Movers & Shakers: 06/21/2013


McCarty spent the last 16 years with Portland-based Avnet Inc. as director of global business management where she traveled extensively in China, Southeast Asia and Europe.

“We are thrilled to have Denise join CREDC’s team,” said CREDC President Lisa Nisenfeld in a press release. “She brings a wealth of knowledge from the business world and her global expertise will be invaluable to help move Clark County’s new economic development plan forward.”

McCarty is a Pacific Northwest resident and holds an undergraduate degree from Portland State University.


Thomas Sanchez was recently promoted to chief operating officer of The Vancouver Clinic, a physician owned multi-specialty medical group consisting of 220 medical providers and more than 1,000 staff members.

In his new role, Sanchez will focus on implementation of The Vancouver Clinic’s strategic plan with an emphasis on growing group culture. He has been with the clinic since 2007, having served in two previous roles before taking on the COO role.

He received his masters of business administration from Colorado State University in 2006 and a bachelor of science in medical imaging technology from Oregon Institute of Technology.


Shawn Pidcock, store director of the Orchards Fred Meyer (7411 NE 117th, Vancouver), was recently named Director of the Year for his district, which encompasses 20 stores in Portland and Southwest Washington.

According to the company, Pidcock met or exceeded the store’s sales goals; customer satisfaction as tallied on customer surveys; goals for training employees in safety procedures and reducing accidents at the store; goals for employee satisfaction surveys; and undercover shopping surveys.

Pidcock has been with Fred Meyer for 20 years. He has held a number of positions, including home assistant, home manager and store director.


Pacific Continental Bank recently promoted P.J. Fisher to commercial banking officer.

Fisher has more than seven years of commercial lending experience, with the last three years at Pacific Continental Bank. He is active in many community building organizations, including roles on the advisory boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and the Washington State University Vancouver Business Mentor Analysis Program.

Fisher will also be taking part in 
the 2013-2014 Leadership Clark 
County program.


Vancouver resident Dave Meyer has joined EORM as a senior consultant. He will work out of the global environmental, health, safety and sustainability consulting firm’s Hillsboro office, which serves Southwest Washington.

Meyer brings more than 30 years of national and international EHS, management systems, and sustainability expertise to the company. His principal focus has been to help organizations achieve environmental sustainability program excellence, leverage regulatory compliance risks and optimize organizational effectiveness.

Prior to joining EORM, Meyer was associate director, environment, health & safety at Elan Pharmaceuticals in San Francisco.


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Sigma Design has hired Joe Emery and Warren Harwood as mechanical engineers.

In his new role, Emery will be responsible for product engineering and development. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Portland State University.

Emery has experience designing products and systems related to hydraulic pumps, chemical processing pump sleds and chassis of large automobiles.

Harwood holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and brings more than 25 years of engineering experience in the Portland/Vancouver area to the company.

Harwood’s experience includes robotic and automation design, manufacturing, high frequency probes and wafer stations, low-cost/high-volume optical encoders and electronics, and high frequency cables and connectors for industrial and medical products.

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