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Awards, promotions, and new hires

Awards, promotions, and new hires

Thornton Tomasetti appointed four executives to three newly created positions. Managing Principals Gary F. Panariello, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.; and Peter DiMaggio, P.E., SECB, have been named managing director. Principal Robert K. Otani, P.E. LEED AP BD+C, becomes the firm’s first chief technology officer, and Principal Carol A. Post, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, has been promoted to chief quality assurance officer. As managing directors, Panariello and DiMaggio will focus on the strategic growth of the firm’s practices through collaboration and talent development. Otani has played a key role in the development of CORE studio, Thornton Tomasetti’s research and development incubator. Post has served as a leader in the firm’s standards and quality assurance/quality control committees and has played a key role in the development of the QAQC protocol in the Structural Engineering practice.

Khalil Saba joined EXP as sector leader, transportation, based in Southern California. He has more than 39 years of experience in civil engineering and program/project management, including 13 years with Caltrans serving as a deputy director for Caltrans District 8. EXP appointed Robert Andrews as sector leader, Ontario infrastructure. His project experience includes program management and engineering of many of the largest infrastructure systems in the world.

KZF Design hired Terrance J. Dull, P.E., as director of its Transportation & Infrastructure Group. He has more than 30 years of experience and has managed projects and designed facilities for Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Water Works, and Ohio Department of Transportation, as well as county agencies and municipalities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Steve Hyman, P.E., was charged with managing H2M architects + engineers’ regional office expansion, leading coordinated management of H2M’s office locations in New York City, Westchester, Suffern, Albany, and New Jersey. Dennis Kelleher, P.E., is assuming the newly created role of principal market director. Joseph Mottola, R.A., is assuming the role of deputy COO, working with Gary Loesch, P.E., the firm’s current and longtime COO. With H2M for 30 years and the second architect hired in 1987, Mottola is credited in large part with the growth of the firm’s architectural practice. H2M named James J. Roberts, P.E., vice president and Water/Wastewater Market director. He has more than 35 years of experience in engineering, construction, and the operations and maintenance of New York City’s water supply, distribution, wastewater collection, and stormwater management systems. Other transitions at H2M include James Neri, P.E., vice president, to division director of Water Resources; Christopher Weiss, P.E., to vice president and director of Wastewater; Joseph Manzella, P.E., LEED AP, to vice president; Jay Pisco, P.E., to vice president; and William Rockensies, P.E., to vice president.

JQ hired Bryant De La Cruz, P.E., as a structural project manager in the firm’s Austin, Texas office. His structural design experience includes work on commercial, corporate, medical, multifamily, education, and hospitality structures in multiple regional markets and utilizing multiple structural systems.

Lance Taylor, P.E., joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc. after retiring from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Taylor will manage the firm’s Alabama operations. He spent nearly 26 years with ALDOT, serving in various capacities, including assistant region engineer for pre-construction for the East Central Region.

Parsons announced Patrick Cassity, P.E., as its new Construction Group executive vice president of Business Development and Design-Build Delivery. He will be responsible for working with Parsons’ Infrastructure, Federal, and Construction units to foster integration and innovation and drive growth and operational excellence in alternative project delivery. Parsons also appointed Rida Hamza, Ph.D., as vice president for Business Development, Critical Infrastructure Protection. He will be responsible for international growth and operational excellence in critical infrastructure protection and large-scale physical and cybersecurity project delivery, with focus in the Middle East Africa region, as well as other high-growth regions.