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Paul Damaske
Paul Damaske

Farley Peechatka, founder and CEO of Sound Technology, gave a presentation Oct. 22 in Innovation Park on how he grew his company from three people with an idea in the Matternville incubator into a diagnostic ultrasound transducer manufacturing company with 150 employees in State College.

Attorney Donald Hahn, of Bellefonte, was elected president of the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association at its annual meeting Oct. 16 in Hazleton. His one-year term begins Nov. 1.

Hahn is a practicing attorney and shareholder in the law firm of Stover, McGlaughlin, Gerace, Weyandt & McCormick. He is certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and is a two-time recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award. Hahn will be the first president of the MDBBA from Centre County and the first Asian-American president of the organization.

South Hills School of Business & Technology hired Brian Rutter as director of admissions. He will be responsible for student enrollment, admissions processes and policies for the school’s three locations.

Rutter, a Penn State alumnus, has ten years of leadership, customer service, ingenuity and marketing experience and most recently served as vice president of operations for Greenway Logistics in State College. Rutter is also co-owner of CrossFit Lionheart in State College.

Paul Damaske, family medicine physician with Geisinger-Gray’s Woods, earned the degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. Board-certified in family medicine, Damaske joined Geisinger-Gray’s Woods in September.

Carol Walsh, senior sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, was honored for achieving the company’s queen’s court level of retail sales. She has been with the company for 36 years.