• Gary Grunewald was hired as chief financial officer at Tilson. Grunewald was previously vice president of finance at Oxford Networks.

Bart van der Velden was named general manager of Natalie’s Restaurant. In his role as general manager, van der Velden will oversee the restaurant’s front of house, bar, kitchen and staff. He previously served as the assistant food and beverage manager at the Golden Tulip in Noordwijk Beach in the Netherlands.

Michael Gendreau joined Maine Community Health Options as director of outreach, education and communications. Gendreau has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit, faith-based and healthcare sectors. Before joining MCHO, he served as vice president of mission effectiveness at Mercy Hospital in Portland.


Atlantic Motorcar Center in Wiscasset was recently written up in the “Shop Views” feature in the February issue of Ratchet + Wrench Magazine. The publication is renowned for providing strategies and inspiration for auto care success. The article can be read online at

NorthEast Charter and Tour Co./NorthEast Trailways of Lewiston was recognized with the American Bus Association’s Green Operator Award. The company was picked in the small category,  with 30 or fewer buses.

Chris Neagle of the Portland law firm of Troubh Heisler, P.A. is listed in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for real estate law. Neagle of Cumberland was first listed in 2003.


Jill Peter was promoted to senior vice president, chief risk officer at Kennebunk Savings Bank. Peter of Gorham joined Kennebunk Savings in 2009. She previously served as the bank’s senior vice president of credit administration.

Anni Roming was promoted to account manager in commercial lending at TD Bank. Roming of Unity has four years of experience in banking and commercial lending. She joined TD Bank in 2008 and most recently served as a portfolio loan officer.


Townsend Real Estate & Art Gallery relocated to 553 Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth. Whitfield Palmer, Ann Filipos and Kate Hodgson joined the expanded real estate office as new agents.