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AGC of Texas Elects New President, Miller to Lead Highway and Bridge Contractors

AUSTIN, TX — Wade Miller of Waco has been elected President of the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC of Texas), the association that represents most of the state’s highway and bridge builders. Miller is President of Lorena-based Big Creek Construction and is the first Waco-area highway contractor to lead …

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Burton Selected as Chief Financial Officer of SitePro Rentals

DALLAS, TX — SitePro Rentals, an equipment rental provider, announces the appointment of Lee Burton as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This strategic move aims to fortify SitePro’s financial leadership and further accelerate the company’s growth trajectory.

As CFO, Burton will be responsible for financial reporting, financial planning …

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Design-Build Construction Firm, Kingham Dalton Wilson, Announces Executive Leadership Changes

HOUSTON, TX — Kingham Dalton Wilson, Ltd. (KDW), a construction company specializing in design-build industrial and commercial construction, announces it will expand its executive leadership team to support a growing range of projects.

The design-build firm will add two longtime team members to its C-suite. Jay Kingham, who joined …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Graves as Waco Sales & Operations Manager

WACO, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Richard Graves as its new Sales & Operations Manager in Waco. In his new role, Graves will lead the sales efforts of KSM’s growing Waco branch as well as day-to-day oversight of its rental, parts, and service departments.

Graves …

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Sundt Promotes Rosales to Project Director

EL PASO, TX — Sundt Construction promotes Angelica Rosales to Project Director. In her new role, she will lead business development, proposals, and relationship management from preconstruction through construction.

“Angelica has built invaluable relationships within our community and contributed to Sundt’s most impactful project awards and community contributions,” said Vice …

Vogele
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Kirby Smith Machinery
TxDOT Announces McLeod as Houston Director of District Design

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Brett McLeod as the Houston District’s Director of Design. McLeod will oversee the district’s in-house and consultant-led PS&E development, pavement design, hydraulics, bridge design, bridge preservation and maintenance, surveying, and plan review functions.

McLeod began his career …

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Vitela Joins LAN as Program Manager

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Alfred Vitela III, PE, has joined planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Program Manager. Vitela will support LAN’s program management business, including the building improvements to campuses within the Alamo Colleges District located in San Antonio, Texas.

Vitela …

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Widacki Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director

HOUSTON, TX — A.J. Widacki, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as a Senior Project Director bringing more than 40 years of transportation engineering, highway design, and project management experience. Throughout his vast career, he has worked on complex transportation projects for the Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County Toll …

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Atlas Technical Consultants Announces Leadership Change, Names Hinman Chief Executive Officer

AUSTIN, TX — Atlas Technical Consultants (Atlas), an infrastructure and environmental solutions provider, announces the appointment of Jacqueline (Jacque) Hinman as Chief Executive Officer. Hinman replaces retiring Chief Executive Officer L. Joe Boyer.

Hinman has 35 years of career engineering industry experience, which includes serving for nearly 20 years …

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Faria Returns to HDR as Design Director, Transportation Architecture

AUSTIN, TX — Paulo Faria, CAU/SP, joins HDR as a Design Director for Transportation Architecture. In this position, Faria will leverage his 25 years of experience to craft user-centered storylines and design solutions, elevating HDR's global design brand.

“I look forward to advancing the ethos of design excellence within …

Kleemann
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Jackson Joins HNTB as Central Division Government Relations Director

DALLAS, TX — Sarah Jackson joins HNTB Corporation as Government Relations Director for the firm’s Central Division. She brings more than 17 years of experience in federal, state, and local government, management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.

Jackson will direct the firm’s government relations activities for Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, …

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KAI Promotes Milenkov to Engineering Design Principal

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — KAI announces the promotion of Aleksandar Milenkov, PE, LEED AP to Engineering Design Principal at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office. Milenkov joined KAI in 2020 as Director of Mechanical Engineering.

In his new position, Milenkov will provide overall practice leadership for KAI’s Engineering business. His primary …

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LAN's Baker Selected for Leadership San Antonio Class 48

SAN ANTONIO, TX — John Baker, PE, a Vice President at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), has been distinguished with a selection to the Leadership San Antonio Class 48 (LSA 48). This program, co-sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber …

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Lawrence is Named KAI Architectural Studio Leader in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the promotion of James Lawrence, AIA, LEED AP to a new role as Architectural Studio Leader at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office. Lawrence joined KAI in 2022 as a Senior Project Manager.

In his new role, Lawrence is set to elevate the architectural studio to …

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McCarthy Holdings, Inc. Announces Promotion of Jouvenal to Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Holdings, Inc. (McCarthy), a 100 percent employee-owned construction company, announces the promotion of Joe Jouvenal to Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all operations for the firm and its subsidiaries and will also oversee the corporate human resources, quality, and …

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WPI
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Musolino Named CEO of TDIndustries

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD), a provider of facilities services and mechanical construction solutions, announces the appointment of Frank Musolino as its fourth Chief Executive Officer, marking a milestone in the company's 77-year history.

"Frank Musolino is well-suited to lead TD toward a dynamic future," said TDIndustries' Board Chair …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Welcomes May as Director of Marketing

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) welcomes Director of Marketing, Remington May. May will oversee marketing efforts for MYCON’s four offices and collaborate with MYCON's executive team, integrating the company's objectives with its branding and overarching marketing approach to ensure a cohesive and strategic alignment across …

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Naylor Promoted to Senior Vice President, National Safety for McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Holdings, Inc. (McCarthy), a commercial construction company, announces the promotion of Billy Naylor to Senior Vice President, National Safety. In this role, he will oversee the implementation of McCarthy’s national safety program, including all company policies and procedures regarding safety. He will replace retiring Senior Vice …

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Sundt Adds LeBeau as New Project Executive in Texas

DALLAS, TX — Tom LeBeau joins Sundt Construction as a Project Executive focused on transit and rail. Based in Dallas, LeBeau will lead transit and rail projects from pursuit through delivery and manage client relationships.

“We are pleased to have Tom on our team,” said Joe Dooley, Sundt Senior …

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Woolpert Senior Vice President Spinks Named 2024 Houston Area Engineer of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Engineers Week Committee has named Woolpert Senior Vice President Melvin Spinks as the 2024 Houston Area Engineer of the Year. The award recognizes engineers who have made significant contributions to both the profession and Houston area. It will be presented during Houston Engineers Week and …

Zachry Group Hires Berra as President - Services Group

HOUSTON, TX — Zachry Group announces that it has hired Rob Berra as President - Services Group. He joins the organization having over 33 years of industrial experience and supporting multiple companies. Berra will be responsible for the growth of the services business, including maintenance services, turnaround and specialty services, …

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Briscoe Joins Garver's Buildings Team as Houston Structural Practice Leader

HOUSTON, TX — With 20 years of structural engineering and design experience and in-depth knowledge of the Houston area, Sarah Briscoe, PE, has been named Garver’s new Houston Structural Practice Leader.

“Sarah is exactly the person we’ve been looking for,” said Director of Buildings Services John Watkins. …

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Caterpillar Appoints Kaiser as New Energy & Transportation Group President

IRVING, TX — Caterpillar Inc. announces that Jason Kaiser, Senior Vice President of the Electric Power Division, has been appointed to Group President of the Energy & Transportation (E&T) segment.

In this role, Kaiser will have responsibility for the Rail Division, Solar Turbines, Large Power Systems Division, Industrial Power …

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Construction Manager from Houston Honored as CMAA's Distinguished Young Professional of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — Sharath Vennavelly, a Construction Manager from Houston, has been honored with the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) - Distinguished Young Professional of the Year Award. This award recognizes professional achievements and commitment to the field of construction management.

CMAA is an organization that aims to …

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Daingerfield Equipment Operator Receives TxDOT Extra Mile Award

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Atlanta District announces that Daingerfield Maintenance Equipment Operator Elton Bolden is the recipient of a 2023 Extra Mile Award.

Bolden, an 18-year TxDOT veteran, was presented the award last month at the 97th Annual Transportation Short Course in College Station. …

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ASCO Equipment
Nueces Power Equipment
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KAI Hires Dalton as K-12 Market Leader in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Catherine Dalton, AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, as K-12 Market Leader at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

In her new role, Dalton will lead KAI’s efforts to deliver innovative design solutions tailored to the needs of K-12 environments across the region, …

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K Friese + Associates Welcomes Pandurangi as Central Texas Water Practice Manager

AUSTIN, TX — K Friese + Associates (KFA), a Lochner company, announces that Shwetha Pandurangi, PE, CFM, has joined the firm as the Central Texas Water Practice Manager.

With more than two decades of experience in the project management and delivery of utility and infrastructure projects, Pandurangi will play …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

Millar Joins Garver as Central Texas Construction Services Team Leader

SAN ANTONIO, TX — With the addition of Brent Millar, CCM, as Central Texas Construction Services Team Leader in San Antonio, Garver is further expanding its construction management and inspection services across Texas. In his role, Millar will provide expert CM&I services to a variety of clients across Texas. …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Two Central Texas Office Leaders

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes two Central Texas leaders: Kayla Titus, promoted to Regional Manager, and Hayden Tuley to Project Executive. Titus and Tuley lead project operations for the company’s special projects division, based in College Station, Texas.

“Kayla and Hayden have paved …

Gradall Co
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ASCO Equipment
WPI
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Saulsbury Announces Appointment of Matt Saulsbury as Chief Executive Officer

ODESSA, TX — Saulsbury Industries announces the appointment of Matt Saulsbury as Chief Executive Officer.

Saulsbury has been serving as President since his election by the Board of Directors in February 2023. He has been with Saulsbury for over 30 years and previously held the position of Vice President of …

Sundt Adds Gautreau and Mata as Engineers in El Paso

EL PASO, TX — Sundt Construction hires two engineers to support its efforts in El Paso, Texas.

Project Engineer Lucien Gautreau is assisting with procurement, scheduling, and project management at both the Eastwood Reservoir and Roberto R. Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant projects for El Paso Water. He brings 15 years …

TxDOT Announces Benavidez as San Antonio District Engineer

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces Charles Benavidez, PE has been selected as the San Antonio District Engineer. In his role as District Engineer, Benavidez will oversee the planning, designing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the state transportation system in 12 counties surrounding the greater …

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VLK Architects Announces Valerius as New Principal

HOUSTON, TX — VLK Architects announces the addition of David Valerius as Principal in the Houston office. Valerius joins VLK with more than 30 years of architectural experience in the educational and commercial sectors.

Valerius received his Bachelor of Architecture at Texas Tech University. Throughout his career, Valerius has been …

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WSP Hires Howard and Sen as New Texas-Area Water Infrastructure Leads

HOUSTON, TX — WSP, a global consulting firm specializing in engineering and environmental services, announces Jonathan Howard as the Water Business Lead and Atri Sen as the Water Growth Leader and Client Account Manager. These two newly appointed key leaders will help drive the water infrastructure initiatives across Texas. …

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Brown Named Regional President for Gilbane Building Company

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Michael C. Brown, PE, has been named Regional President overseeing Gilbane’s growing Midwest and Texas regions. With nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Brown began his career as a Project Superintendent and previously spent close to two decades …

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Burns & McDonnell Names Merriman Leader of Environmental Services Group for South Central Region

HOUSTON, TX — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm, selects Jake Merriman to lead its Environmental Services Group for the South Central Region. Merriman, who also leads the firm’s Central Texas office in Austin, succeeds Mark Knaack who was appointed to a national role as General …

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Halff Announces Historic Leadership Transition

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff, a multidiscipline professional engineering firm, announces the appointment of Jessica Baker Daily as its President/Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. Baker Daily currently serves as Chief People Officer on the firm’s leadership team. She succeeds retiring CEO Mark Edwards, who concludes his tenure …

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LAN's Cornett is Named New President of ASCE - Texas Section

FORT WORTH, TX — Kimberly K. Cornett, PE, CFM, F. ASCE, with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) has been installed as the new President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Texas Section. As President, Cornett will continue the organization’s emphasis on growth and professional …

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Lawton Named South Central Texas Office Leader for HNTB

AUSTIN, TX — HNTB Corporation names Summer Lawton, PLA, ASLA, South Central Texas Office Leader and Vice President, overseeing offices in Austin, El Paso, Round Rock, and San Antonio. She succeeds former Office Leader Scott Haywood, who was appointed to HNTB Central Division President.

“As an accomplished leader …

Sennebogen LLC
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WPI
ASCO Equipment
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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Names Dickinson Partner

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) names Chief Financial Officer Malynda Dickinson, CPA, CCIFP, as Partner.

“Malynda is a forward-thinking, compassionate, and proactive leader with a mission to prioritize our people,” said Charles R. Myers, President and CEO of MYCON. “Her strategic initiatives, new profit …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Pennington to Vice President of People Operations

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Ivy Pennington to Vice President of Operations.

“[Pennington's] steadfast leadership has been paramount in refining our processes and introducing initiatives focused on enriching career development, always with our extraordinary people — our MYCONIANs — at the forefront,” said Charles R. …

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Texas Governor Names KAI President Chair of Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named KAI President Darren L. James, FAIA, NOMA as Chair of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. Abbott originally appointed James to …

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Aboujeib Joins HDR as Health Principal in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Jason Aboujeib, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, LEED AP, joins HDR as Health Principal in the Dallas architecture studio. In this position, Aboujeib expands HDR’s health practice leadership in the area and will work closely with project teams to help health care systems achieve their visions. He has …

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Burns & McDonnell Names Phillips Leader of Construction Group for South Central Region

HOUSTON, TX — Burns & McDonnell, an employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, promotes Bryan Phillips to lead its Construction Group for the South Central Region headquartered in Houston. Phillips succeeds Jeff Allen, who was appointed to lead direct-hire initiatives nationally.

“We are excited to have Bryan lead …

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ASCO Equipment
Sierra Machinery
Romco Equipment Co
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KAI Enterprises Hires Barlow as Vice President of 360 Construction Services

ATLANTA, GA — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Tracy Barlow, PMP, NICET-L2, as Vice President of its construction management division, 360 Construction Services (360 CS) at its Atlanta office.

With more than 37 years of industry experience, Barlow is a program director and management professional with a specific …

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LAN's Duehr Accepts 2023 University Outstanding Alumni Award

PLATTEVILLE, WI — Austin Duehr, PE, ENV SP, is the 2023 University Outstanding Award recipient for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Duehr is a Dallas-based project manager for Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering, and program management firm.

Duehr graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with experience …

Project Estimator Montano Joins Ramtech Building Systems

MANSFIELD, TX — Design-build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas, announces that the company has added to its development team by welcoming industry veteran Victor Montano to serve in the company's estimating department.

Montano brings to Ramtech a background in project estimating and in the managing …

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Sundt Welcomes Okruhlik as New Area Manager in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Sundt welcomes Darren Okruhlik as its new Area Manager in Austin, Texas. He will lead project pursuits and execution of work in the Austin area.

Okruhlik brings over 20 years of experience in the heavy highway/civil industry. He graduated with his degree in civil engineering from Texas …

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Trimble Joins HNTB as Project Director in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Mike Trimble joins HNTB as a Project Director in HNTB’s Austin office. Trimble brings more than 20 years of state and local government, public policy, and capital program management experience.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our team. His demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse …

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Zhang Joins WSP as National Tolling Lead

DALLAS, TX — Ning Zhang has been named National Tolling Lead at WSP. In his new role as a Vice President with the firm, Zhang will be responsible for enhancing and reinforcing the firm’s growing range of toll industry services to new and existing clients.

“Ning brings a unique …

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Christenson Joins Garver as Texas Wastewater Treatment Business Development Leader in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Garver announces the addition of Dylan Christenson, Ph.D., P.E., to its team as the Texas Wastewater Treatment Business Development Leader. Christenson brings with him extensive experience in wastewater process modeling, and treatment plant and process design optimization.

"Dylan's vast experience in water resource recovery facilities and …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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Hasbrook Named 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces William G. “Bill” Hasbrook, Jr., MEMS, TCFM, FDBIA, as the recipient of the 2023 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than 40 years of service to the understanding, advancement, and effective use of design-build, Hasbrook has left a …

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HNTB’s Haywood Appointed to Mobility and Infrastructure Leadership Group

AUSTIN, TX — HNTB’s Scott Haywood, Central Division President, has been appointed by City of Austin Mayor Kirk Watson and Travis County Judge Andy Brown to a newly formed Mobility and Infrastructure Leadership Group. In partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Austin Transit Partnership, and CapMetro, the city …

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KAI Promotes Broughton to Vice President

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the promotion of Derwin Broughton, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, WELL AP to Vice President.

Broughton is a Vice President and Principal for KAI, where he is accountable for business development and client relations for each of the firm’s business units: Design, Engineering, Build, and 360 Construction …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Ashlock to Abilene Sales & Operations Manager

ABILENE, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Justin Ashlock as its new Sales and Operations Manager in Abilene, Texas. His responsibilities will include overseeing Abilene’s sales team, building and growing customer relationships, and supporting the rental, parts, and service departments for the branch. Ashlock had previously served as a …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Gavin Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales. Cole will now lead KSM’s commercial efforts across all segments of the business. He had previously served as Vice President of Sales, where he supported the sales efforts of Komatsu construction …

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Kort Joins Braun Intertec as Vice President of Service Delivery

AUSTIN, TX — Braun Intertec announces the addition of Denton Kort, PE to its leadership team as Vice President of Service Delivery and Texas Engineering and Testing. Kort brings more than 25 years of engineering experience to the 100% employee-owned geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing firm.

“I am excited …

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LPA Adds Hoenig to Lead Texas Structural Engineering Team

DALLAS, TX — LPA Design Studios has expanded its Texas leadership team with the addition of John Hoenig as Managing Director of Structural Engineering. Based in Dallas, Hoenig will lead LPA’s structural engineering efforts throughout Texas, working within LPA’s integrated design practice. Hoenig brings more than two decades of structural …

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NED - Texas
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McCownGordon Adds Walker as Business Development Manager

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — Travis Walker joins McCownGordon, a construction management firm, as a Business Development Manager in its DFW office. He joins the firm after 10 years of professional experience in the DFW area, specifically in the public sector.

“It’s great to add another talented business development professional …

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Messerli Named Texas Transportation Leader at WSP

AUSTIN, TX — Stephanie Messerli has been named Texas Transportation Leader and a Senior Vice President at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy. As the Transportation Leader for Texas, she will be responsible for managing operations, overseeing project delivery, and growing and diversifying the firm’s multi-disciplinary transportation …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Dubec to Senior Vice President

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Rick Dubec, Partner and Vice President, to Senior Vice President. As Senior Vice President, Dubec is responsible for leading the continued growth of MYCON’s Central Texas and Arizona offices, as well as the firm’s special projects and distribution …

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Pobiner Joins NELSON Worldwide as Regional Practice Leader, Mixed-Use

DALLAS, TX — Joseph Pobiner joins NELSON as Regional Practice Leader, Mixed-Use. Pobiner will work closely with national leadership to expand the firm’s Mixed-Use practice with a focus on the Texas and Southwest markets. Additionally, Pobiner will serve as a firmwide planning and urban design resource.

Throughout his career, Pobiner …

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Raha Named HNTB’s Government Relations Officer

DALLAS, TX — Frank Raha has been named HNTB’s Government Relations Officer and Vice President. In his new role, Raha will lead the development and execution of the firm’s national government relations strategies, as well as foster continuous relationships with clients’ organizations and elected officials at the federal, state, …

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Saulsbury Announces Finger as Vice President of Human Resources, Chismar as Chief Business Development Officer

ODESSA, TX — Saulsbury Industries names Wayne Finger as Vice President of Human Resources. Finger is an experienced HR professional with an background in all aspects of the function and will be responsible for developing and overseeing HR strategies and initiatives.

Finger has over 35 years of experience in the …

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Terex Equipment Services Names its Top Technician in Nationwide Competition

BURLESON, TX — After a summer of regional competitions, Terex Equipment Services announces the champion of its national technician competition. First place winner Jorge Rocha, from the Terex Service Center in Burleson, Texas, said that being open minded and ready to learn new things is essential to a successful …

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Wallace Joins Garver’s Texas Transportation Leadership Team as Senior Project Director

AUSTIN, TX — In his 37 years in the transportation industry, Scott Wallace has led design, construction, contracting, the repair of bridges and transportation structures, as well as full highway and bridge projects. His career contains project highlights that include acting as the Manager of Projects for the client relationship …

Zimmerman and Rutabana Selected for 2023 ACEC Texas Leadership Academy

FRISCO, TX — Garver's Texas Construction Services Director of Operations Dakota Zimmerman, PE, and Aviation Project Manager Ken Rutabana, PE, have been selected to be part of the 2023 ACEC Texas Leadership Academy. They join a cohort of 35 of their peers who will develop leadership skills, …

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Burns & McDonnell Expands Program Management for Energy Providers in South Central Region

HOUSTON, TX — Burns & McDonnell announces the appointment of Noe Saenz to Leader of its program management group in Houston. The promotion will empower Burns & McDonnell to expand its program management offerings to energy providers throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

Saenz has an understanding of complex programs and …

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Burns & McDonnell Names McOmber Leader of Transmission & Distribution Group for South Central Region

HOUSTON, TX — Burns & McDonnell selects Woody McOmber to lead its Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group for the South Central Region headquartered in Houston, Texas. McOmber succeeds Allen Xi, who was recently appointed General Manager for the region.

“We are excited to have Woody lead our region’s Transmission …

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Ford Joins LAN as Program Manager for K-12

HOUSTON, TX — Eric Ford joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Program Manager for K-12 where he will be responsible for the management of planning, design, and construction administration services for LAN's most critical bond programs.

Ford joins LAN with nearly 20 …

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Hester Joins LAN as Senior Advisor for Transportation Business Group

HOUSTON, TX — Craig Hester, P.E., joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Executive Advisor for the Transportation Business Group.

Hester has more than 40 years of experience in company organizational leadership, preliminary engineering, and final design of multi-faceted transportation projects in …

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HNTB Announces Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Scott Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of Scott, ... HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the Central ... Division," said Rob Slimp, PE …

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HOK Announces Appointment of Sustainability Expert Van Hyfte in Austin Office

AUSTIN, TX — Architect Michele L. Van Hyfte, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, known for her expertise in sustainable and resilient design, joins HOK as the Regional Sustainability Leader for Texas and a firmwide leader in resiliency.

With over 25 years of professional experience, Van Hyfte brings a combination of …

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Holler Joins HNTB as Project Director in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Jon Holler joins HNTB as a Project Director in HNTB’s Houston office. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Holler brings significant leadership experience and an expertise in transit maintenance facility design.

“We are excited to welcome Jon to our team,” said Mike Voinis, PE, …

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KAI Enterprises Announces Zamora as Senior Marketing Coordinator in Dallas-Fort Worth

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Miguel Zamora III as Senior Marketing Coordinator at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

Zamora will oversee company events, promotional materials, awards, content marketing, proposal submissions, and more in KAI’s Dallas-Fort Worth office. His areas of expertise include interpersonal communication, consumer …

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K Friese + Associates Appoints Reavey as Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — K Friese + Associates (KFA), a Lochner company, announces the newest member of its expanding team in Texas, Heather Reavey, PE. Bringing more than 30 years of experience, Reavey has expertise in cultivating client relationships, driving business development, and executing major infrastructure projects and programs, which …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Regional Leadership Structure for Product Support Sales and Parts Teams

AMARILLO, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotions of Nick Crossley and Cody Christopher as Regional Product Support Sales Managers for the heavy equipment distributor. The promotions occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support, who previously was responsible …

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Martinez Joins HNTB as Project Manager in El Paso

EL PASO, TX — Jorge Martinez, PE, PTOE, CNU-A, joins HNTB Corporation as a Senior Project Manager in HNTB’s El Paso office. With his experience and expertise in managing complex projects, Martinez brings a wealth of knowledge to further strengthen HNTB.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jorge to the …

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Romco Equipment Co
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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Meuth to Vice President

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Jason Meuth, CRRP to Vice President. He has held the role of Project Director with heavy involvement in MYCON’s retail projects. As Vice President, Meuth will put an emphasis on his focus of the retail market, find new opportunities, and …

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MYCON Welcomes McDonnell as Vice President of Operations

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) welcomes Bill McDonnell as Vice President of Operations. In this role, McDonnell will oversee efforts to improve operational performance by fostering personnel development, enhancing training, and mentoring programs, streamlining operations from office to field, and maximizing efficiencies, quality, and safety.

