Robert Halvorson has joined WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff as executive vice president, following its Sept. 1 purchase of Halvorson and Partners, of which he was founding principal. The Chicago structural engineer has 40 employees. Halvorson led its designs for the recently completed Index Building in Dubai and Central Market Towers in Abu Dhabi.

Danny Lundstrom has joined Salas O’Brien, a San Jose, Calif., planning and design firm, as principal, following its acquisition of the mechanical-electrical engineer KLG, of which he was president. Salas O’Brien ranks at No. 443 on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $24.3 million in 2014 revenue. The firm now is renamed KLG Salas O’Brien.

Northleaf Capital Partners, a Toronto global investment firm, has named Matthew Woodeson as its London-based managing director of infrastructure to handle European activities in the sector. He was a European managing director at the Macquarie Group. Dimitrios Siomos also is hired as infrastructure asset management director, based in Toronto. He is formerly vice president of public-private-partnership assets and infrastructure for Carillion Canada. Northleaf on Sept. 17 said its infrastructure
investment program has more than $1.5 billion in capital commitments in the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) where projects are to be located.


Chicago design firm ESD (Environmental Systems Design Inc.) has promoted  to senior vice president Julie DeNardis, director of its Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.-based region. Formerly a vice president, she now is working on a residential development in Abu Dhabi’s sustainable city, Masdar City.

Kokosing Inc., a Westerville, Ohio, contractor, has elevated Bryce Burgett to CEO of its units;The Olen Corp., an aggregates producer; and Kokosing Materials, an asphalt manufacturer. Formerly assistant vice president of affiliate companies, he is a grandson of firm founder William Burgett. Kokosing ranks at No. 68 on ENR’s list of the Top 400 Contractors.\

Art Veenendaal has joined Apex Cos. as division manager, following its Sept. 1 announced acquisition of ALTUS Environmental, Boulder, Colo. He had been managing principal of the environmental management firm, which has 32 employees. Rockville, Md.-based Apex ranks at No. 68 on ENR's list of the Top 200 Environmental Firms, with $127.2 million in reported 2014 revenue and 680 employees.