In a key executive move, Omaha contracting giant Kiewit has elevated Richard A. “Rick” Lanoha to president and chief operating officer, effective on March 31. In the former role, he succeeds Bruce Grewcock, who remains chairman and CEO. The COO post has been vacant since 2005, when Grewcock became CEO. He added the chairman role in 2012. Lanoha moves to the new role from his current one as president of Kiewit’s energy unit.
U.K.-based Amec Foster Wheeler has named Ann Massey president of its Americas environment and infrastructure unit, based in Atlanta. A spokeswoman says Massey takes the operations role, succeeding Tom Logan, from a prior one as the unit’s global environment and infrastructure market lead. The firm on March 10 reported a loss of about $361 million for 2015, driven by challenges in oil-and-gas services.
Reuters says the firm is moving to halve its debt in the next 15 months and continuing to divest businesses, including its global power group. The Financial Times, also on March 10, said company shares rose 5%. CEO Samir Brikho resigned in January, after Amec FW reported share value had dropped 70% in the previous 18 months.
Veteran construction industry executive Peter M. Zuk has joined Hill International as senior vice president in its project management group, based in New York City. Formerly CEO of his own consulting firm, he also had been AECOM managing director of international governmental services and project director in charge of Boston’s $14-billion Central Artery/Tunnel.
Thomas G. McNeice has been promoted to president of the construction unit of design firm CDM Smith, Cambridge, Mass. It operates as CDM Constructors Inc. Most recently, he was the unit’s chief operating officer.