State News Roundup: Joy Global CEO steps down at the end of the yearWisconsin News
-- One of Wisconsin’s largest industrial firms is losing its C-E-O.
One of Wisconsin’s largest industrial firms is losing its C-E-O. Joy Global of Milwaukee said yesterday that Michael Sutherlin will step down at the end of the year – and he’ll be replaced by another company executive, Edward Doheny-the-Second. The 66-year-old Sutherlin will turn over the reins in December, before retiring on February first of next year. Joy Global makes coal mining equipment. The incoming C-E-O is 50. Doheny has been the president of Joy Global’s underground mining equipment division for the last seven years. Sutherlin has headed the company for about the same length of time. He says now is the time to quote, “spend long overdue time with my family, and to work on some neglected hobbies.” Joy Global also said it would name Randal Baker to a newly-created post of chief operating officer. He current heads the firm’s surface mining division.
Around eight-thousand Internet customers in north central Wisconsin are back online this morning, after a long service outage yesterday. A utility crew from Wisconsin Public Service was digging along road north of Merrill when they struck a fiber-optic line owned by Frontier Communications. The outage affected homes, businesses, and the Oneida County sheriff’s department in Rhinelander – which had its data lines interrupted. Authorities in Lincoln County – where the break took place – said their dispatch center was not affected. Frontier said two emergency crews repaired the fiber-optic line, and everybody could surf the Web again by nine last evening.