“Bill …

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Page Formalizes Presence in San Antonio with Office, Managing Director

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Page Southerland Page, Inc. (Page), a multidisciplinary architectural and engineering firm, is formalizing its long-standing presence in San Antonio, Texas. With a history of working on significant projects in San Antonio and the surrounding region, Page is establishing a presence to serve its clients and the …

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Skanska Promotes Reeves to North Texas Vice President/Account Manager

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX — Skanska announces the promotion of Todd Reeves to Vice President – Account Manager in North Texas. As a leader in North Texas construction, Reeves is instrumental in the development of some of DFW’s most innovative projects that will support the area’s exponential growth.

Reeves began his …

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Sundt Promotes Bradford to Senior Vice President and District Manager

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction promotes longtime employee-owner Stephen Bradford to the role of Senior Vice President and District Manager overseeing municipal water and wastewater projects in Texas.

“Steve’s experience in the field and his years in the office as a leader of our preconstruction team has given him a …

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AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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Burns & McDonnell Names Xi General Manager of the Southcentral Region

HOUSTON, TX — Allen Xi, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to General Manager for Burns & McDonnell in Houston, Texas. In this role, Xi will lead a workforce of more than 800 professionals in the Southcentral region, who provide engineering, procurement, construction, and consulting services to clients in …

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DART Board Chair Wong Krause Named APTA Vice Chair

DALLAS, TX — Michele Wong Krause, Chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors, was unanimously approved by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors to fill the role of APTA Vice Chair at a recent meeting at the Rail Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. …

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HFA Architecture + Engineering's West Receives ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

FORT WORTH, TX — The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announces Scott West, Commissioning + Energy Team Lead for HFA Architecture & Engineering, as the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award.

The Fort Worth-based mechanical engineer received the award at the society's 2023 annual …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

AUSTIN, TX — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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KAI Hires Talbot as Senior Project Manager at Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Mark Talbot, AIA, LEED AP, as Senior Project Manager at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

As a Senior Project Manager, Talbot acts as the primary point of contact and liaison between the client and design team. He is responsible for the …

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Kardokus Joins Burns & McDonnell to Lead Construction in Dallas-Fort Worth

DALLAS, TX — Michael Kardokus joins Burns & McDonnell as Leader for the firm’s Construction Group in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Within his 17-year career, Kardokus has acquired extensive experience across various project types, including semiconductors, data centers, health care facilities, central plants, food processing plants, industrial manufacturing, and transportation. …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Phillips to General Manager, Pipeline Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Kris Phillips as its new General Manager, Pipeline Group. He will lead KSM’s efforts to fully support the equipment needs of pipeline contractors operating in the mainline, regional, and local pipeline construction industries. Phillips previously served KSM as a Major Account …

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LAN's Kirby to Chair Committees for AWWA

HOUSTON, TX — Senior Associate Christine Kirby, PE, ENV SP, with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), has been chosen to lead two committees for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Kirby is the new Chairperson for the Committee on Protective Interior Coatings for Valves and Hydrants within the …

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Pacific Program Management Promotes Faretra to National Director, Delivery Services

DALLAS, TX — Pacific Program Management (PPM) announces the promotion of Guy Faretra to National Director, Delivery Services for the firm's national high-tech online retail client. Reporting to Bri Zajac, who was recently promoted to Senior Director for the account, Faretra will be responsible for leading and setting the …

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Prinoth Announces Beasley as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

MCKINNEY, TX — Prinoth announces the appointment of Jody Beasley to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Crawler Carrier business unit, effective immediately.

Beasley comes to Prinoth with a wealth of experience in the field of sales as well as a background in the construction …

SAM Announces the Promotion of Shafer to Midland Operations Manager

MIDLAND, TX — SAM announces the promotion of Bentley Shafer, RPLS, to Operations Manager. Shafer will manage operations in the Midland, Texas office, collaborating with other leadership team members across the company to ensure the continued growth and success, as well as support SAM’s long-term strategic vision.

“We are …

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Solorio Joins LAN as Program Manager

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Samantha Solorio joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a Program Manager.

Based in the San Antonio office, Solorio’s work supports LAN’s collaboration with the Alamo Colleges District. LAN is overseeing a renovation program that includes upgrades to 65 …

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Stantec Hires Gartner to Lead Transportation Business in Gulf Coast States

TAMPA, FL — Stantec hires Paula Gartner to lead its transportation business in the Gulf Coast region. Gartner brings more than 30 years of engineering consulting experience to the role. She will be responsible for managing and growing Stantec’s transportation business in the region, including two of the firm’s largest …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

AUSTIN, TX — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus a recent addition to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it …

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Clune Construction Promotes Morris to Vice President, General Manager; Stevenson to Vice President, Project Executive

Dallas, TX — Clune Construction (Clune) announces the promotion of two leaders in its Dallas office to executive-level positions. Kevin Morris has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager and Tyler Stevenson has been promoted to Vice President, Project Executive.

“Kevin and Tyler have both committed their professional lives to …

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Duehr Accepts TSPE’s Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award

HOUSTON, TX — Austin Duehr, PE, ENV SP, was recently named the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year. He received the award during this year’s TSPE Conference and 87th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel. Duehr is a Dallas-based project manager for …

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Greathouse Joins Garver’s Transportation Team in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — With the recent addition of Brian Greathouse, PE, as a Transportation Team Leader in Houston, Garver continues to strengthen its impact in Texas.

Greathouse comes to Garver with over 20 years of experience in civil engineering management and design, floodplain studies, inundation mapping, hydrologic and hydraulic …

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Halff Announces Miller as Chief Strategy Officer

RICHARDSON, TX — Steven J. Miller, PE, has been named Chief Strategy Officer for Halff. Miller, who previously served as the Mobility Solutions Leader for the firm, replaces retiring CSO Russell Zapalac.

Miller will lead all strategic initiatives for the firm, integrating Halff’s Solutions, Marketing, and Client …

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KAI Hires Keung as Project Manager in Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Jason Keung, AIA, NCARB, NCIDQ, as Project Manager at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

With more than 15 years of industry experience, Keung has engaged in a diverse range of projects, clients, environments, and challenges within the architectural and construction industries. His …

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LaCombe Joins HNTB as Planning and Environmental Department Manager in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Sharyn LaCombe, AICP, ENV-SP, joins HNTB Corporation as the Planning and Environmental Department Manager in HNTB’s Houston office. With over 30 years of experience in both public and private sectors, LaCombe has demonstrated her expertise in advancing major infrastructure projects and programs involving multimodal transportation modes …

Manhard Consulting Acquires Austin Surveying Firm

AUSTIN, TX — National civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting has acquired an Austin-area surveying firm Abram Dashner RPLS LLC. This acquisition represents Manhard’s second office in Austin. Both offices will work closely together to provide clients in the greater Austin area the full range of engineering and …

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VLK Architects Welcomes Martinez as Principal in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX — VLK Architects announces Michael Martinez has joined the firm as Principal in VLK’s San Antonio office. With nearly 40 years of architectural experience and 23 years in K-12 architecture, Martinez brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to VLK's team of professionals. Throughout his career, Martinez …

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Ware Malcomb Announces Promotion of Mavros to Principal in Dallas Office

DALLAS, TX — Ware Malcomb announces Chris Mavros has been promoted to Principal in the firm’s Dallas office. In this role, Mavros is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and growth of the office, including overseeing client relationships and business development.

“Chris played an integral role in our growth in …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires House as Regional Business Development Manager Supporting Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas Branches

FORT WORTH, TX — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Ashton House of Fort Worth, Texas, as Regional Business Development Manager/Region 2 covering Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In her new role, House is tasked with supporting the sales staff and developing business for Western’s branch offices in Dallas, Houston, …

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Woolpert Promotes Talje to Market Director, Leading Water, Transportation Services in Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Professional Engineer Sam Talje has been promoted to lead Woolpert’s South Region, where he will direct the firm’s water and transportation strategy for the Texas market. Talje has more than three decades of civil engineering design, construction project, program management, leadership, and budget planning experience, both …

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Burns & McDonnell's Duke Named New CEO of 100 Percent Employee-Owned Firm

HOUSTON, TX — Leslie Duke has been named the new CEO of Burns & McDonnell, effective January 1, 2024. In March, current Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik announced his retirement at the end of 2023, coming off a record-breaking year for the firm. Duke will be …

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Cunningham Joins the Pfluger Team as Director of Communications and Community Engagement

AUSTIN, TX — Pfluger Architects introduces Cody Cunningham as Director of Communications and Community Engagement. Cunningham has extensive experience in both corporate and school communications.

Cunningham earned his Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from Texas A&M University and his Master of Science in communication studies from the University of …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kellerstrass to Vice President, Product Support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support. Kellerstrass, who joined KSM in 2019, had previously served as General Manager of Product Support Sales. With the retirement of former Vice President Brad Campbell, he now takes over the leadership of …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes White to General Manager, Road & Mineral Products

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Matt White to General Manager of Road and Mineral Products. White brings over 13 years combined OEM and distributor experience to the role for road construction and crushing/screening equipment. He will be responsible for managing the Wirtgen Group family of products (Wirtgen, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Restructures Marketing Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces several changes to its marketing department. Cody Ward, Director of Strategy, Marketing, and M&A for KSM said that expanding the breadth and capabilities of the marketing team is essential to supporting the heavy equipment distributor’s current and future growth.

“This …

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Ladewig Joins Manhattan Construction as Director of Business Development

HOUSTON, TX — Manhattan Construction Company announces the addition of David Ladewig as Director of Business Development for the Houston region. Ladewig will be responsible for strengthening relationships, overseeing new business acquisitions, and strategic account management.

“His professionalism, integrity, and knowledge of the markets we serve make him the ideal …

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Neubauer Joins LAN as Transportation Team Lead

AUSTIN, TX — Markus Neubauer, PE, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a Senior Associate and Team Leader for the Transportation Group based in the Austin office. Neubauer has more than 14 years of experience in transportation design, project management, and …

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Pfluger Architects Announces Stewart as New Senior Project Manager in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Jill Stewart joins Pfluger Architects, stepping into the role of Senior Project Manager in the Austin office. She brings a wide range of experience to the team, along with leadership, communication, and team-building skills.

After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design, …

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Structure Tone Southwest Hires Arnold as Director of Business Development in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Construction professional Cara Arnold joins Structure Tone Southwest as the new Director of Business Development.

With over 20 years as a business and relationship development professional, Arnold has developed trust-based, C-level relationships and long-term collaborative partnerships across the Texas market’s real estate, energy, financial services, and health …

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Tangram Interiors Adds Birdsong and Parker to Dallas Technology Team

DALLAS, TX — Tangram, a curator of highly creative commercial interior environments headquartered in Southern California, announces that it has added two new team members to its growing technology team in the new regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

Scott Birdsong joins Tangram's Dallas technology team as the Regional Operations …

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TDIndustries Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces that Harold MacDowell has decided to retire at the end of 2023 from his position as Chief Executive Officer as part of TD's succession plan. The selection process for a successor has started and MacDowell will remain CEO until an appointment is made. …

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Underground Construction Technology Association Appoints Alvarez as President of the South Texas Chapter

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Underground Construction Technology Association's (UCTA) South Texas Chapter announces the appointment of Elaiza Alvarez, PE, CFM as its new President. Alvarez is a Senior Associate and Municipal Team Leader with Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN). An engineer based in LAN’s San Antonio office, …

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ABC Names Terry the 2023 Young Professional of the Year

DALLAS, TX — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces that Matt Terry, Executive Vice President for TDIndustries, Dallas, Texas, received ABC’s 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award during the ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

The Young Professional of the Year is an industry professional under the …

Gehringer Named President of R. G. Miller | DCCM, Former President Miller is now CEO

HOUSTON, TX — Mark A. Gehringer, P.E., has been named President of R. G. Miller | DCCM, a Houston- based civil engineering firm providing a range of infrastructure services to both public and private sector clients in Texas. Jack P. Miller, P.E., previously President and Managing Principal …

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Governor Abbott Appoints Alvis, Meade to Texas Transportation Commission

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott appoints Alejandro “Alex” G. Meade, III and Steven D. Alvis to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025, and February 1, 2029, respectively. The commission governs the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and is responsible for policymaking regarding …

Irion Named Chief Executive Officer of TNT Crane & Rigging

HOUSTON, TX — TNT Crane & Rigging LLC (TNT), an open-shop crane services platform, announces that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Irion as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Irion succeeds Mike Appling, who has served as TNT's CEO since 2007.

Irion, an executive with nearly …

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Mohr Partners Promotes Misti Meggs to Chief Commercial Officer

DALLAS, TX — Mohr Partners, Inc., a wholly-owned corporate real estate advisory firm, has promoted long-time company veteran Misti Meggs to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer.

In her expanded role, Meggs will be responsible for overseeing the delivery and execution of corporate real estate solutions to …

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Project Estimator Wier Joins Ramtech Building Systems

MANSFIELD, TX — Design-Build commercial modular construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas, announces that the company has added to its development team by welcoming industry veteran Brian Wier to serve in the company's estimating department.

Wier brings to Ramtech a broad background in project estimating, and in the …

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Saulsbury Announces Executive Leadership Changes, Matt Saulsbury Named President

ODESSA, TX — Saulsbury Industries announces executive leadership changes with Chat York, CEO, stating his departure from the company. York joined Saulsbury in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer, serving in this role until his appointment as CEO in 2018. By leveraging the core strengths that Saulsbury has developed over …

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Sports Designer Phillips Joins HOK in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Dan Phillips joins HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice as a Principal and Senior Project Designer. Based in Dallas, Phillips brings more than three decades of experience designing stadiums, ballparks, arenas, and training facilities across the globe.

“Dan is known for his ability to bring …

TDIndustries’ Executive Vice President Matt Terry Named Associated Builders and Contractors 2023 Young Professional of the Year

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, premier facilities service and mechanical construction firm, announced today that Matt Terry, executive vice president of Construction and Special Projects, received the Associated Builders and Contractor’s (ABC) 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award. Terry was honored at the ABC Convention 2023 in …

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WSP USA Hires Black for Rail Operations Leadership Role

AUSTIN, TX — WSP USA hires Joseph Black to join its national Transit and Rail business as Senior Vice President and lead for the rail operations and service planning team.

Black has more than 30 years of experience in rail and bus operations in the U.S., having worked for agencies …

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Dallas Design Leader John Joins LPA Design Studios as Associate Principal and Design Director

DALLAS, TX — LPA Design Studios hires veteran Dallas design leader D. Alex John, Jr. as an Associate Principal and Design Director of the firm's growing Dallas commercial studio. In his new role, John will lead design teams on a wide range of projects, including commercial, science and technology, civic …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Robitzsch as Design-Build Leader

FORT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., hires Cheryl Robitzsch, PE, DBIA to head its Design-Build team as the company helps communities complete vital infrastructure projects through innovative and collaborative partnerships.

Robitzsch has 36 years of design and management experience as a Consulting Engineer, Construction Contractor, and Public …

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Gholikhani Joins LAN as Project Engineer

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Mohammadreza Gholikhani, Ph.D., PE, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a Project Engineer for the Municipal team. Based in the San Antonio office, Gholikhani will serve as Lead Design Engineer for municipal transportation projects throughout Central Texas. …

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Hilton of Greenville Receives TxDOT’s 2023 Road Hand Award

AUSTIN, TX — W.D. “Dee” Hilton Jr. recently received the Texas Department of Transportation's 2023 Road Hand Award at the annual Texas Transportation Forum. Considered one of TxDOT’s highest honors, the Road Hand Award was created in 1973 and is given to those who support and have led major …

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Ingram Joins HNTB as Project Director in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Mark Ingram, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as a Vice President and Project Director in HNTB’s Houston office. Ingram brings more than 30 years of traffic and transportation engineering and planning experience for projects in Houston and the surrounding region.

“Mark brings an impressive level of leadership, …

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JD Martin Names Crawford Vice President of Contractor Sales

HOUSTON, TX — Greg Baker, CEO/President of JD Martin announces that Russ Crawford has been promoted to Vice President of Contractor Sales, effective immediately.

With more than 52 years of business and industry experience, Russ is a nationally recognized electrical industry expert and technical partner. Crawford has been leading …

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LPA Design Studios' Graham Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

DALLAS, TX — LPA Design Studios Project Manager Brien Graham has earned the national 2023 Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition of his work improving communities and creating a more equitable profession.

The Young Architect Award is the industry's highest honor for emerging architects, …

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Melton and Sjulin Join BGE as Senior Project Managers

FORT WORTH, TX — BGE, Inc. announces that Ross Melton, PE, has joined the firm’s Fort Worth office as Senior Project Manager in the Land/Site Development department.

Melton comes to BGE with more than 20 years of experience leading design, permitting, and project management efforts to provide cost-effective solutions …

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Moedl Joins Primoris Services Corporation as President of its Utilities Business

DALLAS, TX — Primoris Services Corporation (Primoris) announces that Colt Moedl has joined the company as President of its Utilities business segment. Moedl has over 20 years of experience in the utility construction industry, during which he has overseen the delivery of large-scale projects for prominent power delivery and energy …

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Overland Partners Architecture + Urban Design Appoints Ortiz as New Vice President of Business Operations

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Overland Partners announces that Sebastian Ortiz has joined the company as Vice President of Business Operations. The El Salvador native has more than 20 years of experience in the strategic growth and optimization of organizations, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to large corporations, and has a track …

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Sundt Adds One, Promotes Two in Transportation Group

DALLAS, TX — Sundt Construction recently hired one and promoted two to support its Transportation group at its Irving, Texas, office. Jackie Barnes was hired as a Senior Estimator, and Michaela Givan and Nick Shumate were promoted to Lead Estimator and Preconstruction Project Manager, respectively.

Barnes previously worked as a …

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Veteran Texas A&M Transportation Institute Researcher Retires After 44 Years

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Tim Lomax never expected his career would involve so much talking.

In fact, the longtime transportation researcher freely admits that he became an engineer because he was good at math and not so good with people. But in his 40-plus years with the Texas A&M Transportation …

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VLK’s Brown is Named Texas Society of Architects School Safety Work Group Co-Chair

FORT WORTH, TX — VLK Architects announces Principal Lauren Brown has been named 2023 Co-Chair for the Texas Society of Architects School Safety Work Group.

Created in response to the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting, the committee works to address several issues identified by state leaders as immediate needs …

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VLK’s Hill Awarded James R. Wooten Service Award by AIA Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX — The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Fort Worth) celebrated the 2022 Honor Awards. These annual awards are given to various members, projects, individuals, and groups for their outstanding achievement and exemplary services to their communities. VLK Architects announces Lee Hill as …

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Vortex Companies Promotes Graham to Senior Vice President of Services Division

HOUSTON, TX — Mike Vellano, CEO of the Vortex Companies announces the promotion of Ryan Graham to Senior Vice President of Services. "Ryan has been here since our founding in 2015 and has excelled in every position and challenge put in front of him," Vellano said. "This new role …

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DCTA Is Expanding for 2023

DENTON, TX — The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) announces the arrival of four leaders for the agency. Maurice Bell joins the organization as Chief Operating Officer, and Sherrelle Evans-Jones is now on board as Chief Financial Officer. In addition, DCTA has brought on Bracey Goodwin IV as Director of …

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Gensler Announces New Promotions in Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Gensler announces the promotions of John Houser, RA; Travis Albrecht, AIA, LEED AP, SEED Certified, RA; Michael Rey, AIA, NCARB; Ken Wiesehuegel, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ID+C; Todd MacPherson, AIA, LEED AP; and Vince Flickinger, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C throughout the …

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Hunter Announces Barragan as Vice President, Special Projects

HOUSTON, TX — Hunter announces Jose Barragan as the international blast-resistant building firm’s new Vice President of Special Projects. In his role, Barragan will provide support and conduct long-range planning for the organization’s estimating and design efforts, implementing solutions and procedures for various divisions within Hunter.

Barragan brings more than …

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Jacobs Announces Transition of Jaramillo to CFO

DALLAS, TX — Jacobs, announces that Claudia Jaramillo, currently the company's Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, will succeed Kevin Berryman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 14, 2023. At that time, Berryman will serve as Special Advisor to Jacobs Chief Executive Officer, …

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Jennings Joins HFA Architects & Engineers as Vice President of Logistics

FORT WORTH, TX — Marc Jennings, an architect with experience in construction and development, joins HFA Architects & Engineers as Vice President of Logistics.

The industrial-sector expert leads HFA's Fort Worth studio and spearheads growth of the company's industrial and logistics programs, which include electrical, refrigeration, fire-protection, civil engineering, …

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LAN's Duehr Receives Young Engineer of the Year Honor

DALLAS, TX — Austin Duehr, PE, ENV SP, has been named the Young Engineer of the Year by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers - Preston Trail Chapter. Duehr is a Dallas-based project manager for Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., a planning, engineering, and program management firm. …

LAN’s Ramos Appointed to City Park Redevelopment Authority Board - TIRZ 12

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Mayor and the City Council have appointed Mackrena L. Ramos, PE to the City Park Redevelopment Authority and Tax Reinvestment Zone #12 Board of Directors. Ramos is a Vice President with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering, and program management firm …

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McCownGordon Adds Roberge as Senior Director of Preconstruction in DFW

DALLAS, TX — McCownGordon Construction, a construction management firm, recently added Gale Roberge, Senior Director of Preconstruction, to its team in Dallas-Fort Worth. She brings more than three decades of construction management experience to the firm. Her addition further expands the company’s presence in the DFW market and …

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METRO President & CEO Announces Plans to Retire

HOUSTON, TX — METRO's longest serving President & CEO Tom Lambert announces plans to retire from the agency at the end of this year. Lambert began serving as President & CEO in 2013.

During that time, Lambert has led a team of more than 4,000 working each day to …

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Michael Baker International Names Lim as Office Manager - Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Michael Baker International announces that HoJin Lim, P.E., CFM, has joined the firm as Office Manager of its Houston, Texas, office. In this role, Lim will lead the office by managing and overseeing all office personnel and business activities provided by Michael Baker in the Houston …

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Overland Partners Architects + Urban Design Appoints New President and Leadership Team

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Overland Partners, a Texas-based architecture and urban design firm, appoints Adam Bush, AIA, as their new President. Bush, who recently celebrated 16 years with the firm serving as Principal and Director of Overland's Education practice, will lead Overland into the future, transitioning from a …

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Pragada Assumes Role as Chief Executive Officer at Jacobs

DALLAS, TX — Following its previously announced leadership succession plan, Jacobs confirms Bob Pragada has been named Chief Executive Officer. He is expected to join the company's Board of Directors upon certification of the results of its Annual Meeting.

