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Perrigo, a leading pharmaceutical supplier, announced today that Greg Hostetler has been hired as an analytical chemist for the analytical research and development team. In this role, Hostetler will work with scientists in product development and quality assurance to develop new analytical methods for infant formula.

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced Tim Collins of Burlington, VT has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as SQL Report Writer and Analyst.
Tim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology earned at Vermont Technical College. He brings vast information technology experience ranging from application development to database management and web design.

AllEarth Renewables has hired Bill Kanzer, a 20 year veteran of the solar industry, to direct its sales and marketing and join its management team. Kanzer has extensive experience in PV (photovoltaic) sales and marketing, research, product development and information systems.

Michelle Gates of Westford, has joined Special Olympics Vermont as the organization’s new Program Services Director.
In this newly created role, Michelle will be responsible for developing and managing SOVT’s network of volunteers, coordinating outreach and support for local and school programs and implementing Project Unify.

Bilodeau, Wells & Company, P.C. Certified Public Accountants, of Essex Junction, announces the addition of Melissa Seymour as a Staff Accountant.
Melissa graduated Cum Laude from Champlain College in May, 2011, with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. She will be performing tax, accounting and attest services with the firm’s broad client base.

Ricky Padgett, vice president of Finance and Operations and chief operating officer for the past five years at the George West Mental Health Foundation (GWMHF) in Atlanta, has been named director of Corporate Accounting at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Amy Vaughan has been named director of Revenue Finance and Reimbursement at Fletcher Allen Health Care where she previously held the roles of manager of Revenue Finance and Reimbursement and senior reimbursement analyst. Prior to joining Fletcher Allen in 2001, Vaughan worked in sub-acute care reimbursement positions in Denver, Chicago, and Connecticut.

Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that he has tapped Chief Deputy Dean Shatney to replace retiring Caledonia County Sheriff Michael Bergeron when Bergeron steps down at the end of the year.

Tom Bailey, president of the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) Board of Directors, announced today that George Lague will join the board as an eastern zone director. Lague was appointed by the board to fill a vacancy caused by the death in July of long-time director, Bert Lague. He will serve by appointment until the term expires in May 2012.

As a teenager in Houston in the late ’60s and early ’70s who excelled in science, Dr. Lawrence Slocki says his career options were twofold: join NASA or become a doctor. Dr. Slocki chose the latter and, after years in the South, is bringing his experience and expertise in obstetrics and gynecology to Vermont – a state where he has longed to work.

Pomfret artist and printmaker Marilyn Syme has brought her latest technique – white line woodblock printing – to the Gifford Gallery in a show that runs until Jan. 25.

Charles MacLean, M.D., interim associate dean of primary care in the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has announced the selection of Denis Barton, M.A., M.B.A., as the new director of the Office of Primary Care and AHEC Program.