Saturday, February 21, 2004

Tristate briefs

Ellison Group moving headquarters to Ohio

The Ellison Group, a growing supplier of industrial coating, tooling and prototyping services, is moving its headquarters from Kentucky to Ohio. The privately held company, which had 2003 revenues of $20 million, is establishing a corporate office at 8118 Corporate Way in Landen, employing about 20. The corporate offices had been in its Ellison Surface Technologies plant in Hebron. C. Michael Ellison, CEO, said corporate leadership will move away from day-to-day operations so executives can focus on growth strategies. Ellison employs 170 at five plants.

Firm that recruits executives purchased

Thomas A. Gilman, a retired senior partner at Deloitte & Touche, has bought the executive search and recruiting firm Baldwin & Associates and plans to change the company name to Baldwin Gilman LLC. The 11-person firm, which has offices in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, will continue to service its client base of 150 industrial and family-owned companies. No layoffs are anticipated and former Baldwin owner W. Keith Baldwin will stay with the company. The purchase price was not released.

GE manager named to national group

David C. Wisler, manager of university programs and aerotechnology labs at GE Aircraft Engines, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the profession's highest honors. Wisler, one of 76 new members of the academy this year, was recognized for his work in understanding airflows in multistage compressors and blade designs.

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