On the Move
Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell announced a leadership change in its Atlanta office.
Burns & McDonnell has promoted Oko Buckle to vice president and general manager of the engineering firm’s Alpharetta, Ga., office. Buckle previously served as regional manager of electrical transmission and distribution engineering services for the Southeast. He succeeds Arnold Olender, who retired in January. Olender had served as the office’s general manager since he joined the firm in 2002.
Buckle, who was recently named principal, joined the firm in 2006 as a substation engineer.
“Oko Buckle is the right person to take our Atlanta region to the next level,” said Greg Graves, Burns & McDonnell chairman and CEO. “He has demonstrated the technical excellence and dedication to client service that has won the confidence of some of our largest and most important clients.”
Russ Brockelbank has joined Balfour Beatty Construction’s Atlanta office as a project executive for the Georgia division. In addition to overseeing several high-profile projects, Brockelbank will help expand the company’s presence in the commercial office and hospitality markets. He previously served as regional manager for Hardin DPR Construction and has more than three decades of construction industry experience in Atlanta.
Tracy Forester has rejoined the Tallahassee, Fla., office of planning, engineering and design firm Genesis as vice president. Forester will provide professional services in the areas of intelligent transportation systems and fiber optic design, CEI, project management and advanced traffic management systems.
BE&K Building Group has hired Shawn Rodwell as vice president of finance, based in Greenville, S.C. Rodwell comes to BE&K with 25 years of international finance and accounting experience, including nearly 20 years in the engineering and construction industry.
The Charlotte-based Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) has named Caroline Sutton as the group’s new executive vice president. Sutton, who resides in Asheville, N.C., joins the CRMCA after 10 years serving as executive director for the Asheville Home Builders Association.
Jonathan Holzer has joined Plaza Construction, Miami, as a project executive. A 25-year construction veteran, Holzer is responsible for all project phases from preconstruction through closeout and provides leadership related to risk management and construction operations.
Ben Coe has joined Syska Hennessy Group’s Atlanta office, where he will manage the mechanical engineering team and oversee work on critical facility, health care and other projects in the Southeast. Coe has more than 30 years of engineering and project management experience and practice area leadership. He recently worked with Quality Technical Services Inc. as vice president of engineering.
Rodgers Builders recently hired Jeffrey Emerson as vice president of construction operations for its Raleigh regional office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from East Carolina University.
Also in Raleigh, Jay Mosier joined the contractor as a senior preconstruction project manager. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering and management. Rodgers Builders has also hired Joshua Snyder as project manager in the Charlotte office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of North Florida.
G. Scott Boyles has joined Gannett Fleming’s Raleigh office as a senior design-build manager. Boyles will help lead design-build projects as part of the firm’s national alternative delivery group.
HNTB Corp. has promoted George Gilhooley to senior vice president in the Lake Mary, Fla., office. Gilhooley had been Central Florida office leader and vice president.
The engineering firm also announced several other appointments. Tim Garrett, associate vice president and toll systems program manager for the company’s general engineering consultant (GEC) contract with Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE), was promoted to vice president. Christina Colón, design program manager for the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise contract, was promoted to associate vice president. Robert Denney, project manager, was promoted to associate vice president.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based consulting firm Miller Legg has appointed Michael D. Kroll as president. Kroll, a 25-year veteran of Miller Legg, has more than 28 years of industry experience. He has served in numerous corporate leadership positions.
Philip Walker has joined the Tampa office of TranSystems. A 24-year veteran of bridge design and construction work, he is licensed as a professional engineer in seven states.
Dewberry has hired Brittney Kelly as a transportation planning engineer in the firm’s Raleigh office. Kelly will support the firm’s Southeast transportation planning and environmental projects. Kelly previously worked for five years as a transportation engineering professional with the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, where she was responsible for the environmental documentation and roadway design for bridge replacement projects.
The firm also recently hired six other environmental professionals: Beth Smyre, Anne Burroughs, Elizabeth Lusk and Roger Lewis in the Raleigh office; Nicole Gough, Orlando; and Connie Lasher in Pensacola, Fla.
CALYX Engineers + Consultants, formerly Mulkey Engineers & Consultants, has hired Christine Bendixen as project manager for the buildings structures group.
Naples, Fla.-based contractor DeAngelis Diamond recently promoted Harold Morgan to chief estimator for all commercial projects. A 25-year industry veteran, Morgan has been with DeAngelis Diamond since 2012.
The company also promoted project managers Billy Hawkins and Craig Bryant to senior project managers. Hawkins is a 22-year construction industry veteran, while Bryant has more than 16 years of experience. The firm also promoted Sharon Douglas to project manager from assistant project manager and promoted field engineers Nick Vargo, Brandon Toney and Gaige Crews to project engineers.
Teresa Torres has joined Amicon Construction Management, Miami, as senior vice president. Amicon is an owner’s representation and construction management firm.
Terracon, Winter Park, Fla., has named Jay Casper, Brian DuChene and Michael O’Connor as company principals.
Primus Builders, Woodstock, Ga., recently promoted Kenny Banks to the position of assistant building superintendent. The design-build firm also hired Robert Lane as a mechanical designer. Lane had worked as an intern with Primus.
John A. Eisenlau has been hired by Treanor Architects, Atlanta, as principal of the firm’s justice studio.
The Institute of Transportation Engineers elected Paula Flores Benway as international president. Benway is a manager for transportation planning and engineering in Stantec’s Tampa office.
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