Robert A. Bedrich has been promoted to vice president and division manager of Cadence McShane Construction Co. in

Robert A. Bedrich, vice president and division manager of Cadence McShane Construction Co.

Morrissey Goodale LLC, the AEC sector management consulting and research company, has named Neil Churman as principal consultant and head of its new Houston office, the firm's first Texas location. He was formerly corporate development associate at engineer Michael Baker Corp., Moon Township, Pa.

The Beck Group has elevated Paul Higgins to chief operating officer. Prior to his promotion, Higgins was managing director of the Dallas firm's central division. Rick del Monte, formerly managing director of the central division's design group, has been promoted to chief design officer.

Turner Construction Co. has elevated Sam Latona to vice president of preconstruction services for its offices in Texas. He had been manager of preconstruction services since 2004. Greg Mersch was appointed vice president and operations manager. He had been deputy operations manager.

Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. has named Kenneth L. Davis as a vice president to manage its new office in Fort Worth. He was a founding commissioner, in 2003, of the Texas Residential Construction Commission.

HNTB Corp. has elevated three managers to vice president in Dallas. Stephanie Halliday is operations manager for the firm's

North Texas offices and continues as project director on the North Texas Tollway Authority program management contract. Ramiro Garcia was named director of operations and is project delivery officer for the central division. Jennifer Halstead is the firm's Texas director of environmental planning, specializing in transportation-related NEPA work.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) has made two recent additions to its Texas staff. Drew Hardin has joined the engineering firm as vice president and regional director to lead its Central and North Texas infrastructure business group. He was manager of the water-civil infrastructure group in Central Texas for Jacobs Engineering. Ramesh S. Chintala was named as a regional stormwater manager. In this role, he will grow the firm's stormwater practice in Texas. The firm did not provide his prior employer.

Panattoni Construction Inc. has opened a new office in Houston, naming Radie Stroud as preconstruction director to manage preconstruction services and estimating.

Ben Johanneman has been promoted to vice president of operations at McCarthy Building Co. in Houston. He is responsible for leading management and operations on projects and coordinating preconstruction strategy.

SHW Group has named Mark Lam director of research and implementation. In his new role, Lam will lead SHW's research and benchmarking program. Tom Oehler has been named K12 practice director for the southern region. He most recently served as director of operations. Bob Rayes joins George Houhanisin as co-director of operations. Rayes takes the new position in addition to his role as chief information officer. Kyle Bacon was named chief administrative officer in addition to his role as chief operating officer.

Houston. He had served as project executive at Skanska USA Building.