Michael Lancaster has been named president of Frank L. Blum Construction, based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Lancaster becomes only the fourth president in the history of the 91-year-old commercial contracting company. Prior to this promotion, Lancaster was serving as vice president of construction services. He joined the firm in 2003, after graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in construction engineering and management from North Carolina State University. Former president J. Andrews (Drew) Hancock III has been named chief executive officer. Hancock will focus on talent development, market presence and strategic leadership. A 40-year industry veteran, Hancock has led Frank L. Blum Construction for 32 years.
John Lucey Jr. was recently named president and chief executive officer for Raleigh-based McKim & Creed, the firm's board of directors announced. Lucey comes to the engineering and planning firm from Heckmann Water Resources, where he worked as executive vice president of engineering and business development. Lucey succeeds Michael W. Creed, who will continue with the firm as chairman of the board. Also, Herbert P. McKim Jr. will remain on the firm's board of directors and will continue full-time work.
Tracie Rose has been named a senior construction manager for the Tampa office of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB). Rose, who has 25 years of related experience, will work as a construction project manager for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise. Also in Tampa, 20-year industry veteran Ata Tursucu was hired as a principal intelligent traffic systems specialist. Meanwhile, PB's Charlotte office hired Adam Karagosian as a supervising environmental scientist.
Rodgers Builders of Charlotte has hired Vincent Maisto as an industrial hygienist. Maisto is a certified industrial hygienist with 15 years of regulatory and consulting experience. The firm also announced it has hired Allen Messer as a senior mechanical, electrical and plumbing preconstruction manager. Messer has more than 32 years of related industry experience.
Syska Hennessy Group's Atlanta office recently named Timothy Campbell as site leader. In this capacity, the five-year veteran of Syska will oversee the Atlanta office, which houses more than 35 engineering and consulting professionals.
Jill Quigley has joined HDR as a senior project manager in the firm's Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Her responsibilities include managing planning and project development for multidisciplinary projects, ranging from transportation corridor development to municipal planning initiatives. Prior to joining HDR, the 20-year industry veteran worked as a senior project manager with Jacobs. In HDR's Orlando office, Chuck McLendon was promoted to associate vice president. McLendon, who serves as waste market sector leader for Florida, joined HDR a year ago, after 21 years with R.W. Beck and SAIC.
Tom Nichols has been promoted to the position of president at Winter Construction, Atlanta.Nichols joined Winter in 1996 as a project manager and most recently served as executive vice president. Additionally, the company promoted Ken Smith to director of hospitality. A 20-year industry veteran, Smith previously served as a project executive.
Charlie Herndon has joined HNTB Corp., Tampa, as Florida district leader and senior vice president, where he will be responsible for operations and client relations for the firm's 13 Florida offices. He has 35 years of transportation experience. In Orlando, James Gallagher joined HNTB as a senior toll project manager and adviser, supporting Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, a client of the firm. Gallagher, with 40 years of transportation experience, previously served as chief toll operations officer for Transportation Corridor Agencies, a joint-powers agency operating toll roads in Southern California. Also, in Lake Mary, Fla., HNTB has hired James Moulton, formerly with the Florida Dept. of Transportation, as construction contract and administration manager. Moulton will work on the $2.3-billion I-4 Ultimate Improvement project in Orlando, where he will focus on monitoring concessionaires' conformance to terms and conditions of agreements, overseeing scheduling, project controls, labor compliance, operations and maintenance and risk management.
VHB, an engineering, planning and design firm, has promoted Paul Yeargain to the position of managing director of its Orlando office. Yeargainwill oversee development and management of transportation planning and engineering, planning and design, environmental and land development service in Central Florida. He will also continue to lead VHB's Florida water resources team.