Billhighway Welcomes Sales Engineer and ‘Company Team Player’: Troy-based Billhighway, provider of cloud-based financial management for nonprofit organizations, Tuesday announced the hiring of Pete Wardrope as sales engineer and Mary Girodat in a position called ‘company team player.’ Wardrope brings more than 10 years’ experience in public accounting and consulting to the growth team in his role as sales engineer. Wardrope was most recently a practice leader and senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP, where he delivered compliance, operational assessment and auditing services to high profile clients in a variety of industries. In his customer-facing role at Billhighway, Wardrope is responsible for uncovering business requirements and effectively demonstrating product solutions to solve client needs. Wardrope has a bachelor of arts degree in accounting from Michigan State University. Girodat comes to Billhighway from Talmer Bank & Trust where she served as executive administrative assistant. In Girodat’s role as ‘company team player’ she is responsible for a comprehensive set of activities including meeting and event coordination, corporate travel, marketing support and front office management. Girodat as a bachelor of business administration degree from Rochester College. For more information visit www.billhighway.com.
CIMdata Announces Three Key Promotions: The Ann Arbor-based PLM consulting and research firm CIMdata Inc. announced three promotion Tuesday. Stan Przybylinski has been promoted to vice president of research after rejoining CIMdata in 2010 as director of research. Przybylinski was previously with CIMdata as a senior consultant from 2000 to 2003. Przybylinski’s promotion recognizes the increased importance of, and his growing role in, the expansion of CIMdata’s global research services. Przybylinski has more than 30 years experience in IT for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has worked in R&D, marketing, and communications with both Fortune 100 companies and smaller organizations. Cheryl Peck has been promoted to director of marketing for CIMdata. She joined the firm in May 2011 with the acquisition of Collaborative Product Development Associates. Peck had been with CPDA and its predecessor, D.H. Brown Associates, since 1997. Her new position significantly expands and acknowledges her strategic role at CIMdata. Peck is an instrumental resource in coordinating the PLM Road Map conference, CIMdata Knowledge Councils and external events, and internal organizational activities. In her new and expanded role, Peck will be charged with focusing and enhancing CIMdata’s face to the global PLM Market. Finally, Richard McFall, who joined CIMdata in 2010, has been promoted to director of the global PLM community. His promotion is designed to recognize his significant contribution and focus on building, supporting, and enhancing CIMdata’s global PLM Community program. McFall brings to CIMdata more than 20 years of experience across numerous PLM technology domains through a progression of work as an engineer, support analyst, application consultant, account representative, sales manager, channel partner manager, and international business development manager. In his new role, McFall will also continue to lead CIMdata’s PLM channel consulting practice.
Michigan Health Information Network Announces Addition of Robert Milewski to Board: The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services has announced the addition of Robert Milewski to the MiHIN Board of Directors. Milewski brings many years of healthcare leadership and experience to MiHIN. Mr. Milewski is currently Senior Vice President and Special Assistant to the President for Hospital Relations at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and previously held multiple positions at BCBSM. He has also held positions of leadership at multiple hospital systems in Michigan bringing a unique perspective to the Board. Additionally Milewski is a commissioner on Michigan’s Health Information Technology Commission, appointed by Gov. Snyder, and is on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Michigan Beacon community. The Michigan Health Information Network is Michigan’s initiative to improve health care quality, efficiency, and patient safety through the sharing of electronic health information, while reducing costs. MiHIN is the official state designated entity for health information exchange across Michigan and the future integration with the eHealth Exchange. MiHIN is a Michigan nonprofit entity, functioning as a public and private collaboration between the State of Michigan, sub-state Health Information Exchanges, payers, providers, and patients. For more information please visit www.mihin.org.