Business Memos 6/12/13

Andersen names new marketing director

BAYPORT – Greg Thompson was named marketing director of Andersen Corp.’s Andersen Division effective May 30, company officials announced.
Thompson will be responsible for marketing of the company’s flagship brand, including the Andersen Architectural Collection, storm doors, and Andersen® wood-clad and composite windows and patio doors.
Thompson’s experience includes working with well-known and environmentally-oriented consumer brands, most recently with Polaris Industries’ Global Electric Motorcars, where he delivered an award-winning brand repositioning, led new model year product planning, and significantly contributed to dealer sales growth through retail and lead-optimization opportunities.
Thompson is a graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a degree in civil engineering. He fulfilled his service commitment to the Army as a lieutenant and eventually captain in 2001. He is a recent graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where he received a master’s degree in finance and marketing. He is a Detroit native and now lives in the Twin Cities with his family.

Tierney Brothers sponsors conference

Tierney Brothers, a Minneapolis-based technology company recently announced that it would be a core sponsor of the 6th annual flipped learning conference along with manufacturer partners SMART, Epson and Front Row.
The conference is June 17-19 in Stillwater brings hundreds of flipped educators from k-12 and higher education together for 42 concurrent sessions, seven featured speakers, seven spotlight sessions and 14 showcases with flipped-focused companies.

Lake Elmo Bank honors Groess


LAKE ELMO — Julie Groess, an administrative assistant in Lake Elmo Bank’s marketing department, was recently named the bank’s 15th Tradition of Service Award winner, bank officials announced.
The bank’s board of directors selects the annual award winner based on nominations from bank employees. The award recognizes a Lake Elmo Bank employee’s commitment to service and community through the employee’s community participation. Groess has been with the bank since 1988.
“What an honor to be nominated by your peers,” Groess said. “This award is another great example of how Lake Elmo Bank really cares about its employees.”
Lake Elmo Bank employees gathered for their annual Employee Appreciation Week Breakfast where Groess was presented with the award and $1,500.