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Business News - Beaches
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Posted: 2014 Feb 14 - 06:22

New CEO for Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne

Wuesthoff Health System has introduce Richard Frank as its new chief executive officer at Wuesthoff Medical Center - Melbourne, a fully acute 119-private room hospital, which opened in 2002.

Mr. Frank brings more than 25 years of healthcare leadership experience to this position, serving most recently as chief operating officer for Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge.

In his new role, Mr. Frank will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the hospital and will work hand-in-hand with Wuesthoff Health System leadership and the board of directors to institute strategic planning for the medical center.

The Mission of Wuesthoff Health System is: Everyone doing everything to pursue the perfect patient experience.

Wuesthoff Health System includes Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne and Wuesthoff Health Services, a network of affiliates providing hospice, home-care, home medical equipment, skilled nursing care and assisted living services.

For more information about the Wuesthoff Health System, visit www.Wuesthoff.com.

Awards presented, officers, board sworn in

Leonard "Sandy" Sanderson of Florida Power & Light Company received the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, at the Chamber's 46th Annual Installation Banquet, held recently at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. More than 150 Chamber partners and their guests attended the gala.

Mr. Sanderson joined Florida Power & Light Company in 1981, and since his move to Brevard County, he has donated much of his time volunteering in the community.

Additional awards announced that evening were the Ambassadors of the Year, presented to Robert New with Blue Sky Insurance Agency of Brevard and the Council/Committee of the Year, presented to the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Capt. John P. Heatherington, commanding officer, NOTU, U.S. Navy, administered the oath of office to the new chairman, officers and board of directors.

For more information, call (321) 454-2036, email dmontano@cocoabeachchamber.com or visit www.cocoabeachchamber.com.

Another good quarter for Embraer

Embraer S.A. delivered 32 commercial and 53 business jets during the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), thus closing out the year with 90 airplanes delivered to the airline market and 119 to executive aviation; that is, 90 light and 29 large jets.

Therefore, Embraer met the estimated aircraft delivery guidance proposed for 2013, for both commercial jets and executive jets from the light and large categories.

At the end of the year, the firm order backlog stood at USD $18.2 billion.

Ipanema agricultural airplane

The Ipanema agricultural airplane achieved a historic 1,300 units delivered recently. After more than 40 years of uninterrupted production, the aircraft continues being a best-seller: in 2012, 66 Ipanemas were sold to customers in Brazil and the Mercosur community, for an increase of 12 percent over the previous year (58 airplanes). The forecast for this year is that 70 aircraft will be delivered.

The commemorative aircraft is the eighth one delivered to Fort Aviação Agr'cola, since 2007, when the company was founded, with headquarters in the city of Rio Verde, in outstate Goiás.

The leader of the agricultural aviation market in Brazil, with a 65 percent share, is used mainly for spraying fertilizers and pesticides, thus avoiding losses, due to crushing the crops, while making operations more flexible.

It can also be used to spread crop seeds, fight fires, seed rivers and fight pests and larvae. The main crops that have demanded the use of the airplane are cotton, sugarcane, citrus fruits, eucalyptus, corn, soy and coffee.

Two new board of trustees members

Health First has announced Alan Prestwood and Jim Ridenour have been elected to its board of trustees. Their terms began Jan. 1.

Mr. Prestwood currently serves as senior vice president of investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Melbourne.

A financial advisor since 1989, his practice focuses on financial planning and portfolio management, prior to and during retirement.

Mr. Ridenour currently serves as dual general manager for the Residence Inn by Marriott in Melbourne and the Courtyard by Marriott in West Melbourne.

He is the current vice chairman for advocacy of the Melbourne-Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Chamber's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

For more information, call (321) 434-7650.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Collins Realty Group, at 3880 S. Washington Ave., No. 232, Titusville, is having a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

A reception will be from 4-6 p.m., with food, beverages, giveaways and tours of the new office.

For more information, call (321) 607-6743.

Embraer Executive Jets names new regional sales executives

Embraer Executive Jets has announced the addition of two seasoned business aviation executives to its regional sales teams. Peter Griffith is appointed as vice president of sales and marketing, Europe and Africa, to lead sales efforts in the region, replacing Colin Steven, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities in business aviation.

Embraer Executive Jets also named Peter Walker as vice president sales and marketing, Middle-East and Asia-Pacific, the position previously held by José Eduardo Costas since 2008, who will return to the company's headquarters in Brazil to take on a broader role, as vice president market intelligence, Embraer Executive Jets.

FirstWave financial staffer achieves designation

Leslie Carlson of FirstWave Financial in Satellite Beach, has earned the designation of Registered ParaplannerSM or RP, following the successful completion of an in-depth course of study of the financial planning process, a three-month internship and an end-of-course examination.

A position commonly found in banks and investment houses, the ParaplannerSM enables financial planners to focus on the strategies developed for clients' short and long-term goals, while the paraplanner completes associated tasks and assists with day-to-day duties related to the client.

Designees renew their designation every two years by completing 16 hours of continuing education, reaffirming adherence to the Standards of Professional Conduct and complying with self-disclosure requirements.

For more information about FirstWave Financial, call (321) 773-7773 or visit the company website at www.FirstWaveFinancial.com.

Vice president of nursing at Health First Viera

Barb Seymour has been named vice president of nursing at Health First Viera Hospital. She has been at Health First for seven years and previously served as clinical director at Health First Viera Hospital.

Ms. Seymour has been a nurse for 17 years and received a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Ill, and a BSN in nursing from Spalding University in Louisville, Ky.

Ms. Seymour is a 2013 LEAD Brevard graduate and a member of Sigma Theta Tau (the Honor Society of Nursing), the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Visit www.Health-First.org for more information.

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