Southeast People News
The Walsh Group has hired Paul Carter as senior vice president and senior business group leader for its Southeast region. Carter will be responsible for pursuing new business and project execution as well as expanding the company’s presence in the transportation sector. Carter’s career spans more than 20 years, starting as a field engineer and continuing into senior leadership positions. He previously oversaw Walsh’s construction operations in the Southeast U.S. and eastern Canada.
Engineering and architectural firm RS&H finalized changes to its executive leadership with the naming of Lisa Robert and John Bottaro as executive vice presidents. Robert will oversee the Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm’s communications, branding and strategic marketing initiatives. She previously led the firm’s transportation-infrastructure practice as senior vice president. Bottaro will oversee human resources, information technology and facilities resource functions. He was previously senior vice president for corporate practice.
Succeeding Robert and Bottaro in their respective roles as senior vice presidents are James Hullett and Andrew Wheeler, both of whom previously served as vice presidents.
Bob Lipscomb was promoted to chief executive officer from president at Orlando-based contractor Williams Co. Lipscomb is a 27-year veteran of the firm, having started his career there in 1988.
Additionally, the firm named Taylor Huddleston to the position of president, where he will have overall responsibility for day-to-day operations. A 23-year construction veteran, Huddleston previously served as executive vice president.
Shannon Douglas was named vice president of Barnhill Contracting Co.’s northeast division. He previously served as project manager/estimator for the Tarboro/Rocky Mount division, based in Rocky Mount, N.C.
The contractor also promoted Will Wilfong to vice president for the Rocky Mount/Greenville division, where he will be responsible for daily operations. He previously was an area manager in the firm’s coastal division.
Turner Construction Co. of Georgia has named Nadiene McClain general manager of its special projects and interiors divisions. McClain, who has been with Turner for more than 10 years, says the company plans to “significantly expand” the division’s revenue over the next two years.
Mulkey Engineers & Consultants of Cary, N.C., has hired Reuben Chandler as the director of construction services. Chandler, a 32-year veteran of the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, will oversee the coordination of construction engineering and inspection services.
STV Inc., Rock Hill, S.C., has named Sheri Williamson to lead its business operations in Georgia and South Carolina. She joined the firm in 2010.
Columbia, S.C.-based McCrory Construction Co. has named Donald G. Warren executive vice president and leader of its Greenville, S.C., office. Warren most recently worked as executive vice president for Moss & Associates’ Carolinas division. He has more than 30 years of construction experience and previously served as director of the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Also joining the contractor’s leadership is Fred Fulmer, who was named director of preconstruction services. Fulmer, a 35-year industry veteran, formerly worked for Suitt Construction and Moss & Associates.
Suffolk Construction, Miami, has hired Abner Victor as Southeast region compliance officer. Prior to joining Suffolk, he served as a contractor’s specialist for CRC Leadership Inc.
Engineering firm KCI Associates of North Carolina has announced the return of Charles L. Flowe as a senior associate and senior project manager in the firm’s Raleigh-based highway practice.
Keith Franklin has joined the Atlanta office of Neel-Schaffer Inc., where he will manage the engineering firm’s Georgia operations. Franklin has 30-plus years of experience in a variety of roles, including inspector, surveyor, design engineer, project manager and business development manager.
Murray “Jon” Ford will manage highway construction activities on Florida’s Turnpike in his new position as a senior supervising construction engineer in the Ocoee office of WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff. Ford, who serves as a construction project manager for a contract with Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, is responsible for design review and construction monitoring.
In Charleston, S.C., WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Craig Ortwerth as a resident engineer. He will be responsible for providing construction site supervision services for infrastructure projects. He has more than 40 years of related experience.
GMA Architects & Planners, Fort Myers, Fla., has hired 30-year architectural industry veteran Charles Dickey as a project architect. The firm also hired Christopher Moulton as an intern architect. Moulton graduated from the University of Miami with an architectural degree.
In Tampa, Mark Warth has joined HNTB Corp. as associate vice president and sales officer. He will be responsible for sales, marketing and project development initiatives for transportation infrastructure throughout the state. Warth has 25 years of business development, marketing and sales experience with engineering consultants.
Cengiz “Genghis” Mumcuoglu has joined Berkeley Research Group’s construction practice in Tampa. Mumcuoglu has more than 24 years of general contracting, construction and project management experience and is a subcontractor default insurance claims specialist. He previously served as audit manager for a Top 10 ENR general contractor working in the Southeast.
Southwest Florida-based GATES Construction has hired Marci Tiebout-Touron as chief financial officer. She has 29 years of accounting and finance experience.
EnCon United, the Buchanan, Ga.-based parent company of several architectural and structural precast prestressed concrete companies, has announced the appointment of William Mako as president of Atlanta Structural Concrete. With more than 30 years of management, sales, manufacturing and executive experience, Mako will be responsible for company growth and revenue, strategic direction, process improvements and operations management.
Eric Fix has joined Charlotte-based Rodgers Builders Inc. as construction manager. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.
Herbert Fung, a commercial construction professional with 16 years of industry experience, has joined contractor Miller Construction Co. as project manager. Before joining Miller, Fung worked for 12 years as a project manager with Lend Lease in California.
In Charleston, S.C., Collins Engineers has promoted Jonathan Sigman to the position of regional manager. Sigman, a civil/structural engineer with more than 17 years of experience, previously served as a senior project manager.
Consulting firm Miller Legg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the promotion of Dylan Larson to the position of vice president. Larson heads up the firm’s environmental department statewide.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based design-build firm Stellar has hired Brian Franco as its commercial group’s vice president of business development. Franco, who has more than 25 years of experience, previously served as vice president of marketing for Sauer Inc.