Business Briefs for July 26

July 26, 2004

Physical Therapy Clinic

Rita Kotsias, MPT, has joined the professional staff at Danville Physical Therapy Clinic. Kotsias graduated from Northwestern University Medical School's Physical Therapy Program in 1993. She has worked in a variety of physical therapy outpatient environments and in nursing facilities. She instructs other therapists in continuing education. Kotsias has been a guest speaker at several conferences, and is published in several physical therapy journals on using both the hands-on manual therapies and exercises in physical therapy interventions in a variety of orthopedic and neurological pathologies.

Lee, others buy The Transnorm Group

Rick Lee of Danville collaborated with five other executives to acquire all stock and global assets of The Transnorm Group of companies, which include a manufacturing company in Dallas, Germany and Malaysia, an assembly operation in England, and a sales office in the Netherlands.

Lee is president of the Dallas plant and will continue to serve as a board member in Germany. Transform produces specialty, belt turn and spiral products.


Lee joined the Dallas operation in 1998 as vice president and board member in Germany. The Dallas operation has more than doubled in sales and profits, gained International Standards Organization approval and updated the design of their products. "I was fortunate to join a successful team that only needed my years of experience in the industry and a sound business direction which focused on product quality," said Lee.

He began his career locally with Rexnord/Mathews in 1975, and credits his years at Mathews as one of his most valuable learning experiences. Lee and his wife, Robin Ellis Lee, and son Zachary will continue to live on Harberson Lane in Danville.

Shangrew earns Masters Plumbing License

Rick Shangraw of Central Kentucky Plumbing recently earned his Masters Plumbing License from the State of Kentucky. Shangraw has been with CKP for more than four years and has 20 years experience in the plumbing field. He specializes in residential and commercial service.

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