On the Move: 21 March 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
Staff reports

Hastings hires interior design pro

Hastings Architecture Associates has added former employee Heather Mathias as an associate principal and will lead the firm’s interior design strategies.

Mathias began her career with HAA as a junior interior designer. During her seven-year tenure with the firm, she was heavily involved in work for the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Freeman Webb headquarters building in Green Hills and the Ovation corporate offices in Green Hills, among others.

Mathias left Hastings in 2009 to join internationally recognized Herman Miller, Inc., as the Tennessee territory manager. There, she collaborated with Fortune 500 companies developing effective sustainable workplace environments.

“Heather shares our firm’s passion for transforming our clients’ workplaces to reflect their culture, encourage innovation and improve collaboration,” David Bailey, HAA principal, said in a release.

Mathias is a LEED-accredited professional as well as a certificate holder with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. She serves on the University of Tennessee College of Architecture Advisory Council and is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

A Nashville native, Mathias received her Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from the University of Tennessee.

Legislature honors Regalado

The Tennessee State Legislature has passed a Senate Joint Resolution honoring Raul L. Regalado, the retired president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, for his advancements to the civil aviation industry and his tenure with the MNAA.

State Sens. Jim Tracy, Douglas Henry, Steven Dickerson and Thelma Harper sponsored Senate Joint Resolution No. 35. 

Regalado joined the airport authority in early 2001 and guided both the Nashville International and John C. Tune airports through the effects of 9-11, the turmoil in the airline industry caused by a number of fuel crises, airline bankruptcies and the recent economic recession, among others.

Under his leadership, Nashville International undertook a major renovation of the airline terminal building and the construction of a state-of-the-art consolidated rental car facility.

“I am humbled and honored by this recognition,” Regalado said. “It is always satisfying when you can make a contribution to your community.”

In July of last year, Regalado officially retired from the authority and opened in downtown Nashville management consulting firm Raul Regalado & Associates. The firm provides consulting services to small and mid-size businesses and individual executives.

Wellsense adds Machover as CEO

Wellsense USA Inc. today announced the appointment of Eitan Machover as the company's chief executive officer and a director.

Nashville-based WellSense provides to the health care industry continuous bedside bedsore pressure mapping technology with its MAP System.

Machover brings extensive experience commercializing innovative health care technologies, including 15 years at General Electric, at which he served as national executive in Israel.

Machover currently serves as a founding and general partner at MediTech Advisors, a medical device venture capital firm with two funds with more than $70 million under management. The funds have successfully invested in companies such as Mako Surgical, Insightec, Dune Medical and OrthoSensor.

"Eitan is a proven leader with an extremely valuable breadth of strategic and operational experience across the healthcare industry and we are delighted to welcome him to Wellsense's management team," Ran Poliakine, Wellsense founder and board chairman, said in a release. "Wellsense's MAP System is uniquely positioned to help address the prevention of pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores, which are a huge cost burden to the healthcare system. Eitan's strategic leadership, vision and track record of execution will be instrumental as we continue to accelerate adoption of our unique pressure mapping monitor."

Machover graduated from Emerson College with a degree in business communications and went on to receive an MBA from Boston College.

Snyder promoted at Sullivan Branding

Sullivan Branding has promoted Betsy Snyder from senior writer to associate creative director. Snyder joined Sullivan Branding in 2008 and works with agency clients in various industries.

Snyder earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and creative writing from Indiana University. 

EASI adds Army as CFO

Energy Automation Systems Inc. has added Mary-Beth Army as chief financial officer.

Army has nearly 20 years of experience working as a CFO, typically with growth stage companies similar to EASI. Most recently, she served in a senior finance role with Healthtech Holdings, a software company with over $100 million in revenues and focused on the health care market.

Previously, Army was chief financial officer for Hobby Lobby International,

“[Army] will play a key role in helping EASI continue to grow and establish itself as a leader in providing energy efficiency solutions for large industrial and commercial facilities,” Paul Bleiweis, EASI CEO, said in a release.

Based in Hendersonville, EASI is a portfolio company of Arborview Capital, an investment firm based in Chevy Chase, Md.

TriStar Southern Hills hires three

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has added Dr. Bart Huddleston, Dr. Damita Bryant and Dr. Son Le to its medical team.

Huddleston will serve as the medical director of inpatient rehabilitation while Bryant and Le will also join the rehabilitation team.

Huddleston received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He then completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va. Huddleston is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine.

Bryant received her doctor of medicine degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. She then completed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, N.J. Bryant is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Le received his doctor of medicine degree from The Chicago Medical School. He then completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital.

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