Finley Engineering Group welcomed Bridge Architects Maxim Nasab, AIA, MRAIC, LEED GA, and Micah Dodson, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, to expand the firm’s bridge aesthetics, bridge information modeling, and design visualization capabilities. Nasab has five years of experience working in the United States, Canada, and China. Dodson has been involved in design, development, and construction administration on bridge types such as steel girder, cast-in-place segmental, precast span-by-span, cable stayed, and extradosed bridges.
Katherine Perez-Estolano joined Arup in its Los Angeles office as cities leader, where she will implement Arup’s Americas Cities Strategy, build on existing planning capabilities, and establish a transaction advice team in the Los Angeles region.
RPS Klotz Associates named William Abbott, P.E., as president, and announced new senior leadership roles for Brent Christian, P.E., and David Balmos, P.E. Abbott has more than 35 years of experience in the engineering industry, including more than 20 years at RPS Klotz Associates, where he most recently served for six years as senior vice president overseeing operations. Christian, previously vice president and regions practice manager for the firm’s Austin and San Antonio offices, will apply more than 30 years of industry experience in his new role as senior vice president of operations for the firm’s locations statewide. Balmos will use more than 20 years of experience in transportation and expertise in directing the firm’s transportation marketing to expand his role firm-wide as senior vice president of marketing.
Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering promoted Melissa Krause to associate principal and Katie Yee to chief relationship officer. Krause spent the last 20 years managing projects for large residential developers in San Diego County, Calif. She will contribute to strategic planning and be an integral part of the leadership team. Yee will pursue new prospects, and work to maintain positive client relationships. Internally, she will assist in the strategic planning and direction of the firm as well as focusing on shaping company culture.
The Harman Group promoted four team members: Todd Campbell, P.E., to senior associate/project manager; Chris Gottschall to associate/senior project engineer; Jason Squitiere, P.E., to associate/project manager; and Tuna Yelkikanat, P.E., LEED GA, to senior associate and director of the New York office.
Timothy Miles joined the Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. as director of project management and operations of the Detroit office. He has a 40-year career of professional experience in mechanical systems, design and engineering, underground utilities, urban infrastructure, and construction project management.
Babu Veeregowda, P.E., PTOE, AVS, joined HNTB Corporation’s Northeast Division as chief transportation/traffic engineer and vice president. He is based in the firm’s New York City office and works with clients to identify and solve operational issues specific to design-build projects. Gordon Clark, P.E., joined HNTB Corporation as technical director – tunnels and complex underground structures and vice president. He is based in the firm’s Bellevue, Wash., office and works with clients nationwide. Liam Dalton, P.E., joined HNTB Corporation as design-build project director and vice president for the firm’s Northeast division based in HNTB’s New York City office. He will be in charge of all design-build projects throughout the Northeast.
Arcadis appointed Alex Rothchild as the company’s new president of its environmental sector in North America. With more than 30 years of experience, he will be responsible for leading the vision and strategy of the firm’s 2,500-strong North American environment team.
Edith Hadler, P.E., was named principal program delivery manager for wastewater at HDR based in Bellevue, Wash. Hadler is a vice president and was previously Washington area manager for HDR’s Seattle wastewater and water group. She will facilitate partnerships with offices to continue expanding the firm’s wastewater program. Chad Hill, P.E., joined HDR as client development director for the wastewater market sector based in the firm’s Englewood, Colo., office. He has more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. and UK, with a focus on client service to the water engineering and construction industries.
Carolyn Flowers, former head of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will lead AECOM’s transit practice in North America. Prior to joining FTA, she served as chief executive officer/director of public transit for the Charlotte Area Transit System. She began her career in public transportation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 1993. Also at AECOM, Ufuk Erdal, Ph.D., was named national water reuse technical practice leader within design consulting services Americas. He has more than 21 years of experience in planning, pilot testing, designing, and costing treatment facilities used in reuse applications, assessing and validating new technologies applicable to advanced wastewater treatment, water reuse, and concentrate treatment and recovery.
Pedro O. Bengochea joined GeoStructures as a design engineer. He is responsible for supporting GeoStructures’ customers by preparing engineering designs for the construction of ground improvement technology.
Urban Engineers expanded structural engineering capabilities in its Philadelphia office with the relocation of Jeffrey S. Yeager, P.E. Yeager serves as the deputy structural practice leader for the firm and previously worked in Urban’s Erie, Pa., office.
NEFCO promoted Larry Bishop, P.E., to general manager. His project and technical background includes design, construction, and operations of treatment and biosolids management and environmental facilities.
Terracon named Robert Pavlicek, P.E., manager for its Eastern Operating Group, which spans from Maine to Florida and from Louisiana to the East Coast.
Patrick Grandelli, P.E., joined PCCI’s Alexandria, Va., office as a chief engineer. He will be responsible for providing engineering, design, installation, and program/project management services to U.S. Government and commercial clients in the ocean facility and renewable energy industries.
Kendall King, P.E., is moving into the role of group manager for Freese and Nichols, Inc.’s Central Texas treatment, transmission, and utilities team. He is relocating from Fort Worth to Austin, where he will enhance the team’s ability to deliver large-scale water projects in the Central Texas region. Somnath Chilukuri, P.E., joined Freese and Nichols as a senior project manager for the Southeast Texas Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group. Based in Pearland, Texas, Chilukuri will help Freese and Nichols expand its ability to serve municipalities throughout the region with a wide range of water and wastewater infrastructure services.