New Hires, Promotions

Bangor Savings Bank has appointed Teresa Thompson as branch manager and Rachael Billings of Gray as assistant manager of its Northgate/Allen Avenue branch in Portland. Bangor Savings has also named James E. Robbins of Portland vice president and senior development officer for the bank’s wealth management group.

Putney Inc., a Portland-based pet pharmaceutical company focused on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, has promoted Dr. Anthony Lucas to vice president of product development. New hires include David Doll, senior vice president of business development and Patrick Powell, vice president of sales.

Doug Rowe has joined BerryDunn, CPAs and management consultants, as a senior consultant within the Government Consulting Group specializing in IT and management consulting. Additionally, Sno L. Barry has been elected as principal at the firm effective July 1. 

TD Bank has promoted Jennifer E.H. Sirois of Saco from assistant vice president to vice president, portfolio manager, in commercial real estate in Portland. Catherine L. Buffum of Saco was promoted from commercial loan officer II to the position of commercial loan officer III in commercial lending in Portland.

Downeast Energy has hired Steve Garland of Cape Elizabeth as an energy advisor in the company’s Windham location. Garland spent the past four years working at the Downeast Energy office in Biddeford.

Norway Savings Bank has promoted Patricia Weigel of Falmouth from the position of executive vice president, commercial and retail banking, to president of Norway Savings Bank effective July 1. Robert Harmon, president and CEO, will assume the role of CEO and chairman of the board at that time. Dan Walsh of Falmouth has been appointed to senior vice president and senior commercial lender at the bank’s Congress Street office in Portland. Walsh joined the bank in 1997 as a vice president and commercial lender. Norway Savings Bank has also announced the recent promotions of several officers within the company: Anna Cece Colpitts, assistant vice president, commercial credit analyst at the Congress Street office; Kurt Garascia, vice president and investment officer with the Norway Savings Asset Management Group; Cindy Hakala, assistant vice president and South Paris branch manager; Anita Hamilton, assistant vice president, commercial credit analyst in the main office in Norway; Irene Millett, assistant vice president, senior commercial credit analyst; Tina Ruhland, assistant vice president, junior commercial lender in the Norway office; Chuck Williams, vice president, finance and accounting; and Pamela Veilleux, assistant vice president, executive administration.

Joe Cardella of Brunswick has joined iBec Creative as a web developer.

Portland realty office RE/MAX By The Bay has added John Chase and the John Chase Team to its growing roster of realtors. Chase Caprio of Falmouth has joined the Dana Trumann team at  RE/MAX By The Bay.

City of Portland Fire Chief Frederick LaMontagne recently announced the promotions of three Portland firefighters. Captain David Pendleton, a career firefighter with the city since 1985, has been promoted to deputy fire chief. Pendleton has served as island liaison and was most recently the Marine Division captain. Lieutenant Christopher Goodall has been promoted to fire captain. Goodall, a 12-year veteran, is a member of the Fire Investigative Team, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Team, and served as lieutenant on Engine Company Six. Firefighter Christopher Alves, a 13-year veteran who serves on Engine Company Six, has been promoted to fire lieutenant.

DeLorme, a Yarmouth-based provider of mapping and GPS technologies, has named John Auble as vice president of data products.

Charles “Chuck” McAllister of Portland has joined Martin’s Point as vice president of information services. Most recently, McAllister served as director of IT infrastructure at IDEXX Laboratories.

New Ventures

Reck House Press of Bath recently published the first novel of Brunswick resident Deborah Gould, “Household.” The book is a story of a woman caught up in a pattern of domestic abuse who finds relief in researching the family who lived in her home one hundred years ago. Reck House Press is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book to the Family Violence Project of Augusta. For more information, please visit

Tove Rasmussen has recently launched THRIVE Business Coaching and Consulting. THRIVE provides business expertise mainly to small and medium companies, specializing in biotech and manufacturing, and also works with non-profits and entrepreneurs in both developed and emerging global markets. Rasmussen offers leadership development, strategic development and implementation and financial analysis. A core mission of THRIVE is to work with organizations to help alleviate poverty throughout the world. To contact Rasmussen or THRIVE, call 409-7576, or visit

Emily Tupper has launched Academic Wings educational support services serving Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Androscoggin Counties. Aiming to help students improve their performance in school, Academic Wings provides private and small group tutoring for students of all ages and grade levels. Sessions are held at public libraries including Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick and Topsham Public Library. Tupper works with students from homeschool, public and private schools. For more information including a complete list of subjects and services, please visit

Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the new digital classic television network from Weigel Broadcasting Co., has recently entered the Portland market on channel 51.2, owned by New Age Media of Maine. Me-TV features a wide range of classic television programming, including M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, the original Star Trek and Hawaii Five-O series, as well as 60 other programs. Viewers can check their local listings or visit

Dr. Ryan Sullivan of Topsham has recently opened Sullivan Chiropractic at 21 Greenwood Road, Suite 2, in Brunswick. Sullivan Chiropractic specializes in back, neck and joint pain, headaches, as well as general treatment for pregnant women, children and families. For more information, contact Sullivan Chiropractic at 837-6936 or visit

Linda Varrell, founder and president of Broadreach Public Relations, has announced the expansion and relocation of its offices from Yarmouth to 19 Commercial St. in Portland, near the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal. To contact Broadreach, call 619-7350 or

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