Appointments, promotions and awards in the business community.

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Aerospace: Dr. David Bailey was named senior director and chief engineer for the 787 program at Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Lynnwood.

Banking: Bill Asher was hired at Peoples Bank as an investments financial adviser at the Ballard Financial Center.

Commercial real estate: Peter Truex was named senior managing director for the Puget Sound region at Colliers International.

Consulting: Ranga Pottabathni was named a senior supervising estimator and Nagaraju Naidu a lead engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Engineering: Hollis Heron was hired as a senior electrical engineer and Shawn Gavras as a senior mechanical engineer at Rushing.

Food processing: Rick Dutton was appointed president of Westward Seafoods.

Health care: Diane Miller was hired as vice president and executive director of Virginia Mason Institute. Dr. Roberta Huang joined Group Health’s Capitol Hill campus. Beth Johnson was hired as vice president of provider services at Regence BlueShield.

Law: Ron Lahner and Patchen Haggerty were named partners at Dorsey & Whitney.

Technology: Ram Appalaraju was appointed vice president of marketing at Isilon Systems.


Banking: Tony Young was hired as assistant vice president and business banking officer at Peoples Bank, Kirkland.

To be included in the On the Move column, send the information to Gary Dougherty by fax, 206-382-8879; e-mail, business@; or mail, The Seattle Times, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111. Photos will not be returned.