plant with the appointment of Erik Fields as vice president, Manufacturing. Fields has more than 20 years of automotive and engineering expertise. He has spent 12 years at Nissan Canton, serving in various roles of increasing responsibility, including manufacturing program manager, where he helped lead the launch of Nissan Altima, ...

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New Museum Leadership Team Announced

Lucy Allen has retired as director of the MDAH Museum Division after forty years of service to the department. Cindy Gardner has been selected to replace Allen, and Pamela Junior has been selected as the director of the Two Mississippi Museums. Rachel Myers will become the deputy director. Dorian Pridgen will serve as director of visitor experience and Clay Williams ...

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MSU students join Continental Internship Program in Clinton

Continental Tire has selected Mississippi State University students Sarah Chipley of Vicksburg and James Leggett of Jackson for summer engineering internships in Clinton. Chipley will focus on product industrialization. Leggett will focus on 5S, a lean manufacturing tool that improves workplace efficiency. Chipley graduated from Warren Central High School. She is a junior chemical engineering major. Chipley is a member ...

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Cotton House Hotel in Cleveland announces leadership team

Management company MMI Hotel Group announced the leadership team behind the Cotton House hotel in Cleveland. A Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel and a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, the 95-room hotel is scheduled to open in July. Cotton House Leadership Team includes: General Manager, James McAfee – McAfee, formerly a property leader at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel in Montgomery, ...

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Saindon joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Ken Saindon, PE, SE, has joined the firm in the newly created position of Senior Bridge Discipline Practice Leader. Saindon has nearly 25 years of consulting engineering experience and has worked on dozens of large projects across the country, from a $2 billion rail transit project at the Honolulu Airport to an 8.7- mile, $1 billion ...

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Wilson, Schmidt join United Way of South Mississippi team

Joshua Wilson of Hattiesburg and Julie Schmidt of Ocean Springs have joined the staff at United Way of South Mississippi in Gulfport. Wilson is director of marketing and communications. He has 10 years of experience to his role, including time as a newspaper reporter and as a marketing and public relations administrator in higher education and in the foodservice distribution ...

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Synergetics expands sales and marketing teams

Synergetics announced it has hired three new employees to support recent growth throughout expanded territories. Synergetics adds two to the Sales Team with Breanna Cummings and Ashley Foster, and one to the Marketing team with Bryan Kelley. Breanna Cummings and Ashley Foster join Synergetics as Inside Sales Account Managers. Cummings and Foster are responsible for preparing quotes and sales orders, ...

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Peterbilt Motors Co. honors Peterbilt Truck Centers with award

Peterbilt Truck Centers, with sites in Pearl and Meridian, was recognized with a Best in Class Award from the Peterbilt Motors Co. The Best-in-Class Award is based on a combination of Peterbilt’s standard of excellence scores, part and service performance, financial performance and utilization of PACCAR training and programs. Peterbilt Truck Centers is owned by Dobbs Peterbilt Group. Other dealers ...

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The Skills Foundation of Mississippi elects new leaders for 2019

The Skills Foundation of Mississippi, Inc., announced that Amy Walker, Area Sales Manager for Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions has been elected to Chair the organization for 2019-2020, succeeding Amy Tate, Government Relations Manager for Tennessee Valley Authority. Subsequently, Ed Gardner, Director of Business and Economic Development for Entergy Mississippi was elected Vice Chairman for the organization. The Skills Foundation of ...

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Community Bank opens new mortgage headquarters

Community Bank has announced the opening of our Mortgage Department’s new headquarters at 138 Lakeland Heights Boulevard, Flowood. “It’s exciting to see the plan come to fruition, we have long needed this space to better serve our valued customers,” commented Greg Moore, President and CEO, Community Bank, “We are proud to be able to do this here in Rankin County, ...

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