WILLIAMSPORT — Three local employees of Dot Foods placed in the seventh annual forklift rodeo, a national competition held June 21 in Mount Sterling, Ill.
• Rob Cuddy, a 2009 champion, placed fifth in the forklift competition.
• Twelve-year Dot veteran Dave Dingzon came in third in narrow aisle.
• Russian transplant Andrey Kidd came in fifth on the mule, otherwise known as the electric pallet jack.
Before the national event, the Williamsport office of Dot Foods invited its employees to test their warehouse skills in the narrow aisle, sitdown lift truck and the mule. Contestants had to maneuver their equipment carrying a stack of pallets through a two-loop obstacle course.
Dingzon took the top local prize in narrow aisle; Cuddy took the top spot in sitdown lift truck; and Pete Bishop was the champion on the mule.
Their victories qualified them to travel to the company’s headquarters in Illinois to take on the winners from Dot Foods’ other seven distribution centers.
CNB Bank Inc.
Tom L. Peterson recently joined CNB Bank Inc. as vice president and investment and trust services officer.
With more than 23 years of financial services experience, Peterson will work with individual and business customers throughout the Tri-State area to help with retirement planning, college savings, estate planning, wealth transfer techniques and insurance products.
Peterson spent the first 12 years of his career in financial services in various management positions with Prudential, for whom he worked out of the Camp Hill, Pa., Bel Air, Md., Towson, Md., and Hagerstown offices. The past 11 years of his financial services career were spent as vice president and market manager of a community bank in the Chambersburg, Pa., area.
Peterson graduated from Cedarville (Ohio) University in Cedarville with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration.
He lives with his wife of 26 years, Renee, in Boonsboro. Peterson is an avid outdoorsman, and has completed the JFK 50 Mile twice, as well as numerous marathons, including the New York City Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown Community College recently announced that these faculty members received promotions:
• Joan Bontempo was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of art appreciation and art history. She was also granted tenure.
• Joan Johnson was promoted from associate professor to professor of English composition.
• David Maruszewski was promoted from instructor to assistant professor of simulation and digital entertainment.
Business People - July 29
Tom L. Peterson (Submitted photo / July 25, 2012)