Gino J. Gemignani Jr. has been appointed to the board of directors of KCI Technologies, Sparks,

Md. Gemignani was a senior vice president at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. until he retired earlier this year. He had spent 52 years at Whiting-Turner.

Drake Wauters has joined Perkins+Will as technical director and associate principal at the firm's Washington, D.C., office. He has nearly 30 years of experience, having worked on more than 30 million sq ft of projects.

James A. Martin has been promoted to vice president of STV. He is the director of rail vehicle engineering for the firm's transportation and infrastructure division and is based in STV's Philadelphia office.

Ronaldo "Nick" Nicholson has been hired by Parsons as its road and highway division Capital District manager. Nicholson will be responsible for Parsons' road and highway projects and pursuits in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Nicholson previously served as the chief engineer and deputy director of the District of Columbia Dept. of Transportation.

Bennett Rhodes has been named to head the new Baltimore division of Rosendin Electric. He had been COO at The Truland Group.

Emmett Ahearn has joined Leo A Daly as director of federal programs in the firm's 

 Washington, D.C., office. Ahearn previously was a vice president and director of federal projects for Moseley Architects.





Russell E. Horn, 101, a civil engineer who served in the U.S. Army under General George S. Patton before co-founding what became Buchart-Horn Inc./BASCO Associates, York, Pa., died in that city on Dec. 4 of natural causes, the firm told ENR in early June. Horn launched a five-person firm with Clair S. Buchart in 1945. It was one of the nation's first integrated architecture-engineering practices, specializing in environmental and transportation sectors. Horn also founded several other businesses and was a donor to construction projects at Penn State University. He was named person of the year by the American Society of Highway Engineers in 2006. Buchart-Horn Inc./BASCO Associates ranks at No. 337 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $32.4 million in revenue in 2013.