John Carlson was named chief executive officer of Charles Perry Partners Inc., Gainesville, Fla. CPPI was recently formed by the merger of Charles Perry Construction and PPI Construction Management, two Gainesville-based construction companies long affiliated with each other. Carlson was previously a principal with PPI.

Breck Weingart was named chairman of the newly formed firm. Weingart was previously a partner at both PPI and Charles Perry Construction.

John Carlson

Domenic Scorpio and Brian Leslie were also named principals with CPPI.

David Bitter was named a supervising architect in the Atlanta office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has more than 25 years of experience in design and construction, and was recently a senior project manager for Turner Associates Architects & Planners.

PB also hired Russell Merritt in Atlanta as a liaison project manager to the Georgia Dept. of Transportation. Merritt previously worked with GDOT for more than 32 years, retiring as a district construction engineer.

Tracy Browne was named corporate vice president of sustainability for Balfour Beatty Construction in Plantation, Fla. Browne joined the contractor in 2005 and has 25 years of construction experience. Previously, she served as integrated project delivery director for the company’s Florida division.

Tracy Browne
David Bitter
Breck Weingart

In Raleigh, N.C., Hal Routh was appointed vice president of business development for Balfour Beatty’s Carolinas operations, where he will focus on education and institutional business. Routh joined the company in 2008.

Jason McGlashan was named technical director for HDR’s transportation planning practice in Orlando, Fla. A veteran of HDR since 1993, McGlashan previously managed the firm’s transportation planning section for the Southeast.

In Raleigh, N.C., Beth Howey joined HDR as a senior geotechnical project manager. She will provide geotechnical support, with a focus on design-build projects in North Carolina. Prior to joining HDR, Howey was a geotechnical engineer with Froehling & Robertson. She was previously a geologist and soils engineer at the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation for 13 years.

Julius Blackmon
Beth Howey
Jason McGlashan

Julius Blackmon has returned to Skanska USA as vice president of preconstruction in Atlanta. With more than 25 years of experience in health-care construction, Blackmon will provide support to the contractor’s health-care clients in the Southeast region. Blackmon previously worked in Skanska’s Atlanta office for 11 years. After that, he joined BE&K Building Group, where he worked as vice president of preconstruction.

In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Skanska hired back MacAdam Glinn , who joins the aviation division as vice president for business development. Glinn previously held a similar role with Skanska, and most recently was a senior manager for business development with Parsons, where he focused on aviation.

Eldon Gowens
Chad Critcher
Kevin Beil

Kevin Beil has joined Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Orlando, Fla., as project manager. He has more than 15 years of architectural industry experience.

Chad Critcher was named vice president of transportation with RS&H, Charlotte, N.C., where he will serve as transportation leader. He has more than 20 years of transportation planning and engineering experience and joined RS&H in 2007.

Eldon Gowens was hired by design and construction firm O’Neal, Greenville, S.C., as industrial business development manager. He most recently worked for GE Measurement and Control Solutions as global account manager.

Kurt Kufferman
Michelle Tappouni
Isidoro Martin

Amy Walczak joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a project manager. She previously spent more than 10 years as a project engineer and estimator with Turner Construction Co., Atlanta.

Isidoro Martin was named Heery International’s corporate safety manager. Based in Heery’s Atlanta office, Martin was previously the company’s Southeast region safety manager. He joined the firm in 2005.

Beth Bernitt has rejoined HOK’s Tampa, Fla., office as chief marketing officer, working across the firm’s 25 offices. After initially joining HOK in 1993 as an interior designer, Bernitt subsequently was promoted to director of interiors and then director of operations in Tampa.

Michelle Tappouni is now master trainer for Breaking Ground Education Services, a division of Breaking Ground Contracting, Jacksonville, Fla. Tappouni will educate the public and industry professionals about workplace safety and promote sustainable building practices. She also serves as the firm’s risk manager.

Kurt Kufferman was promoted to vice president and general manager for Sims Crane & Equipment Co., Tampa, Fla. Kufferman most recently served as Miami branch manager. Keith Lester takes over Kuffermann’s former position.