John White was promoted by Skanska USA to the position of senior vice president and account 

John White

In a related move, Fred Hames, Skanska USA Building's general manager for Florida, will expand his role to include Georgia. Hames already oversees the company's work in Florida and will now assume similar responsibilities for Georgia operations. He is a 19-year Skanska veteran.

Skanska USA also hired Joe Iniguez to serve as Southeast business development director. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., the 30-year industry veteran will lead business development activities from Washington, D.C., through the Carolinas. Iniguez most recently served as pursuit manager for Lane Construction.

Ron Whalen has joined Orlando-based Roger B. Kennedy Inc. as a project executive for preconstruction services. Whalen has 25 years of industry experience.

William Ciudad-Real
William Ciudad-Real has joined HNTB Corp. as South Florida office leader and vice president. Based in Miami, the 25-year industry veteran will oversee office operations, business development and work force planning and will serve as the main point of contact for local clients.

Nina Giglio has joined the Charlotte office of Perkins Eastman as specifications manager. She previously worked for Hall Building Information Group.

Tom Murray has been appointed by JE Dunn Construction's Atlanta office as East region scheduling manager. Murray will work as part of the integrated projects services group, with responsibilities including project and proposal schedule development and progress management and reporting for the East region, which includes offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Savannah, Ga.

Linda Pass
Linda Pass has joined Stantec as a senior project manager working in the firm's water group in North Carolina, supporting the company's Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem offices. Pass has 20 years of civil engineering experience, specializing in water, wastewater and stormwater projects.

Professional Service Industries announced several promotions and hires across the region. In Charlotte, PSI hired John Fargher III as principal consultant for geotechnical engineering. Lydia Wing joined the firm's Orlando office as senior geologist, as did Stephen Freeman in the Pensacola, Fla., office. In Tampa, William Thomas was named project manager for environmental services, and Jonathan Sink was appointed principal consultant for construction materials testing services and senior engineer and manager of the construction services department. PSI promoted Thomas Fowler to project manager for construction services in Orlando and, in Kennesaw, Ga., promoted James Johnson to project manager for environmental/facilities services.

F. Keith Laguaite
F. Keith Laguaite has joined the Atlanta office of McKim & Creed as regional manager. In this role, Laguaite will lead the engineering and planning firm's water and wastewater engineering projects throughout Georgia as well as diversify the company's service offerings in the Atlanta area to include water and wastewater treatment, system modeling, instrumentation and controls and pipeline renewal/replacement. He has 25 years of municipal water and wastewater experience.

Link Construction Group, Miami, has announced the hiring of Mike Quesada as vice president of construction. Quesada will focus on business development and strategic planning as well as on improving current systems and work processes.

Ghassan Akrouch was named design engineer for Hayward Baker, Tampa. In this role, he will focus on Hayward Baker's Southern region. Akrouch previously worked for the International Institute of Geotechnics and Materials.

Michael Rodriguez joined SchenkelShultz Architecture, Orlando, as a senior project manager. Rodriguez will serve as part of the firm's Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) general consultant team. He has more than 35 years of architecture experience. The firm also announced that Sejfo Jusic will provide design and production support for its GOAA projects.

Adel Kamel was named a supervising engineer in Parsons Brinckerhoff's Tampa office. With 20 years of industry experience, Kamel will be responsible for the design, construction and management of port and marine projects throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining PB, Kamel was a technical engineer for an engineering consulting firm.

Hongtao Qu joined GRAEF, Orlando, as a facilities structural engineer. In this role, Qu will focus on government, commercial, higher education and theme park projects. Qu has more than 10 years of industry experience. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Dalian University of Technology in China.

manager for the firm's Atlanta office, where he will lead the firm's Georgia operations. A 39-year industry veteran, White has been with Skanska for eight years, previously serving as managing director of Skanska's Houston and Las Vegas offices. Most recently, he worked with Skanska's aviation center of excellence.