People: Hirings and Promotions in California
Bruce Faultner was appointed senior estimator/project manager at California Drywall Co., San Jose. Faultner has more than 21 years of drywall industry experience and returns to California Drywall after spending the past eight years at Anning-Johnson, where he was estimator/project manager.
Faultner will be responsible for preparing cost estimates for major projects, from conceptual estimates through producing the final bids. He also will be responsible for overall project management for such projects from award to closeout.
Michael Rodriguez has joined Clark & Sullivan Construction, Sacramento, as a project engineer. In his new position, he will be responsible for coordinating, maintaining and distributing RFIs and submittals, updating project schedules and facilitating meeting minutes. Rodriguez earned a bachelor's degree in finance from California State University, Sacramento, graduating magna cum laude.
Also joining Clark & Sullivan is Larry Cabodi, senior superintendent. He will oversee the Ashland Youth Center project in Ashland and has spent the last 27 years in the construction industry as a superintendent, working for two Sacramento companies.
Mike Humphrey, a former intern at DPR Construction, has been named the company's San Francisco regional manager. In his new role, Humphrey leads new business development efforts and oversees a staff of approximately 40. He is also actively involved in all of the region's projects, on which he has worked regularly with owners and architects.
Humphrey began his DPR career in 1992 as an intern on the Terraces, the company's first ground-up project. After graduating from California Polytechnic State University later that year with a bachelor's degree in construction management, he joined DPR as a project engineer—the company's 48th employee at the time—and was named a project manager soon after.
His later jobs included pre-construction manager and member of the Bay Area regional management team.
DPR has also sponsored Humphrey on three disaster-relief trips. His latest trip was to Haiti after the country's devastating earthquake in 2010.
Stephen Reno of Oxnard has been appointed president of Tri-Counties Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association, based in Ventura. Reno will serve a two-year term ending in 2013. He also will serve as chairman of the board of directors at SMACNA and represent the organization as a spokesman on the local and national levels in the sheet metal industry.
Reno's goals are to expand SMACNA's membership and the Tri-Counties Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Program it sponsors and increase awareness about architecture and engineering opportunities in the sheet metal industry.