Two leadership positions have been announced for IBM in Vermont. Janette K. Bombardier has been named senior location executive and Steven A. Wildermuth has been named vice president, semiconductor manufacturing and development, for the Vermont facility. They succeed John DiToro, vice president for semiconductor manufacturing and senior location executive, who retired from IBM on July 1, 2010. As the senior location executive, Bombardier is responsible for IBM’s external relations and internal site programs for the Vermont facility. She also leads the site’s facilities operations, which includes supporting IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives as an IBM “Center of Excellence” for water and energy management.Bombardier joined IBM in Vermont in 1980, and has held a variety of management and engineering positions in construction management, manufacturing engineering, photomask and test engineering, product development and product quality. She is a licensed professional engineer in Vermont and holds bachelors and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Vermont. She is a member of the board of directors for the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, and a member of the Vermont System Planning Commission, which provides direction for electric transmission issues and investments in the state. She and her family live in Colchester, Vermont. Wildermuth is responsible for semiconductor manufacturing, technology development, and photomask manufacturing and development at the IBM Vermont facility. The site manufactures semiconductor chips for use in a wide range of consumer electronics and communications applications. He joined IBM in 1981, and has held a number of positions in IBM’s microelectronics business, including director of semiconductor engineering for the Vermont facility and director of worldwide packaging and test. Wildermuth received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University, and masters degrees in material science and business administration from the University of Vermont. He is a member of the board of advisors for the College of Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Vermont. He and his family live in Essex, Vermont. Source: IBM. ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT, July 6, 2010
The community is mourning the loss of a North Decatur High School sophomore who was killed in a crash on S.R. 3 in Greensburg late Tuesday afternoon.Police identified the 15-year-old girl as Lindsey Noah, of Clarksburg.She was a passenger in the 2002 Pontiac sedan her 18-year-old brother, Isiah Noah, was driving just before 6 p.m. Police say the teen’s were traveling east on C.R. 500 North when the vehicle disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of State Road 3 and drove into the path of a 2013 Chevrolet pickup.Noah’s vehicle was struck in the passenger side door and went into the side yard of a residence on the northeast corner of the intersection.Isiah Noah had to be extricated from the vehicle and was initially transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) and was later transferred by ambulance to Methodist Hospital, with head and possible internal injuries.His current condition is unknown.The Chevrolet pickup truck was driven by Rebecca Smith, 62, of Rushville. As a result of the collision, the truck overturned onto the driver’s side.After being extricated from the vehicle, Smith was transported by ambulance to DCMH for possible internal injuries, police say.The fatal crash is under investigation by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.WRBI will keep you up-to-date on this developing story.