Business briefs, 06-11-19


3M Brookings announces new product manager

BROOKINGS – Glendy Thompson has been selected as the new product manager for the Tape Converting Focus Factory.  

She will be responsible for developing and executing manufacturing strategies and operational plans to support the production of hundreds of surgical and medical tapes, hot/cold packs, and 3M Coban compression wrap products.

Her 3M career includes roles as a manufacturing technology specialist in Austin, Texas; Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and most recently, value stream manager for Electrical, Tapes and Ceramics in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, an MBA in Finance from Stony Brook University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in supply chain management at the University of Minnesota.  She is looking forward to relocating to the Brookings area with her husband, Steve.

Weisbeck achieves membership in Million Dollar Round Table

BROOKINGS – Robert L. Weisbeck, Brookings a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of financial representatives worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) this year.

 Founded in 1927, MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of more than 49,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service.   The local Modern Woodmen office is located at 305 Fourth St., Ste. C in Brookings.  Contact Weisbeck at 697-7118 for more information about Modern Woodmen’s financial services and fraternal programs.

Zink honored for years of service

BROOKINGS – William A. Zink of Brookings was honored at the 2019 South Dakota  Funeral Directors Association State Convention in Deadwood on May 9.

Zink was recognized for 55 years of continuous service to the funeral profession in South Dakota. 

During the recognition ceremony, each honoree received a framed certificate and a lapel pin for their years of service.

Zink began working at Rude’s Funeral Home in 1961.

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