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Metro Firms Announce New Hires

M-D Building Products, Guernsey, The Boldt Company, Linear Health Systems and Candor add staff in leadership positions to the various companies.

M-D Building Products
M-D Building Products recently announced several senior leadership changes effective immediately. M-D Building Products president Ryan Plotkin now is chief executive officer and president. Loren Plotkin, current chairman and CEO, will continue to serve as chairman of the board.

Plotkin joined M-D in 2008 and has held various roles during his tenure including global business manager, vice president of operations and chief operating officer. Ryan has served as president of M-D since 2021.

“As part of the family ownership of M-D, I am deeply committed to the long-term growth of the company,” Plotkin said. “The people and process investment will always be at the center of what we do. I am humbled to continue the preservation and enhancement of our current culture to ensure the goals are consistently aligned with our vision and mission.” 

Additionally, Josh Plotkin has rejoined M-D as executive vice president after earning a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina. 

“We are very fortunate to have ‘new’ family leadership that is passionate about M-D and wants to carry on the legacy and foundation that have been built for us,” said Jim Webb, an M-D board member. “I look forward to watching the company’s continued success through Ryan and Josh’s leadership and the company’s talented team.”

Guernsey
Guernsey recently announced adding Eric Taylor and Omar Khoury as design group directors focusing on architecture and engineering.

Also serving as vice president, Taylor will lead a talented team of engineers, leveraging his 21-year background in mechanical engineering.

With more than 30 years of experience, Khoury brings knowledge and an ability to foster collaboration among a team. Along with being the founder of MODA Architecture in Oklahoma City, he has contributed to numerous notable projects, including the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, First Americans Museum, Oklahoma City Museum of Art and more.

The Boldt Company
The Boldt Company recently named Cody Mosley as its new director of business development in Oklahoma.

In his role, Mosley is responsible for developing and coordinating strategies to cultivate new business, furthering relationships with current clients, actively engaging in the community and supporting other vital business functions. 

 Mosley previously served as the director of workforce and economic development at Francis Tuttle Technology Center and has led economic development efforts in Chickasha, Broken Arrow, Guthrie and Moore. 

 “Cody’s exposure to economic development efforts across the state will help Boldt better position itself for new opportunities,” said Jeff Shipley, Boldt’s president of southern and western operations. “His understanding of the market is unmatched, and we look forward to adding his unique skill set to the Oklahoma office.”  

 Mosley is one of only 1,100 International Economic Development Council Certified Economic Developers, and in Oklahoma, he is one of 15. He currently serves as the chair of the IEDC’s Higher Ed Advisory Committee and will serve as the panel moderator at the 2023 State of STEAM event series this month. 

Mosley graduated from Mid-America Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. He grew up in Midwest City and currently lives in Edmond. 

Boldt’s Oklahoma City office welcomes Mosley to the team and looks forward to continued growth and success in the state.

Linear Health Sciences
Medical device company Linear Health Sciences recently announced the appointment of Rob Headley as vice president of sales and business development and Jessica Czamanski as director of product and regulatory affairs.

Headley, who will lead Linear’s sales pipeline and marketing efforts, has spent nearly 20 years in the life sciences industry, most recently at Baxter International as vice president of sales, marketing and U.S. commercial training. His responsibilities at Linear Health Science will include relationship management with integrated delivery networks and distributors and helping bring to life an innovation pipeline to support patients and clinicians alike.

Czamanski, an experienced quality and regulatory expert who has collaborated with Linear for more than four years, will head Linear’s product portfolio and international expansion efforts, using her knowledge and expertise to expand the Linear SRV’s footprint.

“We’re focused on advancing the standard of care in vascular access and other medical tubing applications, beginning with catheter dislodgement,” said Dan Clark, co-founder and CEO of Linear Health Sciences. “We expect the expertise Rob and Jessica bring to the table to be invaluable as we look to improve patient outcomes while adding value to the healthcare system. Developing the right team to continue advancing the standard of care for patients and clinicians is foundational to that process.”

Candor
Andrea Myers has joined Candor — a marketing communications firm — as vice president.  

Myers’ key responsibilities include managing the account services team, serving clients and conducting business development. She will strategically focus on building the firm’s presence in Tulsa, where she lives. 

“Andrea’s expertise bolsters Candor’s offerings, and our team will benefit from her mentorship,” said Karen Wicker, founder and CEO of Candor. “Although we’ve always had clients in Tulsa, we’re energized about this next chapter of growth.” 

Myers comes to Candor from FleishmanHillard, a global public relations agency, where she specialized in employee, change and inclusive communications. She has more than 20 years of diverse experience and has worked with a variety of industries, including oil & natural gas, manufacturing, retail, healthcare and fashion. 

“Candor’s internal culture is second-to-none, and because of it, they’ve earned a solid reputation and have built strong relationships with local and national organizations,” Myers said. “I look forward to supporting the team and its existing clients, as well as expanding Candor’s reach into northeast Oklahoma and beyond.”   

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