Awards, promotions, and new hires

    Angie MacKinnon, P.E., PMP

    Angie MacKinnon, P.E., PMP, joined HDR as Nevada and Utah water business manager based in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Her responsibilities include business development, operations, staff development, project management, quality, and control.

    David Rupay

    MWH, now part of Stantec, hired David Rupay to lead the company’s Canadian hydropower and dam operations. Rupay will serve as the client service manager – Canada with a specialized focus on Western Canada. He has more than 35 years of experience in renewable energy projects.

    Effective Oct. 14, 2016, Jiri Maly, Ph.D., assumed leadership for Louis Berger’s Services operating company as the new president. Maly, who will be based in the company’s Washington, D.C. office, has 20 years of experience in capital project financing, development, and delivery for multi-billion dollar infrastructure and industrial capital programs and projects around the world.

    Majid Hedayati, P.E.
    Michael J. Jelen, P.E.

    Majid Hedayati, P.E., joined VHB as vice president and Northeast Regional Transportation managing director based in New York City. Hedayati’s 30 years of experience includes successful execution of major roadway, highway, bridge, transit/rail, and infrastructure projects, such as the multi-billion-dollar LIRR East Side Access and JFK Airport AirTrain projects. VHB appointed Michael J. Jelen, P.E., as vice president and managing director of its National Capital District, which includes locations in Tysons, Va., and Silver Spring, Md. He will provide high-level oversight of all VHB work in the Washington metropolitan area, including the Washington Union Station Expansion Project and Environmental Impact Statement.

    Stacey Weichert, P.E., LEED AP

    Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. appointed. Stacey Weichert, P.E., LEED AP, as senior project manager in the San Antonio, Texas, office. She has more than 25 years of experience in planning, design, permitting, construction, and management of infrastructure, drainage, environmental, and land development projects for public and private clients.

    Alan Baxter

    Arcadis North America appointed Alan Baxter as the company’s city executive for Chicago. Baxter will be responsible for expanding the company’s market presence in the Chicago region and leading the firm’s delivery of pioneering engineering solutions and capabilities to serve a growing client base.

    Daniel W. Mitchell, P.E.
    Nancy MD Faught, P.E.
    Charles E. Hart. P.E.

    At Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC), Daniel W. Mitchell, P.E., was named president; Nancy MD Faught, P.E., was named executive vice president; and Charles E. Hart. P.E., was named a vice president of the firm effective January 2017. These announcements follow the retirements of President George E. Hubbell, P.E., and Executive Vice President Thomas E. Biehl, P.E. Mitchell has been with HRC since 1990 and serves as principal in-charge of all of HRC’s field services. With more than 28 years of experience, Faught’s work has largely focused on transportation and multidiscipline projects. Hart joined HRC in 1998 and currently leads the Road Design Department.

    Thomas Grassi, AIA, PMP
    Sanja Zlatanic, P.E.
    Joseph Guzzi, PMP
    Enrique Alonso, P.E.

    Thomas Grassi, AIA, PMP, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager for infrastructure and transportation architecture. He is based in the firm’s Empire State Building offices in New York City. Also in New York, HNTB named Sanja Zlatanic, P.E., a senior vice president of the firm, as chair, national tunnel practice. She has 28 years of experience in project and engineering management of mega transportation, transit, and underground projects and has been with HNTB since 2011, serving as chief tunneling engineer. Joseph Guzzi, PMP, was promoted to HNTB’s Pennsylvania office leader. He has more than 38 years of experience in client service, operations, program, and project management. He is based in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Enrique Alonso, P.E., joined HNTB’s Southern California team as construction management program manager and vice president.

    Matt MacGregor, P.E.
    Miguel Sanchez, P.E.

    Michael Baker International enhanced its presence in Texas with three strategic hires: Matt MacGregor, P.E., Transportation Practice lead, and Michael Clements, P.E., Construction Services manager in the firm’s Dallas office; and Miguel Sanchez, P.E., senior project manager in the firm’s San Antonio office. Thomas Browning, P.E., joined Michael Baker as Mountain Region Water Practice lead based in the firm’s Denver office. Domenic Coletti, P.E., joined the firm’s Cary, N.C. office as a senior technical manager of Structures. Michael Baker also announced recent additions to its team in Florida: Renee Cartwright and Catherine Koval as a designer and transportation engineer in Jacksonville; Debra Lamay as a bridge designer in Tallahassee; and Todd Potter, P.E., as a transportation engineer in Tampa. Also at Michael Baker, the Pittsburgh Business Times honored Christine Mayernik with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her lasting impact on the energy industry. Mayernik is vice president, regional oil and gas market in the firm’s Moon Township office.