Eric Young , EMC Engineers Inc., Lakewood, Colo., will serve as 2011-2012 president of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Colorado. Other newly elected officers include Michael Ellsberry , Huitt-Zollars Inc., as vice president; and Greg Roush , Leonard Rice Engineers Inc., as secretary/treasurer.
Four new directors were also elected to ACEC/CO’s board: John Radcliffe , Nolte Associates Inc.; John Sikora , URS; Elizabeth Stolfus , Stolfus & Associates; and Duane Jansen , Martin/Martin.
Morgan Royce is a new project manager in Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers’ Albuquerque, N.M., office. Royce’s experience includes design projects for the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories. He is a board-certified engineer in New Mexico and a LEED AP. Royce serves as chapter board member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Steel Encounters Inc., Salt Lake City and Seattle, has promoted the following people: Pamela R. Foote , Utah structural division manager/vice president; Dan G. Tibbitts , CFO and treasurer/administrative department manager; Thomas G. Jackson , architectural division manager/vice president; Peter J. Hatton , Northwest structural division manager/vice president; Shauna Christofferson , corporate secretary and risk manager; and Ira N. Field , CEO/president.
Zach Wurth has joined BCGE’s Vail office. Wurth’s design experience for K-12, higher education, laboratories, health-care and aerospace facilities complement BGCE’s core business sectors. His computational fluid dynamic modeling experience includes industrial clean room and wind-study applications. He has also developed work plans and job safety hazard analysis for grading operations. Wurth has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Mary Cahill has joined the interiors department at Boise, Idaho-based architectural firm CSHQA. Cahill has more than 20 years of experience as a project designer and manager. Her responsibilities include interior design, finish selection, color boards, furniture and finish schedules, rendering and space planning.
She is involved primarily with CSHQA’s commercial and retail projects. Cahill previously worked for Micron Technology Inc., Boise, where she managed a wide variety of interiors projects, including large-scale corporate, office, medical, hospitality, clean room, information system and educational spaces.
Dennis Disney has been promoted to vice president of operations at Saunders Construction Inc., a Denver-based construction manager and general contractor. Disney has worked at Saunders since 1997 and has more than 30 years of experience in the Colorado construction industry. He formerly served as both an operations manager and senior project manager with Saunders.
Robert A. Berglund has been named vice president of international markets for Merrick & Co., Aurora, Colo. In this new position, Berglund will be responsible for international growth strategies for the firm, with particular attention on its four target markets of energy, national security, life sciences and sustainable infrastructure.
John Shaffer is the new company president of Structural Solutions Martin/Martin, a Wyoming subsidiary of Denver’s Martin/Martin Inc. The firm has also changed its name to Martin/Martin Wyoming Inc. to more closely reflect its Wyoming roots. Shaffer is a fifth-generation Wyoming native and a University of Wyoming graduate who has been with Martin/Martin Wyoming for five years. He replaces company founder Deb Schultz , who retired in 2010.