Pragada brings more than 30 years of global business leadership and …

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Sullivan Joins Pfluger as Houston Office Managing Principal

HOUSTON, TX — Raleigh Sullivan joins Pfluger Architects as Managing Principal of the firm’s Houston office. A graduate of Auburn University and Texas native, he brings over 16 years of experience in education, civic, and commercial architecture.

Over the course of his career, Raleigh has learned that working with people …

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Takeuchi Hires Wells as Southwest Regional Business Manager

KATY, TX — Takeuchi-US names Austin Wells as its new Southwest Regional Business Manager.

Wells will manage all sales activity in the Southwest region, which includes Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting within that …

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TTI’s Aldrete and Dixon Selected as 2022–2023 Regents Fellow Service Award Winners

BRYAN, TX — Two senior researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have been designated Regents Fellows by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents for 2022–2023. Established in 1988, the award recognizes and honors service, extension, and research professionals who have provided exemplary professional service to society …

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Vector Structural Engineering Opens New Office in Texas

ARLINGTON, TX — Vector Structural Engineering announces that it is opening a new office in Arlington, Texas, to expand its presence in Texas and to help employees achieve their career goals. Scott Van Hoose will lead the charge in this new location, and he was largely responsible for its opening. …

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VLK Architects Announces New Principals, Nebhut and Oehler

AUSTIN, TX — VLK Architects announces Barry Nebhut has joined the firm’s Austin office as Principal. In this role, Nebhut oversees select clients in the greater Central Texas area. With his vast experience in the K-12 sector, Nebhut has managed more than $1 billion in educational facility projects throughout his …

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VSE Announces New Partner and Promotions

HOUSTON, TX — Vogler & Spencer Engineering, Inc. (VSE) announces that Taylor Reed, P.E., has been named the newest partner at the firm.

Reed joins Jeffrey Vogler, P.E., Erik Spencer, P.E., and Ryan Vogler, P.E. as Partners of Vogler & Spencer Engineering. Reed has been on the …

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Zetterstrom is New President of SAME Houston/Galveston Post

HOUSTON, TX — Lars Zetterstrom, PE, has been sworn in as the new President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Houston/Galveston Post. A professional engineering organization, SAME promotes the advancement of technical knowledge and fosters collaboration between government and industry on infrastructure solutions.

A member of …

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Caterpillar Names Balmer-Millar as New Chief Sustainability Officer

IRVING, TX — Caterpillar Inc. announces that Lou Balmer-Millar, Ph.D. will assume responsibility for the Chief Sustainability Officer role in addition to her current responsibility as Senior Vice President of the Large Power Systems Division within the Energy and Transportation segment. Balmer-Millar succeeds Julie Lagacy, who was Caterpillar's first …

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Cedillo Appointed TxDOT Brownwood District Engineer

BROWNWOOD, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) appoints Greg Cedillo, P.E. as the Brownwood District Engineer.

Cedillo began his career with TxDOT in 1999 after graduating from Texas Tech University. He served as an Engineering Assistant in the Lubbock District until 2002 when he transferred to the Wichita …

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DPR Construction Appoints Floyd as Chief Financial Officer

DALLAS, TX — DPR Construction, a technical builder, announces it has appointed Angela Floyd as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Floyd has nearly two decades of experience as a seasoned strategist — providing oversight of financial services, financial reporting and analysis, tax, treasury, and internal audit functions.

In her …

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Duke of Texas-Based True North Emergency Management Promoted to Vice President

ARLINGTON, TX — Dade Duke is one of eight new Vice Presidents named recently by Neel-Schaffer, Inc., an engineering, planning, and construction management firm with offices or major projects underway across nine Southeastern states.

Duke serves as a Senior Data Manager for True North Emergency Management, a Neel-Schaffer …

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Goodman Inducted into Texas Transportation Hall of Honor

HOUSTON, TX — A transformational leader in the Texas transportation industry for more than 45 years, Barry Goodman was inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor at a reception at the Omni Houston Hotel. He was recognized for his decades-long career of building effective partnerships to develop, fund, and …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

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VLK Architects Announces New Directors for Central Texas

FT. WORTH, TX — VLK Architects announces Stephen Olson has joined the firm as Practice Technology Director. In this role, Olson will be responsible for managing design technology for the entire firm and leading the firm in innovation and management of hardware and software solutions.

“Stephen brings a wealth of …

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Willhite Promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA

CHICAGO, IL — Joe Willhite has been promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy. Willhite succeeds Rebecca Nolan, who recently assumed the role of WSP USA Chief Development Officer.

As Central Region President, Willhite is responsible for growth and oversight …

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Zarezadeh Joins LAN as Project Manager

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Vahid Zarezadeh, Ph.D., PE, CFM, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a Project Manager for the stormwater practice. Based in the San Antonio office, Zarezadeh will serve as the technical manager in drainage concepts and principles.

Zarezadeh, …

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HNTB Expands El Paso Office with New Lease and Key Hires

EL PASO, TX — HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm, has signed a lease for a new office space in downtown El Paso to accommodate current and future growth of staff. The firm is currently building out a 4,200-square-foot office located in the WestStar Tower at Hunt Plaza.

"We are …

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HOK Establishes New Office in Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, TX — HOK is increasing its presence in Texas by opening a new office in Austin. Led by longtime Austinites Vanessa Rabe, AIA, RID, LEED AP, and George Blume, AIA, IIDA, NCARB, the office will support current clients such as the Texas Facilities Commission with the new …

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KAI Promotes Vetter to Principal - Electrical Engineering

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the promotion of H. John Vetter II, PE to Principal - Electrical Engineering at its Dallas-Fort Worth office. KAI hired Vetter in September 2021 to the new position of National Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert.

In his expanded role, Vetter will collaborate with Charles Keefer, …

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McCarthy Forms New Southern Region Civil Business Unit

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the formation of a civil business unit for the company’s Southern Region. Jeromy Shaw, Senior Vice President of Operations, leads the Civil Business Unit, focusing on clients in transportation, rail, aviation, renewables, water, and commercial markets.

“Texas, and the region, continues …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Jeffus to Executive Vice President

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Justin Jeffus to Executive Vice President. Jeffus, a partner of the firm, is committed to operational excellence through leading, developing, and equipping people to support MYCON’s long-term vision. By employing imaginative and logical thought to situations, Jeffus has been instrumental …

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New Business Development Professional, Wadlington, Joins MYCON General Contractors, Inc.

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-Based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) welcomes Jacob Wadlington, who will serve as Vice President of Business Development. Wadlington will be responsible for generating commercial construction opportunities and creating and cultivating partnerships with clients and industry peers committed to long-term relationships.

“Jacob is a natural leader, …

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New Employees Join Mbroh Engineering in Offices Across Texas

DALLAS, TX — Mbroh Engineering continues to grow with many new technical and leadership additions in offices across Dallas and Houston. New leadership team member Sara DeMark has joined the firm’s Dallas office as Chief Administrative Officer, and new employees Rijo Rajan (Dallas) and Dick McAdams and Jeff Lai (Houston) …

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Novak Commercial Construction Promotes Three Employees to Director Roles

GEORGETOWN, TX — Three team members at Novak Commercial Construction have been promoted to new leadership roles as part of a restructuring effort due to significant growth during recent years.

Justin McDaniel, a Senior Project Manager, will serve as Director of Retail Construction. McDaniel has 30 years of construction …

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Raba Kistner Expanding its Engineering Services in the Gulf Coast Region

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Engineering consulting and project management firm Raba Kistner announces its expansion in the Gulf Coast region. Gabriel Ornelas, Jr., PE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company’s engineering consultant's division, is leading the expansion.

Industry leaders have joined the firm during the …

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Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University Announces Penlerick as Director for Concrete Industry Management Program

SAN MARCOS, TX — The Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University announces the appointment of Ryan Penlerick, MA, CPC as the new Director of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program. Penlerick brings a wealth of industry experience to the position, having worked for, and owned, multiple construction and …

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Henry Joins Atwell as Vice President Oil and Gas

HOUSTON, TX — Gil Henry joins Atwell, LLC, a national consulting, engineering, and construction services firm, as Vice President Oil and Gas. In this leadership role, Henry will continue to drive client and team growth in the oil and gas market. He will be based in Atwell’s Houston, Texas, …

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HOLT CAT Customer and Heavy Equipment Operator Schiedeck Wins North American Regional Global Operator Challenge

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A local machine operator John Schiedeck won the North American Regional Finals of the Global Operator Challenge. The North American Regionals were the third round of the Caterpillar 2022/2023 Global Operator Challenge. He will go on to represent HOLT CAT in the Global Operator Challenge Finals …

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Johnson Joins LAN as Program Manager for Higher Education

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Jennifer Johnson joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a Program Manager for Higher Education.

Based in the San Antonio office, Johnson’s work supports LAN’s collaboration with the Alamo Colleges District. LAN is overseeing a renovation program that includes …

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KAI Hires Lawrence as Senior Project Manager

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of James Lawrence, AIA, LEED AP as Senior Project Manager at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office. As a Senior Project Manager, Lawrence is responsible for overall project profitability and customer satisfaction. He also manages owner relations and oversees subcontractor and KAI personnel performance. …

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KAI Hires Pertzsch as Senior Interior Designer

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Kate Pertzsch, RID, NCIDQ as Senior Interior Designer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

Pertzsch is a designer, leader, and facilitator with more than 26 years of diverse professional design experience. Her expertise is in the integration of architecture, planning, and aesthetics …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Cox as Director of Smart Construction

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Dennis Cox as its new Director of Smart Construction. Cox will be responsible for KSM’s strategy and growth initiatives related to Komatsu Smart Construction, including both the intelligent Machine Control line and Komatsu’s related suite of products, services, and digital solutions that …

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LAN Announces Cornett as Regional Stormwater Manager, Wright as Program Manager

FORT WORTH, TX — Kimberly Cornett, PE, CFM, F.ASCE, and Kedrick Wright join planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as the Regional Stormwater Manager and Program Manager, respectively.

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Based in the Fort Worth office, Cornett will be managing stormwater initiatives to …
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MacLeod Joins BGE as Director, Environmental Services

HOUSTON, TX — BGE, Inc. announces that Ali MacLeod, Ph.D., has joined the firm’s Houston office as Director, Environmental Services.

MacLeod has more than 26 years of building and leading teams for environmental assessment and remediation projects. Her expertise includes client advocacy, client management, stakeholder engagement, strategic funding and …

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McKissack & McKissack Appoints Houston Executive Obie as Vice President of Texas Operations

HOUSTON, TX — McKissack & McKissack, a Black- and woman-owned architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) company, announces that Heidi Obie joined the company as Vice President of Operations for Texas. The Houston-based executive has more than 23 years of experience leading program management construction management (PMCM) and building projects …

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Trowler Appointed TxDOT's Atlanta District Director of Transportation Operations

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Christina Trowler, P.E. has been selected as the new Director of Transportation Operations for the Atlanta District.

In her new position, Trowler will oversee traffic operations in Bowie, Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Titus, and Upshur counties. This …

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TxDOT El Paso Engineer Valtier Receives Prestigious Recognition

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) El Paso District Deputy District Engineer Eddie Valtier, P.E., was recognized with the Dewitt C. Greer Award. The recognition is awarded to one recipient every year and is one of the Big 5 Awards presented by TxDOT and administered by …

Vail Joins HDR to Lead Water Practice in Texas Gulf Coast

GALVESTON, TX — Col. Timothy Vail joins HDR as the Area Water Manager for the Texas Gulf Coast, bringing 25 years of experience and leadership in coastal resiliency efforts in the Lone Star State. In this role, he will lead the rapidly expanding water practice, overseeing the day-to-day operations including …

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Allen Joins BGE as Transportation Business Leader

HOUSTON, TX — Quincy Allen comes to BGE after 37 years with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) where he most recently served as a member of the TxDOT administration team.

As Director of District Operations, Allen provided oversight and direction of all 25 TxDOT districts. He assured the effective …

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Baker Joins LAN as Vice President after Distinguished Military Career

SAN ANTONIO, TX — John Baker, PE joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Senior Program Manager and Vice President of Infrastructure. In his new role, Baker will oversee public sector infrastructure projects.

Baker comes to LAN with a storied military career. A …

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Denton County Transportation Authority Announces Cristina as New President and CEO

DENTON, TX — The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Board of Directors appoints Paul Cristina as the agency’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cristina’s appointment follows a nearly six-month nationwide search led by Gregg Moser of Krauthamer & Associates, LLC, a recognized expert in placement of executive transit …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Dushi to Lead Federal Team

DALLAS, TX — Freese and Nichols adds Ardita Dushi, PE, MAPM, to its federal team as a Federal Program Manager to help the firm assist federal agencies in the heavy civil water resources line. She brings diverse flood mitigation project and federal agency experience, adding unique management and technical …

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Jacobs Announces Leadership Succession Plan, Pragada to Succeed Demetriou as CEO

DALLAS, TX — Jacobs announces a leadership succession plan that positions the company to continue driving growth and delivering on the vision that Jacobs has set for its people, clients, communities, and shareholders. Bob Pragada, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Steve Demetriou as Chief Executive Officer …

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Kandpal Joins Neel-Schaffer as Water Resources Engineer

ARLINGTON, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is continuing to expand its water resources team with the addition of Vaishali Kandpal, EIT, to serve as a Water Resources Engineer in Training in the firm’s Arlington, Texas, office.

Kandpal has more than four years of experience as a Water Resources Engineer …

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LAN's Alvarez Receives Top Honors from RHCA

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Elaiza Alvarez, PE, CFM, an Associate and Team Leader with Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. has been named the Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Chapter of the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA).

Recognized for her work in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction …

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Martin Named Transportation Planning & Development Director of TxDOT

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation announces that Katie Martin, P.E. has been appointed as the new Transportation Planning & Development Director for the Atlanta District.

In her new position, Martin will direct the coordination of district-wide project planning and oversee advanced project development and public involvement. "I …

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TxDOT Announces Three New District Engineers and Director of Alternative Delivery

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Ceason Clemens, P.E. as the Dallas District Engineer, David Salazar, P.E. as the District Engineer for the Fort Worth District, Rebecca Wells, P.E. as the District Engineer for the Atlanta District, and Greg Snider, P.E. as the …

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TxDOT Award Recognizes Heroic Actions of Staff

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded the Extra Mile Awards at their annual Texas Transportation Short Course in College Station. The Extra Mile Award recognizes employees who have acted heroically to help a fellow Texan in need. An employee who receives this award has: …

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WSP USA Promotes Rome to Central Region Development Director

DALLAS, TX — Nolan Rome has been promoted to Central Region Development Director at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

In his new role, Rome will work with regional, district, and national business line (NBL) leaders to identify new business opportunities and expanded, multidisciplinary service offerings …

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Britton Joins HDR as Justice Principal

ROUND ROCK, TX — Flint Britton joins HDR as a Justice Principal in the Round Rock, Texas, office. Britton has 30 years of experience in Texas justice planning and will work to continue providing clients and communities with creative design solutions.

As Justice Principal, Britton will focus on building client …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Edmondson and White to Continue Expanding Stormwater Expertise

FORT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., has expanded its stormwater engineering team with Brian Edmondson, PE, CFM, and Morgan White, CFM, CTCM, who both bring experience working at the forefront of flood mitigation in Texas. Their perspectives and skills will expand the capabilities of the …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Mitchell to Broaden Expertise on Bridges

AUSTIN, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds Muna Mitchell, PE, as Bridge Team Lead Engineer, expanding its expertise in transportation and structural solutions.

Mitchell brings more than 25 years of experience that includes design of Texas Department of Transportation bridges across the state, including phased bridge replacement, …

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Hilti North America Names McGowan as New Region Head and CEO

PLANO, TX — Martina McIsaac, Region Head and Chief Executive Officer of Hilti North America, has resigned from her position.

Over her nine-year career, McIsaac held various roles of increasing responsibility after starting with the company in 2013 as a senior management candidate. McIsaac was promoted to the …

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Hossain Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Engineer Manager, H&H Leader in Texas

HOUSTON, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Manwar Hossain, PE, CFM, has joined the firm and will serve as the Senior Engineer Manager and Hydraulics and Hydrology (H&H) Discipline Leader for the firm’s Houston office.

Hossain has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of engineering …

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HWH Group Names Harper Chief Development Officer

PARIS, TX — HWH Group, which focuses on supporting corporate expansion and growth, has appointed Holland Harper as Chief Development Officer of the company. Founded in 2011, HWH Group provides turnkey, comprehensive site selection, incentive negotiation, and construction program management services to meet each client’s specific needs.

In his …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Brewer to Director of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angela Brewer to Director of Human Resources. Brewer will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s HR operations. She previously served as the company’s Human Resources Manager.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said he believes Brewer …

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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Promotes Hodges to Lead Houston Division

HOUSTON, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces an executive level change for the company’s Southern Region. Preston Hodges, who most recently served as Vice President of the Houston division, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Houston Business Unit Leader. He brings a depth of experience in both …

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Sundt El Paso Adds Mieles, Mendez, and Lopez to Building Group

EL PASO, TX — Sundt Construction’s Building Group recently added Daren Mieles, Guillermo Mendez, and Jose Lopez to its El Paso, Texas, office.

“We are happy to welcome Daren, Guillermo, and Jose to our team,” said Joseph Riccillo, Project Director and Sundt’s El Paso Office Leader. …

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TxDOT Announces Johnson, Butler, and Bur as New Directors

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Carl L. Johnson, P.E., to Director of District Operations, Jessica A. Butler, P.E., to Director of Engineering and Safety Operations, and Mohamed "Mo" Bur, P.E., to Director of Project Development.

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Fort Worth Names Two New Assistant City Managers

FORT WORTH, TX — City Manager David Cooke announces two seasoned municipal executives as new Assistant City Managers.

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Since September 2019, William Johnson has been Director of the Transportation & Public Works Department for the City of Fort Worth. In this role, he has been responsible for engineering, …
Freese and Nichols Adds Huerta to Guide Lead and Copper Rule Compliance Work

HOUSTON, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., hires Julie Huerta, PE, who specializes in water quality and regulatory compliance, to direct the company's program assisting clients in meeting new drinking water standards under the federal Lead and Copper Rule Revisions.

Huerta has 15 years of experience in the …

Freese and Nichols Adds Nava to Expand Water Presence in West Texas

LUBBOCK, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds Jillian Nava, PE, to its Lubbock team to lead water efforts across West Texas and help continue growing the company's regional focus.

Nava, who will serve as Project Manager for water-related needs, has dedicated her career to local government clients …

Jackson-Shaw Announces Five Key Leadership Promotions

DALLAS, TX — Jackson-Shaw, a national real estate development company headquartered in North Texas, announces the promotion of five team members.

“We aren’t a team because we work together; we are a team because we communicate well, focus on results, and support each other,” said Jackson-Shaw President and Chief …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Cage as Fort Worth Sales & Operations Manager, Ross as General Manager, Used Equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Nick Cage to serve as Sales & Operations Manager for its Fort Worth location and Bo Ross as its new General Manager of Used Equipment.

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Cage will be responsible for managing branch sales and operations in Fort Worth, including …
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Vice President of Sales, Hires Gaines as Vice President of Parts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Gavin Cole to the role of Vice President of Sales and hires Wade Gaines as its new Vice President of Parts.

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Cole will be responsible for managing the direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s corporate sales strategy to support organizational objectives …
KWA Construction Promotes Sontag to Senior Project Manager

DALLAS, TX — KWA Construction, a general contractor specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas, has promoted Julian Sontag to Senior Project Manager.

“Since joining KWA eight years ago, Julian’s impressive leadership and project management skills have grown significantly. His efforts to spearhead technology-based solutions that improve efficiencies, enable more …

M2G Ventures Names Collier Chief Financial and Operations Officer

FORT WORTH, TX — M2G Ventures, a North Texas-based real estate investment and development company, welcomes Mark Collier as its Chief Financial and Operations Officer as the company continues to grow and expand. Over the past year, M2G Ventures, a WBE (women owned business) certified company, doubled the size …

MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Welcomes Hoy as Chief Estimator

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-Based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) welcomes Chief Estimator Rock Hoy to oversee preconstruction budgeting, lump sum bidding, and CM at Risk estimating procedures for MYCON’s Dallas office.

“We are excited to announce this new member of our growing estimating team,” said Lou Arrieta, Vice President …

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Praesel Founded CapEd to Advocate to Reduce Student Loan Debt and Alleviate Labor Shortage Through Implementation of Apprenticeships in All Fields

Apprenticeships already offer a path into construction skilled trades – but what about those who want to work in other areas of the industry?

Legislation enacted this year offers Texas employers sales tax incentives to hire new apprentices, especially in emerging areas like technology, marketing, engineering, artificial intelligence, and more. …

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Rhode Partners Announces Expansion to Include Equity Partners

AUSTIN, TX — Known for its high-rise mixed use and hospitality spaces, Austin-based architecture firm Rhode Partners announces the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of its first two equity partners. Bobby Tait, AIA and Kate Meehan will form a new management team, alongside the firm’s Founder/Director Brett …

Structure Tone Southwest Names Inzar New Chief Financial Officer, Glenn as Regional VP in Houston

DALLAS, TX — Structure Tone Southwest has added two construction professionals to its leadership team: Sterling Inzar as Chief Financial Officer and Tim Glenn as Regional Vice President in Houston.

Based in the Dallas office, Inzar joins Structure Tone Southwest from STO Building Group partner Pavarini Northeast in Stamford, Connecticut. …

Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. Adds McMillan as Texas Regional Manager

AUSTIN, TX — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd (Bowman) announces Aaron McMillan as Texas Regional Manager. McMillan joined Bowman from 1519 Surveying where he was President and Co-Owner for 10 years. Bowman acquired 1519 in December 2021. McMillan now leads Bowman’s more than 120 professionals who work from the company’s seven …

DART Names Reich as New Chief Financial Officer

DALLAS, TX — Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) announces that Elizabeth Reich has joined the agency as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

A key member of the executive team, reporting to DART President & Chief Executive Officer Nadine Lee, Reich will lead the agency's accounting, financial reporting, budget, …

Enna Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Texas

DALLAS, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Gary Enna has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Dallas office.

Enna has 17 years of municipal experience as a Public Works Director and Assistant Public Works Director in the North Texas area. …

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Gonzales Joins Neel-Schaffer as Vice President/Director of Business Development for Texas

HOUSTON, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Steve Gonzales, PE, CFM, has joined the firm and will serve as Vice President/Director of Business Development - Texas.

Gonzales will be based in the firm’s Houston and San Antonio offices and will spend time in all five Texas Neel-Schaffer offices. …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Brown as Oklahoma City Branch Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Colin Brown to serve as Branch Manager for its Oklahoma City location. The move marks a return to KSM for Brown, having served in roles as a Product Service Manager and Governmental Sales Representative for the Dallas branch during his first …

Legacy Performance Capital Names Tucker as First-Ever COO to Spearhead Growth of Residential and Mixed Use Properties

AUSTIN, TX — Legacy Performance Capital (LPC), an affiliated asset management and investment firm of international real estate sales and marketing firm, Legacy International, has named veteran real estate developer Tommy Tucker to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer.

Tucker’s expertise in high-profile master-planned communities, mixed-use and …

Mbroh Engineering Announces Expanded Transportation Services, Leadership Team Addition

DALLAS, TX — Mbroh Engineering has expanded the firm’s leadership team and transportation service offering. New leadership team member Ashok Varma, PE, joins the firm’s Dallas office as Senior Consultant, bringing civil engineering capabilities available to clients throughout Texas.

