Originally created 11/27/05

On the move



  • David D. Quester has been named president of DSM Chemicals North America. Mr. Quester was previously employed in manufacturing, business management and business development positions with companies such as BF Goodrich Chemicals, Geon and PolyOne Corp. He will be responsible for overseeing operations of the Augusta-based company, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based DSM NV. The Medina, Ohio,-resident earned a master's degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College.

  • Darrell Rains has been named chief financial officer for Georgia Bank & Trust, its holding company, Southeastern Bank Financial Corporation, and the company's new Aiken bank, Southern Bank & Trust. Mr. Rains, an Aiken resident with more than 25 years of industry experience, was previously employed by Regions Bank, where he served as a regional financial officer for the mid-Atlantic region. The certified public accountant earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
  • Andrew Siders has joined Security Federal Bank as a Business Development Lender. Mr. Siders is involved with the Rotary Club, American Home Builders Association, Aiken Board of Realtors and serves as an Ambassador for the Aiken Chamber of Commerce.
  • Jason DiLorenzo has been named store manager of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Barnwell. The Augusta native has more than 13 years of retail experience and has worked for Wal-Mart since 1996, starting in the produce department.
  • Tony Duva has been named associate vice president for gift planning for the Medical College of Georgia and senior director of development for the school of Medicine. Mr. Duva, an employee since 2003, will coordinate gift-planning activities for MCG's five schools and the Children's Medical Center, develop and oversee gifts from donor estates and identify, solicit and manage the cultivation of major donor prospects for the School of Medicine.
  • Betty Meehan has been named MCG's associate vice president for development. Ms. Meehan, an employee since 2002, will oversee development activities for the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Studies and Nursing, including creating fund raising plans and identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals, corporate and foundation donors, alumni and philanthropic organizations.
  • Susan Green has joined Advanced Disposal Services Middle Georgia LLC as the district's municipal marketing representative.
  • Biz bits

  • Thomas W. Jones, a certified public accountant and partner in Jones, Jones, Davis and Associates PC, recently attended the "Advanced Case Study in Business Valuation" seminar presented in New York by the National Association of Valuation Analysts.
  • MCG Health Inc. neuroscience program was one of six in the nation to receive an "Institute" designation by the Neuroscience Inc. and HealthTec's 2005 Neuroscience Center of Excellence survey.
  • The following Busby's Heating & Air Conditioning employees attended the Apex Supply Company's recent Trane 13 seer product review and training class: Bob Blanchard, Rick Cadle, Randy Dunn, Tracy Durand, Bryan Ferguson, Frank Franklin, Seth Howard, Rick Pinnell, Steve McDermott, Michael Waites, Tommy Way and David Williams.
  • Dr. K. F. Lombardy announced the 25th anniversary of the Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.
  • Elliott Davis Technology Solutions announced the launch of its new corporate Web site, http://www.edtssolutions.com.
  • Knology of Augusta donated $7,030 to the American Red Cross in support of the organization's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Knology also provided phone lines and high-speed Internet service at the Salvation Army's May Park Center for evacuees to call and e-mail their families and friends.
  • Scott Levine of Meybohm Realtors has received the Accredited Seller Representative designation. Meybohm's Barbara Jones has received the Accredited Seller Representative and Accredited Buyer Representative designations.
  • Hank Aaron Jaguar Land Rover donated nearly $40,000 to the American Red Cross to support Gulf Coast hurricane victims.
  • Alvin Brown has been named Employee of the Year by Advanced Services Inc. Mr. Brown, an employee of the pest control company for more than six years and a certified operator since 1999, recently passed Purdue University's Urban Entomology course.
  • Linda E. Walker, of Rhodes Financial Services Mortgages LLC, was the top loan producer in volume for the month of October. Sean Collett was the company's top loan producer in units for the month.
  • Frank Lee was named loan officer of the month in volume for First Bank Mortgage in October. John Marcus was the company's loan officer of the month in units.
  • On the Move is a free public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle that highlights achievements in the local business community. We should receive typewritten information by noon Tuesday. Fill out our online form at www.augustachronicle.com/business/onthemove or send items to The Augusta Chronicle, c/o Damon Cline, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. The Chronicle cannot guarantee return of photo prints. Submissions may be edited.CutlineDavid Quester - president of DSM Chemicals