Tommy Lee, safety director and a 30-year veteran of W.S. Bellows, Houston, has been named 2010 Safety Director of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Houston Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association.
Dennis K. Henning has been named a senior engineering manager in the Dallas office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure, strategic consulting, engineering and program management firm. He will be responsible for developing and managing transit and rail projects throughout PB's south central region. Henning has more than 35 years of civil and environmental engineering and project and program management experience.
Joel Stone will succeed Fred Raley as CEO of Texas-based commercial contractor SpawGlass, effective Dec. 31. He began his career at SpawGlass in 1988 as a field engineer. He was promoted to superintendent and project manager and then vice president and Austin regional manager. Currently, Stone serves as vice president of corporate business development. Raley will remain chairman.
Angela DeSoto-Duncan, a New Orleans native and employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hurricane Protection Office, was recognized as the Corps' Civil Works Federal Engineer of the Year Award winner for 2011. She was also a top-10 finalist for the national award, sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. DeSoto-Duncan joined the office in 2008 to serve as design lead for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal-Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. She was recently promoted to deputy chief of the office's execution support division.
Michael Eberhardt has joined the board of Dallas-based Austin Industries. He is co-founder and managing member of Contractor Integrity Solutions, which provides independent monitoring and compliance services under agency administrative agreements in lieu of debarment. His previous positions include that of assistant inspector general at the U.S. Dept. of Defense; deputy chief counsel at the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and deputy inspector general of the U.S. General Services Administration.
Anjy Salinas was among several employees promoted by contractor Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc., Houston, for outstanding performance based on the past year and since joining the firm. Salinas is the firm's new chief financial officer responsible for directing operations of the accounting and IT departments.
Prajakti ‘ PJ' Glasco has been promoted to senior associate at FKP Architects, Houston. The firm also promoted Johnny Lau to senior associate. Melanie Wong has joined the firm's FKP Advisors as senior vice president and managing director.
Gregg Sales and Angela Peterson were promoted to principal of STG Design, Austin, an architecture, interiors and planning firm. The promotions underscore the firm's commitment in its 35th year to build the company and develop the next generation of leaders. Sales will be responsible for managing the IT department, coordinating project scheduling and synchronizing staffing between STG Design offices. Peterson will be managing major interior design projects and production activities.
Robert T. Ratcliff Jr. has been promoted to president of Ratcliff Construction Co. LLC, Alexandria, La. He previously served in project management and estimating and succeeds Robert T. Ratcliff Sr. The elder Ratcliff will remain as chairman and CEO.
Stephen Spohrer, COO of Baton Rouge-based GEC Inc., an engineering and consulting firm, and all GEC employees will retain their positions following the firm's acquisition of Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants Inc., a south Louisiana engineering and planning firm. Shelby LaSalle Jr., CEO of the former Krebs LaSalle group, will serve as GEC's executive vice president. Verdi Adam, president of GEC, founded the firm, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Jay Rambo has been named by SmithGroup as its Dallas office director after serving as its Learning Studio leader since 2008. He follows Bob Shaw , who died of pancreatic cancer in December.
Freddie T. Bustillo has joined Hill International as a vice president in the firm's Houston office, where he will be responsible for business development. Bustillo has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, with expertise in educational, governmental and health-care facilities. Prior to joining Hill, he spent more than 16 years with the Gilbane Building Co.
Elizabeth D. Brumley has been named chief accounting officer for Sterling Construction Co., Houston. She reports to chief financial officer James H. Allen Jr., who ceded the post to Brumley.
Jeff Brannen was appointed by Balfour Beatty Construction, Dallas, as senior vice president and chief legal counsel for two of its Texas divisions: Charter Builders and SpawMaxwell. Brannen will be involved in supporting the division's legal needs, including working on construction contracts, claims and negotiations.
Rafael Morales is among 21 new employees added to the professional staff of Houston's Ziegler Cooper design firm. He will work in the firm's Worship & Learning Place Studio.
Ray Greer has been named to the newly created position of president at BNSF Logistics LLC, Grapevine, Texas, a subsidiary of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The firm's services include network design and operations. Eric Wolfe, who had served as vice president and general manager at BNSF Logistics, will report to Greer as vice president and COO. Greer most recently was CEO of Greatwide Logistics Services LLC.
Ronny McPherson a coastal engineer in the Corpus Christi, Texas, office of HDR, received the Young Professional of the Year Award at the 18th Annual Armourstone Users Group meeting held in Wallingford, England.
Engineering professionals with less than 10 years experience worldwide submitted papers discussing their involvement with the design of armor stone projects. McPherson's paper focused on his role with the Biloxi Marsh Shoreline Protection project for the Louisiana Office of Coastal Protection & Restoration.
Pat Evans has been elected to the board of directors for Rees Associates Inc., an architecture andplanning firm based in Dallas. Evans retired from public accounting last year after 36 years in the profession. He launched a successful practice that eventually merged with the firm of Sproles Woodard LLP, Fort Worth, Texas. He serves as president of the Schiffer Group and holds several civic leadership roles in the Fort Worth area. He received the William B. Todd Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.
Jenny Matthews was hired as a business development representative in the Dallas office of design firm KAI Texas.
Mark Hinton recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.'s Dallas office, serving the firm's railway market. A civil engineer, his experience includes providing plans, specifications and estimates for such entities as Trinity Railway Express and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
Ken Henry, who led marketing efforts for Ruston, La.-based Lincoln Builders, died on Feb. 5 after a brief illness in Ruston, La. He was 70. He graduated in 1962 from LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas, with a degree in construction technology and had a 37-year career with Lincoln Builders. He began as an estimator and project manager until he started the firm's marketing program in 1994. McGraw-Hill Construction has named the firm a Top 400 Contractor four times in Engineering News-Record magazine.