Varma utilizes his technical knowledge and project management expertise to …

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Announces Executive Changes for Southern Region

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces two executive level changes for the company’s Southern Region. Joe Jouvenal, who most recently was the company’s Southern Region President, has been promoted to Chief Administrative Officer for McCarthy Holdings Inc. (McCarthy Holdings, Inc. is comprised of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. …

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McKissack & McKissack Taps Colón as Vice President of Business Development

DALLAS, TX — McKissack & McKissack, a Black- and woman-owned architecture, engineering, and program and construction management firm, announces that Shandra Colón joined the company as Vice President of Business Development in its Dallas, Texas, office. Colón will focus on strengthening McKissack's strategic partnerships in the fast-growing Texas market …

METRO Welcomes Returning Board Member Lewter

HOUSTON, TX — Business development leader Diann Lewter is the newest member of the METRO Board of Directors. Lewter, who was sworn in at the Board meeting, will serve a second appointment as a METRO Board Member representing the city of Houston. She previously served from January 2014 to April …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Stream Realty Partners Promotes Kendrick to Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS, TX — Stream Realty Partners promotes the Executive Managing Director of its Dallas-Fort Worth market to serve as the firm's next Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role as COO, Blake Kendrick will help drive alignment, process, and profitability across the company's 14 markets while continuing to manage the …

Sundt Hires Rangel and Guevara in Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Sundt Construction hires Sandra Rangel and Vincent Guevara in Texas. Rangel will serve as a Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist and Guevara will recruit skilled tradespeople for the company’s Transportation Group.

Rangel, based in Austin, joins the company’s talent acquisition team leading the recruitment efforts for Sundt’s projects …

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Swinerton Appoints Satt to Vice President and Division Manager of Austin Office

AUSTIN, TX — Swinerton, the national builder with more than 130 years of experience, announces the promotion of Alison Satt to Vice President and Division Manager of Austin. As Division Manager, Satt will lead Swinerton’s growing operations in the heart of Texas leveraging a wealth of experience, including operational …

Thanos Joins LAN as Program Manager

AUSTIN, TX — Nick Thanos, LEED BD+C, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newman Inc. (LAN) as Program Manager in the Austin office. In his new role, Thanos will support K-12 school districts program management projects in the Central Texas region.

Thanos’ responsibilities include providing …

TxDOT Announces Simmons as Chief Engineer

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Lance W. Simmons, P.E., as TxDOT’s Chief Engineer.

In his new role, Simmons will direct and coordinate the department’s statewide engineering and district operations to ensure the state’s transportation system is built and operates in a …

Ware Malcomb Promotes Kiddle to Director, Recruiting in Houston Office

HOUSTON, TX — Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, announces that Josh Kiddle has been promoted to Director, Recruiting in the firm’s Houston, Texas office. Kiddle is responsible for the growth, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations for the recruiting team.

Kiddle joined Ware Malcomb as a Recruiter in 2017, …

Woolpert Senior Vice President Spinks Elected to ACEC Texas Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX — Woolpert Senior Vice President Melvin Spinks has been elected to a two-year term on the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas Board of Directors. Spinks, who serves as the President of CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, has participated in ACEC Texas at the local, state, and …

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BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, Adds Construction Project Manager Salinas to Support TxDOT Projects, Initiatives

HOUSTON, TX — CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, welcomes Julio Salinas as a Construction Project Manager. Salinas is a civil engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in construction engineering and inspection who has managed multimillion-dollar transportation projects throughout Texas, with a focus on Houston. He will manage projects that …

Dowell Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant

AUSTIN, TX — Paula Dowell, Ph.D., joins HNTB Corporation as a National Practice Consultant for integrated planning. In this role, she will focus on expanding HNTB’s capabilities and advisory services in strategic transportation planning and policy, multimodal freight and supply chain planning, economic development, and investment decision making.

“Paula …

Freese and Nichols Adds Benz as Senior Project Manager to Deepen Infrastructure Project Delivery Expertise

AUSTIN, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds Senior Project Manager Tom Benz, PE, whose expertise spans local, state, and federal infrastructure programs and project delivery.

Benz’s 35 years of experience includes more than two decades of leading projects for multiple government agencies. He also has drafted best …

National Trench Safety Announces Welch as New Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) announces the appointment of Van Welch as Chief Financial Officer. Welch is responsible for finance, accounting, and compliance. He will also play a key role in mergers and acquisitions. As a senior member of the executive team Welch reports directly to CEO Phil …

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Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

VIA President/CEO Elected to Vice President Position on The Bus Coalition Board

SAN ANTONIO, TX — VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt has been selected to serve as a Vice President of The Bus Coalition Board of Directors. The Bus Coalition helps increase bus and bus facility-related funding for transit agencies nationwide.

Arndt was elected during the American Public Transportation Association Legislative Conference …

With ‘Neighborhood Watch on Steroids’, Parker Partners with State Agencies to Stop Human Trafficking

Ever think human trafficking is an isolated problem? Not true – and especially in Texas. The state ranks number 1 in the country for human trafficking. Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth rank first- and second-worst among all U.S. cities.

What can be done?

“I believe that the construction industry can create …

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AECOM Named Lead Engineering Firm for Southeast Connector

DALLAS, TX — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it is serving as Lead Engineering Firm for the team selected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to deliver the Southeast Connector, a project that aims to improve mobility, safety, and transportation options for travelers in the Fort Worth …

AECOM to Continue Providing Engineering Consultant Services for City of Austin’s Transportation Department

AUSTIN, TX — AECOM announces it has been selected by the City of Austin’s Transportation Department (ATD) to continue serving as engineering consultant augmenting ATD’s existing workforce. AECOM will deliver comprehensive engineering design, review, and coordination with City of Austin transportation staff, guided by the priorities of ATD to provide …

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AEI, a Baxter & Woodman Company, Appoints Kurzy as New Director

HOUSTON, TX — AEI, a Baxter & Woodman company, announces the appointment of Michael A. Kurzy, PE to the Board of Directors by its shareholders at the corporation’s annual shareholder meeting.

Kurzy oversees the firm’s Texas operations and guides staff from the Houston office location. He has been instrumental …

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Alexander Joins Ramtech Building Systems as Structural Engineer

MANSFIELD, TX — Mansfield, Texas-based Ramtech Building Systems, a design-build construction firm for relocatable modular buildings and permanent modular construction, hires Todd Alexander to serve as the company's Structural Engineer.

Alexander brings to Ramtech a background in structural design in the development of pre-engineered projects for a variety of …

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Chief Engineer Hale to Retire from TxDOT

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Chief Engineer Bill Hale, P.E., announces his retirement from the department, closing the chapter on his 39-year TxDOT career.

Hale's journey with TxDOT began May 23, 1983. Throughout his almost four-decade career, Hale had the opportunity to serve in …

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Duehr Completes NSPE’s Emerging Leaders Program

DALLAS, TX — Austin Duehr, PE, ENV SP, has completed the National Society of Professional Engineers' (NSPE) Emerging Leaders Program. Duehr was one of the 16 individuals chosen from around the country to participate in the program created to develop strong leaders in the engineering field.

“NSPE’s program …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Macks Tapped to Expand Gilbane Building Company’s Global Design-Build Capabilities

AUSTIN, TX — Gilbane Building Company announces that Jennifer Macks has been promoted to Vice President and Director of Design-Build. In this newly created position, she will lead Gilbane’s design-build program, working in partnership with project teams across the company to deliver projects for Gilbane’s clients from design through construction. …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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Mohr Partners Expands Project & Development Management Services with Recruitment of Industry Veteran Williams

DALLAS, TX — Mohr Partners, Inc., a global full-service end-to-end corporate real estate services firm, announces that Kevin Williams, a 15-year construction management veteran, has joined Mohr Partners in the Dallas office.

In his new role, Williams will be a senior member of the Mohr Partners Project & …

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Scarborough Named Stantec’s New US Federal Water Sector Lead

HOUSTON, TX — Global design firm Stantec names Jeff Scarborough its new U.S. Federal Water Sector lead. In this role, he will lead the firm’s federal civil works and infrastructure programs, coastal protection, and water/wastewater programs across all U.S. federal accounts globally with a specific focus on the U.S. Department …

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Shelton Promoted to President of Peinado Construction

DALLAS, TX — Peinado Construction, a specialized industrial and commercial construction services firm, formally announces the promotion of Robert Shelton to President. In this role, Shelton will continue to spearhead front-end efforts for the firm, including client relations, preconstruction, business development, and marketing, while facilitating collaboration across all departments. …

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Stevenson Joins Neel-Schaffer as Firm’s New Director of Safety and Health

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Matt Stevenson, CSM-C, has been hired as the firm’s new Director of Safety and Health.

Stevenson has 17 years of experience managing safety and health programs and/or providing safety consulting services for a variety of industries. He served the last six years …

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Stream Realty Partners Hires Construction and Development Expert, Kunkle, to Expand Office Occupier Division in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — A commercial real estate and construction industry veteran has relocated back to Dallas to join Stream Realty Partners. Stream has recruited Bobby Kunkle to lead and grow its occupier services project management and development division. He brings 15 years of industry experience, most recently leading ground-up …

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TCC Appoints Murray-Coleman as Director of Sustainability

DALLAS, TX — Trammell Crow Company (TCC) announces that James Murray-Coleman has been appointed as the firm’s Director of Sustainability to focus on developing and implementing an effective sustainability strategy for the firm.

“The Director of Sustainability role is a key milestone for TCC on our journey to be the …

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Trinity Metro Names Andreski as New President and CEO

FT. WORTH, TX — Richard W. Andreski, a public transportation veteran with 23 years of experience and more than 10 years of executive leadership, has been selected as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Metro.

Andreski previously served as Bureau Chief for Public Transportation for …

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Tsurumi Pump Announces Blanchard as New Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest

EL PASO, TX — Tsurumi Pump announces Slater Blanchard as its new Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest. Blanchard has held General Manager positions at several pump companies in the past. He also has had experience with pumps manufactured by Tsurumi, and mentioned his positive experiences with product durability.

As …

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Vise Appointed TxDOT Marshall Area Engineer

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Jacob Vise, P.E., has been named the Marshall Area Engineer for the Atlanta District. In his new position, Vise will be responsible for maintenance and construction activities in Harrison, Marion, and Panola Counties.

Vise began his career with …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

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As AGC of Texas President, Casteel Works to Maximize Record Construction Funding and Grow Future Leaders

In his term as President of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Texas, David Casteel, P.E., DBIA, is working with the organization’s staff and Board of Directors to learn from the past and optimize the present.

“Most importantly, though, we want to influence the future,” he said.

That includes …

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Barket Joins DART as Chief of Staff

DALLAS, TX — After an extensive nationwide search, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) announces that Jenny Barket will join the agency on May 15 as the new Chief of Staff.

Serving as a senior advisor to DART President & Chief Executive Officer Nadine Lee, Barket will lead a variety …

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Bechtel Partners on Veterans' Apprenticeship Program to Support Renewables Construction Market

HOUSTON, TX — Bechtel has partnered with Workforce Solutions, the operating arm of the Texas Workforce Commission, to provide more apprenticeships for U.S. veterans and transitioning service members at its solar energy projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The partnership aims to introduce more veterans to construction opportunities in the …

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Board of Directors Approves Actions on 25 Projects and Reviews Strategic Plan

WYLIE, TX — The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors approved actions associated with 25 different water and wastewater projects. Most of the actions were for ongoing projects. The board also discussed the strategic plan featuring 55 initiatives.

NTMWD will proceed forward with projects totaling more than …

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Borbolla of Fort Worth to Lead DFW Airport Board

FT. WORTH, TX — The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Fort Worth representative Henry Borbolla III as Chair, Dallas representative Gloria Tarpley as Vice-Chair, and Fort Worth representative Vernon Evans as Secretary.

Their terms of service began immediately following the election. Each officer’s …

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Electrical Wholesale Distributor Hires Tabrizi as First Global Chief Marketing Officer

DALLAS, TX — Electrical wholesale distributor City Electric Supply (CES) hires its first Global Chief Marketing Officer for the company, Mehdi Tabrizi. CES is preparing to expand its footprint around the world.

"We're thrilled to have Mehdi on board and to leverage his knowledge and experience to implement a …

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Gilbane Building Company Earns Two Excellence Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Associated of Builders and Contractors (ABC) has presented Gilbane Building Company with its National Safety Excellence Award and Eagle Award. Both awards were presented during the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala held in San Antonio, Texas.

Gilbane's National Safety Excellence Award recognizes the company's Diamond …

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Johnson Joins LAN as Senior Architectural Project Manager

DALLAS, TX — Charles Johnson joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a Senior Architectural Project Manager in the Dallas office. In his new role, Johnson will be involved in business development for LAN’s growing health care practice. With his knowledge of building …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Ward as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) hires Cody Ward to serve as its new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Ward will be tasked with the research and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the heavy equipment distributor.

“We had the good fortune to discover Cody through one of …

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Mobility Authority Board of Directors Welcomes New Travis County Appointee Blazek Crossley

AUSTIN, TX — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) Board of Directors has received a new member, Jay Blazek Crossley, appointed by the Travis County Commissioners Court.

“We are pleased to welcome Jay Blazek Crossley to our board,” said Bobby Jenkins, Chairman of the Mobility Authority …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Introduces Pennington as New Human Resources Director

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-Based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) welcomes new Human Resources Director, Ivy Pennington. Pennington will serve as a strategic partner and advisor to MYCON’s senior-level executives in change management, organization effectiveness, work environment, culture, and leadership.

“We are thrilled to have Ivy join our team,” said …

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Tangram Announces Peters and Ramon Have Joined in Dallas Fort-Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — Tangram, a curator of commercial interior environments, announces Mark Peters has joined Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as Director of Healthcare and Education Sales and Angela Ramon has joined as Sales Executive.

Peters brings over 20 years of education and health care national sales …

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TxDOT Appoints Starkes as Mount Pleasant Area Engineer

ATLANTA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Wendy Starkes, P.E., has been named the Mount Pleasant Area Engineer for the Atlanta District. In her new position, Starkes will be responsible for maintenance and construction activities in Titus, Camp, Upshur, and Morris Counties.

A native of …

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TxDOT's Lufkin District Names Two New Area Engineers

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Lufkin District recently named two Area Engineers to replace open positions in the Nacogdoches area office and the Livingston area office.

Randal Cooper, P.E. will serve as the Nacogdoches Area Engineer. Cooper joined the Lufkin District in 2012 as part …

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White Construction Company Names Baugher and Snyder as Regional Directors

AUSTIN, TX — White Construction Company, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is poised for growth in its four regional offices. The company recently named two Regional Directors in Texas that will usher the firm into its second half-century:

Rob Baugher is Senior Vice President - Regional Director in …

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36A Coalition Board Names New Officers; Pechukas as Chairman

SUGAR LAND, TX — The Highway 36A Coalition Board of Directors has elected a new set of officers for 2022, naming Robert Pechukas as its new Chairman.

Pechukas is Director of Policy and Administration for Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers. The new 36A Vice Chair is Donna Adams, …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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AISI Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Helwig as Recipient of 2022 Richard S. Fountain Award

AUSTIN, TX — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Steel Bridge Task Force; the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA); and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have named Todd Helwig, Ph.D., Director of the Ferguson Structural Engineering …

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Aviation Program Management Expert Gargagliano Rejoins HNTB

HOUSTON, TX — Theodore “Theo” Gargagliano rejoins HNTB as Senior Program Manager and Vice President, based in the firm’s Houston, Texas, office. In this position, Gargagliano will leverage two decades of aviation industry experience, working with the firm’s clients to help deliver projects and programs critical to the region’s airports. …

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Billd Expands Executive Suite with Hiring of Choo as Chief Operating Officer

AUSTIN, TX — Billd, a provider of material financing for commercial subcontractors, announces the appointment of Devon Choo as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Choo joins Billd with nearly 20 years of experience in business development, product management, and strategic management across several companies.

Following a successful year …

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Coffman Engineers Opens Office in Houston, Texas

HOUSTON, TX — Multidiscipline engineering firm Coffman Engineers, Inc. (Coffman) announces the opening of its Houston, Texas, office in The Woodlands, Texas. The new location allows the firm to support clients in the industrial, oil & gas, health care, federal/military, higher education, hospitality, and energy markets.

Coffman's second Texas office …

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DART Board Chair Wong Krause Selected as 2022 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award Winner

DALLAS, TX — Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board Chair Michele Wong Krause has been selected by the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) as a 2022 Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award winner.

The Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation Award is one of the highest honors bestowed …

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ETCOG CEO/RTPO Board Chair Receives Distinguished Service Award from Texas Transit Association

AUSTIN, TX — The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) announces its Chairman of the Chief Elected Officials/Rural Transportation Planning Organization (CEO/RTPO) Board, Anderson County Judge Robert Johnston, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Transit Association (TTA). Johnston was honored with the award in Austin at …

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HDR Adds Roos as Urban Planning Principal, Promotes Grams to Transit Planning Practice Leader

DALLAS, TX — HDR announces that Shai Roos, AICP, has joined as Urban Planning Principal out of the Dallas studio and Laura Grams, AICP, has been promoted to Transit Planning Practice Leader in Houston, Texas.

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Hunter Buildings Announces Draper as Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON, TX — Hunter Buildings announces Michael Draper as the blast-resistant building firm’s Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Draper is responsible for overseeing Hunter’s day-to-day operations. In addition, he will work with company leadership to implement strategic direction and values to move the company forward.

A seven-year veteran …

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Manhard Consulting Opens New Fort Worth Office Dallas Metroplex Office to be Led by Russell

FORT WORTH, TX — National civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting has opened a new office in Fort Worth, Texas. The firm’s newest location, its 10th office nationwide and third office in Texas, is managed by new hire Jonathan Russell.

Formerly Engagement Manager at Dunaway Associates, Russell brings …

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Pulfer Joins Ramtech Building Systems as Business Development Specialist

MANSFIELD, TX — Mansfield, Texas-based Ramtech Building Systems, a design build construction firm for relocatable modular buildings and permanent modular construction has hired commercial modular building industry veteran Jade Pulfer to serve as the company's primary Business Development Specialist for their health care and commercial markets.

Pulfer joins Ramtech …

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Roberts Joins LAN as Senior Project Manager

DALLAS, TX — Jeffrey Roberts, PE, CFM, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Senior Project Manager. In this role, Roberts will be responsible for managing the firm’s municipal infrastructure practice in North Texas.

Roberts has nearly 20 years of engineering experience …

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Rockdale Stone: A Family Operation

About 30 years ago, Dana Pendergraft worked for a company pulling stone from a quarry in Haskell County, Texas. After an economic decline, the owner decided to shut it down. Dana, however, believed it was still a viable business proposition and took over the company.

“I had one loader and …

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Tangram Announces Ghizzoni has Joined as Sales Executive in Dallas Fort-Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — Tangram, a curator of commercial interior environments headquartered in Southern California, announces Lauren Ghizzoni has joined Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as Sales Executive.

Ghizzoni brings nine years of industry experience with her, as well as her expertise in health care sales. During her …

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TDIndustries Inspires Women in Construction at Houston Recruiting Event

HOUSTON, TX — In partnership with Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), TDIndustries (TD) was proud to inspire and recruit the next generation of women in construction at this year’s #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event in Houston.

The #SHEbuildsHouston recruiting event introduces young women to …

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UCTA Appoints Reeves and Alvarez to its National Board of Directors

DALLAS, TX — The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) selects Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) engineers Justin Reeves, P.E., and Elaiza Alvarez, P.E., to serve on its National Board of Directors.

Reeves was previously the UCTA North Texas Chapter President and was elected to be the UCTA …

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Boeckmann to Retire as Executive Chairman of Fluor

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that Alan Boeckmann, the company’s current Executive Chairman, will not stand for re-election at the annual shareholders meeting on May 5, 2022. Boeckmann was formerly CEO and Chairman of Fluor Corporation from 2002 to 2011 and Non-Executive Chairman in 2012.

Fluor’s current Chief …

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Casteel Elected AGC of Texas President

DALLAS, TX — Graham native David Casteel has been unanimously elected President of the Associated General Contractors of Texas, a group representing more than 700 member companies employing tens of thousands of the men and women that build and maintain the state’s vast network of roads and bridges.

Casteel, …

City Electric Supply Opened 22 Branches Across the U.S. in 2021

DALLAS, TX — The year of 2021 brought several achievements for electrical wholesale distributor, City Electric Supply (CES). The company opened 22 branches across the United States. From bringing back in-person events, to providing jobs for a record number of employees, the company celebrated numerous milestones.

"The past year has …

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DART Welcomes Leggett as Executive Vice President of Growth and Regional Development

DALLAS, TX — Deanna Leggett has been selected as the new Executive Vice President of Growth and Regional Development at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Leggett brings over 20 years of experience in the planning, development, and operation of public transportation projects across the country.

"We are very excited to …

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EYP Announces Key Firm-Wide Leadership

AUSTIN, TX — EYP announces Laura Galbreath, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (Austin) was promoted to the firm’s Chief Operating Officer; Tom Woods, AIA, LEED AP (Houston) was promoted to EYP’s Director of Operations; and Jane Baughman, AIA, LEED AP (Austin) was promoted to the firm’s Director of Project Delivery.

Galbreath …

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Fluor’s Thibodeaux Named Vice Chair of the Construction Industry Institute for 2022

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that Tricia Thibodeaux, Fluor’s Executive Director of Global Health, Safety, and Environmental, has been named Vice Chair of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for 2022.

Most recently, Thibodeaux has served on the board of advisors and as part of the organization’s executive committee. …

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HR Green Acquires Austin-Based LDC

HOUSTON, TX — HR Green, Inc. has acquired LDC, fka LandDev Consulting, LLC, an Austin-based land development, telecommunications, and surveying consulting firm. This development brings clients of both firms a broader range of experience and deeper bench strength.

Founded in 2014, LDC provides the Austin metro and surrounding …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Names Top Dealers of 2021

NORCROSS, GA — At an event held in conjunction with this year’s Associated Equipment Distributors meeting, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., recognized NED (National Equipment Dealers) as its top dealer of 2021.

NED, through the recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc. …

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KAI Design Hires Hoffmann as Senior Project Architect in Texas Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI Design announces the hiring of Charles Hoffmann, AIA as Senior Project Architect at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office.

Hoffmann has more than 35 years of experience in design, production, and construction administration. As Senior Project Architect, Hoffmann is responsible for functional space planning, development of design …

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Kirksey Architecture Expands to Dallas

HOUSTON, TX — With offices in Houston and Austin, Kirksey Architecture expands to North Texas with Dallas-based t. howard & associates (th+a) joining the firm. Combining the two firms provides clients the comfort of an established Dallas-based firm and the depth of knowledge and experience of an award-winning Texas firm …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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McDermott Appoints Michael McKelvy President and CEO

HOUSTON, TX — McDermott International, Ltd announces Michael McKelvy has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. He will also serve as a member of McDermott's Board of Directors. Lee McIntire, who has been serving as interim CEO since June 2021, will continue as a member of McDermott's Board …

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Michael Baker International Names Jason Sipes, P.E., Office Executive - Dallas

DALLAS, TX — Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services company, announces that Jason Sipes, P.E., has joined the firm as Office Executive - Dallas. In this role, Sipes will lead a multidisciplinary team in executing client projects and expanding the firm's business with new clients, …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Completes Construction of New Coordination Complex Center for Brazos Transit District

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) completed construction on The Marvin Tate Coordination Complex Center, Brazos Transit District’s (BTD) new corporate headquarters located in Bryan, Texas. After writing six different grants and four years of planning, the 11,518-square-foot Coordination Complex Center is a 100 percent Americans …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Establishes $75,000 in Endowed Scholarships for Texas A&M University Students

DALLAS, TX — Dallas-Based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) has established three endowed Texas A&M University scholarships, totaling $75,000. The MYCON Education Foundation Endowed Scholarship, The Richard and Mary Ann Myers Memorial Scholarship, and The Devin Sebastian Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to the next generation of construction management …

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Quanta Services Appoints Probst to Chief Operating Officer

HOUSTON, TX — Quanta Services, Inc. announces that its Board of Directors has named Redgie Probst, Quanta's President - Electric Power Division since March 2019, as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO). Duke Austin, Quanta's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), had served as the company's COO since …

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Skanska Breaks Ground on Civic Park at Hemisfair in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX — In a ceremony with more than 200 residents in attendance, community leaders broke ground on San Antonio’s central park, Civic Park at Hemisfair, marking the beginning of an 18-month construction project to bring its world-class vision to life.

