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December 4, 2011

Business briefs: Dec. 4, 2011

Appointment announced

WILLSBORO — Eric Cioppa, a 1976 graduate of Willsboro Central School, was recently appointed to the position of superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance by Maine's governor, Paul LePage.

Cioppa joined the Bureau of Insurance in 1988 as a statistician III and served as the supervisor of the Workers' Compensation Section prior to becoming deputy in 1998. He recently served as acting superintendent prior to this permanent appointment.

Cioppa serves as co-chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions Joint Working Group.

He is currently the co-chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Advisory Organization Exam Oversight Group.

Cioppa receved is Bachelor of Arts Degree from Potsadam State Universidy and his MBA from Clarkson. He is the son of Marion Cioppa of Willsboro and the late Anthony Cioppa, both former teachers at Willsboro Central School. He now resides in China, Maine.

New director

PLATTSBURGH — Usherwood Office Technology has appointed Victoria Glasser to the position of director of production systems.

Glasser brings information and experience to Usherwood with more than 20 years in the office-equipment industry focusing on the production segment. For the last 10 years Glasser was a regional field analyst, Production Print, for Canon USA Inc. She was the top producer in production equipment placed every year and was instrumental in the launch of Canon's Production Program with the VP Series, both color and black and white. Glasser's certifications and software-solution experience include CDIA Plus, Network Plus, CIP (color imaging professional) and more.

Glasser will be supporting all Usherwood Technology offices including the one in Plattsburgh.

Usherwood Office Technology is locally owned and operated in Upstate New York and has provided sales and service of office technology since 1976. Usherwood sells and provides local service for copiers, laser printers, computer networks, IT solutions and advanced application software.

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