2nd Chance-Chesapeake, a Baltimore-based recycler of office paper, recently acquired Baltimore/Washington Recovery, a Columbia-based office paper recycler.
Taylor Technologies, a Sparks-based manufacturer of water testing kits for pools and spas, hired Donna de Varona, a winner of two Olympic gold medals in swimming in 1964, to promote the company's products. Ms. de Varona was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1987. She is founder of the Women's Sports Foundation.
Mid-Atlantic Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, a Pennsylvania-based organization that helps manufacturers who lost sales and employees because of competition from imports, named Vernon Thompson member of the advisory board. Mr. Thompson is executive director of the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment's Office of Business Assistance.
National Association of Securities Dealers Inc. in Washington elected William R. Rothe to a three-year term on the board of governors. Mr. Rothe is managing director and head of NASDAQ/OTC trading at the Baltimore investment banking firm
Alex. Brown & Sons Inc.
Associated Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland elected Larry LeDoyen of Northeastern Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. in Timonium president; William Turlington of AAA Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Co. of Baltimore vice president; Bob Allen of Economy Heating & Air Conditioning in Joppa secretary/treasurer; and Dave Heavrin of Statewide Mechanical Services of Baltimore budget and finance chairman. The organization also elected the following to the board of directors: Ray Chaney of Ray F. Chaney Heating & Air Conditioning in Baltimore; Bob Chason of Chason Service Engineers in Timonium; Jim Hottel of Fidelity Engineering in Hunt Valley; Ted Schweitzer of Guardian Mechanical in Baltimore; and Everett Smith of Lyon, Conklin & Co. in Baltimore.
Council on Economic Education in Maryland, an organization that supports economic education for elementary and secondary schools, named the following to the board of trustees: Walter G. Amprey, superintendent of Baltimore schools; Spicer Bell, Dorchester County school superintendent; Joseph L. Shilling, Queen Anne's County school superintendent; Paul L. Vance, Montgomery County school superintendent; and Catherine R. Gira, Frostburg State University president.
Rosse & Associates Inc., a Sparks-based advertising, marketing and public relations agency, was honored by Prepared Foods magazine for a four-color, two-page advertisement that promoted the seasoning capabilities available to the food processing industry from the McCormick Flavor Group. The ad was ranked No. 1 in the "noticed" and "read" categories of the magazine's June 1991 issue.
Mark Freedman was elected vice president of the Robert G. Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore Alumni Association board of governors. Mr. Freedman is a partner in Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting and consulting firm.
Dr. John M. Freeman won the 1991 Community Leadership Award from the Epilepsy Association of Maryland. Dr. Freeman is a pediatric neurologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Hodgins Design Inc., a Baltimore-based design agency, won a Silver ECHO Award from the Direct Marketing Association in the Non- profit/Fundraising Direct Mail Business category for a direct-mail package of materials designed for the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.
Valeria Ringgold-Rich was elected president of the Employees Association of the Bendix Field Engineering Corp. in Columbia.
Powers Smith Ltd., an Annapolis-based interior design firm, was featured in the Golden Anniversary issue of Decorating magazine for its work on a 15,000-square-foot private Georgian mansion in Hershey, Pa.