“When the community came together in 2012 to …

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Sundt Adds to its Transportation Team in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Sundt Construction adds Guillermo Barba, Ralf Berlanga, Jaz Mwiseneza, Guillermo Ovies, Jared Clements, and Matt Fuss to its Texas Transportation Group.

“We are excited to bring these talented individuals to our teams here in San Antonio and Austin,” said Chad Yount …

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Tangram Promotes Jones to Vice President of Sales in Dallas Fort-Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — Tangram, a curator of commercial interior environments headquartered in Southern California, announces Amber Jones has been appointed to Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as Vice President of Sales. Jones will continue to run both the Los Angeles and Dallas Fort-Worth team as Vice President, …

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TDIndustries Board of Directors Welcomes Quintero

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries’ Board of Directors welcomes Alan Quintero.

Quintero has decades of experience as a senior business, operations, and business development executive, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Valaris, one of the world’s largest offshore …

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TxDOT Names Collins New Beaumont Area Engineer

BEAUMONT, TX — Dave Collins, P.E., was recently announced as the Beaumont Area Engineer for the Beaumont District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This area manages the counties of Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange in the eight counties of the Beaumont District. The office currently oversees more than …

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AGC Houston Announces Holland as Next President/CEO

HOUSTON, TX — The Associated General Contractors of America - Houston Chapter (AGC), officially announces Kyle Holland as the next President/CEO of the organization. He has served as Vice President of AGC since June of 2020. Holland will succeed Jerry Nevlud, who retired at the end of 2021 after …

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Barley to Succeed Schiller in Leadership Role for Tadano in the Americas

HOUSTON, TX — The past two years at Tadano has seen a number of strategic moves by Tadano around the world. From the acquisition of Demag in 2019 to the reorganization of previously separate operations in the Western Hemisphere into a coordinated Pan-American region, from the appointment of Toshiaki Ujiie …

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DCTA Adds Three Regional Leaders to the Agency

DENTON, TX — Furthering its mission of enhancing mobility and adding value to the communities the agency serves in one of fastest growing regions in the state, DCTA is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of three regional leaders from across North Texas.

Paul Cristina, PE joins DCTA as …

Dunaway Celebrates 65th Anniversary with Year of Growth

FT. WORTH, TX — Dunaway, a multi-discipline design and engineering firm, is celebrating its 65th year. Amid leadership transitions, acquisitions, and expansions the Fort Worth-based company marked its 65th anniversary as one of growth.

Earlier this year Dunaway named Chris Wilde as its new CEO, taking the helm from …

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Hocate Joins Neel-Schaffer as North Texas Transportation Practice Leader

ARLINGTON, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Chris Hocate, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as the Transportation Practice Leader for North Texas.

Hocate will be based in the firm’s Dallas office and also serve as Engineer Manager for that office. He has more than 25 …

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KAI Engineering Hires Vetter as National Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert

DALLAS, TX — KAI Engineering announces the hiring of H. John Vetter II, PE as its new National Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

Vetter has more than 32 years of combined experience in engineering and management. In this new role at KAI, Vetter will …

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McKim & Creed Announces Lee as New CEO

HOUSTON, TX — The board of directors of McKim & Creed, Inc., a 700-person engineering and geomatics firm with offices throughout the United States, announces that Street Lee, PE, ENV SP has been appointed the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, McKim & Creed’s …

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Pendergrass Joins Gilbane Building Company as Vice President and Director of Supply Chain Management

HOUSTON, TX — Jay Pendergrass joins Gilbane Building Company as Vice President and Director of Supply Chain Management and Equipment. In this position, he will lead Gilbane's Supply Chain team, developing and implementing an enterprise-wide strategy for procurement of equipment, materials, and creating cost savings and operational efficiencies.

Pendergrass has …

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TxDOT Names Davis New Rail Division Director

AUSTIN, TX — Jeffrey Davis has been named the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Rail Division (RRD) Director. In his role, Davis will oversee and coordinate the rail activities for the department. Davis brings decades of both public and private sector experience in transit and passenger/freight rail planning, …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Foster to Lead and Expand Water Group in Dallas-Fort Worth Region

DALLAS-FORT WORTH — As Burns & McDonnell works to support the growth of municipal, industrial, and construction markets across the Southern U.S., the firm has promoted Chitra Foster to lead its Water Group in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Foster, who previously served as a Senior Project Manager in the Construction/Design-Build …

Gradall Co
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ASCO Equipment
WPI
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Co-Chief Operating Officer Celebrates 35 Years with City Electric Supply

DALLAS, TX — What started as a driving job for an 18-year-old young man turned into running branches and districts along the east coast, stretching from Philadelphia to the Carolinas. That same young man became the Co-Chief Operating Officer for City Electric Supply (CES) back in 2017. That man is …

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Eight Rosendin Apprentices in Austin Region Secure NAWIC Scholarships

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — Eight Rosendin apprentices from the company’s Pflugerville office were honored with scholarships from the National Association of Women in Construction - Austin Chapter (NAWIC Austin) to help them pursue a career in construction. Five Rosendin electrical apprentices won $1,250 NAWIC Austin Trade Program Scholarships, two others received …

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Fecon Announces Seeliger as New Southwestern Regional Sales Manager

PONCA CITY, OK — Fecon announces the addition of Carl Seeliger as a Regional Sales Manager for the southwest region. In his new role, Seeliger will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana in the sales of all Fecon products including …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Adds ASAP Equipment to Growing North American Distribution Network

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) announces the expansion of its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of ASAP Equipment, in College Station, Texas.

“ASAP Equipment is a group of individuals who have been dedicated to their customers in the compact construction and turf …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Cook as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Construction Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) continues to build its executive team with the addition of Joel Cook as its new Executive Vice President and General Manager (EVP-GM), Construction Group. Cook will be responsible for strategic direction, operational management, and overall leadership of the heavy equipment distributor’s construction group, …

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Nagy Returns to HDR as Houston Architecture Studio Managing Principal

HOUSTON, TX — Yvonne Nagy, AIA, LEED AP, rejoins HDR as Managing Principal in the Houston architecture studio. In this position, Nagy will lead the strategy and success of the Houston office by collaborating with other managing principals, business development groups, and designers to provide quality and service to …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

Ritchie Bros. Hits $55M in Houston, Texas Auction

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros. was back in Houston, Texas, to sell over 4,650 equipment items and trucks for 675 consignors, generating more than $55 million in gross transaction value.

The auction attracted over 13,200 bidders from 57 countries. Approximately 88 percent of the equipment was sold to U.S. buyers, …

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SmithGroup Hires Jones as Principal, Science & Technology Studio Leader in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, hires Patrick Jones as a Principal and Science & Technology Studio Leader at the firm’s Dallas office. In this role, Jones will lead efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, and collaborate with teams across the firm’s Science & Technology Practice to …

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Sundt Hires Graf in Dallas-Fort Worth

DALLAS, TX — Sundt Construction, Inc., adds Kevin Graf as a Project Director in its Transportation Group in Dallas. In his new role, Graf will focus on the growth of Sundt’s government, flood control, and transit markets across Texas.

“Kevin will be a key member for our team as …

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Tangram Announces Leach has Joined as Director of Business Development in Dallas Fort-Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — Tangram, a curator of commercial interior environments, announces Jon Leach has joined Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as Director of Business Development.

Leach began working with Tangram as a Business Development Expert, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience with him. He has …

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Walter P Moore Announces Nelson as 2021 Horvilleur Award Recipient

HOUSTON, TX — Walter P Moore announces that Jessalyn Nelson, PE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Javier F. Horvilleur Outstanding Young Professional Award. The Horvilleur Award is presented annually to one young professional at the firm who has exemplified excellence in technical design, client service, and business …

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Williams Leads TxDOT Through Record Funding, Emerging Technologies, and Safety and Supply Chain Challenges

Statewide, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has more than $30 billion worth of projects under construction – the largest amount in state history.

That number could soon increase.

“With the passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Texas is poised to receive up to $28.7 billion over …

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Aviation Development Professional Enriquez Joins HDR as Texas Aviation Lead

HOUSTON, TX — Aviation development professional Jose Enriquez, P.E., joins HDR as the Texas Aviation Lead and a Vice President. Based in Houston, he will use his knowledge and experience to work directly with clients and provide leadership across the state.

Enriquez has more than two decades of experience …

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City of Garland Selects Owens as New Managing Director

GARLAND, TX — Crystal Owens will join the City of Garland as Managing Director to oversee public works departments on January 10, 2022.

“We are extremely pleased to bring someone of Crystal's experience, qualifications, and character to our Garland team,” said City Manager Bryan Bradford. “She will be joining a …

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ASCO Equipment
Sierra Machinery
Romco Equipment Co
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Dunaway Elevates Williamson to Chief Operations Officer

FT. WORTH, TX — Dunaway, a multi-discipline design firm, announces it has elevated Jason Williamson to Chief Operations Officer. Williamson will be responsible for the success of the general operations of the firm, including employee satisfaction and retention, and overall client satisfaction.

“When we created a C-suite to align …

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Easton Sales and Rentals Makes History with First Rokbak Delivery

HUMBLE, TX — U.S. company Easton Sales and Rentals has registered a notable moment in construction equipment history, taking delivery of the first-ever Rokbak articulated hauler. The Rokbak brand launched September 1, 2021 as part of the Volvo Group, with its RA30 and RA40 articulated haulers built at the …

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HOLT CAT San Antonio Hosts Tech Wars State Finals Competition

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The HOLT CAT Tech Wars State Finals competition was held at the HOLT ProTech! training facility, located within the HOLT CAT San Antonio campus.

For the fifth year, HOLT CAT technicians went head-to-head in Tech Wars, a competition to showcase the talent and expertise of technicians …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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KAI Hires Director of Electrical Engineering Ezekwesili in Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Tobin Ezekwesili, MBA, PE as Director of Electrical Engineering at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

As Director of Electrical Engineering of the DFW office, Ezekwesili is responsible for the overall economic well-being of assigned projects. He comes to KAI with more than 15 …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Mull as Manager of Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Cherish Mull as its new Manager of Supply Chain. Mull will provide process leadership and transformation of the heavy equipment distributor’s supply chain operations and will be responsible for supply chain strategy and oversight of all procurement, pre-contract, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Olmeda as Remarketing and Used Equipment Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) continues to add talent to its growing used equipment department with the hiring of Jesse Olmeda as Remarketing and Used Equipment Manager. Olmeda will be located in Oklahoma City and report to Director of Remarketing and Used Equipment David Mehrtens.

Olmeda …

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Lanham Elected to National Academy of Construction

HOUSTON, TX — The National Academy of Construction (NAC) elects Robert C. Lanham, Jr., President of Williams Brothers Construction in Houston, Texas, as a member of its class of 2021. He was formally inducted during the NAC annual meeting.

Wayne Crew, General Secretary of the Academy, said, “Our …

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Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., Incorporates Drainage Solutions with Nature and Recreation for Exploration Green Project

In Clear Lake City, Texas, an abandoned golf course became the solution to catastrophic seasonal flooding.

For the $49 million Exploration Green project, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc., (LAN) of Houston, Texas, designed five massive detention ponds that each hold up to 100 million gallons of stormwater. When complete, …

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Maynor Joins LAN as Engineering Manager

FRISCO, TX — Scott L. Maynor, P.E., LEED AP, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as an Engineering Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for the technical design and management of municipal infrastructure projects in North Texas.

Maynor brings more …

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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Expands to Georgia with Acquisition of Savannah-Based Grove River Machinery

SAVANNAH, GA — Grove River Machinery, located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just outside of Savannah, is now a National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) company. NED, LLC recently finalized the acquisition of Grove River Machinery, which will expand the NED organization into the state of Georgia, where the company hopes …

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Skanska USA Promotes McCaffrey to Vice President - Project Executive, Sitzman to Vice President - Operations

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces that Matt McCaffrey has been promoted to Vice President - Project Executive and Keith Sitzman has been promoted to Vice President - Operations.

Matt McCaffrey
McCaffrey, an industry veteran with 18 years of experience, joined Skanska in …
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Sundt Hires Mitchell as Project Executive

HOUSTON, TX — Sundt Construction, Inc., added water and wastewater industry veteran Bob Mitchell as a Project Executive in its Industrial Group. In his new role, Mitchell will focus on the growth of Sundt’s water, oil and gas, and industrial markets.

“Bob brings a variety of skills and expertise …

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Wong Krause Elected Chair of DART Board of Directors

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors elected Michele Wong Krause of Dallas as their Chair for a two-year term.

Appointed to the DART Board in 2014 to represent the City of Dallas, Wong Krause recently served as Vice Chair. She also presently serves on …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Merriman to Boost Multimarket Support in Central Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Burns & McDonnell promotes Jake Merriman to lead its Central Texas office in Austin as it works to support growth in the region's construction, advanced manufacturing, and renewable energy markets. Merriman, who previously served as Managing Director of transmission for the firm, has more than 20 years …

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CEC Hires Storie to Lead Mechanical Service Team

IRVING, TX — Dwight Storie joins CEC Facilities Group as its new Director of Mechanical Service. Storie will report to Mechanical Business Unit Leader Kurt Hansen, and guide a growing group that serves small-, medium-, and large-sized businesses in various industries.

“Dwight brings considerable knowledge and passion to CEC, …

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Chief Marketing Officer Celebrates 15 Years with City Electric Supply at 31

DALLAS, TX — At 31, City Electric Supply (CES) Chief Marketing Officer Thomas McShane is celebrating 15 years with the company. From starting the CES marketing department to bringing the largest conference in the industry to the organization, McShane credits his accomplishments to the team that has helped bring every …

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Christian Elected Chairman of the Railroad Commission for a Second Time

AUSTIN, TX — At an open meeting of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Commissioner Wayne Christian was unanimously elected Chairman for a second time. Following the vote, Christian released the following statement:

“It has been an honor of my lifetime to serve on the Railroad Commission during a historic …

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Cintra Appoints González CEO for U.S. Region

AUSTIN, TX — Cintra, a subsidiary of Ferrovial and a private-sector transportation infrastructure company with U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, announces that Alberto González Lalueza has been named CEO of Cintra’s U.S. region.

González will oversee the company’s $11 billion in U.S. investments including the LBJ Express; North Tarrant …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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NED - Texas
Nueces Power Equipment
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Former TxDOT Leader, Swonke, Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant

AUSTIN, TX — Carlos Swonke, former Director of Environmental Affairs for the Texas Department of Transportation, joins HNTB Corporation as a National Practice Consultant. Amassing more than 34 years in the field, Swonke is regarded as an expert in natural resources/environmental planning, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, project …

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HOK Names Komal Kotwal Sustainable Design Leader for Health, Well-Being and Equity

HOUSTON, TX — Komal Kotwal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, is HOK’s new Sustainable Design Leader for health, well-being, and equity. The newly created position will help HOK take a leadership role in addressing the intersection of health, climate change, and equity.

“We are deeply committed to …

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Kirby-Smith Selects Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Following the promotion of John Arapidis to President and CEO of Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM), the heavy equipment distributor has found a successor for Arapidis’ previous role, recently naming Mike Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts.

Kunin will be responsible for the management and continued …

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Munsch Hardt Further Expands Construction Practice with Two Associates

DALLAS, TX — Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) announces the continued growth of its Construction Practice Group with the addition of two new Associates.

“The addition of these lawyers positions Munsch Hardt to have one of the largest and strongest construction practices associated with a full service …

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Pettibone Adds T1056X Telehandler to Traverse Lineup

Pettibone introduces the Traverse T1056X telehandler, the first 10,000-pound-capacity Traverse model it its X-Series lineup. Traverse is the industry’s only new telehandler product line with a traversing boom carriage with the capability to move loads by traveling horizontally. This exclusive feature allows operators to safely place loads at full lift …

Sakai America Inc
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NED - Texas
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TDIndustries Promotes Dabbs to Vice President, Safety, Health, and Environmental

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) promotes Jamie Dabbs to lead its strategic initiatives as TD’s Vice President, Safety, Health, and Environmental. With more than 13 years of experience at TD, Dabbs has worked to enhance TD’s safety efforts by introducing and leveraging technology such as the Samba Safety Motor …

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Trubey Brings Bold Creative Vision to Overland Partners' New Dallas Design Practice

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Sports and entertainment venue architect Bryan Trubey, FAIA, will spearhead Overland Partners' new Dallas design practice. Trubey is known for designing iconic sports and entertainment venues around the world.

Architecture insiders have been speculating about Trubey's next step since his June departure from HKS, …

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Aggressive Phasing and Strategic Detours Help Dallas Area’s $370M I-635/SH 121 Interchange Project Finish Six Months Early

A lack of funding delayed the $370 million Interstate 635/State Highway 121 Interchange project north of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) a decade ago – but once funding became available, the project finished six months ahead of its scheduled completion date.

Design-Build Contractor NorthGate Constructors – a joint …

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Akinsade, Architect and Urbanist, Joins Perkins&Will as Design Director

HOUSTON, TX — Mide Akinsade, whose research-driven designs for cultural, higher education, and science/technology clients around the world earned critical acclaim, joins the Houston studio of Perkins&Will as Design Director. In this role for the Houston practice, Akinsade will champion Perkins&Will’s Living Design framework and aim to ensure all …

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Bouillion Appointed as VLK’s Chief Development Officer

HOUSTON, TX — VLK Architects announces the promotion of Dalane E. Bouillion, Ed.D., to Chief Development Officer (CDO). This announcement is in response to her achievement in supporting VLK’s commitment to connecting instructional philosophy to purposeful design to better benefit current and future educational clients.

“I am honored and …

Liebherr Construction Eq
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Nueces Power Equipment
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Bruce Named Texarkana Area Engineer at TxDOT

TEXARKANA, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Tommy Bruce, P.E. has been appointed as the new Texarkana Area Engineer. In this new position, Bruce will oversee maintenance and construction activities in Bowie and Cass Counties.

Bruce has served as the Area Engineer in Mount Pleasant since …

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CASE, Progressive Tractor & Implement Provide Equipment for Team Rubicon Operator Training

GARY CITY, TX — CASE Construction Equipment and its dealer Progressive Tractor & Implement provided two compact track loaders and grapple buckets for a recent heavy equipment operator training event at the George W. Pirtle Scout Reservation in Gary City, Texas. The training event elevated five members of Team Rubicon’s …

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Dorr to Direct Texas Geomatics Services for McKim & Creed

HOUSTON, TX — McKim & Creed, an engineering and surveying firm, announces that Richard R. "Rick" Dorr, RPLS, has joined the firm as Regional Director of Geomatics in Texas. In this role, he will oversee the firm's surveying, mapping, and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) services throughout Texas.

Dorr …

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G-CON Appoints DeStefanis as General Counsel

COLLEGE STATION, TX — G-CON Manufacturing, a manufacturer of off-site prefabricated, flexible cleanroom solutions, announces that it has appointed Jody Lynn DeStefanis to serve as General Counsel. DeStefanis joins G-CON with more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property, ethics and compliance, and operations.

"We are very excited …

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G.L. Huyett Welcomes Peterson as New Regional Sales Manager

IRVING, TX — G.L. Huyett announces the addition of Christian Peterson as Regional Sales Manager covering the state of Texas. With over five years of B2B and B2C sales experience, Peterson joins Dan Harriger, G.L. Huyett's Vice President of Sales, and a seasoned team of professionals, to offer fastener …

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Goode Joins LAN as Vice President and Senior Program Manager

AUSTIN, TX — Robert Goode, P.E., joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Vice President and Senior Program Manager. He will be responsible for growing LAN’s business in Austin and central Texas, enhancing the firm’s profile with municipal and local agencies in …

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HNTB Adds Poppe as Central Division Federal Programs Consultant

HOUSTON, TX — Russell Poppe, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as a Federal Programs Consultant for the firm’s Central Division. Based in the Houston office, Poppe will be working directly with HNTB office leaders in Texas and throughout the division to provide strategic assistance to clients in developing and implementing …

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KDC Welcomes Mims as Senior Vice President to Lead New Leasing Division

DALLAS, TX — KDC, a developer and acquirer of mixed-use projects and corporate build-to-suit campus projects for major companies, has hired Aarica Mims, CCIM, as Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing.

In her new role, Mims will implement and lead KDC’s new leasing platform and build the …

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Mayer Named New Pampa Area Engineer at TxDOT

PAMPA, TX — Zachary Mayer, P.E. has been named the new Area Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Pampa Area Office. TxDOT’s Amarillo District has three area offices — Amarillo, Dumas, and Pampa. The Pampa Area Office is responsible for highway maintenance and construction in Carson, Gray, …

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Nilles Joins REES as Vice President and Texas Healthcare Leader

HOUSTON, TX — REES hires Joe Nilles as Vice President and Texas Healthcare Leader. Nilles is the most recent addition as REES grows in the Houston area.

Nilles will serve as REES’ Regional Healthcare Team Leader for Texas overseeing client development and health care planning. He brings to REES more …

Finn
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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $99M of Equipment in its Largest-Ever Pipeline Construction Auction

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros. sold over $99 million of pipeline construction equipment in its largest-ever single-owner auction, for Barrilleaux Inc. In less than two days, the company sold more than 3,100 items from three Barrilleaux locations in New Mexico and Texas to thousands of online bidders from around the …

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Stantec Promotes Labelle to Science and Technology Leader for Texas Buildings Practice

HOUSTON, TX — Global design firm Stantec promotes Cynthia Labelle to Science and Technology Market Leader for its Texas Buildings practice. In this role, Labelle will lead the Texas business development strategy for science and technology out of Houston. She will also ensure alignment with Stantec’s larger Texas Buildings strategy …

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TDIndustries Announces Inaugural All Star Under 20 Intern List

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces its Inaugural All Star Under 20 Intern List, highlighting some of the brightest young adults who interned across the company this summer.

To celebrate 20 years of the internship program, TD commemorated this milestone with a special list of interns who were 20 …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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TFMA Honors Mountz, Senior Project Manager at LAN, for Long Service

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) honors Thomas Mountz, P.E., D.WRE., CFM, for his long service to the association and his contributions to the water resources industry.

Mountz, who currently works as a Senior Project Manager at planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & …

SITECH
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SITECH Tejas
SITECH Rocky Mountain
SITECH SE Texas
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Balfour Beatty Hires Garrett as Vice President in Central Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Balfour Beatty announces the hiring of Justin Garrett as the company’s Vice President and Market Leader in Austin. In his new role, Garrett will provide direction and strategic oversight for Balfour Beatty’s Central Texas Buildings operations and work alongside regional and national leadership teams to help leverage …

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Braun Intertec Welcomes Fortson as a Senior Scientist in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Braun Intertec announces Patrick Fortson, PG has joined its Austin, Texas, office as a Senior Scientist. Fortson brings more than 15 years of experience managing and leading soil and groundwater assessment and remediation projects to Braun Intertec, a 100 percent employee-owned geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing …

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CEC Adds Brown to MEP Business Development Team

IRVING, TX — CEC Facilities Group hires Jeffrey Brown to support its MEP business development efforts. The new MEP Business Development Manager will report to Brad Smith, President of CEC.

