Larry J Butkovich has joined Precision Roll Grinders and other hires, promotions and awards

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 09:48


Butkovich has been named vice president of operations for Precision Roll Grinders in Allentown. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning at all four sites to maximize the company’s growth.

Prior to joining PRG, Butkovich worked for Fuji Electric Corporation of America as general manager of its Virginia Assembly Center in Roanoke, and as general manager of Electric Vehicle Systems in Edison, N.J.

Butkovitch holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Northampton Community College Director of Athletics Troy Tucker has been selected to be a member of the newly appointed NJCAA Board of Regents. Tucker, who serves as the Executive Director and CIO of Region XIX, will be one of 37 members nationwide on the board.

Tucker, a three-time national Athletic Director of the Year, is in his 11th year guiding the Northampton athletic program.


Cattie, executive vice president/chief information technology officer of QNB Bank, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia.

Offered in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking trains the future leaders of the industry. Nine percent of last year’s 684 attendees were executive vice presidents, chairpersons or CEO’s, while an additional 27 percent held the title of vice president or director.

Cattie has been in banking for 22 years. In his previous role at another financial institution, he served as Senior Vice President of Information Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Lock Haven University for Accounting and Management. He then continued his education at LaSalle University, where he received his MBA.


The Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2018-2020 academic years.

Tom Heck has been appointed the chair of the trustees, Jim Ludlow has been appointed vice chair, and Dr. Jolynn L. Haney ’84 M’93 has been appointed secretary.

Heck, of Wyomissing, has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2012, most recently serving as vice chair for the last two years. He is the owner of Heck Brothers, a full-service florist serving Reading and the Berks County area for 111 years.

Heck is a graduate of Peirce College in Philadelphia. Heck was a member of the KU Foundation Board from July 2002 through June 2011.

Ludlow, of Fogelsville, has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2013. He is currently president of Liquid Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Allentown. His company specializes in digital strategy, technology, and design, including marketing, web design and e-commerce solutions.

Ludlow earned his bachelor's degree in marketing/economics from Indiana State University and his MBA in finance/accounting from Indiana University.

Haney, of Collegeville, has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2016. For more than 30 years, she has worked in the behavioral healthcare field. In 2002 she formed Deerfield Data Management, LLC, a firm specializing in collecting, extracting and interpreting behavioral healthcare information for nonprofit organizations and county government.

A two-time alumna of Kutztown University, Haney earned both a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1984 and a master’s degree in counseling psychology in 1993. She completed her doctorate in social work at Widener University, receiving the Thomas Young Outstanding Dissertation Award in 2014.

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