Awards, promotions, and new hires


    Cardno appointed Sarabjit Singh, P.E., president of the company’s Government & Infrastructure Division in its Americas region. He has more than 25 years of experience managing the growth of complex infrastructure and federal business portfolios. Jeff Vanderdasson, P.E., joined the firm as a civil engineer practice leader in the company’s Portland, Ore., office. Leonard Strickland, PLS, also joined Cardno as a business unit manager in the company’s Northern Region. He will manage and oversee subsurface utility engineering and survey operations in more than 20 states.

    Phyllis Brunner joined Woodard & Curran as president of consulting. She will lead the firm’s consulting practices and will work with the firm’s CEO Doug McKeown to focus on market and business systems to support strategic efforts to expand nationally around water and environmental issues.

    Jeff Perrin joined the Madison, Wis., office of R.A. Smith National as a structural engineer. He has more than two years of structural design experience as well as prior experience as a construction foreman. Matthew Stangel joined R.A. Smith National in Brookfield, Wis., as an ecologist, providing wetland and ecological services.

    Jim Coll joined Burns & McDonnell in St. Louis, where he will develop and oversee programs and projects focused on public water/wastewater infrastructure upgrades. He previously served as project manager for the Metropolitan Sewer District in St. Louis.

    Gregory T. Topping, P.E., joined Passero Associates as Northeast Aviation Services director to strengthen the firm’s client relationships and grow its client base in the Northeast.

    MBP announced that Blake Peck, P.E., CCM, FCMAA, was elected to the National Academy of Construction. The appointment recognizes and honors individuals for their distinguished contributions and accomplishments to the industry. Also at MBP, Michael Siburt, P.E., CCM, CCP, PSP, was promoted to branch operations manager. He most recently served as project manager.

    Mary Cay O’Malley, P.E., PS, joined Mott MacDonald as a senior vice president and project delivery leader in the firm’s Cleveland office. She will support some of Mott MacDonald’s largest transportation projects, with an initial focus on design-build projects.

    Rozbeh B. Moghaddam, Ph.D., P.E., joined GRL Engineers, Inc. as part of the firm’s central office, which conducts research, offers educational activities, provides foundation testing services and analyses to international locations and offshore sites, and assists GRL’s 10 branch offices in complex situations.

    David A. Jaffe, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, joined Psomas as a senior project manager in the Engineering Group. He will be responsible for surface water resources, water quality modeling, and engineering projects, including flood control, FEMA floodplain services, and sediment transport; water quality modeling and BMP design; and support for the Environmental Group’s projects.

    Abiy Ghirmay, EIT, joined GeoStructures as a design engineer. He is responsible for preparing final engineering designs for construction of ground improvement technology.

    Al Roth, P.E., joined Stanley Consultants as a senior transportation engineer in the company’s West Palm Beach, Fla., office. Roth has a dual role of business development and client relations, as well as growing operations for transportation throughout Florida.

    David Tiberi, P.E., CCM, PMP, was named West Regional sales leader for TranSystems Corp. He has more than 25 years of transportation and consulting industry experience, specifically in construction management and business development. TranSystems Corp. named Robert Turton, P.E., S.E., National Bridge Practice leader. He has more than 35 years of industry experience in planning, design, and construction of structures. Tim Rock rejoined TranSystems as regional vice president for the Southeast region, which includes 10 offices in five states. He has in-depth rail expertise as well as a strong background in operations and business development.