Brown brings more than eight years of general contracting and office broker experience. He brings a background focused on …

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Dunaway Promotes Campbell to North Texas Regional Executive, Adds Heal as New Head of Civil Practice

FORT WORTH, TX— Dunaway, a multi-discipline design firm, announces it has named Kervin Campbell as its North Texas Regional Executive. The role is responsible for growing the business in the region as well as promoting and implementing strategic business development and marketing initiatives.

"Kervin's significant engineering experience along with …

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Gonzales Named ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineer Advocate of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recognizes Griselda Gonzales, P.E., with the ASCE Texas Section as the 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineer Advocate of the Year. Gonzales’ efforts have promoted the civil engineering profession to state and local Texas lawmakers, advancing critical legislation within the Lone …

Sany Excavators
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Texas State Equipment
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Arapidis as New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States, announces that John Arapidis has been named President and CEO. Ed Kirby, the company’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO of nearly 40 years will step back from his current position …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Milligan Strives to Make TxDOT’s Contracting Process Easier and More Efficient

Throughout 18 years with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Duane Milligan, P.E., has taken on many challenges, from managing some of the highest-visibility mega-projects to now modernizing TxDOT’s contracting process.

Milligan became Director of TxDOT’s Construction Division in January 2021 and has been working on electronic contracting and …

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Munsch Hardt Appoints New Co-Chairs for the Firm’s Growing Construction Practice

DALLAS, TX — Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. (Munsch Hardt) announces Bob Hancock and Adam Richie have been selected as Co-Chairs for the firm’s construction practice. Hancock will spearhead the controversy side of the practice, while Richie will simultaneously lead the transactional side of the practice. Together, they will …

Astec
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Closner Equipment Co Inc
Ritchie Bros. Sells over $50M of Equipment in July Fort Worth Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros.' Texas team held a more than $50-million auction at its site in Fort Worth. The two-day online auction attracted more than 11,250 people to bid on 3,750 items. Approximately 90 percent of the assets in the auction were sold to U.S. buyers, including …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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TxDOT Names Barth as Deputy Executive Director for Program Delivery

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Brian Barth as the department’s second Deputy Executive Director. Barth will serve alongside Deputy Executive Director Brandye Hendrickson. Both positions report to Executive Director Marc Williams with Barth responsible for leading TxDOT’s program delivery overseeing all …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Names Pender New President of Gulf Sales

DALLAS, TX — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, welcomes Will Pender as President of its Gulf States region.

With more than a decade of construction leadership experience and a portfolio that includes several major metropolitan projects, Pender will drive strategic business operations …

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Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Taps Cotie to Serve as its New East Texas Leader

HOUSTON, TX –– Angela Cotie, LEED AP BD&C, a leader in the local Houston construction industry, has been selected by Bartlett Cocke General Contractors to lead the company’s East Texas Region office as its new Vice President of Operations.

Cotie joins the firm with a background in construction having …

Stewart-Amos
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Closner Equipment Co Inc
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Buehner Joins Trammell Crow Company as Assistant General Counsel, Director - Risk Management

DALLAS, TX — Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a real estate development company, hires Nick Buehner as Assistant General Counsel, Director - Risk Management. Buehner will work directly with the firm’s General Counsel, Lisa Sher, and his responsibilities will include assessing the risk profile for real estate transactions, coordinating and …

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CEC Hires Marocco as Corporate Director of Operations

IRVING, TX — CEC Facilities Group adds to its corporate leadership team with the hiring of Pete Marocco. Marocco, who has a background in military and public spaces, will be CEC’s Corporate Director of Operations. Based in CEC’s Irving headquarters, he will support Chief Operating Officer Burt Ingram’s …

Haywood Selected as New Office Leader in Central and South Texas Offices

AUSTIN, TX — Scott Haywood, a seasoned transportation professional with leadership experience in the public and private sectors, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s central and south Texas offices.

As central and south Texas Office Leader, he leads more than 140 multi-disciplinary professionals committed …

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Hensley Joins LEO A DALY as Managing Principal in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — LEO A DALY announces that Don Hensley, AIA, LEED AP, joins the firm as Vice President and Managing Principal in Dallas. In this role, he leads the Dallas design studio in all matters of strategy, business development, talent management, project delivery, and design excellence.

Hensley has …

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KAI Design Hires Senior Project Manager Ashworth at its Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI Design announces the hiring of Senior Project Manager Clint Ashworth, NCARB, AIA, CSI, LEED Green Associate, at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

As Senior Project Manager, Ashworth is responsible for leading the project and its team to a successful outcome. He has more than 30 years …

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CLM Equipment Co
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KAI Hires Azad as Senior Mechanical Engineer in Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Mary Azad, P.E., LEED AP, as Senior Mechanical Engineer in its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

Azad comes to KAI with more than two decades of mechanical engineering and HVAC design experience on retrofits and new installation projects ranging from rooftop …

KOBELCO Wins the EquipmentWatch Award for Lowest Cost of Ownership

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery is recognized as the winner of the 2021 Lowest Cost of Ownership Award for Medium Crawler Excavators by EquipmentWatch.

“KOBELCO’s commitment to quality and innovation increases jobsite productivity and efficiency so that our customers can be more profitable,” said Dan Collins, Product …

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Meyer Elevated to Vice President of Consulting at Construction Discovery Experts

DALLAS, TX — Construction Discovery Experts (CDE), a boutique eDiscovery and consulting firm tailored for the construction industry, promotes Kat Meyer to Vice President of Consulting. CDE provides eDiscovery consulting expertise and efficiency for legal counsel in the construction industry as well as best-in-class legal technology custom built for construction …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Names Dickinson as Chief Financial Officer

DALLAS, TX — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) announces the appointment of Malynda Dickinson, CPA, CCIFP as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), according to Charles R. Myers, MYCON's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"We are very excited to have Dickinson on board to lead us," Myers said. …

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Ritchie Bros. Holds $56M Equipment Auction in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros.' Houston, Texas, auction saw a 30 percent increase in both gross transaction value and bidder registrations year over year. The two-day unreserved auction attracted 12,000 bidders and generated over $56 million in GTV.

"Our marketplaces continue to drive record-breaking demand, with online equipment views …

Yanmar
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CLM Equipment Co
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TDIndustries CFO Receives 2021 Executive of the Year Award

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces that Chief Financial Officer Evelyn Miller received the 2021 Executive of the Year Award from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

The CFMA awards are held annually to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals across the construction industry. Miller has 30-plus …

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TexITE Names LAN’s Mathis as 2021 Transportation Engineer of the Year

FORT WORTH, TX — The Texas District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (TexITE) names Mark Mathis, P.E., as its 2021 Transportation Engineer of the Year.

A civil engineer with 36 years of experience, Mathis is a Senior Project Manager for Traffic Engineering at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. …

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Trapani Grows Kirby-Smith’s Services for Pipeline, Electrical Transmission, and Renewable Energy Contractors

When the demand for fuel slowed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Trapani led efforts to expand the services of the Pipeline Division at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc.

He found new opportunities in the renewable energy segment. Trapani now serves as Vice President and General Manager of the company’s new Energy Services, …

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TxDOT Names Hendrickson as New Deputy Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation announces the selection of Brandye Hendrickson as the department’s new Deputy Executive Director. She is filling the position vacated by Marc Williams, who became TxDOT Executive Director on June 1. Hendrickson, who has extensive transportation experience on the state and national …

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VLK Announces Various Promotions to Senior Associates

DALLAS, TX — The criteria to become a Senior Associate at VLK are individuals with significant experience and qualifications relative to their role within the firm. Senior Associates are self-motivated leaders who consistently take the initiative and use their capabilities, talent, and commitment to assume significant leadership roles.

Jason Blanks, …
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White Construction Company Expands Interiors Construction Team

AUSTIN, TX — White Construction Company (WCC) Austin has a new focus on interior finish-out. Building on an interiors portfolio that includes Whole Foods Market and the U.S. Courthouse Austin, WCC has recruited Herb Deazvedo as Director of Corporate Interiors. Deazvedo will guide a team of construction and business development …

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ASV Continues to Grow, Introduces New Dealer in Texas

CARROLLTON, TX — ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, grows its presence in the United States with the introduction of 21 new dealer locations across six dealers. The dealer added in the Texas Contractor area is Carrollton, Texas-based ROMCO Equipment …

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Binkley & Barfield Announces Reddish as President

HOUSTON, TX — Binkley & Barfield announces the appointment of Harold “JR” Reddish, PE, FNSPE, FSAME, LEED Green Associate, as President. Reddish joined Binkley & Barfield in 2018 as Chief Engineer. He succeeds Larry Barfield, PE, FNSPE, FTEF, who has now transitioned to Chairman of the Board.

With …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Promotions in Oil, Gas, and Chemical Group

HOUSTON, TX — The Oil, Gas & Chemical Group of Burns & McDonnell promotes five individuals to expand services and capabilities.

Andrew Becker has been promoted to Technical and Strategic Adviser for the Oil, Gas & Chemical Group, working to streamline the firm’s strategic focus for future growth. Becker will …

CDRA Recognizes Industry Leaders at C&D World 2021

DALLAS, TX — C&D World 2021, which took place in Austin, Texas, recognized the industry's best and brightest, in addition to collaborating, innovating, and learning about the latest trends and technologies. Mason Brown III from Big City Crushed Concrete in Dallas, Texas, was inducted into the C&D Hall of Fame, …

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City of Corpus Christi Announces Murphy as Chief Operating Officer for Water Utilities

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo and City Manager Peter Zanoni announce Mike Murphy as the new Chief Operating Officer for the City of Corpus Christi's Water Utilities.

In this new role, Murphy will designate and lead the strategic direction of the department to identify and develop …

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DART Board of Directors Announces Lee as New President & Chief Executive Officer

DALLAS, TX — The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Nadine Lee as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. Lee, an experienced transit industry leader and engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for nearly 30 years, will assume her new position …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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KAI Engineering Dallas-Fort Worth Office Expands with New Hires

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the expansion of its EngineeringGroup in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, with the addition of Mechanical Designer Sam Haddadin, EIT and Electrical Designers Mark Steele and Singee Nguyen.

“KAI is fortunate to have another infusion of skilled industry people join our practice with the latest addition …

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LAN Appoints Four Employees as Associates

HOUSTON, TX — Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) appoints four employees — Mathew Busby, PE, Clement Medina, AIA, Ruba Shaikh, and Philip Wheat, PE — as Associates.

A Project Manager at LAN, Busby has 13 years of experience developing solutions …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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McCullough Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Highway Design Transportation Engineer in Texas

AUSTIN, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Amber McCullough, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Highway Design Transportation Engineer and Project Manager.

Based in Austin, Texas, McCullough has eight years of experience in transportation engineering design and project management. She has worked on a variety of projects …

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NTMWD Board of Directors Announce Covington as New Executive Director/General Manager

DALLAS, TX — The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Jenna Covington, P.E., as Executive Director/General Manager. The board finalized its decision during a Special Called Board Meeting.

“Jenna has a strong track record in the water utility industry,” said NTMWD Board …

Savage Joins GEI as Senior Water Resource Practice Lead

DALLAS, TX — Elizabeth Savage joins GEI Consultants as a Senior Water Resource Practice Lead. Based in GEI’s Dallas branch, Savage's breadth of experience will enable the GEI team to support communities across the state of Texas. Her work will help to address the state’s growing water needs with sound, …

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Sellers See Strong Returns in Ritchie Bros. $55M Auction in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX — Buyer demand and equipment pricing continues to trend upwards at Ritchie Bros. auctions around the globe. Most recently the company sold over 4,300 equipment items and trucks for over $55 million at its site in Fort Worth, Texas. The online auction attracted more than 13,500 bidders …

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Sundt Foundation Announces Board Additions

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Sundt Foundation adds new members to its board of directors. Chad Yount will represent the San Antonio region and Barbara Terry represents the North Texas region. The Sundt Foundation Board of Directors comprises 12 employee-owners, four appointed by the company and eight elected by the …

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Terramac Expands Dealer Network with ROMCO Equipment Co. Partnership

DALLAS, TX — Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding ROMCO Equipment Co. to its growing dealer network. ROMCO is celebrating 60 years in the industry and serves the equipment market with a range of products and …

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Texas Transportation Commission Names Williams as New TxDOT Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Transportation Commission selected Marc Williams as the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Executive Director. Williams, who has served as the agency’s Deputy Executive since 2016, recently began his new role.

Williams has worked at TxDOT since 2012, when he joined the department as …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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US Army Corps of Engineers’ Frabotta Works to Protect 1,000 Miles of Navigation Channels on Texas Coastline

Ranked second among U.S. states in waterborne commerce, Texas ports handle 616.2 million tons of foreign and domestic cargo and generate $449.6 billion of economic value annually, representing 25 percent of the state’s gross domestic product.

As Chief of Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District, …

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Velugati Joins Neel-Schaffer as Transportation Project Manager in Texas

DALLAS, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Shashider (Shashi) Velugati, PE, has joined the firm as a Transportation Project Manager.

Based in Neel-Schaffer’s Dallas office, Velugati has more than 16 years of experience in transportation/civil engineering. He gained experience in major roadway design in Texas and New Jersey while …

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Yanmar Compact Equipment Welcomes New Dealer in Texas

CARROLLTON, TX — Yanmar Compact Equipment announces the introduction of five new dealers to its network. The dealer added in the Texas Contractor area is Carrollton, Texas-based ROMCO Equipment Company with eight locations.

“Dealers are absolutely vital to our success,” said Jeff Pate, Yanmar Compact Equipment North America Director …

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Design Workshop Announces Associate Promotions in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Design Workshop, an international landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm, announces three promotions to Associate in the Houston office: Brian Chambers, Tarana Hafiz, and Erin Ringsred.

"This group exhibits a high level of professional expertise and achievement and passion for their work," …

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DLR Group Staffelbach Announces Leadership Transition

DALLAS, TX — Completing the strategic aims of merging with global design firm DLR Group in 2017, DLR Group Staffelbach announces leadership changes within its core Workplace Studio in Dallas. Jonathan Grefaldon, RA, LEED AP, will lead DLR Group’s Workplace practice and Art Bloodworth, RID, will lead design …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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Nueces Power Equipment
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Johnson to Lead HDR's Oil, Gas, & Chemicals Practice

AUSTIN, TX — Andrew Johnson has been promoted to lead HDR's oil, gas, and chemicals practice. Based in Austin, Texas, he partners with clients on technical project execution, resource allocation, and carrying out strategic initiatives.

“As the oil, gas, and chemical industries work to address ambitious decarbonization goals, I’m …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

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LAN Appoints Six Engineers as Senior Associates

HOUSTON, TX — Planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) appoints six engineers — Phil Barnes, Bruce Dinkheller, Christine Kirby, Mark Mathis, Yu-Chun Su, and Greg Vaughn — as Senior Associates.

“From the time they joined the firm, they have …

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LAN Promotes Nakashima to Vice President

HOUSTON, TX — Planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews, & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) promotes Jeremy N. Nakashima, PE, to Vice President.

Nakashima, who joined LAN in 2010, has more than 26 years of experience as a Project Manager and Design Engineer. Currently, he leads the firm’s water …

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McKim & Creed Announces Smith as New CEO

HOUSTON, TX — The board of directors of McKim & Creed, Inc., an engineering and geomatics firm, announces that Steven W. Smith, PE, has been appointed the company’s next Chief Executive Officer. John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, McKim & Creed’s CEO since 2014, will continue to serve …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Migl Joins Neel-Schaffer as Water Resources Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that David Migl, PE, has joined the firm as a Water Resources Engineer. Based in the Houston office, Migl has nearly ten years of experience as a Project Manager and Engineer.

He has experience working with Harris County to improve drainage and road …

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Pfluger Architects Promotes Santacruz to Principal

AUSTIN, TX — Pfluger Architects promotes Austin employee Estefania “Stefi” Santacruz RA, LEED Green Associate, to Principal of the firm. Santacruz started with Pfluger in 2015 as an Intern Architect, but her love of architecture began much earlier. When she was about ten, architecture sparked her imagination. That love …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

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Salin Joins HDR as a Senior Transit Consultant

DALLAS, TX — Steve Salin, AICP, joins HDR’s transportation team as a Senior Transit Consultant.

Based in Dallas, Salin will apply his strategic, client-focused approach to some of HDR's largest transit projects in the region, including the Project Connect transit program in Austin. He will provide expert insight …

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Speed Fab-Crete Awarded for Safety and Quality Production from National Precast Concrete Association

FORT WORTH, TX — Fort Worth, Texas-based Speed Fab-Crete has been honored with two national awards from the National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA) for excellence in safety and quality production. Speed Fab-Crete was honored during the NPCA’s “The Precast Show 2021”.

Speed Fab-Crete received the NPCA’s highest honor for safety …

Hamm
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Teller Named Executive Director of the Sundt Foundation

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Sundt Foundation names Stefanie Teller as the organization’s new Executive Director at its recent annual meeting. The Sundt Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sundt Construction. The foundation distributes approximately $1 million each year in grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the …

TxDOT Announces Dvorak as New Fort Bend/Waller Assistant Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the selection of Daniel J. Dvorak, PE as the new Fort Bend/Waller Assistant Area Engineer for the Houston District.

Dvorak graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in May 2008. He has over …

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Velugati Joins Neel-Schaffer as Transportation Project Manager

DALLAS, TX — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces that Shashider (Shashi) Velugati, PE, has joined the firm as a Transportation Project Manager.

Based in Neel-Schaffer’s Dallas office, Velugati has more than 16 years of experience in transportation/civil engineering. He gained experience in major roadway design in Texas and New Jersey while …

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VLK Architects Announces Akalkotkar as New Principal

SAN ANTONIO, TX — VLK Architects announces that Gopinath “Gopi” Akalkotkar, COA, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Principal. Akalkotkar will be responsible for leading VLK’s efforts in San Antonio and the South Texas market.

“We are excited that Gopi has decided to join VLK. His experience …

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After Working on Projects Around the World, Jancik Promotes HDPE Options to Help Aging Infrastructure

For Iris Jancik, P.E., Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Plasson USA in Stafford, Texas, the global power of energy and water drew her to civil engineering.

“I traveled all over the world and was involved in fascinating projects in the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, …

Vogele
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Kirby Smith Machinery
ASCO Launches New CASE ReNew Used Equipment Center

DALLAS, TX — CASE Construction Equipment and Associated Supply Company, Inc. (ASCO) have launched one of the first CASE ReNew Centers at the dealer’s Dallas-Fort Worth location (Euless). The CASE ReNew Center will thoroughly inspect, service, and recondition CASE lease returns and/or other used CASE equipment, which will then be …

Brooks Joins Satterfield & Pontikes to Lead New Healthcare Center of Excellence

DALLAS, TX — Satterfield & Pontikes (S&P) appoints Jeff Brooks as Vice President to lead the newly-established Healthcare Center of Excellence (COE). The addition of this COE signals S&P’s intent to diversify the scope of its existing portfolio as a means to increase market share and add value to the …

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Easton Sales and Rentals Wins Terex Trucks Top Dealer Award

HOUSTON, TX — Across the Terex Trucks network of around 40 dealers in the U.S., one of them sold more articulated haulers than any other dealer in North America: Easton Sales and Rentals. That is why Terex Trucks has presented the family-run business with its annual Top Dealer Award. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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MCM Takes Delivery of Demag CC 3800-1 Lattice Boom Crawler Crane

HOUSTON, TX — General Manager Lionel Autaa of Autaa Group — which includes MCM Levage as one of its companies — could barely wait to take delivery of the new Demag CC 3800-1.

“Erecting wind turbines has always been an important business area for MCM, so when the company was …

Kleemann
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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Names Myers, Senior Project Manager, as Partner

DALLAS, TX — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) announces that Chip Myers, AC, CMIT, LEED Green Associate, Senior Project Manager, has been named a Partner, according to Charles R. Myers, MYCON’s President and CEO.

“Chip has grown up in this business, so it is gratifying to see how …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $95M of Equipment in its Largest Texas Auction Ever

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros. conducted its largest Texas auction ever, attracting 76 percent more bidders year over year and achieving $95 million in gross transaction value — surpassing its previous Texas sales record, set June 2020, by 17 percent.

The Fort Worth auction attracted a record 16,000-plus bidders …

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Skanska Promotes Lindemann to Vice President of Operations in North Texas

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX — Skanska USA announces that Joe Lindemann, an industry veteran with 38 years of experience in commercial construction, has been promoted to Vice President of Operations in North Texas. Lindemann, who is based in Skanska’s North Texas office, joined the company in 1983 as a Laborer …

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Strucely and Montez Join LAN as Program Managers

HOUSTON, TX — Timothy D. Strucely and Anna Elisa Montez join planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Program Managers. They will be responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing the design and construction of K-12 school facilities and higher education projects. They also will …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Volvo Construction Equipment Adds EC380E Straight Boom Excavator to Purpose-Built Demolition Tool Lineup

Volvo CE is adding to its demolition lineup with the new 38-ton EC380E Straight Boom Excavator, which replaces the traditional boom-and-stick approach with a 23-foot straight boom and purpose-built arm. This custom-built excavator offers a significant height advantage over standard models along with outstanding reach, stability, cab protections and durability, …

APWA Announces Liu as 2021 Jennings Randolph International Fellow

AUSTIN, TX — The American Public Works Association (APWA) announces the selection of Yuejiao Liu, PE, PMP as a 2021 Jennings Randolph International Fellow. Liu is a Project Manager Supervisor for the City of Austin Public Works in Texas. She will conduct public works study tours in Denmark and will …

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CFO of Dallas-Based Company Lands Global Role

DALLAS, TX — City Electric Supply (CES) CFO Phil Flaherty joined the company over 30 years ago. Today, CES announces that he will be taking on the new position of Global Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Flaherty will oversee the U.S. and UK accounting teams while growing and …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Barnes in Lubbock to Lead Stormwater Projects

LUBBOCK, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds Wade Barnes, Ph.D., PE, CFM, to its growing Lubbock office to lead stormwater projects that will strengthen flood protections for clients across the West Texas region.

Barnes brings more than a decade of experience in designing and modeling storm sewer …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Gilman to Lead Large Water Infrastructure Programs

HOUSTON, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds Chuck Gilman, PE, PMP, an experienced public works leader, to its program management team to oversee large, multiyear water/wastewater infrastructure capital improvement programs.

Gilman brings more than two decades of civil engineering expertise, plus particular insights from 13 years in …

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Governor Abbott Reappoints Bugg and New To Texas Transportation Commission

AUSTIN, TX — Governor Greg Abbott reappoints J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. and Alvin New to the Texas Transportation Commission for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. Bugg will continue to serve as Chairman. The commission governs the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and is responsible for policymaking regarding …

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Halff Associates Announces Baker Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc., an engineering/architecture consulting firm, announces Jessica Baker, PE, PMP, CFM, as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and newest management team member.

Baker started her career at Halff as an Intern in 2003 while earning her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from …

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LAN Appoints Chapa as Regional Water/Wastewater Practice Lead

HOUSTON, TX — Mario Chapa, PE, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a Regional Water/Wastewater Practice Lead.

In this role, he will be responsible for building client relationships and expanding the firm’s water and wastewater practice in Houston, ensuring the design …

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Mason Works to Grow Opportunities for Employees and Trade Partners as McCarthy’s First Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

McCarthy Holdings, Inc., appointed Kamecia Mason as their first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in January 2021.

