Ruppert Landscape Co. in Ashton bought Sequoia Landscape...

NEWS IN BRIEF

May 11, 1992

Ruppert Landscape Co. in Ashton bought Sequoia Landscape Co. based in Centreville, Va.

Veterans Reunions in Baltimore is compiling lists of U.S. military veterans. To be included in the data base, send for an application by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Veterans Reunions, 7106 Wardman Road, Baltimore, Md. 21212.

Arnold Industries Inc., a Lebanon, Pa.-based trucking and warehouse company, acquired DW Freight Inc., a trucking company for the beverages and food industry, with locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kansas.

Piper & Marbury, a Baltimore-based law firm, opened a food and drug law practice in its New York and Washington offices.

Chrysler-Plymouth West in Baltimore opened a Ryder Truck Rental dealership at 5530 Baltimore National Pike.

Fair Lanes Inc. changed the name of its children's pizza and game facility at 2165 York Road, Timonium, from Fun Time Pizza to Party On! Pizza. Fair Lanes is also planning to open two new Party On! Pizza locations in Baltimore this summer.

Washington Valve & Fitting Co. is moving to a 6,000-square-foot facility in the Fitzgerald and Matan's Wedgewood Business Park, south of Frederick City.

Leadership Howard County is accepting applications for the 1992-1993 class in September that will prepare members for community involvement. The program cost is $2,100. For information, call Shirley Burrill at 730-4474.

Trade organizations

Hotel & Motel Association of Greater Baltimore elected the following officers: Michael S. Whipple, general manager of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, president; Kenneth Pinchak, general manager of the Columbia Inn, vice president; and Bethany Barnes, general manager of the Tremont Plaza Hotel, treasurer.

County Engineers Association of Maryland elected P. Michael Errico president. Mr. Errico is director of the Department of Public Works and Transportation in Prince George's County.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons named Dr. Vincent L. Gott president. Dr. Gott is professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering named Dr. Richard J. Johns to the College of Fellows. Dr. Johns is a distinguished service professor of biomedical engineering and professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

National Council on Measurement in Education elected Dr. Ronald A. Berk president. Dr. Berk is a professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore.

American Institute of Architects, Chesapeake Bay Chapter, is taking applications for its $500 Architectural Scholarship Award. The winner will be selected based on scholastic ability, need for financial assistance and enrollment in an architectural program. Send a request for an application form by May 15 to Craig Purcell, AIA, President Elect, CBC/AIA, P.O. Box 382, Annapolis, Md. 21404. The deadline for completed applications is July 1.

National Information Technology Center of Maryland Inc. named Michael J. Walter president and chief executive officer. Montgomery County High Technology Council presented the following awards: Firm of the Year to Fusion Systems Corp. in Rockville; Product of the Year to the Dr. Halo Software Utilities Toolbox by Media Cybernetics in Silver Spring; Joseph A. Sciulli Entrepreneur of the Year Award to David Sohn, president of International Computers and Telecommunications in Rockville; and Council Volunteer of the Year to John Dealy, senior counsel at Shaw, Pittman, Potts and Trowbridge.

Westland Printers in Burtonsville was named a finalist in the 1991 Quality Supplier Award competition sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service.

Denise Reardon was named one of the 103 Outstanding Women in Real Estate by National Relocation and Real Estate Magazine and 1992 chairperson for the PHH Home National Advisory Council, a relocation management company. Ms. Reardon is vice president of the O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors Relocation division.

Debbie Mappus, owner of the Greeting Basket in Timonium, won an award at the Gift Basket Retailers Convention in Houston for the design of her basket called The Hunt Club.

TTC Alvin D. Katz was honored by the Associated Jewish Community Federation for his contribution to the quality of life for Jews here and abroad. Mr. Katz is managing director of Katz, Abosch, Windesheim, Gershman & Freedman, a Baltimore-based accounting and management consulting firm.

Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander, a regional law firm, received an Of Counsel award for law firm marketing from the Legal Practice Report, published by Prentice Hall Law and Business. The ads were commissioned by Baltimore Mental Health Systems Inc. and supported group homes for the mentally ill.

State Department of Licensing and Regulation, Maryland Financial Audit Services Team, received an award of recognition in the 1992 Public Service Excellence Awards competition sponsored by the Public Employees Roundtable.

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