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Balken Named Des Moines General Manager

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Arite Balken

Ahern announces the promotion of Arita Balken to General Manager for their Fire Protection Division in Des Moines, Iowa. Arita has 18 years of experience with Ahern and most recently held the position of Fire Protection Operations Manager where she supported the Des Moines office for over 6 years. Her understanding of the industry along with her strong management skills make her an ideal candidate to take on this leadership role. Arita officially assumed her new role in early November and has recently relocated to the Des Moines area.

J. F. Ahern Co. is a mechanical and fire protection contractor specializing in HVAC, plumbing, Controls, Sprinkler, Extinguisher & Alarm and Fabrication for construction and service projects. Founded in 1880, the company has over 1,400 employees servicing commercial and industrial customers across the United States. To keep up with the latest company news and events, visit or follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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