published on October 18, 2019 - 12:05 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


Schuil & Associates, a family-owned diversified real estate firm in Visalia, recently broadened its ownership base to include six real estate agents as part of a transition to the next generation. The 36-year-old firm was established by three brothers, Rick Schuil, Michael Schuil and Marc Schuil and specializes in farmland sales, dairy and ranch relocation, packing and cold storage facilities in 12 states. The decision to offer ownership to staff members came about as the leadership team considered what the future looks like for the firm and how to involve and grow the next generation, explained Michael Schuil.


The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust announces the departure of Finn Telles, director of business development. Finn received a once-in-a-lifetime offer to take a position at Penny Newman Grain Co. in a new product division. The River Parkway Trust congratulates Finn on the exciting career move. Finn made many significant contributions to the River Parkway Trust’s work during his five-year tenure, ranging from increasing the social media presence to the volunteer support for Measure P to the significant increase in business sponsorships to support the organization’s programs.


The new ownership group of Pelco, Inc. has named the company’s new CEO. Kurt Takahashi, former president of global security management platform AMAG Technology, has been named Pelco’s new CEO effective Nov. 1. Takahashi replaces Jean-Marc Theolier, who left at the end of July just a couple months after Los Angeles-based Transom Capital Group acquired the video surveillance solutions provider from European electronics firm Schneider Electric.


Union Bank announced Elaine Genevro as head of branch banking for the regional bank. Genevro will oversee a network of more than 350 branches throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Genevro has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently as the bank’s regional president for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest for the last four years. She joined Union Bank predecessor Monterey Bay Bank in 2003 and served as that bank’s director of retail banking and president of Portola Investments.


United Valley Insurance Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian J. Rogers, CIC, as business development manager. Brian is focused on adding quality new members to our organization. Brian has over 24 years of property and casualty experience. His previous roles include producer, sales leader, sales manager, commercial lines manager and branch manager.


For the first time in over 90 years, luxury mattress brand McRoskey Mattress will introduce a new innerspring.  The collection features a new, sleek, upscale design without its iconic blue and white striped ticking the brand is known for. The change comes on the heels of the brand’s 120th Anniversary milestone and its recent acquisition by Fresno’s Pleasant Mattress. The iconic blue and white cotton ticking stripe that McRoskey beds have sported for decades has been replaced with a creamy, off-white woven stretch fabric panel, creamy cotton border, and a pocketed coil system in the mattress and box spring, a McRoskey first. The new Collection features two comforts, a gentle and a firm. The SoMa Collection, inspired by the company’s South of Market Street retail location, features a bounty of luxurious natural materials, including horsehair, alpaca, cashmere, organic wool, and All Natural Talalay latex.

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