Electronic Systems Consultants receives 2020 Inner City 100 award

Jess Deyo

Electronic Systems Consultants was named a winner of the 2020 Inner City 100 award by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The award recognizes the 100 fastest-growing firms in America that are located in under-resourced communities.

The company, led by senior partner John Larkin, was selected bases on its revenue growth rate of 48 percent and job creation of six from 2015 to 2019. Electronic Systems Consultants ranked 95 out of 100 companies listed.

ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 that uses innovative research and programs to support urban businesses and promote economic prosperity.

Michael Albrecht

WBNS, a CBS affiliate, has named Michael Albrecht the director of sales. Albrecht, a Columbus native with nearly 20 years of broadcast sales experience, is scheduled to start on Jan. 11.

In his new role, Albrecht will help lead the WBNS sales team and serve clients. He previously served as the local sales manager of Cleveland-based WKYC-TV, where he managed local and political sales and revenue tasks. Prior, he also served as a national sales manager at WKYC-TV. He has a bachelor's degree in public and corporate communications from Butler University.

Jen Aikman

Premier Bank has named Jen Aikman and Ryan Killen as vice presidents leading the bank’s Columbus commercial lending team. In their new roles, they will promote development and growth of the commercial loan portfolio.

Aikman will step into the new role with a decade of industry experience. Previously, she was a business banker for a regional bank in Cincinnati, where she was inducted into the Leader’s Circle for being a top performer in the third quarter of 2020. Aikman has a Bachelor of Science in business administration in general business and accounting from Shawnee State University. 

Killen, who studied at Ohio State University, brings 20 years of relevant experience to his new role. Previously, he served as vice president of commercial lending in Lebanon.

Jacob Haas

Plaskolite, a manufacturer of plastic sheet products, has appointed Jacob Haas as the company’s chief commercial officer. In his new position, effective Dec. 28, Haas will oversee sales, marketing, and customer service functions. 

Haas brings two decades of sales and marketing experience to his new role. He previously was global vice president of sales and marketing for Sun Hydraulics, and also worked for Parker Hannifin and 3M. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Patrick McCurdy III

Kimball Midwest, a national industrial supplier, has promoted two executive team members. 

Patrick McCurdy III will become the executive vice president of sales and marketing starting Jan. 1. Holly Saigo was appointed to chief legal officer and general counsel, and started on Nov. 1. 

McCurdy has been with Kimball Midwest since 2006, where he filled roles in several departments before being named national government manager in 2010 and his most recent position as vice president of sales, which he held since 2019.

Saigo, who has been on the general counsel with Kimball West since 2006, has been in her role as chief legal officer for over a month, where she provides business-focused legal advice.

Ryan Killen


John Larkin