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Norcross business appoints VP of channel sales

Mitchell Rosenberg

Mitchell Rosenberg

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Catherine Searight

Norcross business appoints VP of channel sales

NORCROSS — NanoLumens recently announced the appointment of industry veteran Mitchell Rosenberg to the position of vice president of Channel Sales.

Company president Rick Cope said the business was “very pleased to announce that Mitch has joined our team. He does so at a time when the company is growing and expanding at a phenomenal rate.”

Prior to joining NanoLumens, Rosenberg served as director of sales at Christies Digital Systems, Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for leading the consolidated sales and business development team that spearheaded opportunities in both control room and new markets targeted by Christie MicroTiles.

Headquartered in Norcross, NanoLumens is a privately held corporation engaged in the research, product development and component design for unique, flexible and fixed displays that address a technology gap in the $14 billion digital display industry.

For more information, visit www.nanolumens.com.

WIKA named Large Manufacturer of the Year

LAWRENCEVILLE — The WIKA Instrument Corp., with U.S. headquarters in Lawrenceville, has been awarded the designation of Large Manufacturer of the Year by Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett County’s economic and community development initiative.

WIKA manufactures advanced pressure gauge, pressure transmitter and temperature measurement instrumentation, has been in Lawrenceville for more than 20 years and has more than 600 employees at the location.

“Manufacturing is critical to the U.S. economy, not only from a job creation standpoint, but also for the American technology innovation and leadership it helps to build,” said J. Michael Gerster, president for WIKA Instrument Corp.

“We are honored to be the first recipient of this award for the large manufacturer category. It is a testament to the success we’ve had in working with Gwinnett County organizations as well as the state of Georgia for the past 22 years to help develop, train and recruit employees so that we can continue to improve our manufacturing processes and produce high quality U.S.-made products.”

NAIFA-Atlanta announces top financial advisers under 40

ATLANTA — The Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors has announced that Lance Layson was named as a recipient of its prestigious Top Advisors Under 40 award for 2012.

The award recognizes excellence and achievement in the insurance and financial services field measuring production, years in business and community involvement for professionals 40 years of age and younger.

Candidates consisted of insurance and financial professionals throughout the metro Atlanta area, nominated by their peers or business associates.

Final recipients were chosen by a panel of NAIFA-Atlanta board members and will be honored at a luncheon on April 11 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Buckhead.

Lawrenceville woman named project administrator

ATLANTA — Catherine Searight has joined East West Manufacturing, an Atlanta-based contract manufacturing company which produces components and assemblies for U.S. and European original equipment manufacturers and distributors, as project administrator.

In her new role, Searight will assist in the planning of all engineering project details and schedules and manage product launch into production. She will serve as liaison between the company’s U.S. and Asian operations and sales staff and customers.

“Catherine has a strong background and is familiar with third-party agency compliance,” said Jeff Sweeney, EW chief marketing officer and co-founder. “In addition, she has solid project management skills, which will serve her well in this new position.”

Searight comes to East West Manufacturing from Cleveland Electric in Smyrna. A native of Northern Ireland, she graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in political science. She lives in Lawrenceville.