GL Noble Denton, a global oil-and-gas asset technical advisory consultant, has named Arthur Stoddart as executive vice president and head of its Houston-based Americas region. It includes operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Stoddart had been managing director of the company's U.K.-based consulting.

Col. Anthony C. Funkhouser has assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' northwestern division, based in Portland, Ore. He succeeds Brig. Gen. John R. McMahon, who retired last month. Funkhouser was commander of the Afghanistan Engineer District-South, Kandahar, since July 2010; he also commanded a Corps division in Dallas. He will direct a five-district unit that manages civil-works and other projects in 14 states.

Kwame Building Group, a St. Louis construction management firm, has elevated Joshua Randall to president. In that role, he succeeds Anthony "Tony" Thompson, who remains chairman and CEO. Randall had been vice president of business development. Kwame, a minority-owned firm, ranks at No. 97 on ENR's list of the Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee/Program Management Firms. The company, which Thompson founded in 1991, also has started an employee stock-ownership plan for its 60 employees.