STATEWIDE Triad Region
HIGH POINT — Bannockburn, Ill.-based APAC Customer Services will add 500 jobs by July at its call center here to provide customer service for an unnamed telecommunications company. APAC is owned by Plano, Texas-based Expert Global Solutions, which is owned by the private-equity arm of New York-based JPMorgan Chase.
HIGH POINT — St. Louis-based Heritage Home Group will close its Pearson Co. furniture plant here by Aug. 30 and will let go all 86 employees. It is the third plant closing in North Carolina announced this year by Heritage Home, which bought the assets of St. Louis-based Furniture Brands International out of bankruptcy last year.
LEXINGTON — William “Bill” James became president of 94-bed Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center April 21. The president and CEO of 133-bed Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy since 1995, he succeeds Steven Snelgrove, who became president of Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Md.
HIGH POINT — High Point Regional Health named Ernie Bovio president and CEO, starting this month. He comes from Dallas-based Baylor, Scott & White Health, where he oversaw three hospitals and 22 clinics. He replaces Jeff Miller, who retired March 31 after 26 years with the hospital.
WINSTON-SALEM — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center named Michael Rutherford chief financial officer. He held the same position at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University and succeeds Edward Chadwick, who was CFO for five years.