Quick Takes

APPOINTED: Jay McLaughlin has been appointed vice president of accounting and finance at Wheeling-Nisshin Steel.

McLaughlin came to Wheeling-Nisshin from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in February 1996 as manager and was promoted to general manager of accounting and finance.

He started his career in public accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant designation.

After joining Wheeling-Pitt, he progressed through various management positions in internal audit, information services, business improvement and accounting departments.

He is a native of Wellsburg and attended Brooke High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University.

He and his wife, Carol, live in Wheeling and are the parents of two children, Kayla and John.

NEW LOGO: AEP Ohio, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has unveiled a new corporate logo and tagline as part of its focus on providing innovative energy solutions for customers and communities.

“AEP Ohio is investing in smarter energy infrastructure and new technologies to provide better, more reliable service and cleaner energy for our customers. We’re committed to developing innovative energy solutions that power communities and improve lives. Our industry is changing, and our customers’ expectations are evolving, so we must adapt to meet those new expectations. As we become an energy company for the future, it’s time to adopt a new logo and a new tagline — Boundless Energy — to reflect that transformation and our aspirations,” said Julie Sloat, president and chief operating officer of the Gahanna-based AEP Ohio.

The new logo represents AEP’s first logo change since 1987 and is the result of an extensive brand review.

AEP and its subsidiaries will change logos on their main buildings in the coming months.

Full adoption of the new logo will be phased in during the next two years.


Trevor E. Bigler has become the newest associate of the Moundsville-based law firm of Gold, Khourey and Turak.

Bigler is a graduate of Ohio Northern University College of Law,where he earned awards for the highest grades in oil and gas law and in remedies law.

During law school he was a member of the Civil Litigation Clinic and performed an externship with Edmund A. Sargus Jr., chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

He also is a 2013 graduate of Ohio University, where he earned undergraduate degrees in business administration, health care administration with a minor in economics.

Bigler and his wife, Ashley, live in Jacobsburg, Ohio.

He is a member of the Belmont County and Ohio State bar associations, and is licensed to practice law in Ohio.