The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) of Schaumburg, Ill., recently announced a new chairman and the addition of eight new members to its Board of Directors at its annual conference in Naples, Fla. John P. Simmet, president and CEO of Simcote Inc., St. Paul, Minn., was elected as the new chairman of CRSI. The new Midwest regional representative director is Robert Shuhert, Ambassador Steel, Auburn, Ind. The new Midwest at-large directors include Louis Colarusso, ERICO, Solon, Ohio;Keith LePage, Whitacre Engineering, Canton, Ohio; and Timothy Thomas, American Steel Fab, Pevely, Mo.

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HONORS

Don Oglesby, senior geotechnical engineer, recently celebrated 55 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc. Throughout his career, he has served as a senior vice president, manager of the Professional and Technical Services Department, and member of Hanson’s board of directors.

The Engineering Society of Detroit conferred the honor of 2010 Outstanding Young Engineer upon Ryan Maibach, Barton Malow Co. vice president, at the SoundBoard Theatre at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on June 23.

Jim Moll recently celebrated 30 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc. of Springfield, Ill. Moll, an assistant vice president, primarily serves in Hanson’s infrastructure market.

Stacey Wolff of Bunker Hill, Ill., a junior engineer at the civil and structural engineering/architectural design firm Oates Associates, Collinsville, Ill., has passed the exam to become a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.

HIRES

Haberberger Inc., a full-service mechanical contracting company based in St. Louis, recently announced that Timothy P. Meehan of Waterloo, Ill., has joined the company as safety director.

Reed Construction of Chicago recently announced that Jeremy Raridon, a certified LEED AP, has joined the full-service construction firm as a project manager in their Corporate Interiors Group.

Colin Martin was recently hired as the Midwest regional sales manager for Wyco Tool. Martin’s territory includes sales and support within North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

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R.A. Smith National of Brookfield, Wis., a civil engineering and surveying firm, has added Heather Patti to its staff as an ecologist and project manager.

The Boldt Co. recently announced that Linda Nila has joined the company as chief financial officer. Nila brings more than 28 years of financial and managerial experience to Boldt in the construction industry.

Clayco Inc. of St. Louis has announced the appointment of Cassandra Francis as executive director of its new downtown Chicago office.

Clayco has also named Todd Friis to the position of chief safety officer.

In this position, Friis will be charged with managing and directing Clayco’s safety team, field responsibilities and marketing efforts to exceed corporate goals and objectives and client expectations.

WFL, an insurance and risk services agency headquartered in St. Louis, has added three new executives – Terry Reams, Mark Latini and Beth Grellner – to its top management team.

Zoran Sovljanski, a senior commissioning specialist, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Chicago – Will County office, serving in the company’s government market. He specializes in building commissioning services.

Matt Slager recently joined Hanson Professional Services, serving in the company’s Department of Defense market.

Miron Construction Co. Inc. has recently hired Robin Inman as a project coordinator for its corporate office in Neenah, Wis.

Inman will be responsible for assisting project managers with all aspects of project coordination.

Miron Construction has also recently hired Kim Rosenau as a project coordinator. Rosenau will serve as a project coordinator.

IESI Corp., a national leader in waste disposal and recycling services, has announced the hiring of Kim Rulo as a construction sales representative. In this position, Rulo will be responsible for commercial and residential construction sales throughout St. Louis and the surrounding areas.