Midwest People: Construction business updates for September 2017
Paul Villotti has joined Henderson Engineers as its director of life safety. With 35 years of experience in fire protection and life safety, Villotti is widely recognized as a leading expert in the field.
Mark Krumenacher, a senior principal and senior vice president with GZA and a member of the firm’s board of directors, was named to the board of directors of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA). The statewide organization was formed in 2012 to promote safe and environmentally sound sand mining standards.
Nathan Ford has joined HNTB Corp. as its public involvement director in the firm’s Detroit office. Ford has 25 years of experience in public relations and community engagement. His responsibilities include implementing public engagement strategies and communications programs.
Chris Hathaway has joined RQAW Corp. as a project engineer in the water resources department, bringing with him more than nine years of experience in water/wastewater hydraulic-model development, support for water distribution and wastewater collection system master planning, and general water/wastewater design.
Garrick Landsberg has joined Quinn Evans Architects’ Detroit office as a senior architect. Landsberg is an architect with a specialization in historic preservation and urban planning.
Jacob Morten has joined McGrath & Associates as project estimator. Morten previously worked for the general contractor as an estimating intern after earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Phil Budde was named CEO of Strand Associates and will also continue in his role as president. Ted Richards, after 33 years at the helm of the firm he joined in 1963, has stepped down as CEO but will remain as chairman of the board.
In addition, Matt Richards was elected executive vice president and remains corporate secretary, while Mike Felker was elected senior vice president in charge of operations. Paula Schultz was elected senior vice president for administration, and Shawn Cannon was elected senior vice president and continues as chief financial officer and corporate treasurer.
Christopher Jann has joined HDR’s architecture practice as education science tech (EST) principal in the Chicago office, with a focus on business development. His responsibilities include leading efforts to win new work in the education, science and technology sectors throughout the Midwest. Prior to joining HDR, Jann founded and led the Jann Group LLC, a market research and business development consulting firm based in the Twin Cities.
Terry Denny has joined Knoebel Construction of St. Louis as a site superintendent. He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, subcontractor coordination and scheduling for various retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects. Denny has 19 years of experience in commercial construction.