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August 12, 1991


Metropolitan Contracting Co. Inc. has promoted Chris Zakielarz and Jim Norman to division manager. Zakielarz has been with the company for nine years, specializing in historic restoration and rehabilitation work. Norman has been with the company for six years concentrating on interior fit-out and quick turnaround projects.

* Boswell Building Surveys Inc. has promoted Dean Uhler to director of field operations and Julie Ostdiek Somis to director of business operations. Uhler has been an inspector of residential and commercial properties. Somis was office manager of the Baltimore home-inspection and radon-testing company.

* Frederick K. Teeter Sr. joined the Arundel Corp. as assistant vice president, sales and marketing, after more than 30 years in the aggregates, ready-mix and bituminous construction industry. Most of that experience was with Genstar Stone Products Co.

Loyola College has appointed David Cooper as director of the capital campaign, a five-year project. He formerly was director of corporate and foundation relations.

William P. Miller, president and chief executive officer of the Mid-Atlantic Food Dealers Association, has earned the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives. Applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments and must complete an examination.


Julie Mercer has joined Eisner & Associates as vice president and director of corporate development. She will be responsible for new business development for the advertising agency as well as its affiliated public relations firm, Eisner, Petrou & Associates. Previously she served as vice president for resource development at the United Way of Central Maryland. Arcata Graphics Co., a Baltimore-based company that handles printing for more than 1,200 publishing firms in the nation, has named Michael D. Harris to head the division in Buffalo, N.Y. Gary R. Hamacher was named vice president and division manager in Nashville, Tenn.

* Network Publications has named Susan C. Stern senior account executive; Debra Reed and Peter S. Sheldon, account executives, and Mitchell S. Dahne, account executive, builder media portfolio. Before joining the firm as an account executive, Stern was with Chase Bank of Maryland. Reed was with Professional Sports Publications, Sheldon with Green Advertects Inc., and Dahne with Thulman Eastern.


The new Baltimore law firm of Stewart, Plant & Blumenthal specializes in estates, wills and trusts, retirement, charitable giving and business planning. Each of its three partners had served as head of the estate and trust department at his previous firm. C. Van Leuven Stewart left Venable, Baetjer and Howard, A. MacDonough Plant left Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, and Max E. Blumenthal left Frank, Bernstein, Conaway & Goldman. All three have taught extensively on subjects in their field.


Mark Wright has been named acting president of Acadia Manufacturing Corp., a restructured company that has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Acadia produces windows and doors at a new plant in Middle River. Wright is a former financial and operations executive with General Foods Corp. and International Playtex Inc.


Firman F. Kistler Jr. has been named comptroller of The Salvation Army of Greater Baltimore, replacing Paul M. Kelly Jr. Kistler was previously controller of Baltimore-Washington Industrial Supply Co. Inc. in Hunt Valley.

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