Derek A. Perini has been hired as a senior interior designer at Bernardon, a regional architecture, interior design and landscape architecture firm.Perini has focused on senior living design. He has also been a speaker at national and regional events for the prominent aging service organization LeadingAge, and a judge at the annual Environments for Aging Conference. He will be involved in the firm’s senior living, multi-family and hospitality projects.
Michael A. Gilmartin has been promoted to chief financial officer at M.Davis & Sons, Inc., an industrial contractor and fabricator in Wilmington. Gilmartin has been part of the accounting team for more than 16 years and part of the executive management team for three years.
Diane Ferry of Star-Med LLC, was installed to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2015-2016 Board of Directors. The board is composed of women from across the country who will continue NAWBO’s mission of preparing women leaders for a world of change.
Dr. Wilma Mishoe was appointed by Gov. Jack Markell to serve a six-year term on the Delaware State University Board of Trustees. The appointment returns Dr. Mishoe to the campus where she grew up as a teen. She is the daughter of Dr. Luna I. Mishoe, who was the president of then-Delaware State College from 1960-1987.
Louis Caputo Jr., of Newark, Del., was elected to Ducks Unlimited national board of directors during the organization’s annual convention held recently in Milwaukee. Caputo has been a DU member since 1999 and held high ranking volunteer positions including Delaware State Chairman, Chairman of the Executive Committee for Delaware and Public Policy Chairman for the state. He is vice president and senior banking advisor for PNC Wealth Management.
Thomas Hanson, a partner with the law firm Morris James LLP in Wilmington, was named to the Delaware Community Foundation’s board of directors. Hanson has served on the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), has twice chaired the Delaware Minority Job Fair committee and is a previous vice chair of Legal Development of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers section of the DSBA, which awarded him its leadership award in 2011.
Andy Staton, a residential real estate agent and leader of the Andy Staton Group in Rehoboth Beach, was named to the Delaware Community Foundation’s board of directors. Staton was voted the 2010-2011 Sussex County Realtor of the Year, and serves as secretary (formerly chairman) of the Delaware Real Estate Commission. He also has served on the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council since 2009.
Mike Tretina, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Bayhealth has bene named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 list of “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.”
This is the fourth year in a row Tretina has received the honor. He joined Bayhealth in late 2013 from Mary Greeley Medical Center in Iowa.
The individuals included on the Becker’s Hospital Review list are men and women who help navigate their organizations through the stormy seas of health care reform during the shift to value-based health care.
To develop the list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations, reviewed prior lists from the publication and conducted editorial research.
M&T Bank of Delaware and Junior Achievement of Delaware will honor Peter C. Morrow with the award at the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame Reception and Induction Ceremony in October.
Morrow, president of the Welfare Foundation, is also past president of the Longwood Foundation. During his nearly 20-year tenure, the foundations contributed $1 billion to various charities, largely in Delaware.
Morrow began his career with the foundation after serving nearly four decades with the DuPont Co., where he managed the global charitable giving program and community affairs activities in Delaware. A Wilmington native, he has taken a special interest in the economic interests and revitalization of Delaware. He served on the Riverfront Development Corp., Wilmington Housing Partnership, and Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, among others.
Proceeds from the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame benefit local Junior Achievement students pursuing direct employment, entrepreneurial start-up, or continued education upon high school graduation.
Flute Pro Shop named a top music retailer
The Flute Pro Shop in Wilmington, Del., has been named one of the world’s Top 100 musical instrument and product retailers. The global association for the music products industry, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will formally present The Flute Pro Shop with the Top 100 honor during the industry’s upcoming trade event, Summer NAMM in Nashville.
Businesses vying for Top 100 status are evaluated for a sound business model, resourceful approaches, and effective implementation of best practices. A panel of independent judges scores each entry to determine the Top 100. Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlights the industry’s very best music product retailers.
Winterthur scientist leads international team in discovery about painting
An international team of scientists, led by Winterthur Museum’s Senior Scientist Jennifer Mass, Ph.D., has announced new findings on why a bright yellow pigment favored a century ago by master artists like Henri Matisse fades to drab beige.
The study published in the June 2015 issue of Applied Physics A, calls for the development of international protocols to identify and help preserve “at risk” paintings.
“The results of this study reveal how critical it is to understand not only the chemistry of the discolored paint, but also the chemistry used to prepare the paints that were available to the turn of the 20th-century’s most enduring artists,” said Mass, senior scientist at Winterthur’s Scientific Research and Analysis Laboratory and associate professor at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.
Although the study focused on pigments from Matisse’s “The Joy of Life” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, it also presented contributing evidence from earlier investigations with the ESRF on works by masters such as Matisse, James Ensor, and Vincent Van Gogh.
Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce joins Solid Rock Community Outreach Center in a ribbon cutting ceremony
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce (CDCC) joined Solid Rock Community Outreach Center in June for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their grand opening and membership with the CDCC.
The goal of the new Community Outreach Center is to become the hub for the community. The main target is youth and most of their programming is youth oriented.
The Solid Rock Community Outreach Center will also be used for outreach such as Town Hall meetings. The space will be used to assist in meeting the needs of the community such as feeding programs for the youth and clothing giveaways.
Downtown Visions names executive committee
The Board of Directors of Downtown Visions, which is the non-profit management company of Wilmington’s Downtown Business Improvement District, recently appointed the following people to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board:
Norman Pernick, Esq., Chair
Peggy Strine, First Vice Chair
Karl Wagner, Treasurer
Martin P. Hageman, Secretary
David S. Swayze, Esq.
and Julia Han