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Business Briefs Tuesday, Dec. 14

Charleston native to head health system

Charleston native Darryl Duncan has been named president and chief executive officer of the Monongalia Health System, which includes Mon General Hospital, Mon HealthCare, Mon EMS and The Village at Heritage Point.

Duncan, 47, was Mon General Hospital's chief operating officer. He will succeed David Robertson on Feb. 1. Robertson is stepping down to become senior vice president and executive officer for the Oklahoma and Arkansas region of the Voluntary Hospitals of America.

Duncan has a master's degree in hospital and health administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering from West Virginia University.

Safety board investigates W.Va. accidents

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board announced it deployed an investigation team on Friday to the scene of a fatal accident at the AL Solutions Inc. plant in New Cumberland.

Two workers were killed and two men were injured after an explosion and fire at the Hancock County plant on Thursday, according to the Wheeling Intelligencer.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an independent federal agency, is now investigating three West Virginia industrial accidents: the blast and fire at AL Solutions; a deadly 2008 explosion and fire at Bayer Corp.'s Institute site; and three chemical releases in January at DuPont's Belle plant.

A spokeswoman for the agency recently said the safety board is aiming to complete the Bayer investigation report in January.

Vision Shared gives new three-year plan

Vision Shared, the state's strategic planning organization, has released a three-year plan that spells out how it intends to help West Virginia become a global economic force.

The new plan focuses on entrepreneurship, education, workforce development, and research and commercialization. The entire plan is posted on the organization's website, www.visionshared.com. Scroll down to "Updates" and click on "Just released - Vision Shared Strategic Plan 2011-2014."

Terradon announces deal with Kentico

Terradon Communications Group announced it has entered into a partnership with Kentico Software to provide Terradon's clients with a state-of-the-art Web content management system.

Terradon said it chose Kentico's content management system because of its ease of use and adaptability to clients' particular needs.

Clients of Terradon range from Whirlpool International to the West Virginia Department of Commerce to small businesses around the country. Terradon is headquartered in Poca. The company has nine employees.

Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has an office in Nashua, N.H.

Compiled by George Hohmann


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