Mark Adams, RCDD/NTS, joined Burns Engineering’s Aviation team as a principal systems manager. He has more than 26 years of experience in airport technology systems engineering, and has been involved in the design and construction of some of the largest and most complex airport terminals in the world.
John Pfisterer was named a senior vice president at M&J Engineering, PC. His career includes more than 20 years with MTA Bridges and Tunnels, during which he also served as facility engineer at the Queens Midtown Tunnel, where he oversaw the capital and major maintenance programs.
Cheryl Lowrance, P.E., PTOE, PMP, joined VHB as national practice leader for transportation technology based in Tysons, Va. She will oversee transportation technology efforts firmwide. Her more than three decades in the transportation industry includes experience in the project management, design, implementation, and operations of intelligent transportation systems.
Michael C. Brown, Ph.D., P.E., F.ACI, is a senior supervising engineer in the Herndon, Va., office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Brown serves as the firm’s U.S. bridge asset management leader, leading the firm’s team of bridge experts. Victor Martinez, P.E., was named area manager for the Orange and San Bernardino, Calif., offices of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has 37 years of transportation industry experience in California and has managed numerous complex, high-profile transportation projects throughout the state. Kevin Reed, P.E., was named operations manager for the West region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, with responsibilities for management of the firm’s civil, structural, traffic, planning, environment, and inspection services, as well as oversight of project management activities on key projects in the West region. Joe Vogel, P.E., is a vice president in the Cincinnati office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Vogel serves as market leader for the Cincinnati area, responsible for managing operations, developing strategies that position the firm for major business opportunities, and establishing long-range plans.
CTL|Thompson hired project engineer Stephanie Fairbanks to join its Denver office. Fairbanks’ experience in foundation design, bridge construction, and environmental remediation will add to CTL’s strength on projects in need of cantilever systems, tieback systems, soil nail walls, and mechanically stabilized earth walls.
The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the CEE Alumni Board recently appointed Darren Conner, P.E., as a member of the 2017 Academy of Distinguished Alumni at Virginia Tech. Conner was selected based on his overall career accomplishments, including his 32 years with Dewberry, most recently in a senior management role as president of the firm’s Southeast division. Also at Dewberry, Jonathan Williamson, AICP, was hired as a senior planner for the transportation division in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office. As a member of the general engineering consultant team for the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX), Williamson will be responsible for managing CFX studies as well as performing project development and environmental studies for Florida Department of Transportation projects throughout the state. Katie Jones, P.E., was promoted from associate to senior associate in Dewberry’s Raleigh, N.C., office. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Jones’ subject matter expertise includes water and wastewater treatment, recovery, reuse, and regulatory permitting.
Ralph Ehlers joined Parsons as vice president of Rail and Transit, Canada. In this role, he will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of mass transit, including mainline railways, commuter rail, high-speed rail, bus rapid transit, and urban transit.
Matrix New World Engineering, PC announced Craig McCarrick, LSRP, joined the firm as a project manager in the Site Remediation group. He has supervised remediation activities that include industrial soil contamination, underground storage tank closures and removals, soil boring and sampling, air and groundwater sampling and analysis, and monitoring well installations. Dylan Ryan, P.E., joined Matrix as a project manager with the firm’s Land Development Services group. He has a dozen years of experience as an engineer and project manager and has worked on and provided oversight for a number of commercial, industrial, and residential developments; road improvement projects; soil remediation work; and recreational projects.