Ms. Kutach holds a master’s degree in communication with an emphasis in corporate development. She has 15 years of training and development experience, serving as senior instructional designer at a Fortune 10 financial institution. She will be bringing insights to clients through training, professional development, coaching and strategic guidance and planning.
Trane’s Tyler facility employs more than 1,660 salaried and production employees, who manufacture air conditioners.
The award was based on a WomenCertified Brand Preference Survey developed in part through a joint study with the Wharton School of Business. WomenCertified, the voice of the female consumer, honors brands with the Women’s Choice Award seal that recognizes brands based on a woman’s propensity to recommend that brand to others. More than 5,000 female consumers were surveyed about their favorite HVAC brands, and Trane came out on top. As part of the award process, home improvement professionals were also asked their opinion in the WomenCertified Consumer Audit to validate the survey findings.
The American Business Awards, held in New York, are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations — large and small, public and private, for-profit and nonprofit.
Jim Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer of Eastman, said 2011 was a record year for the company, marked by many significant achievements, strong financial performance and growth through acquisitions and expansions. Eastman was nominated for the award based on the company’s achievements since the beginning of 2011. More than 3,000 nominations were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide.
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Founded in 1993, the organization has about 4,000 members, made up of less than 1 percent of lawyers throughout the U.S.
Derryberry is a graduate of the University of Houston School of Law and specializes in handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, as well as other personal injury cases. His Tyler office is at 100 E. Ferguson St., Suite 1212.