“I’m incredibly proud to be a partner in an organization where our leadership recognizes that this work is a business imperative and not a program,” Mason said.

In her new …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Names Vice President Stoll as Partner

DALLAS, TX — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. announces that Ryan Stoll, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President of the firm, has been named a Partner, according to Charles R. Myers, MYCON’s President and CEO.

“Ryan started his career at MYCON while still in high school. It has been a …

New CCIA Director & Deputy Director Will Continue to Advance Airport Improvements

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — City Manager Peter Zanoni appoints a new Director and Deputy Director at Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA).

Kevin Smith is now serving as Director of Aviation at CCIA. Smith came to the city back in April of 2020 and has served as Assistant Director until his …

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Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Safety Director Earns Safety Excellence Award

HOUSTON, TX — Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announces that its Safety Director, Ralph Bradley, earned a National Safety Excellence Award from ABC National, presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction Awards. The company is honored to be recognized as a leader in safety in the construction industry. …

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Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Recipient of 2021 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Steel Bridge Task Force Oversight Council of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have selected Matthew Yarnold, Ph.D., PE, …

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WGI Welcomes Thomas as National Director of Public Infrastructure - Water

AUSTIN, TX — WGI announces that Texas-based national engineering thought leader Leigh Thomas (Cerda) joined the firm as Director of Public Infrastructure - Water, in the Civil Engineering Division. Thomas will be based in the Austin, Texas, office.

“Leigh is a national leader in water and wastewater systems. Her reputation …

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Abel Design Group Principal Harry Transitions to Role of Advisor and Consultant

HOUSTON, TX — Abel Design Group Principal Ken Harry began the transition from the role of Abel Design Group Principal to Advisor and Consultant. Moving forward, Harry will strategically serve select Abel Design Group clients and pursue other interests. A practicing Architect for 48 years, Harry spent 43 years as …

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Bass Retires from TxDOT, Mobility Authority Announces his Appointment as New Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — Executive Director James Bass announces his intention to retire from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), effective at the end of May.

"Earlier today I informed the commission of my plans to retire as TxDOT Executive Director at the end of May. This will coincide with the …

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Dlugosh Leads Austin’s NAWIC Chapter in Keeping Women in Construction Connected and Growing Throughout the Pandemic

“When I first got into construction, I didn’t want to draw attention to the fact that I was a woman,” said Danielle Dlugosh, Area Superintendent for Hensel Phelps Construction in Austin, Texas. “When I joined the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), I learned to be proud that …

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Ellis Joins LAN as Vice President and Transportation Business Group Director

DALLAS, TX — Tom Ellis, PE, joins planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Vice President and Director of its Transportation Business Group.

Ellis has more than 35 years of transportation planning and design experience in the public and private sectors. Previously, he …

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Freese and Nichols Hires Bernard to Lead Stormwater Pump Station Projects

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Freese and Nichols, Inc., hires Lewis Bernard, PE, an experienced Mechanical Engineer, to lead stormwater pump station projects and help expand the flood protection solutions for clients along the Gulf Coast and Southeastern United States.

Bernard has led diverse design teams on multi-million-dollar projects …

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Freese and Nichols Names Payne as New Executive Vice President

FORT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Jeff Payne, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new members of the Executive Team, Payne oversees South Central Operations, which covers Texas and …

HNTB’s North Texas Offices Named Winner of Regional Black Contractors Association’s Horizontal Program Manager of the Year

DALLAS, TX — The North Texas Offices of HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, have been recognized by the Regional Black Contractors Association (RBCA) as the first-ever recipient of the Horizontal Program Manager of the Year Award. The award is presented to a firm that shows interest in strategizing …

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KAI Engineering Expands in Dallas-Fort Worth with New Hire Tamagni as Senior Mechanical Engineer

DALLAS, TX — KAI Engineering announces the hiring of Mike Tamagni, PE as Senior Mechanical Engineer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, office.

Tamagni has 21 years of mechanical engineering experience in HVAC and plumbing design. During his career, he has worked on projects in industries ranging from airport facilities, industrial …

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Mason Named Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

DALLAS, TX — McCarthy Holdings, Inc. announces Kamecia Mason has been selected to serve as the firm’s Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I). In this new role, she will build upon and expand significant company DE&I efforts already in place to evolve the firm’s national internal and external strategy …

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METRO Board Welcomes Hollins as Newest Board Member

HOUSTON, TX — The METRO Board of Directors welcomes its newest Board Member. Chris Hollins was sworn in, during a virtual ceremony, by METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman. The 34-year-old Houston Attorney was appointed to the position by the Harris County Commissioners Court.

Hollins most recently served in the …

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Milligan Appointed Construction Division Director of TxDOT

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Duane Milligan, PE, as Director of the Construction Division. In his new role, Milligan will oversee the statewide construction program.

Milligan earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Martin to Vice President of Technology Services

DALLAS, TX — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. announces Chris Martin's promotion to Vice President of Technology Services. Charles R. Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer of MYCON, recently announced the promotion.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of our business needs and direction and …

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Reyes Elected by Board of Trustees to Succeed Andrade as VIA Chair

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The VIA Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Fernando Reyes, a local businessman, entrepreneur, and community leader, as its Chair, with an initial term to lead the agency’s governing body from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022.

Reyes succeeds Hope Andrade, who was …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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Beaumont’s Kincaid Takes Over as Head of Texas Highway Contractors’ Association

AUSTIN, TX — Beaumont resident Kal Kincaid took over as President of the AGC of Texas, an association of highway construction contractors responsible for building and maintaining the state’s network of roads and bridges.

Kincaid, President of Gulf Coast Construction Company, will serve a one-year term as head …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Equipment Incorporated Adds Three New Locations, Expands Service in the South

SUWANEE, GA — Heavy equipment companies in the South now have greater access to Doosan machines, parts, and service. Equipment Incorporated has expanded with three new dealer locations. The new Equipment Incorporated dealerships add to the company’s existing locations that serve customers across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Equipment Incorporated …

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Expert from Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau Joins the NCCCO Telehandler Task Force

HOUSTON, TX — Trent Burns, Instructor and Inspector with Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), has been selected to join 25 other volunteers to develop a new certification program for telehandler operators.

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) made the decision to develop this new …

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Fitzgerald Named Fellow by the Society of American Military Engineers

HOUSTON, TX — BGE Principal and Director of Land Development Mike Fitzgerald, PE was elected to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Academy of Fellows. The designation of Fellow is bestowed upon members who have dedicated outstanding service to the organization, military engineering, and the A/E/C industry.

Fitzgerald has …

Fluor Announces New Business Segments and Intent to Divest Its Maintenance Services Business

IRVING, TX — Flour announces an updated organizational and reporting structure that better aligns its business with identified growth markets and company strategy. Beginning in the first quarter of 2021, Fluor will conduct its operations in three business segments: Energy Solutions, Urban Solutions, and Mission Solutions.

Jim Breuer is the …

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Local TxDOT Official Earns National Award

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX — Pedro "Pete" Alvarez, District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Pharr District, has been selected as a recipient of AASHTO’s President’s Transportation Award for Planning. This award recognizes exemplary service during the year that has furthered transportation activities with a …

Manitou Group Rationalizes its US Footprint

WACO, TX — Manitou Group, a worldwide reference in handling, access platforms, and earthmoving solutions, announces that it will cease operations in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2021 and consolidate most of the production in South Dakota.

To further optimize its production capacities within the United States, …

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Marshall Leads AGC Houston as 2021 Chairman

HOUSTON, TX — AGC Houston has elected John Marshall as its Chairman for a two-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. Marshall is Vice President of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. and has been with the firm since 2002. Marshall graduated with a business degree from Boise …

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McCarthy Promotes Bonner to Project Director

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — McCarthy Building Companies promotes Stephanie Bonner to the position of Project Director of McCarthy EQUIP. A national service offering, McCarthy EQUIP provides health care organizations with a full range of medical equipment-related expertise.

In this new position, Bonner assumes a leadership role in overseeing medical equipment …

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Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Announces Promotions of Four Attorneys in Dallas and Houston

DALLAS, TX — National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) announces promotions for four of its construction law attorneys in Dallas and Houston.

“Peckar & Abramson’s 2021 promotions reflect each attorney’s dedication and commitment to our clients and the industries we serve, their exceptional work ethic, and remarkable …

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Pfluger Architects Hires Owens as Principal, Director of Design

AUSTIN, TX — Christian Owens, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, joins Pfluger Architects as Principal, Director of Design. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Owens has two decades of experience designing a range of project types including K-12, higher education, health care, and commercial facilities.

Owens places value on …

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Ritchie Bros. Fort Worth Registers 64 Percent More Bidders in 2020

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros. held its final auction of the year at one of its largest auction sites in Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth team sold over $69 million of equipment in just two days. The auction was conducted 100 percent online due to COVID-19. Ritchie Bros. …

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Singel Works to Make Infrastructure More Resilient Through New Construction Innovations

As Texas population grows, the state’s civil infrastructure requires maintenance and expansion. Add to that the strain of severe events like hurricanes and wildfires, and tried-and-true construction methods may not suffice.

“Fast-track construction and its proper implementation are keys to successful growth of a resilient infrastructure,” said Matthew Singel, P.E. …

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TxDOT Appoints Bahrami as West Harris Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Hamoon Bahrami, PE, as the new West Harris Area Engineer for the Houston District. In his new role, Bahrami will oversee the day to day functions and operations of the West Harris Area Office and the …

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TxDOT Appoints Gallegos San Antonio District Engineer

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Gina E. Gallegos, PE, as the new San Antonio District Engineer.

In her new role, Gallegos will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the state transportation system for the District’s 12 counties. …

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Vortex Companies Creates Separate Operating Divisions for Products and Services

HOUSTON, TX — In a move to streamline its operations, Vortex Companies, LLC has divided its products and services into separate operating divisions announces Mike Vellano, CEO of the Vortex Companies.

"We have experienced tremendous growth over the last 12 months, due in large part to exceptional leadership from …

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Award-Winning Education Architect Clements Joins Brenham Firm

BRENHAM, TX — Blake Clements, AIA, NCARB joins PlanNorth Architectural Co. as Principal Architect. He has more than 25 years of experience working with communities to plan and design educational facilities. Clements will bolster PlanNorth’s expertise with his portfolio of public K-12, community college, and multi-use educational projects. Clements will …

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Bonner Promoted to Project Director of McCarthy EQUIP

HOUSTON, TX — McCarthy Building Companies promotes Stephanie Bonner to the position of Project Director of McCarthy EQUIP. A national service offering, McCarthy EQUIP provides health care organizations with a full range of medical equipment-related expertise.

In this new position, Bonner assumes a leadership role in overseeing medical equipment planning …

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Carter Named Chief Operating Officer for Ensight Haynes Whaley

HOUSTON, TX — Engineering industry veteran David Carter is transitioning to structural engineering firm Ensight Haynes Whaley, in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Carter will oversee operations, business development, and marketing. He brings over 25 years of operations and sales management experience to the firm.

Carter …

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Cryer Elected to National Academy of Construction

AUSTIN, TX ― The National Academy of Construction has elected John N. Cryer III, the retired CEO of Page, as a member of its class of 2020. He was formally inducted during the NAC annual meeting, which was held online.

During the induction ceremony, Cryer was cited as an …

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Curry Supply Co. Broadens South-Central Presence

HOUSTON, TX — Curry Supply Co. expands its regional sales team with the addition of E. Marshall Hale as a Regional Sales Manager. Hale, who resides in Texas, will offer direct support for Curry Supply’s Houston (Deer Park) location, in addition to operating as the main contact for Curry Supply …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

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Fluor Corporation Announces Constable as New CEO

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that David E. Constable, a member of the Fluor Board of Directors, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Constable succeeds Carlos Hernandez, who has retired as CEO and a member of the company’s board.

Constable is an executive with significant international …

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Gibbs & Cox Establishes a Houston Office, Announces Carrico as Director

HOUSTON, TX — Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a naval architecture and marine engineering company, announces the expansion of services into Houston, Texas. The office will be led by Todd Carrico, an innovator in naval and offshore marine engineering technologies.

The vision of the Houston office is threefold: to …

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JE Dunn Construction Welcomes DeBorde as Vice President in Houston Office

HOUSTON, TX — JE Dunn Construction, a general building contractor, welcomes Rusty DeBorde as the new Vice President, Senior Client Solutions Director of the Houston office. In this position, he will lead all business development efforts in the Houston metropolitan area and southeast Texas.

DeBorde is a graduate of …

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KAI Design Expands with Addition of Two Architectural Associates in Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the expansion of its design group with the hiring of Architectural Associates Moriah Sims, Assoc. AIA and Jeremy Sims, Assoc. AIA in its Dallas-Fort Worth office. As Architectural Associates, each will work on all phases of project design, from conceptual/schematic design through the construction documents. …

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Kouth Joins Freese and Nichols’ Lubbock Office and Expands Electrical Services

LUBBOCK, TX — David Kouth joins Freese and Nichols, Inc., as a Senior Electrical Engineer to expand expertise on the firm’s growing Facilities team and to bring additional resources to clients in the region.

Kouth has more than 27 years of experience, including extensive work on commercial and military …

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Manhard Consulting Opens Austin Office, Announces New Team Members

AUSTIN, TX — National civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting has opened a new office in Austin, Texas. The firm’s newest location, its 10th office nationwide, is managed by Jesse Conrad, Vice President, who is based in the company’s Dallas office and responsible for managing all of Texas. …

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Pure Safety Group Names Bartelson Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

HOUSTON, TX — Pure Safety Group (PSG), an independent height safety product development, manufacturing, and training company, hires Dale Bartelson as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Bartelson will oversee sales, business development, training, customer service, and commercial marketing for PSG in North America and Latin America.

Bartelson has …

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RRC Commissioner Wayne Christian Selected as Vice Chairman of Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

AUSTIN, TX — Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian recently participated in the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, Christian was selected to be Vice Chairman of the commission, serving under Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt.

“I am honored to enter this new leadership role for …

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Structure Tone Southwest Hires Tejeda as Vice President of Industrial Construction in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — EPC expert Rudolph Tejeda Jr. joins Structure Tone Southwest’s Houston team. As the new Vice President of Industrial Construction, Tejeda will oversee the office’s expansion into the sector and manage Houston’s industrial construction operations.

Tejeda has more than 26 years of experience in delivering the most …

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Sundt Promotes Four in El Paso

EL PASO, TX — Sundt Construction, Inc. promotes Alexi Santillan, Gianna Aguierra, Sandra Perez, and Mike Dominguez Jr. in its El Paso, Texas, office.

“Alexi, Gianna, Sandra, and Mike have all been instrumental members of Sundt over the past years,” said Joseph Riccillo, Project Director for …

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Sundt Promotes Four in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Sundt Construction, Inc. promotes Hayden Boster, Meagen Garcia, Zachary Hladek, and Artemio Patino in its San Antonio office.

“All four have contributed greatly to our work throughout San Antonio,” said Jon McKelvain, Project Executive for Sundt’s Building Group. “Meagen, Art, Zach, and …

Thomas Returns to HDR in Dallas as Health Principal

DALLAS, TX — Dan Thomas, AIA, ACHA, NCARB, EDAC, rejoins HDR as a Health Principal in the Dallas studio. In this position, Thomas will lead HDR’s health practice in the Dallas area, employing over 25 years of experience in patient-centered health care design and planning.

Thomas has a history …

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Bates and Texas Chapter of American Public Works Association Prepare for New Transportation Technologies, Emergency Responsiveness, and Succession Planning

Ronnie Bates, Administrator for the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TX-APWA, formerly known as TPWA), learned long ago the importance of collaboration in meeting public works challenges, from emergency response to changing transportation technologies.

“In 1993, my boss in the City of Lewisville, Texas, introduced me to …

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Bettis Appointed Deputy Director of TxDOT Maintenance Division

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Alanna Bettis, PE, as Deputy Director of the Maintenance Division.

Bettis received her architectural engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and her Professional Engineer’s license in 2007. Bettis joined TxDOT in …

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Brennan Retires From GeoShack

DALLAS, TX — Tom Brennan, a Partner in GeoShack for more than 25 years, retired with a virtual party and ceremony at GeoShack’s Houston retail store. Brennan was treated to a large screen with various friends, family, co-workers, and associates from many years in the industry all logging in …

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Cowen Appointed TxDOT San Angelo District Engineer

SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has a new District Engineer. Christopher Cowen, PE, was appointed to the position following the August retirement of District Engineer Mark E. Jones, PE. Cowen oversees the planning, designing, building, operation, and maintenance …

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HNTB Resident Engineer, Dishman, Honored with 2020 Leadership Award from the American Segmental Bridge Institute

HOUSTON, TX — The American Segmental Bridge Institute honored HNTB Resident Engineer Gowen Dishman, PE, with a 2020 Leadership Award. The honor was announced during the ASBI Virtual Conference. Dishman is based in the firm's Houston office.

Over the past four decades, Dishman has served as Erection Engineer, Casting …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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KAI Hires Ponce as Senior Project Architect at its Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of Eduardo Ponce, RA as Senior Project Architect at its Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas office. Ponce is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the overall design and documentation of projects from start to finish.

Ponce has enjoyed a 22-year career. Prior to KAI, he …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Gavin Cole as Sales Manager for Fort Worth, Abilene and Waco

FORT WORTH, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has hired Gavin Cole as Sales Manager for its Fort Worth, Abilene, and Waco locations. Cole brings over 24 years of experience in managing sales and dealer operations to the position, most recently serving as General Manager of Briggs Equipment in Houston. …

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Lattu and Clark Join LAN as Senior Project Manager and Project Manager

HOUSTON, TX — Lisa Lattu, PE, AICP, and Christopher Clark, PE, join planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Senior Project Manager and Project Manager, respectively. Lattu will be responsible for providing project management and growing the firm’s water resources and planning …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Stoll to Vice President

DALLAS, TX — Charles R. Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer of MYCON, announces the promotion of Ryan Stoll, LEED AP BD+C to Vice President.

As Vice President, Stoll is responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships and managing preconstruction. He also focuses on the operational execution of …

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NET RMA Appoints Green as New Executive Director

TYLER, TX — The North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) announces that Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) veteran and Tyler native Glenn Green has been named the organization’s new Executive Director.

Green brings over 35 years of TxDOT experience to the role. Prior to joining NET RMA, he …

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O&G and Industrial Water Business Developer, Germenis, Joins McKim & Creed

HOUSTON, TX — McKim & Creed, an engineering, surveying, and design-build company, announces that Duane Germenis has joined the company as Regional Business Development Director. In this role, he will build client relationships and expand McKim & Creed’s client base within the oil & gas and industrial water/wastewater industries …

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Pfluger Architects Announces Promotions of Six Individuals

AUSTIN, TX — Pfluger Architects, Inc. announces the promotion of six individuals throughout the company's Texas offices.

The Board of Directors has promoted Derek Pennant-Jones, MBA, to Senior Associate. Pennant-Jones is Pfluger’s Controller and has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. He graduated with a Bachelor …

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San Antonio Construction Executive David Zachry Honored with ARTBA Award

SAN ANTONIO, TX — David Zachry, CEO of San Antonio-based Zachry Corp. and a long-time volunteer leader in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is the 2020 recipient of the organization’s highest honor — the ARTBA Award. It was presented during a special ceremony at ARTBA’s national …

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Structure Tone Southwest Hires McCoy to Lead Austin Operations

AUSTIN, TX — Construction expert Ray McCoy joins Structure Tone Southwest to lead the company’s Austin, Texas, operations. As the new Regional Vice President of the Austin office, McCoy will oversee the office’s strategic growth, business development, client relationships, and overall operations.

McCoy has been working in the construction industry …

Texas Water Development Board Designates Members of Texas’ First-Ever Flood Planning Groups

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) designated the initial voting members of Texas’ first-ever regional flood planning groups that represent the state’s 15 flood planning regions.

“Local leaders and community members know their areas best, and the regional flood planning process enables them to coordinate with their …

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TxDOT San Antonio District Engineer, Jorge, Retires

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces that Mario Jorge has decided to retire at the end of December 2020. This will bring an end to his TxDOT career that spans more than 36 years.

Jorge and his family immigrated from Cuba through Spain to the …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Clune Construction Continues National Growth, Announces Office in Dallas

DALLAS, TX — As Clune Construction (Clune) continues to grow its national presence, the company officially announces their location in Dallas, after several years in the market as a satellite office. Executive Managing Director, Brian O’Shea will head up the office.

“As Clune advances our national growth, we are excited …

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Connor Promoted to Managing Principal in Pfluger Architects' Corpus Christi Office

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Pfluger Architects, Inc. is increasing its South Texas presence with an office in Corpus Christi, led by Sean Connor, AIA, ALEP.

Connor has been with Pfluger since 1991 and has helped Pfluger find growth in Austin and Houston. Under his leadership, Pfluger has expanded its …

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Craddick Elected Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission

AUSTIN, TX — Commissioner Christi Craddick was unanimously elected Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas during their commission conference. Following her election, Craddick gave remarks on her agenda for the agency.

“I am honored to be selected to serve as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission," she said. "I …

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EY Announces Vellano of the Vortex Companies as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Gulf Coast Area Award Finalist

HOUSTON, TX — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announces that Mike Vellano, President and CEO of Vortex Companies (Vortex) was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders …

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HCSS Launches a New Version of HCSS Aerial

HOUSTON, TX — A new version of HCSS Aerial, a cloud-based solution for continuous monitoring of infrastructure construction projects, has launched. This version adds additional features to make job site mapping and data visualization easier and more effective.

HCSS Aerial users in the heavy civil industry already benefit from the …

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Jenschke Joins LAN as Project Manager

AUSTIN, TX — Benjamin Jenschke, PE, joins national planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a Project Manager. In this role, he will design and manage transit and municipal transportation projects.

Jenschke has 13 years of experience as a Civil Engineer. Previously, he …

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KAI Engineering Expands with Addition of Three Mechanical Designers to Texas

FT. WORTH, TX — KAI announces the expansion of their engineering group with the hiring of Edna Bartolomei-Diaz, EIT, LEED AP BD+C as Senior Mechanical Designer; Khan Okouny Pouch as Senior Mechanical Designer; and Mariliz Peniza as Mechanical Designer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office.

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Kirby-Smith Grows Road Construction & Minerals Division, Hires Perkins

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Robert Perkins as a Paving & Compaction Specialist for its Road Construction and Minerals Division. Perkins brings nearly two decades of experience related to both the heavy highway construction and heavy equipment industries to the position.

“Robert has paved everything from …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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OHL Works around Austin’s High Traffic Volumes, Groundwater, and Existing Utilities to Complete I-35 at Oltorf Street Project

As part of the $42.6 million I-35 at Oltorf Street project in Austin, Texas, general contractor OHL USA, Inc., of Austin needed to demolish a prestressed concrete, box beam bridge across Interstate 35 mainlanes – in an area that sees more than 200,000 vehicles a day – then construct …

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Patti Engineering Announces Leadership Changes in Austin Office Amid Growth in Automotive Industry Opportunities

AUTSIN, TX — Patti Engineering, Inc., a control system integration company based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with offices in Texas and Indiana, announces changes in the company’s Austin, Texas, management team to meet the rising demand for the company’s services.

Patti Engineering has hired new Business Development Manager Tim …

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RRC Commissioner Christian Addresses Flaring and Other Industry Challenges in Preparation for Oil and Gas Industry Rebound

In 2019, Texas’ oil and gas industry set production records, accounting for roughly 30 percent of the state’s economy. In 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic, oil and gas company bankruptcies have risen 62 percent compared to last year.

“It’s hard to predict what will happen next, but the industry has …

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TxDOT Names New Area Engineers

DALLAS, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Vernon M. Webb, PE as the Tyler District Engineer.

