Awards, Promotions, and New Hires


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    David Turner joined Andrew Consulting Engineers as project engineer, responsible for analysis and design of low- to mid-rise buildings, marine construction, and the structural evaluation and repair of existing buildings and marine structures. Everett B. (E.B.) Pannkuk, IV, P.E., a senior structural engineer with Andrew Consulting Engineers, was promoted to principal.

    Mott MacDonald appointed Major General John Peabody as senior vice president and director of Federal Programs, based in the firm’s Arlington, Va. office. Peabody retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2015. Six engineering professionals at Mott MacDonald recently received top awards for their professional expertise: Rory Ball, a senior project manager based in the firm’s Cleveland office, was one of two winners of the Ralston Young Trenchless Achievement Awards, given by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology; Tom Batroney, a project engineer based in the firm’s Pittsburgh office, was named Young Civil Engineer of the Year by the Pittsburgh section of the ASCE; Randy Essex, executive vice president and director of professional excellence for Mott MacDonald in North America, won the Golden Beaver award for engineering, given by the West Coast professional organization The Beavers; Ron Sattan, a vice president based in Iselin, N.J., was chosen for a 2015 STAR Award by Fiatech, an industry organization formed to identify research projects that may have a breakthrough potential for the construction industry; Vatsal Shah, a senior project engineer based in Iselin, was one of the “Top 20 Under 40” young professionals honored by Engineering News-Record; and Shawna von Stockhausen, a project engineer currently based in Cleveland, was named Outstanding Younger Engineer for Region 9 (California) by ASCE.

    Jorge Alba, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, F.ASCE, joined the Storm Water Department at RPS Klotz Associates, bringing more than 25 years’ experience. RPS Klotz Associates expanded the role of Kevin Tyer, P.E., to include firm-wide responsibilities as deputy operations manager, including assisting in the management of firm-wide goals and metrics. Nimesh Chauhan was promoted to CADD manager at RPS Klotz. In his new role, he will oversee and help direct CADD technology firm-wide. Also at the firm, Matthew Clinton, CWB, a senior environmental planner, was promoted to project manager within the Environmental Department.

    Gannett Fleming named Alina Fernandez, P.E., a senior associate of the firm. Fernandez serves as a senior project manager and leader of the highway department in the Miami office. Robert W. Skaggs, P.E., PTOE, a vice president and traffic and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) manager in Gannett Fleming’s Tampa, Fla., location, was named a senior associate of the firm. Todd D. Szymkowski, P.E., PTOE, joined Gannett Fleming’s transportation operations practice in the firm’s Madison, Wis., office, serving as a transportation systems management and operations manager.

    Baxter & Woodman appointed Sean E. O’Dell, P.E., to lead the firm’s Civic Innovation & Infrastructure Group. The newly formed group combines water resources, infrastructure, plan review, and geospatial services to provide creative solutions by integrating technology applications with traditional engineering approaches.

    HDR promoted Heather Catron to federal transportation director from her previous position as transportation environmental services director. Catron will promote business growth within HDR’s federal transportation program. Bernard Yostpille, P.E., joined HDR as New York/New Jersey bridges and structures leader. He will focus on bridges, stations and facilities, moveable bridges, and other structural projects. Cynthia Carleo, P.E., joined HDR as New England area manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience in operations, strategic planning, business development, and corporate health and safety to the company.

    MWH Global announced that Michael Rogers, based in San Diego, will succeed Glenn Tarbox as the new global dams practice leader. Rogers will lead planning, design, and construction management for all types of structures designed to store, regulate, and deliver water. Tarbox will continue to serve as a senior technical advisor based in Bellevue, Wash. Terrence (Terry) Arnold will now serve in Rogers’ former role as North America dams practice leader. Dean Bell was promoted to senior vice president, senior client service manager at MWH Global. He has led client development and management throughout the U.S. as a client service manager and a leader of the government relations function.

    VHB’s Bob Penfield, P.E., DBIA, ENV SP, director of Structures, was recently unanimously elected to the Construction Industries of Massachusetts (CIM) board of directors. Penfield has 14 years of complex structural design and project management experience, primarily focusing on large-scale transportation infrastructure projects.

    Wayne Hartt, P.E., joined Freese and Nichols, Inc.’s Frisco, Texas office to lead transportation efforts in Collin County and the surrounding area. He has led roadway, traffic engineering, and drainage components for projects totaling more than $450 million.

    Maser Consulting P.A. hired Matthew S. Speath, P.E., LEED AP, as geographic discipline leader for Civil and Site Development services based in its Miami office. He has more than 14 years of experience providing project management, design supervision, consulting, and planning services in Southern Florida.

    STV promoted Sokol Bejleri, PMP, LEED AP BD+C, CCM, to vice president. He serves as the lead project executive for 12 New York City Housing Authority contracts involving major housing improvements located throughout the city.

    Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. promoted Carolina Gonzalez, MURP, to project manager at Fuscoe’s Ontario, Calif. office. She has a broad range of experience throughout the Inland Empire, from schools and educational facilities to single- and multi-family residential complexes and commercial developments and hospitals. Brittany Knott, P.E., ENV SP, QSD, LEED AP, was appointed to the position of project manager at Fuscoe’s Los Angeles office. Her project work background includes hotel developments, urban mixed-use and multi-family residential developments, ground up office parks, recreational complexes, and entertainment studios.

    Mike Adams joined Terracon as a national program manager. Based in the Fort Collins, Colo. office, he will facilitate the growth of the company’s oil and gas industry services and solutions nationwide. Jason Pollock, EIT, joined Terracon as Materials Department manager. He will provide project management support for the Chattanooga, Tenn. market area.