Emilie Ries has been named associate account manager for MEPatWORK, a leading global online job board for the HVAC, sheet metal, refrigeration, control, electrical, plumbing and piping industries, and a division of MECHdata, Inc., the premier human capital resources company in these trades. In this newly created position, Ries' responsibilities include introducing employers across the United States to the complete MEPatWORK menu of low-cost staffing solutions, which encompasses a variety of job posting, online recruitment and candidate screening services.

Ries brings more than six years of consulting marketing experience in the wireless Internet and telecommunication industries to this position. An Iowa native, she is engaged to be married this fall and resides in Windsor Heights.