Rich Gohl was promoted to preconstruction manager at the Southwest district of Sundt Construction in Tempe, Ariz. Gohl will be responsible for all preconstruction activity in the district, including estimating and procurement as well as contractor and subcontractor selection. Gohl has been in the industry for nearly three decades working mostly on hospitality and entertainment projects. He has also been in charge of some of Sundt's notable recent projects, such as the College of Engineering's Innovation Building at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Sundt also promoted Ryan Abbott to Southwest business development manager; he will assume responsibility for design-build, construction manager at-risk and public/private partnerships at Sundt.
McShane Construction Co. promoted Milt Elmer to director of field operations, Southwest region. Elmer has more than 40 years of construction supervisory experience and has demonstrated his jobsite management expertise through the completion of numerous high-profile projects for the firm. He will coordinate his staff and field responsibilities from the firm's Phoenix office.
Jack B. Henderson Construction Co. has hired Dave Beuzekom as a project manager in the firm's Albuquerque-area office. Beuzekom holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Dordt College, and he holds a construction manager certification. He is a LEED-Accredited Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry.
HDR Architecture recently added Melissa Farling as the managing principal of the Phoenix office. In her new role, Farling will be responsible for business development and operations for the design of health care, science and technology, justice and civic projects in Arizona.
Farling is one of the seven original research associates for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture and has co-chaired the American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice Research Committee since 2006.
Jeff Keck, a 30-year veteran of the construction industry, is returning to Adolfson & Peterson Construction in Tempe, Ariz., to assume the new position of regional vice president of operations for Arizona. Previously, Keck spent 12 years as a vice president for Adolfson & Peterson before his departure in early 2013. In his new post, Keck will be responsible for the firm's entire Arizona operations, including all staff and projects.
Lloyd F. Ramsey has joined DLR Group's Phoenix office, where he will lead the firm's energy services practice in the Southwest as well as serve as a member of the firm's national energy services team. Ramsey, a certified energy manager and energy auditor, has been the lead on integrated teams that were responsible for planning, programming and delivery of high-performance projects in both the U.S. and abroad. He has more than two decades of experience in sustainable design strategies as well as a wealth of experience in building commissioning.
Ryan W. Toner has joined Dibble Engineering in Phoenix as the airport development practice leader. He brings more than 10 years of airport development project experience to his new role.
Kenneth L. Snyder also joins Dibble Engineering as a principal engineer. Snyder has more than three decades of experience as a civil engineer.