New England People: Construction business updates for November 2017
Jonathan Gulliver was appointed highway administrator for the Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation in October. The Lancaster, Mass., native helped oversee several large projects since being named the acting highway administrator in May, including the $81.8-million Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement Project in Boston and the $244-million Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Quincy and Weymouth. Gulliver previously served as the MassDOT District 3 Highway director. In that role he was responsible for the state highway and bridge system covering 77 municipalities throughout central Massachusetts. He also served as project development director for MassDOT’s District 6 in metropolitan Boston.
Brigitte Beltran was named director of business development at Perkins+Will’s Boston office. Beltran will work with the firm’s director of interior design and its science and technology regional practice leader to identify and implement workplace strategies for clients in those sectors. Beltran most recently served as director of business development for Sasaki Associates’ regional office in Watertown, Mass.
GZA senior principal Gregg McBride and Tighe & Bond’s Marc Richards have been appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals by Gov. Charlie Baker. McBride is an environmental scientist who specializes in the impact of contaminants on the environment. Richards is his firm’s vice president and business line leader for the environmental practice, specializing in the areas of site assessment, remediation, solid waste, building science, wetland/resource permitting and regulatory compliance.
Tighe & Bond hired Daniel Bisson as senior project manager in its Portsmouth, N.H., office. Bisson specializes in water and wastewater engineering throughout New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Massachusetts.
GZA promoted Jonathan Andrews to associate principal in its Norwood, Mass., office. He specializes in geotechnical, dam safety and foundation engineering.
Suffolk hired Charles McCarthy as vice president of operations for its mission-critical sector. McCarthy is responsible for client relationships, recruiting and developing team members and ensuring all construction projects adhere to the firm’s safety and quality standards. Previously, McCarthy was construction executive of the federal contracting and mission-critical groups for M.A. Mortenson Construction. He has also held leadership positions with DPR Construction and Clark Construction Group.
Paul Griese was named senior design consultant for Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope’s consulting division in the Northeast. Based in the Hartford area, Griese was previously project manager for Fabbrica, where he managed unitized curtain wall projects.
Siemens Industry Inc. hired Raquel Powers as a senior sales executive in its Boston branch of its building technologies division. Powers will lead the construction sales team.
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