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Robert Healy has transferred to Burns & McDonnell’s Phoenix office from the Northwest. He specializes in renewable energy.
The Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America has hired Alexis Miller as government affairs coordinator. Miller has more than 15 years of experience with private firms, trade associations and government entities. She served as part of the city of Reno’s legislative affairs team for two years and was also the manager of government affairs and community relations for the Nevada Mining Association for six years.
Phil Casaus has been promoted from chief financial officer to vice president of operations at Brycon. Casaus has been with the company for 19 of his 28 years in the industry. In his new role, he will be responsible for formulating policies and helping with Brycon’s strategic plan. Casaus will also be overseeing operational, budgeting, investment and development activities.
JBA Consulting Engineers has made several changes to its board membership. The firm promoted Dwayne Miller to chairman of the board and Ed Butera moved to chairman of the board emeritus. Butera will apply his 40 years of experience in the industry to the launch of the firm’s new adviser fellowship program. He will also focus on educating and mentoring future JBA advisers.
DBA Construction Inc. of Arizona has hired two new construction industry veterans, Kevin Trail and Jay Smith. Trail will serve as a superintendent, specializing in alternative-delivery projects that require heavy concrete placement. Trail has worked on an array of projects across the U.S., most recently working with Sundt on the Military Hospital Replacement in Fort Bliss, Texas. Smith has 31 years of experience, most recently with Banicki Construction. The Arizona native supervised crews on jobs for Sky Harbor Airport and the Metro Light Rail project.
Dhruv Patel was promoted to vice president of EPC for McCarthy Building Cos.’ renewable energy team. In this position, Patel will oversee all of McCarthy’s solar-related projects. Some notable projects he has been involved with include the 212-MW photovoltaic Roserock Solar Plant for Recurrent Energy, the Cal Flats solar facility, the 32-MW APS Desert Star and Luke Solar Plant, and the 58-MW Red Rock solar plant in Arizona.
The Weitz Co. has hired 14-year construction industry veteran Chris Cantwell as project manager for its Phoenix office. Cantwell will be responsible for leading project teams from construction development through project completion. In addition to his new role, Cantwell is also active in Weitz’s marketing and business development efforts.
Weitz also hired Brian Wildschuetz as project manager in the Phoenix office. Wildschuetz brings eight years of construction experience to the position.
Stephen Ranck was appointed managing director of Gensler’s 40-person Las Vegas office, which is primarily focused on design projects. Ranck, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, also serves as the firm’s Southwest regional hospitality practice area leader. In addition, he is a visiting juror in the UNLV architecture program.
Gilbane Building Co. has named Danny Dockter as general superintendent for the Reno region. Dockter, who has been with the company for four years, will be responsible for worker safety, compliance with project schedules and quality assurance. Dockter brings more than 30 years of construction industry experience to his new position. Gilbane also named Kurt Parriott as project manager for the Reno area. Parriott has been with the firm for eight years and will be serving as a project leader for all phases of construction. He started with the company as an intern and has moved his way up in the company since completing his degree at the University of Nevada-Reno.
Stacy and Witbeck Inc. has promoted Erik Yingling to the position of vice president. Yingling, who joined Stacy and Witbeck after graduating from Portland State University, has been with the firm for 20 years. He has been involved with rail transit projects in Arizona, California, Oregon and Utah, including three light-rail projects for Valley Metro Rail. He will be responsible for managing operations in the company’s Southwest region.
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