Category: Parting Thoughts

Parting Thoughts: Steve Rose saw Nanticoke hospital through serious lows and big highs

SEAFORD – Nanticoke Health Services President and CEO Steve Rose remembers running into Sen. Thurman Adams in a Bridgeville feed store back in 2008 when his hospital was on the verge of bankruptcy. “We had terrible employee-satisfaction scores, terrible patient-satisfaction scores,” he said. “We had closed floors, cut services and needed to fill beds and…

Parting Thoughts: Joe Yacyshyn

Joe Yacyshyn joined Wilmington Trust in 1974 as a management trainee, working as assistant branch manager at the New Castle office and then branch manager in Delaware City. He transferred to the Commercial Loan department in 1990 and later joined the National Division as a calling officer and then the Cash Management Service Group. But…

William B. DeLauder, the president of Delaware State University between 1987 and 2003, died on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. He was 81. Dr. Tony Allen, the current provost of DSU, gave this eulogy for the beloved leader, honoring his achievements building the reputation of the school and making it a more robust institution and center…

Robert “Bob” Knoll was promoted to CEO of Speakman in December 2015, adding that title to the chief operating office role he’d had since April 2015 when he joined the New Castle-based leader in the manufacture of high-performance showerheads and plumbing fittings. Before his retirement late last year, Knoll was responsible for day-to-day corporate management,…

Paul Downes retired as President and CEO of Mountaire Farms in late 2018 after 40 years of service with the nation’s sixth-largest poultry company. Paul joined Mountaire in 1978 as a flock supervisor. He eventually would lead all of live operations, and in 2009 was named Chief Operating Officer. In 2010, Paul became President of…