Webb is a 1995 graduate of the University of Texas. He worked summers for TxDOT before graduation and after graduation began working full time as an Engineering Assistant …

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TxDOT Promotes Ramthun to Design Division Director

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced the appointment of Marisabel Z. Ramthun, PE, as Director of the Design Division. In her new role, Ramthun will oversee the statewide activities for project development from conception to final PS&E processing for construction bidding.

Ramthun is a …

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Dallas Picks Schlosser for DART Board

DALLAS, TX — Rodney Schlosser, SVP/Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Asurion, has been appointed by the Dallas City Council to serve on the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board.

Schlosser, who will represent the City of Dallas, has been with Asurion for over 20 years and focuses …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Campbell and McMichael to Texas Team

FT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols has added Financial Services Director Richard Campbell to lead its work in helping municipal clients across the South and Southeast develop funding strategies for their water-related infrastructure projects.

With national experience leading projects involving water, wastewater, reclaimed water, stormwater, electric, and natural gas …

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HNTB Adds Wood and Halvorsen to Austin and Houston Locations

AUSTIN, TX — Lindsay Wood, PE, rejoins HNTB Corporation as Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President, based in the firm’s Austin office.

In this role, Wood helps lead a variety of public transit projects, both in Austin and across the state, including engagement in the Capital Metropolitan Transportation …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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KAI Enterprises President Appointed to Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises President Darren L. James, FAIA has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE). The nine-member board governs a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.

James, …

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KAI Hires Upton as Education Practice Leader at its Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — Recent KAI new hire Chris Upton, AIA brings a unique perspective to his position as Education Practice Leader in the firm’s Dallas-Fort Worth office, having previously managed construction for Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District in Grapevine, Texas.

“Coming from the owner’s side of the table, I understand the …

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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm …

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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $57M of Equipment in Houston; Breaks Site Bidder Record

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros. sold more than 5,300 equipment items and trucks for over $57 million, setting new site records for total gross transactional value for an August auction and total number of registered bidders.

The August 25-26 Houston auction, which was conducted with online-bidding only, attracted over 11,100 …

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Singel Joins Anderson Paving

DALLAS, TX — Anderson Paving, Inc. announces the addition of Matthew W. Singel, PE. Singel has expertise in fast-track construction technologies including stabilized base materials, in-place pavement recycling, and industrial pavement applications. He most recently served as Director of Soil Cement and RCC Pavements for the Cement Council of …

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Skanska Promotes Reeves to Vice President/Project Executive in North Texas

DALLAS/FT WORTH, TX — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces the promotion of Todd Reeves to Vice President/Project Executive in North Texas.

An industry veteran with 19 years of experience in commercial construction, Reeves is based in Skanska’s North Texas office. He was most recently a Project Executive …

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TxDOT Announces New Maintenance Division Director, Stevenson

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of James Stevenson, PE, as Director of the Maintenance Division. In his new role, Stevenson will oversee the statewide maintenance program.

Stevenson received his civil engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1994 …

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TxDOT Names Morris New Lufkin District Engineer

LUFKIN, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) named Kelly O. Morris, PE, to serve as the Lufkin District Engineer.

Morris began her career at TxDOT as a summer employee in 1993 and later began working full time as an Engineer In Training in the Livingston Area Office. …

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UT’s Leite Explores How to Optimize Construction Processes and Results Through New Technologies

New technologies and processes can improve project efficiency, safety, and quality – even get new hires up to speed faster – but finding the best way to implement them takes time and research.

In her work at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin, Fernanda Leite, Ph.D., P.E., Associate …

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Vortex Companies Promotes Vela to CIO

HOUSTON, TX — Vortex Companies announces that it has promoted Ram Vela to fill the new role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), where he will spearhead the company's commitment to using technology, innovation, and data analytics to improve business operations. Although he will report directly to Mike Vellano, President …

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Wright Promoted to Managing Director at Johnston

HOUSTON, TX — Johnston announces the promotion of Melissa Wright to Managing Director. Wright's strategic guidance and direction will help the company achieve its vision, mission, and long-term strategic goals.

“We are very excited to promote Melissa to Managing Director,” said Alan Johnston, President. “Melissa has done an outstanding …

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Zulas Joins Pfluger as Senior Project Architect

DALLAS, TX — Pfluger Architects, Inc. announces the addition of Alex Zulas as Senior Project Architect to their Dallas-Fort Worth office.

Zulas began his career in New York after graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science in architecture design and computation. In 2014, he moved to …

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ASV Expands Dealer Network in Minnesota, Texas, and Mississippi

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, added new dealers to its dealer network in Q2 of 2020 — three locations each for new dealers CLM Equipment Co. Inc. and TraxPlus LLC, as well as the …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Fluor Appoints Brennan as Chief Financial Officer

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that Joe Brennan has been appointed as Fluor’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following D. Michael Steuert's decision to retire from the position. To assist with the transition, Steuert has agreed to remain with the company as a Senior Advisor through the end of …

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Freese and Nichols Expands Services for Central and West Texas with Addition of Grindstaff and Bujanos

FORT WORTH, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., adds new Account Directors Liz Grindstaff in Austin and Juan Bujanos, PE, in Brownsville to expand the company's ability to provide business solutions for municipal clients in Central and West Texas and the Rio Grande Valley.

Grindstaff has more than …

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From Striping to Work Zones to Sneeze Guards, McKinley Turns Focus of Houston’s Stripes & Stops Company to Evolving Safety Measures

Steven P. McKinley, Owner and President of Stripes & Stops Company, Inc., in Houston, started striping parking lots part-time on nights and weekends. Through the years, he grew his company to manufacture and distribute work zone equipment, materials, pavement marking, traffic control services, and supplies.

In the last …

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Higdem, Schiller Join NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX — The NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors announces the election of two new members to the board: Garry Higdem, CEO of Mario Sinacola & Sons, in Frisco, Texas; and Ingo Schiller, President of Tadano America, in Houston, Texas.

Higdem and Schiller will each serve …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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Holland Joins AGC Houston as Vice President

HOUSTON, TX — AGC Houston announces the addition of Kyle Holland, who recently joined the Chapter team as Vice President.

Holland previously worked for Gilbane Building Company, originally as a Project Manager, and more recently as a Business Development Manager. Prior to Gilbane, he also worked for JE Dunn …

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HOLT CAT Names Pingel New Chief Information Officer After Nationwide Search

SAN ANTONIO, TX — After a nationwide search, HOLT CAT announces the appointment of Joyce Pingel as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Head of Digital. In the role, she will be responsible for leading, managing, and directing IT and digital functions while providing strategic direction for the information …

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KAI Announces Addition of Allen and Zilic in Dallas-Fort Worth Office

DALLAS, TX — KAI announces the hiring of William Allen, AIA, NCARB as Director of Architecture and Sanja A. Zilic, LEED AP BD+C as Senior Interior Designer of its Dallas-Fort Worth office.

As the Director of Architecture, Allen provides strategic leadership to the architectural staff in KAI’s Dallas-Fort Worth office, …

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KAI Hires Milenkov as Director of Mechanical Engineering of Dallas-Fort Worth Area Offices

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Aleksandar Milenkov as Director of Mechanical Engineering of its Dallas-Fort Worth area offices.

In his new position, Milenkov provides necessary direction for planning the activities and work of the mechanical and plumbing department. He also provides oversight and leadership for all …

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McLaughlin Named New President of Novak Commercial Construction

GEORGETOWN, TX — Novak Brothers announces the appointment of Morgan McLaughlin as its new President of Novak Commercial Construction. With over 18 years of experience in the construction industry, McLaughlin, who previously served as Partner and Vice President at Novak Commercial Construction, has a background in developing, managing, and …

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O'Reilly Named President of the Howard Hughes Corporation

THE WOODLANDS, TX — The Howard Hughes Corporation announces that Chief Financial Officer David O'Reilly has been appointed President of the Company. O'Reilly will also continue to serve as the company’s CFO, a position he has held since joining The Howard Hughes Corporation in 2016. As President, he will take …

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Pfluger Continues to Add Experience to Dallas-Fort Worth Team

AUSTIN, TX — As Pfluger continues to grow and expand its leadership, the company announces the promotion of four team members to Senior Associate.

Cliff Trinkaus, RID, is a Senior Project Manager working out of Pfluger's Austin Office. He works throughout Central and South Texas, leading project teams from …

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Ritchie Bros. Sells $58M of Equipment in Fort Worth Summer Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Bidder registrations at Ritchie Bros. auctions continue to surge, with over 10,800 people from 60 countries registering to bid for its summer Fort Worth, Texas, auction. More than 4,400 equipment items and trucks were sold in the July 28-29, 2020 event for $58 million.

Since mid-March …

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Shafie Joins WGI as Vice President of Structural Solutions

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Shad Shafie, PE joins WGI with over 25 years of experience and a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He has a PE in several states including Florida and Texas, and has lived and worked most of his career …

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TRC Companies Welcomes Churman as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

HOUSTON, TX — TRC Companies welcomes Neil Churman as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. TRC, a consulting, engineering, construction management, and technology services firm, brings on Churman as a strategic step in advancing the growth of the company.

"We believe that Neil will play an integral role in the …

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TxDOT Adds Aponte as New Brazoria Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — Houston District Engineer Eliza Paul announces the appointment of Maria P. Aponte, PE, as the new Brazoria Area Engineer for the Houston District. In her new role, Aponte will oversee the day to day functions of the Brazoria Area Office and the Maintenance Office.

Aponte began …

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TxDOT Adds Semora as New Fort Bend Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — Houston District Engineer Eliza Paul announces the appointment of William L. Semora, Jr., PE, as the new Fort Bend Area Engineer for the Houston District.

In his new role, Semora will oversee the day to day functions of the Fort Bend Area Office and the Maintenance …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Welcomes Sepanek as Director of Scheduling Operations for Texas, Arizona, and Minnesota

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, announces that Rob Sepanek has joined the AP office in Texas as the new Director of Scheduling Operation. Sepanek brings 28 years of professional experience in construction management and coordination and will further streamline …

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Beck Names Terrill Director of Sustainability

DALLAS, TX — The Beck Group (Beck), the Dallas-based integrated design-build firm, announces the promotion of Natalie Terrill as its new Director of Sustainability. In her role, Terrill will lead Beck to its next level by optimizing its commitment to sustainable building design and construction in the U.S. and Mexico. …

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Dunnam Promoted to Operations Manager of Manhattan’s Houston Region

HOUSTON, TX — National construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company promotes Alan Dunnam to Operations Manager in Houston. In this role, Dunnam oversees construction quality, subcontractor management, and safety program adherence to ensure building excellence for Manhattan’s clients.

With a 31-year career in construction, Dunnam led his first project at …

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EHRA Engineering Announces Leadership Changes

HOUSTON, TX — EHRA Engineering (EHRA) announces leadership changes in the following of the firm's teams: Hydrology & Hydraulics (H&H) Team, GIS Services Team, Land Services Team, Surveying and Mapping Team, Planning and Visioning Team, Public Works Team, Traffic and Transportation Team, and Facilities Team.

H&H Team and GIS Services …
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Kirby-Smith Hires Al-Suwaidi as Pipeline Services Account Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Allen Al-Suwaidi as Pipeline Services Account Manager. Al-Suwaidi will be responsible for managing existing customer accounts of KSM’s Pipeline Services division, which operates independent of territory restrictions, as well as developing new customers nationally in the pipeline construction industry. He joins …

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McKim & Creed Announces New SUE Leadership Team in Texas

DALLAS, TX — McKim & Creed, Inc. announces a new SUE leadership team to oversee Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services in Texas.

Longtime McKim & Creed Manager, Sean Patterson, CST Level IV has been promoted to Regional SUE Manager in Texas. Joining Patterson is Robert (Bob) Mjoen, PE, MBA …

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Reynolds Joins Billd as Chief Risk Officer

AUSTIN, TX — Billd, a disruptive payment solution for the construction industry, appoints Eric Reynolds as the company’s Chief Risk Officer. Reynolds comes to Billd with experience in risk management, having served in leadership roles at a variety of financial institutions, from Series A stage startups to established national …

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SEAA Names Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Recipients

DALLAS, TX — David Deem, President of Deem Structural Services, in Longview, Texas, and Bob Beckner, retired Senior Vice President of Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc., in Dallas, Texas, were recently honored by the Steel Erectors Association of America.

Deem was named SEAA’s 2019 Person of the …

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TDIndustries Promotes Rogers to Vice President

FORT WORTH, TX — TDIndustries promotes Chris Rogers to Fort Worth Vice President of Special Projects.

Rogers will continue to build relationships with customers while managing TD’s expansion, renovation, and change-out projects in Fort Worth. A 16-year Partner, Rogers has been a steady presence. He was one of the pillars …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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Zadeh Named Regional Transportation Council Secretary

FT. WORTH, TX — Fort Worth City Councilmember Ann Zadeh was named Secretary of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC). Zadeh was appointed to the RTC in 2017. Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon was elected Chair and will lead the 44-member transportation policymaking body for the next year.

Harmon replaces Denton …

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ABC Names Mabile the 2020 Young Professional of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Brandon Mabile, Business Development Manager at Performance Contractors in Houston, received ABC’s 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award. The Young Professional of the Year is chosen based on career achievement, leadership, and vision for the future of the commercial …

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AECOM Appoints Kaundinya as State Business Development Lead

DALLAS, TX — AECOM names Nandita Kaundinya, PE State Business Development Lead for the North Texas market of the company’s central region transportation business line. With 18 years of experience in civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering, she knows how to manage teams across multiple disciplines, foster client relationships, and schedule, …

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CCRTA Names Ledesma as New Director of Transportation

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Michael Ledesma has been selected as Director of Transportation, by the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA).

“We are pleased that Mr. Ledesma is joining the CCRTA. He will bring a wealth of transportation knowledge and experience to the organization,” said Jorge Cruz-Aedo, CEO of …

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

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Huitt-Zollars Welcomes Gonzalez as Vice President and Managing Principal of Austin Office

AUSTIN, TX — Huitt-Zollars announces that Rey Gonzalez, PE, has joined the company as a Vice President and Managing Principal of the Austin office. Gonzalez will be responsible for managing the daily operations and staff of the Huitt-Zollars Austin office. Additionally, he will lead and direct business development efforts …

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KOBELCO USA Expands Dealer Network Sales Team with Addition of Sonnier

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to provide personal service through its nationwide dealer network with the appointment of Jordan Sonnier as Southwest District Business Manager.

Sonnier will be responsible for providing support and assistance to KOBELCO dealers located in the Southwest region of the United States. He …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Kramer Joins SSR as Principal in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (SSR), an engineering firm focused on designing, consulting, and commissioning projects, announces that Susan Kramer, PE, LEED AP, has joined the firm as a Principal in the firm's Houston office. She will provide client and project leadership for existing institutional initiatives.

"We …

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McKelvey Joins Manhattan’s Houston Office as Director of Community Relations and Inclusion

HOUSTON, TX — Manhattan Construction Company appoints Layle McKelvey as Director of Community Relations and Inclusion in Houston. McKelvey will foster key relationships within city, county, and state government, lead Manhattan’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and drive engagement with local partners to enrich Manhattan’s overall benefit to clients and community. …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

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TDIndustries Promotes Hawley to Vice President of New Construction

FORT WORTH, TX — TDIndustries promotes Brent Hawley to Fort Worth Vice President of New Construction. Hawley will continue to lead TD’s project management, production, and estimating efforts, while adding greater oversight of all new construction operations in Fort Worth.

Hawley came to TD three years ago from Kansas City …

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Williams Named New TxDOT District Engineer in Atlanta, Texas

ATLANTA, TX — Jere A. Williams, PE has been selected as the new District Engineer for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Atlanta, Texas. He replaces Mike Anderson, PE who retired in May.

In his new role, Williams will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the …

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AECOM Appoints Rastogi as Dallas Executive

DALLAS, TX — AECOM names Dev Rastogi, PE Vice President and Dallas Executive where she will spearhead the strategy, growth, and leadership of the company’s business in North Texas. Rastogi has 36 years' experience of delivering solutions for complex transportation projects in the public and private sectors.

In her new …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

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HNTB Adds Weaver as Central Region Strategic Business Development Officer

AUSTIN, TX — Mike Weaver, a recognized authority on infrastructure financing, land use, and transportation systems joins HNTB Corporation as Central Region Strategic Business Development Officer. He is based in the firm’s Austin, Texas, office.

In this role, Weaver works alongside a variety of clients to help them create …

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IDS Engineering Group Names Harrison and Webb New Shareholders

HOUSTON, TX — IDS Engineering Group has named two new shareholders, Carol Harrison and Vernon Webb, II. Carol Harrison, PE, PMP, ENV SP, is a Senior Project Manager in the Public Works Department. Vernon Webb, II, PE, is Director of Water and Wastewater Services.

Harrison graduated from Vanderbilt …

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KAI Announces Appointment of McMinn as Design Principal

DALLAS, TX — KAI Enterprises announces that Tim McMinn, AIA has been named Design Principal. McMinn was previously Director of Architecture at KAI. As Design Principal, McMinn is responsible for the overall creative direction, solution development, and quality of architectural design at KAI supporting offices in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and …

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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Joins the Manitou Dealer Network in the US

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou North America welcomes National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) to the Manitou dealer network. National Equipment Dealers will offer the full Manitou line of skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders, and telescopic handlers at 11 locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

“We are …

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Pfluger Announces New Principals/Shareholders

AUSTIN, TX — As Pfluger prepares for the next generation of leadership, the company announces seven new Principals and Shareholders. These individuals have demonstrated their commitment to Pfluger and its core values.

  • Heather Blazi: Blazi has been with Pfluger for five years. As the Director of Marketing, she has …
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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $43M of Equipment in Houston

HOUSTON, TX — Ritchie Bros. recently sold more than 4,400 equipment items and trucks for over $43 million.

The auction, which was conducted with online bidding only due to state gathering restrictions, attracted over 8,600 registered bidders from 62 countries. U.S. buyers purchased approximately 93 percent of the equipment, with …

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Spadone Joins HDR to Lead Texas Gulf Coast Region Business Development

HOUSTON, TX — Paul Spadone joins HDR as a Business Development Leader for the oil and gas market. Based in Houston, Texas, Spadone will foster client relationships across the Texas Gulf Coast region to develop and deliver oil and gas projects.

“HDR has tremendous growth opportunities in the Texas Gulf …

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TSPE Names Davis as 2020 Visioneer of the Year

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The South Plains Chapter of the Texas Society for Professional Engineers recently honored Edwin E. Davis, PE, as the chapter’s 2020 Visioneer of the Year. Davis was Parkhill Smith & Cooper’s Engineering Operations Director, Principal, Vice President, and Officer on PSC’s Board of Directors.

As …

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VLK Architects Names Gardner as Associate and Architecture Director

FT. WORTH, TX — VLK Architects announces that Sarah Gardner AIA, NCARB, has been promoted to the position of Architecture Director for the Fort Worth, Texas, office. In this role, Gardner will manage the daily operations of the architectural unit in the Fort Worth office and be directly responsible …

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Ware Malcomb Announces Tave has Joined Firm as Studio Manager in Dallas Office

DALLAS, TX — Ware Malcomb, an international design firm, announces Staci Tave has joined the firm as Studio Manager, Interior Architecture and Design in the Dallas office. In this role, Tave oversees Ware Malcomb’s Interior Architecture & Design Studio for the Dallas office, and manages select projects.

Tave brings …

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Antenora Architects Joins VLK Architects

FORT WORTH, TX — VLK Architects announces that Antenora Architects will join the firm to build upon and expand its commercial practice across the state of Texas. Michael Antenora, AIA joins VLK as Principal - Commercial Practice Leader and will be responsible for leading VLK’s commercial practice, steering the firm’s …

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ASCE Presents 2020 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award to LAN Engineer, Ruchti

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam’s (LAN) Engineer George F. Ruchti as the 2020 recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award.

Ruchti is now in his sixth decade in the water and wastewater pipeline industry. His background …

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Bonner Earns Certified Healthcare Interior Designer Credential

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Necia Bonner, Director of Healthcare Interiors at Kirksey Architecture, recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) examination and earned the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID) certificate.

Passage of the examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that Bonner has met the standards …

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ConocoPhillips Appoints Two New Members to its Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX — ConocoPhillips announces that its board of directors has elected David T. Seaton and Al Walker to serve as Board Members.

Seaton served as Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation from 2011 to 2019, and as Chairman from 2012 to 2019. Seaton joined Fluor in 1985 and held …

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EYP Announces Hiring of Zangirolami and Moore in Houston Office

HOUSTON, TX — EYP Architecture & Engineering announces that Mezio Zangirolami, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, and Katy Moore recently joined the firm as a Senior Designer and Project Director, respectively. They are both based in EYP’s Houston office.

As Senior Designer, Zangirolami brings more than 20 years of architecture …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Stormwater Design Manager Schneider

HOUSTON, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc., has expanded its Southeast Texas team with Stormwater Design Manager Dane Schneider, PE, ENV SP, a water resources engineer with experience leading flood control, resilience, and restoration projects in the region.

Schneider will focus on stormwater design projects for municipalities and …

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Kirby-Smith Promotes Brewer to Human Resources Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. promotes Angie Brewer to Human Resources Manager. Brewer joined the heavy equipment distributor in 2016 and most recently served in the role of Human Resources Generalist. Her skillset and leadership have made her an asset to the company, which has over 500 employees …

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NUCA North Texas President Wink Leads the Chapter in Addressing Workforce, Scheduling, and Cash Flow Challenges of Underground Contractors

Small, specialty subcontractors face increasing challenges in finding quality workers, maintaining cash flow despite delayed payments, and following safe practices as schedules shrink, said Bree Wink, President of Fire Line Services, Inc., a family-owned, WBE, wet utilities company based in Fort Worth, Texas.

“We have a better chance, …

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Pape-Dawson Announces Seal as Vice President of Transportation in Austin Office

AUSTIN, TX — Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. announces Dennis Seal, PE as a new Vice President in the Austin office. Seal will be responsible for leading the Austin transportation department, including strategic, technical, and production oversight.

With over 30 years of roadway and bridge design experience, Seal also complements Pape-Dawson’s transportation …

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Perez Joins Freese and Nichols as Senior Architect in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — Freese and Nichols, Inc. has added Andrew Perez, AIA to the facilities team as a Senior Architect to manage projects for clients in Central Texas.

Perez has 25 years of experience on architecture projects for federal, state, municipal, and higher education entities. He has handled projects in …

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Peterson Beckner Industries Promotes Lance Beckner, Peterson, and Austin Beckner

HOUSTON, TX — Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI), a Texas-based steel constructor, announces the promotions of Lance Beckner to President; Craig Peterson to Senior Vice President of Sales & Estimating; and Austin Beckner to Senior Vice President of Project Management & Operations. The next generation of PBI leadership will lead the …

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Ritchie Bros. Sells Over $72M of Equipment at Fort Worth Auction

FORT WORTH, TX — Ritchie Bros. continues to attract record numbers of bidders in 2020, with its latest auction in Fort Worth, Texas, registering over 9,150 bidders from 65 countries. More than $72 million of equipment, items, and trucks were sold at the auction.

Approximately 61 percent of the equipment …

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Rollings Named 10 Under 40 Fast Tracker

FT. WORTH, TX — Herzog congratulates PTC expert, Travis Rollings, who has been selected as a Railway Age 2020 Fast Tracker – 10 Under 40 honoree. The awards represent the rising stars who are making an impact on the railroad industry.

A few years after receiving a Bachelor of …