Business Spotlight

January 1, 2012

Business Briefs: Jan. 1, 2012

Appointment announced

POTSDAM — CITEC Solutions recently expanded its team of experts with the addition of Steven Lockwood of Malone, who brings 11 years of experience in the areas of productivity improvements, plant management, quality systems and problem solving.

With management experience developed at Camoplast, Multina USA and General Motors, Lockwood is able to identify and implement cost savings that translate into increased profitability for companies.

"There are great opportunities for companies in the region to become more profitable by systematically identifying inefficiencies and correcting those," he said. "As a member of the CITEC team, we have the expertise to help companies determine how best to achieve the impacts they need to be as competitive as possible.

Lockwood received his Liberal Arts Associates Degree from SUNY Canton and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Plattsburgh State.

CITEC Solutions is a nonprofit economic-development organization that receives financial support from Empire State Development's Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York's economic-development efforts.

The advisers of CITEC provide assistance in sales and marketing, manufacturing-process improvements, lean enterprise, strategic business planning, energy and utility efficiencies, human-resources training, funding access, new product development and more.

For more information, visit or call 315-268-3778.

Award bestowed

PLATTSBURGH — The Advocacy and Resource Center Foundation has presented its 2011 Pinnacle Award to Clark Forster of CFA Insurance Agency, LLC.

The Pinnacle Award was presented in recognition of his outstanding commitment and financial support. The ARC Foundation is a fundraising organization associated with the Advocacy and Resource Center of Clinton County.

The center has been providing treatment and residential services for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled for more than 50 years. At present, the agency serves 550 participants in its various programs through the efforts of 460 employees.

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