Clark County Business Briefing



People in business

• Larry Schlecht, president of Schlecht Construction Inc. of Vancouver, recently received the 2014 Builder Appreciation Award from the Building Industry Association of Washington. The award recognizes Schlecht’s outstanding contributions to the building industry.

• Vancouver resident Tracy Maltby has joined the JGP Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Portland as a financial advisor and associate vice president. Maltby has more than 18 years’ experience in financial services, including almost 16 years as a financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management in Portland.

• Boeing subsidiary Insitu, a Bingen-based drone maker, has named Ryan Hartman president and CEO, effective immediately. Hartman succeeds CEO Steve Morrow, who is retiring. Hartman most recently served as senior vice president of Insitu Programs. Insitu is the maker of the ScanEagle and Integrator unmanned aircraft. The Boeing subsidiary has more than 800 employees, based primarily around Bingen and elsewhere in the Columbia Gorge, but also in Clark County. In his previous position, Hartman led the company’s Integrator, ScanEagle, Advanced Programs and Business Development program offices. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

New business

• Party City opened Aug. 12 at 8920 N.E. Fifth Ave., Hazel Dell. The store offers an assortment of party supplies, decorations and costumes for all types of parties or holidays.

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