The Noble County Economic Development Corp. has named Gary Gatman its executive director. Gatman succeeds Rick Sherck, who announced his retirement in December.

Gatman has served as a member of the EDC board of directors for the past two years and says he is “already familiar with the organization’s range of activities.”

Gatman has run his own company for the past three years with his wife, Pattie.

He also worked in human resources with what the corporation calls “a major steel processing facility” and worked in economic and workforce development for more than 20 years.

Gatman was selected from a pool of about a dozen applicants.

“We had outstanding interviews with all candidates and feel we have chosen a good leader to take the Noble County EDC to the next level ,” said Kendallville Mayor SuzAnne Handshoe, president of the EDC board.

Gatman stepped into his new role Monday.


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