Skidmore Studio Adds To Digital Team: Skidmore Studio of Royal Oak recently welcomed a new Senior Interactive Designer to its team of in-house creatives. This addition, which comes as a result of growth in the studio’s digital business, adds a depth of talent to the studio’s team of designers, illustrators, brand strategists and motion graphics artists. Skidmore’s newest hire, Marc Nischan, is an experienced illustrator and Web designer who has developed Web sites for small businesses as well as major global brands. Prior to joining Skidmore, Nischan was an adjunct professor at the College for Creative Studies and an art director at ChannelNet, where he designed sites for VW, BMW, Hunter Douglas, Ford Motor and Benjamin Moore Paint. A CCS-trained talent, Nischan is a well-known pop surrealism artist and has had shows at Lift, 323East and CPop among others. Coincidentally, he was also an apprentice for Glenn Barr, a former Skidmore employee and world-famous pop surrealism artist. To view samples of Skidmore’s creative, visit www.skidmorestudio.com.
Dow Corning Xiameter Gets New VP, Executive Director: Jeroen Bloemhard has been appointed business vice president and global executive director for Dow Corning’s Xiameter brand, which offers more than 2,500 standard silicone products at market-based prices via a web-enabled order platform. Based in Midland, he will oversee the operations and expansion of the Xiameter brand globally. Bloemhard began his career at Dow Corning in 1991 and has a since held a variety of marketing and commercial leadership positions around the globe. He most recently served as director in the company’s procurement organization and before that as business vice president and executive director of its global electronics industry business unit. Bloemhard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in international marketing and management and modern languages from the Hanse Polytechnical University in Groningen, the Netherlands. The Xiameter brand of Dow Corning Corp. offers market-based prices for standard silicone products. Introduced in 2002, the brand offers more than 2,500 products including silicone fluids, sealants, silanes, emulsions and rubber. The Xiameter brand is a no-frills model offering cost effective products through streamlined services and a Web-enabled order platform. The Xiameter business model offers customers enhanced self-service functionality, extended volume quantity options, transparent pricing, and more credit term choices. In addition, a broader range of standard silicone products is offered as well as the ability to purchase through local distribution. Learn more at www.xiameter.com. Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 silicon-based products and services to more than 25,000 customers worldwide. The company is jointly owned by Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. and New York-based Corning Inc. More at www.dowcorning.com.
Secure-24 Names Ellen Baldwin Regional Sales Director for SAP: Southfield-based Secure-24 Inc. an SAP hosting partner and SAP-certified provider of cloud services, announced the addition of Ellen Baldwin as western regional sales director focused on SAP hosting, cloud and application support service. Baldwin will be located in Secure-24’s western regional office based in California’s Silicon Valley. She will be responsible for identifying new opportunities and establishing client-SAP partner relationships to support Secure-24′s business in the region. As an SAP-certified cloud and hosting provider, Secure-24 provides a full service technical offering in support of SAP applications and an agile infrastructure model for companies moving SAP to the cloud. Highly skilled teams of SAP experts combine innovative technology, proven methodology and demonstrated successes in hosting, management, upgrades, migrations and support engagements to deliver business solutions that reduced risk and maximized ROI. Baldwin has over 20 years of experience as a senior account executive developing strategic client and business partner relationships. She has specialized in sourcing clients’ needs for hosting and application management support services. She also has overseen the deployment and ongoing management of business-critical applications, including SAP ECC. Prior to joining Secure-24, Baldwin held positions with technology companies, including AT&T, NaviSite, ACS Application Management Services, and BlueStar Solutions. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Baldwin is a graduate of San Jose State University.