Ohio Business

Associated Bank's Contact Centers certified again by J.D. Power

01 01 1970

GREEN BAY, Wis., May 3, 2017 -- For the second straight year, Associated Bank's contact center operations have been recognized for customer service excellence in its live phone channel by the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program.SM As part of its rigorous evaluation, J.D. Power conducted a detailed operational evaluation that included recruiting, training, management and quality assurance capabilities. The process also included a random survey of Associated Bank customers who recently called its contact centers in Green Bay, Wis., and Stevens Point, Wis. Associated Bank ranked in the top 20 percent of all benchmarks. For two years in a row, Associated Bank’s contact centers have been recognized by J.D. Power for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience� for the live phone channel. "Associated Bank is being recognized once again for providing superior service to their customers and has the...

Associated Bank announces leadership changes

01 01 1970

"Patrick has been instrumental in the advancement of Associated's internal audit program, helping to ensure continuous, objective review of the company's business processes," said Philip B. Flynn, Associated president and CEO. "Through his commitment to Associated Veterans Network, Patrick has also helped progress our Veteran recruitment efforts and build a network of support for our military colleagues, their families and community members." In anticipation of Derpinghaus' retirement and succession, the company also announced that Matthew Braeger has accepted the position of executive vice president and deputy chief audit executive effective October 24, 2017. He will continue to report to Derpinghaus. Braeger joined Associated in 2013 as senior vice president and audit director. He has more than 17 years' of audit experience, primarily in banking...

Associated Banc-Corp to acquire wealth management family services firm Whitnell & Co.

01 01 1970

Whitnell was founded in 1988 by Donald P. Kelly, former chairman of Beatrice Corp, along with two experienced investment professionals – Bill White and Mike Brunell. The company's more than 25 professionals provide affluent Midwest families with a complete set of multi-family office services centered around financial planning, wealth management and generational wealth transfer. "The addition of this respected company adds a strong team to our Chicago-area private client group and positions us to offer unique investment, asset management and related services to high net worth clients across our markets," said Philip B. Flynn,  president and CEO, Associated. "The acquisition of Whitnell also furthers our strategy to drive shareholder value through a diverse set of specialty businesses." Whitnell will enhance Associated's ability to provide comprehensive...

Associated Banc-Corp completes purchase of wealth management family services firm Whitnell & Co.

01 01 1970

Whitnell will be part of Associated's Private Client & Institutional Services group and will enhance Associated's ability to provide comprehensive financial services related to tax, charitable and estate planning. Associated's Private Client Services includes Private Banking, Investment, Trust and Insurance Services for affluent individuals, executives, professionals and business owners. Associated's Institutional Services focuses on working with businesses and other entities to provide Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans, Insurance & Risk Management and Institutional Investment Management services. "The acquisition of Whitnell aligns with our continued focus on improving the customer experience and strategy to drive shareholder value through a diverse set of specialty businesses," said Philip B. Flynn, president and CEO, Associated. "With the addition of Whitnell, we can offer a unique set of additional...

Ashland Launches North American Corrosion Science Center to Further...

01 01 1970

Thom Johnson, North American Corrosion Business Manager “What truly distinguishes the Ashland corrosion team from our competitors is our relentless drive to understand what’s important to our customers and the end users that they serve." Dublin, Ohio March 22, 2017 Ashland has established the Ashland Corrosion Science Center (ACSC) as a new center of excellence to support corrosion applications based on fiber reinforced polymers (FRP). The ACSC is a forum where industry partners, end-users, design engineers and fabricators can work with the Ashland corrosion team to grow the profitability and usability of FRP composites in corrosion resistant applications. The ACSC was designed to build upon the extraordinary success Ashland’s customers have seen for many years with the Kehl Center of Excellence in Europe. The focus of the ACSC is to define the efficacy of FRP in new corrosion applications as well as to support customers in existing FRP industries such as chemical...

