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CORRECTION (ran 8/25/05): Kiyallah Heatherstone has been promoted to night manager at Cafe Zenon. A Business Beat item published Aug. 11 on Page E2 incorrectly reported her new position.


Roger Ray of Cheshire has been appointed to the board of directors of Airservices Pacific Inc., a subsidiary of Airservices Australia, the national air navigation service provider for Australia. Ray worked for 36 years at the Federal Aviation Administration and operates his own aviation consulting firm. He recently served as transition manager and interim CEO of API. The FAA contracts with API to provide tower air traffic control at three Hawaii airports and two others in Guam and Saipan.

Todd Peterson has joined The Justis Group, a Eugene training and leadership education company, where he is responsible for sales, marketing, and organization development consulting. He has 35 years of experience with companies ranging from startups to major corporations involved in technology, manufacturing, communications, elder care and business services.

Katrina Luther has been named manager of the Wal-Mart store at 1040 Green Acres Road, Eugene. Luther started working for Wal-Mart in 1992 in Coos Bay as an invoice clerk and department manager. After undergoing training, she served as assistant manager of Wal-Marts in Roseburg, Coos Bay and Eugene and then as co-manager in Bend and Coos Bay.

Dr. Jane Neary, a family physician in practice in this area for 14 years, has joined McKenzie Family Practice, 1755 Coburg Road, Eugene. She received her medical degree from the University of Kansas City Medical Center and is board-certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

Dr. Gregory Ruttan, an internal medicine physician, has joined PeaceHealth Medical Group's Hilyard Street clinic and is in practice as a hospitalist at Sacred Heart Medical Center. A graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland. Ruttan is certified in advanced cardiac life support and advanced trauma life support.

The owners of Cafe Zenon have promoted two longtime employees and rehired a former manager. Stephanie Wagner, a server and manager for the past five years, has been promoted to day manager. Kiyallah Heatherstone, who has worked at the restaurant for the past eight years, has been promoted to day manager. Truli Cusick, who served as the cafe's wine and beverage manager from 1995 to 2002, has been rehired in the same position. Also, Julie Fether, former pastry chef at Marche and Triomphe, has been hired as head of production at Palace Bakery, owned by Cafe Zenon owners Mandy Tomson and Brian James.

Open for business

Taco Del Mar, a Seattle-based restaurant chain, has opened a second Eugene store at 3007 Delta Highway North. The store, which sells "Baja style" Mexican food, is owned and operated by Mila and Jeffrey Stevenson. More than 150 Taco Del Mars are open in the Western U.S., British Columbia and Puerto Rico.


Westside Glass, in business since 1927, has a new owner, new location and a new line of business. Julie Collis has taken the business over from her father, Al Collis. The business has moved to 1975 W. Seventh Ave., Eugene, and added a division, Westside Heating & Air Conditioning, headed by Collis's husband, John Sokol.

Ron Perkins and Jeff Cole, partners in METCO Investment Realty Inc., have purchased the remaining ownership interest of founder Stu Burge. Perkins merged his company, R P Investment Realty, with Burge and Cole in January 2004, becoming majority owner and president. METCO is a full-service brokerage handling residential sales and management, commercial and industrial sales, leasing and management. Cole is in charge of sales and leasing; Perkins runs the property management division and day-to-day operations.

Business Beat runs Tuesdays and Thursdays. It covers promotions, new hires, professional achievements, new businesses, relocations and other news. Fax items to 683-7631; e-mail (text in message body, not as an attachment) to businessnews@ (put "business beat" on subject line); or mail to Business Beat, The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440. For information, call 338-2572.
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Date:Aug 11, 2005
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