Randy Highland of McCarthy Building Cos. has assumed the role of president of the AGC of Las Vegas, replacing Jim Donofrio who resigned for health reasons. Highland, president of McCarthy’s Nevada/Utah Division,
will begin his term immediately and serve through the end of 2010.
A 25-year veteran in the construction industry, Highland is a member of the UNLV Construction Management Advisory Board and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he serves on the board of Communities in Schools of Southern Nevada. Highland holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Bradley University.
The PENTA Building Group appointed David Kruljac to the position of director of business development, and Glen Maxwell to the position of director of preconstruction.
Kruljac has 18 years experience in the commercial construction industry and previously worked as a project manager and director of preconstruction for PENTA. Kruljac has a bachelor of science in construction management from Arizona State University.
Maxwell has 16 years of experience in the commercial construction industry and previously worked as a senior project manager for PENTA. Maxwell has a master of science in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
J.B. Henderson Construction Co. appointed three new vice presidents. Bart Davis was named VP, Rocky Mountain division overseeing operations in Albuquerque, northern New Mexico and Colorado. Maria Guy will be VP, operations support managing tools & equipment, 3-d modeling, project controls, quality and marketing functions. Charles Watson was promoted to VP, corporate support where he will oversee human resources and information technology functions. Watson will also serve as controller.
Geotechnical & Environmental Services Inc. promoted Anthony Brower to laboratory and field supervisor for the GES Las Vegas and Mesquite offices. He will be responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of all field and laboratory testing, equipment and personnel.
Granite Construction promoted Brian Mc-Clure to assistant plants manager for Nevada operations. In his new position he will manage production, engineering staff and sales. McClure began his career with Granite in 1999 as a project engineer and transferred to the plants department in 2005 where he acted as plant engineer.
Shirley Howland, executive assistant for Perini Building Co., has been installed as president of the National Association of Women in Construction, Greater Phoenix Chapter #98.
Howland has been employed with Perini since 2000 and involved in NAWIC since March 2005, most recently serving as vice president and on the association�s board of directors. The Greater Phoenix Chapter is the second largest in the country with approximately 120 members.
Gilbane Building Co.�s Arizona Nevada district office added Dave McDermed as senior general superintendent. McDermed brings over 35 years of construction industry experience primarily focused in the healthcare, corporate and criminal justice market sectors. He is currently assigned to the Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower.
McDermed holds an associated degree in design engineering from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.