Midwest People: Construction business updates for March 2016
On the Move
Giffels Webster has named a new partner for each of its three Detroit-area offices.
Gene Sieve has been promoted to vice president of the Minneapolis-St. Paul office of Burns & McDonnell. He is responsible for business development, operations, project management, public relations, resource management and office financial management. Sieve joined the engineering and design firm in 1991, left in 1998, and returned in 2007 to help establish the Twin Cities office, which has nearly 90 employee-owners.
Chicago-based international architecture firm Goettsch Partners has promoted senior project designer Joachim Schuessler to principal. His recent design work includes 150 North Riverside overlooking the Chicago River. The company, which also has offices in Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, announced the promotion of Joseph Patrick to associate principal, Ye Sheng to senior associate and Matthew Hall, Kenneth LaCerda and Peter Stutz to associate.
Ed Choklek was named executive director of the Construction Forum St. Louis Education Foundation. He will lead volunteers performing research focused on improving the construction industry throughout the greater St. Louis region as well as supporting local STEM outreach efforts encouraging youth to explore careers in construction.
Engineering, planning and surveying firm Giffels Webster announced a new partner at each of its three Metro Detroit offices. Michael Marks, based at the Detroit headquarters, specializes in private, institutional and urban redevelopment work; Michael Kozak, working at the Macomb County office, handles a mix of municipal, residential and commercial projects; and Jason Mayer, based in Oakland County, focuses on municipal engineering work.
Eric Wynn of building giant Findorff was elected the 2016-2017 board president for the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee. He has served as a board member since 2013, including as vice president, secretary and treasurer. He has been a member of the Carpenters Negotiating Committee and recently accepted the position as chair of the Operators Labor Negotiations Committee.
The Chicago Mechanical Contractors Association (Chicago MCA) named Jill Eckert McCall as the new executive vice president. Over the past decade, McCall has served the American Bar Association as staff lead for continuing education/program accreditation, law practice/technology and emerging professionals. With Chicago MCA, she replaces longtime association executive Stephen Lamb, who departs July 1 to launch a contracting consulting practice.
Bob Nomellini has been named chief operating officer of The Missner Group, Des Plaines, Ill., where he will oversee day-to-day operations of all construction projects from strategic planning through closeout. He brings with him more than 40 years of experience in construction, from tradesman to entrepreneur. In 2005, he founded a general construction firm, Insite Construction.
Chicago general contractor J.C. Anderson Inc. has welcomed Joseph Fahrenbach as project manager. With 15 years of experience, Fahrenbach will manage ongoing projects including preconstruction, estimating, scheduling and construction. Most recently, he was with Skender Construction as project manager.
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