News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 23, 2011

ON THE MOVE: Oct. 23, 2011


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TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell announced the promotion of Detective Jim Cody of the Lafayette District to the rank of sergeant, where he will serve as a crime scene investigator. Cody received his promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.

As a crime scene Investigator, a portion of his duties will include responding and conducting crime scene investigations, preserving, collecting and documenting forensic evidence, providing crime scene testimony for trials and assisting officers and agencies with matters concerning crime scene investigations. Cody’s office will be at the Putnamville Post where he will primarily be responsible for crime scene investigations within portions of the Putnamville and Lafayette Districts, but may be utilized anywhere else in the state.

He is a 12-year veteran of the department having graduated from the 58th ISP Recruit School in December of 1999 and subsequently assigned to the Lafayette District where he has been his entire tenure. He patrolled Fountain and Montgomery counties and was promoted to corporal at the Lafayette District in 2004, but later voluntarily returned to the rank of trooper for road patrol duties and became a crash reconstructionist. Cody was then appointed in 2008 to detective within the Criminal Investigation Division at the Lafayette District, a position he has held until his recent promotion to sergeant. While on the department, he has served as counselor for the 67th ISP Recruit School and a counselor and camp director for the ISP youth camps. Cody holds instructor certifications in firearms, emergency vehicle operations and photogrammetry. 

Cody is a Parke County native and graduate of Rockville High School and later of Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in professional pilot technology.



Dorsett Mitsubishi has named a new service manager and welcomed three new sales representatives.

Sales representative Ernie Engle comes to Dorsett Mitsubishi with experience in retail sales and body shop management. Prior to joining Dorsett, he owned a local auto electronics business for 25 years.

Jody Pitts, also a sales representative, has been in vehicle sales and management for 16 years, including a stint with the Tom Wood dealership in Indianapolis. He also has experience in the mortgage business. 

Bruce Hutson has returned to Dorsett as a sales consultant. He previously worked as a sales associate and then service manager at Firestone and was with Dorsett from 2004 to 2007 as a detail specialist. A Terre Haute North Vigo High School graduate, Hutson attended Indiana State University and Harrison College.

Neal Mottesheard is Dorsett Mitsubishi’s new service department manager. He is a 10-year Dorsett employee. He is a graduate of Indiana State University.



Kim Swetich has joined Thompson Thrift Construction as senior preconstruction manager.

He comes to Thompson Thrift from CF Jordan Construction in Dallas, Texas, where he worked as chief estimator beginning in 2008. Prior to that, he served as chief estimator for JP Construction L.P. in Irving, Texas, from 2002-2008; Dooley & Mack Construction, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 2000-2002; and Walbridge Aldinger Co. in Fort Lauderdale from 1994-2000. He also worked as an estimator for several construction companies in Florida.

He earned an associates of arts and sciences degree in civil engineering technology from Michigan Technological University.



Jerry Ennis has joined Thompson Thrift Construction as vice president and director of construction services.

He comes to Thompson Thrift from Solar Ventures USA in Naples Fla., where he held the position of vice president construction and management. Prior to that he served as president of Howard Shockey & Sons in Winchester, Va., from 2008-2010.

He also worked for The Boldt Company in Oklahoma City from 1984-2008. With that company, he served as group president, vice president/general manager and general manager.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Albright College in Reading, Pa. The Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma named him “Builder of the Year” in 2001.



Sarah Marietta has joined the staff of Thompson Thrift Construction as a project engineer in its preconstruction services department.

She held an internship with SL Feuquay Inc. in Terre Haute during the summer of 2010, where she did takeoff work for estimating. She received a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Indiana State University in May 2011.

She has served on the advisory board for Habitat for Humanity in Terre Haute and been a volunteer with Make A Wish.

Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development and construction company with offices in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Carmel.