During the annual meeting of the Penn State Berks Advisory Board in May, new board officers were elected and new board members were inducted.
Keith Ordemann, chief executive officer of Yuasa Battery, was named chairperson of the board; John Weidenhammer, president of Weidenhammer Systems Corp., was named vice chairperson; and Ann Moll, president of Gallen Insurance, was named financial secretary.
In addition, the campus inducted the following board members.
-- Kevin S. Barnhardt, county commissioner for Berks County;
-- Paula K. Barrett, certified public accountant and partner, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP;
-- Irvin Cohen, Penn State Class of 1950, retired president of Construction Fasteners Inc.;
-- Scott Gruber, president of Central Region, National Penn Bank;
-- Robert D. Harrop, vice president of human resources, East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc.;
-- Richard Mable, senior vice president of planning and business development, Reading Hospital and Medical Center;
-- Gary L. Romig Jr., Penn State Class of 1980, president, Summit Steel and Manufacturing;
-- Donald F. Schalk, president and chief operating officer, C.H. Briggs Co.;
-- Pat Schuster, general manager of Polychem Systems Division of Brentwood Industries, Inc.; and
-- Ed Shultz, senior vice president and director of communications, Sovereign Bank.
The first Penn State Berks Advisory Board formed in 1959 to assist what was then called the Wyomissing Center of The Pennsylvania State University. Today, advisory board members continue to serve Penn State Berks and help the campus reach its goals through connections with the community.