Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. has named Michael Smith its business and community development manager.

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. has named Michael Smith its business and community development manager.

He will be part of SOREDI's Grants Pass Business Retention and Expansion team, helping to expand the North Valley Industrial Park and other industrial sites in Josephine County.

Smith has worked in manufacturing, quality control and finance. He has been actively engaged in numerous projects with the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in the revival of Concerts in the Park.

Smith's tenure begins July 1. He will be based in SOREDI's Grants Pass office.



Peterson Machinery Co. has named Jeff Hayden as a rental consultant serving Klamath Falls and Medford. Hayden started his career in the construction industry in 1995 as an asphalt estimator in Klamath Falls. He joined Peterson Machinery as a rental coordinator at the Cat Rental Store in Klamath Falls in 2008. Prior to that he was an outside salesman for a national equipment-rental company for three years.