MidAtlantic People: Construction business updates for February 2018
Glenn Shapiro has been named chief operating officer of Finley Asphalt & Concrete, a new position at the company, whose corporate office is in Bristow, Va. He joined Finley in 2017 as vice president. Previously, Shapiro led marketing teams, expansion projects and national campaigns for major asphalt companies in the Northeast, such as Greenpatch, Cold Mix Manufacturing, RCA Asphalt and GemSeal.
Adam Grunley has been appointed vice president at Grunley Construction Co. His father, Kenneth M. Grunley, is the firm’s chief executive. Representing the third generation of Grunleys at the firm, Adam Grunley has worked for the company for more than half of his life, serving as a laborer, assistant project manager, project manager, chief estimator and project executive. He was director of estimating for the past three years.
Grunley is also the current president of Associated General Contractors of the District of Columbia. In addition, he has represented Grunley at the American Subcontractors Association-Metropolitan Washington as a member of its industry education support group.
Pond & Co. has hired Benjamin Lawless as federal program manager for the firm’s new Washington, D.C.-area office. An installation and facility specialist, Lawless has focused on planning, budgeting, design, construction, operations and maintenance of installations for the U.S. Air Force. He also has led a group of engineers, architects and facility professionals in developing and executing $700 million a year in capital facility investment, maintenance and repair programs for the Air National Guard.
Maryland Environmental Service (MES) has named Beth Wojton as its deputy director. Wojton will serve as chief operating officer for the organization and as a member of its board of directors. MES is a self-supporting, independent state agency dedicated to protecting natural resources. Wojton previously was the organization’s chief of staff. In her previous role, the organization says, she worked directly with departments from administration to operations to help deliver services to the organization’s governmental and private-sector partners. Earlier, Wojton was assistant director and then managing director of administration and director of business development.
Columbia Md.-based American Contracting & Environmental Services has hired Mike Cecil as director of business development. Cecil will help deliver construction manager at-risk and design-build projects for the firm, which specializes in water and wastewater treatment facilities. Previously, Cecil worked for firms such as Haskell, Black and Veatch and PC Construction.
Sara Langmead and Lisa Reed have been named associates in the Baltimore office of Cho Benn Holback, a Quinn Evans Co. Both architects specialize in designing commercial, educational and residential buildings as well as complex historic preservation and restoration projects.
Langmead also has a professional engineer’s license. Reed has contributed to the design of several award-winning projects in the Baltimore area, including the restoration of the Everyman Theatre and the Lillian Jones Apartments.