Business Briefs: Feb. 12, 2021


  • Realtor Cyd Scott, pictured in his office at Cohn & Company in Greenfield, was recently named to the Stoneleigh-Burnham School board of trustees. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Fernando d’Andrea (left) has succeeded Jim Boehm (right) as vice president and general plant manager at Covestro’s Whately plant. Contributed photo

Published: 2/11/2021 1:33:59 PM
Shelburne Falls real estate agent earns accolades

SHELBURNE FALLS — Wanda Mooney, associate broker with Coldwell Banker Community Realtors’ Shelburne Falls branch, has been recognized as Realtor of the Year for sales volume.

According to a Coldwell Banker press release, Mooney also received the 2020 Platinum Award from the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley and the Platinum Award from Coldwell Banker Community Realtors, and she is ranked among the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualify for this group.

Contact Wanda Mooney at or visit her website at

Web design business gives back through donation

GREENFIELD — Common Media, a web design and communications business based at 278 Main St. Greenfield, recently donated to the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, an umbrella organization that supports numerous local recovery communities.

According to a Western Massachusetts Training Consortium press release, the donation will support the work of The RECOVER Project, the Salasin Project, People’s Medicine Project, the Support Network and the Greenfield center of the Wildflower Alliance (previously known as the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community).

Common Media CEO and co-owner Kristi Ceccarossi noted how much she appreciates the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s inspiring work and the way it offers a “360 approach” to recovery from substance abuse.

“It’s not enough to just treat recovery this one way — you need to bring in the full circle of support,” Ceccarossi said in the release. “We’re very lucky that we have people who think that way in our community and who are so organized around those principles.”

Those interested in contributing to the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium are encouraged to visit

Stoneleigh-Burnham School announces new trustees

GREENFIELD — Three new members were recently named to the board of trustees at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, including one Erving resident.

Cyd Scott, a real estate agent for Cohn & Company in Greenfield, was named alongside June Coolidge Scott of Canton and Stephanie Kroth of Buffalo, N.Y., according to a press release from the boarding school for girls on Bernardston Road. Both women are Stoneleigh-Burnham School alumni.

According to the release, Scott has served as a facilities supervisor for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, and as chair of the Erving Board of Health.

Scott stated in the release that he hopes to bring the perspective of a recent Stoneleigh-Burnham School parent, as his daughter expects to graduate this spring. In particular, Scott said he wants to build on the long relationship between the school and the community.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School is “much more a part of the fabric and history of Greenfield than people outside the school often realize,” he said.

Covestro announces new VP, general plant manager

WHATELY — Covestro, the manufacturing plant on Fairview Way that is known for its production of polymers and high-performance plastics, has named Fernando d’Andrea as its new vice president and general plant manager. He succeeds Jim Boehm, who has taken on a new product management role at the Covestro site in Dormagen, Germany.

According to a Covestro press release, d’Andrea joined Bayer’s material science business (now Covestro) in 2000 as an application and development engineer at the Sao Paulo, Brazil facility. Since then, he has taken on positions of increasing responsibility at sites in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Leverkusen, Germany, and Pittsburgh, Penn. In 2017. d’Andrea assumed his most recent role as managing director of Covestro’s operations in Brazil as well as head of marketing and sales for Covestro’s polyurethane business in Latin America.

“It is truly an honor to be back in the United States and to take on this new role. I’m looking forward to working with such a highly respected team at our South Deerfield site,” d’Andrea said in the release. (Although the plant is geographically located in Whately, it has a South Deerfield mailing address.)

“Under Jim’s leadership, the South Deerfield site has sustained a strong manufacturing presence in the region and active community engagement,” d’Andrea continued. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on that reputation moving forward.”

Boehm began his new role in Dormagen, Germany on Jan. 1.

“It has been an honor and a privilege leading the Covestro South Deerfield manufacturing team,” Boehm said in the release. “I take comfort in knowing the site is in good hands under Fernando’s capable leadership.”


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