Ascherl Joins Team at NMV Strategies as Senior Communications Strategist

01 01 1970

Rosemarie Ascherl As we get more involved with instant access of positive and negative messaging through social media, Rosemarie will be instrumental in providing communications consulting for our clients during a crisis.- Nancy Valent, NMV Strategies Cleveland,OH April 03, 2017 NMV Strategies announces Rosemarie Ascherl has joined the agency’s team as senior communications strategist focusing on social media plans and hard- hitting campaigns for business-to-business, manufacturing, non-profit and consumer clients. Ascherl brings both agency and corporate experience to this team. Most recently, she has held the position of public relations director for more than 15 years at Sonnhalter in Cleveland, Ohio. Her extensive knowledge in communications planning and the manufacturing and industrial markets are well suited for her new role with NMV Strategies. She will also complement the NMV Strategies’ team with her expertise in public relations, marketing, crisis communications,...

Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Diagnosed US Navy Veteran in Arizona To Call Them About Compensation and Why Its Vital They Hire One of The Nation's Most Skilled Lawyers

01 01 1970

The incredibly skilled mesothelioma attorneys we suggest recognize how important it is for a diagnosed person with mesothelioma to get properly compensated-so do we”— Arizona Mesothelioma Victims CenterNEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, July 24, 2017 -- The Arizona Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a US Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Arizona to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 about financial compensation as well as why it is incredibly vital to hire one of the nation's most experienced mesothelioma attorneys to get the best settlement outcome." http://Arizona.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com A mesothelioma compensation claim for a US Navy Veteran in Arizona can potentially involve hundreds of thousands of dollars or more, but if the diagnosed person hires a local car accident lawyer or a mesothelioma marketing law firm there is not much anyone can do to help terminate the lawyers or law firm if they turn out to...

Arizona Adopts Root Insurance Following Successful Ohio Launch

01 01 1970

Root Logo Expanding west gives more drivers access to a better car insurance model and better rates overall. Columbus, Ohio May 09, 2017 Root, the first insurance company founded on the principle of fundamental fairness, today expanded to Arizona after a highly successful launch in Ohio. Effective immediately, Arizona drivers can download Root’s iOS or Android app and take a test drive to determine a personalized rate. Root’s unique insurance model—using mobile data to personalize rates and only insuring good drivers—has proven to be a game-changer in Ohio, and the expansion to Arizona will increase the company’s potential reach by 60 percent. “Expanding west gives more drivers access to a better car insurance model and better rates overall,� said Root CEO and co-founder Alex Timm. “Arizona is a natural fit for us as a business....

Appvion Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

01 01 1970

APPLETON, Wis., May 8, 2017 -- Appvion recorded first quarter operating income of $6.6 million compared to operating income of $9.6 million for first quarter 2016. A reduction in prices and shipment volumes for the Company's paper products, primarily caused by the ongoing strength of the U.S. Dollar against other major currencies, caused an $11.7 million decline in operating income compared to first quarter 2016. Those negatives results were partially offset by improvements in manufacturing costs and lower selling, general and administrative and related costs that produced an $8.7 million increase to operating income.    Appvion's first quarter 2017 net sales of $166.7 million were $13.8 million lower than first quarter 2016. Thermal papers net sales were $95.0 million, a decline of $6.9 million compared to first quarter 2016. Carbonless papers net sales of $71.7 million were $6.9 million lower compared to first quarter 2016.       Current...

Appvion Receives Court Approval of First Day Motions to Support Ongoing Operations

01 01 1970

"We remain focused on operating our business as usual and serving our customers' needs as we continue constructive discussions with our lenders on an expedited restructuring and emergence," said Kevin Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer of Appvion. "The approval of our first day motions transitions us smoothly into our restructuring process, from which we expect to emerge with a sustainable capital structure, well positioned to compete, and primed to further invest in the innovation that has made Appvion a market leader in coated paper." Appvion received approval to access $65 million of the $85 million of new debtor-in-possession ("DIP") financing on an interim basis. This DIP financing, combined with cash generated by the Company, will support ongoing operations during the process. The Company also received approval to, among other things, pay employee wages and benefits and honor customer programs. Appvion intends to pay...

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