Southeast People: Construction business updates for April 2018
Wade Watson was promoted to senior vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Civil’s Southeast region. Watson, who recently led the Elizabeth River Tunnels project in Norfolk, Va., will serve as the project director for the contractor’s $2.3-billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando. A 39-year Skanska veteran, Watson had served as vice president of Southeast operations since 2005.
Watson will report to Brian Stieritz, who will shift from his executive vice president responsibilities in the West to become EVP for the Southeast, heading the Virginia Beach office. A 33-year industry veteran, Stieritz joined Skanska in 2015. He will report to Richard Cavallaro, president and CEO for Skanska USA Civil.
Architecture and engineering firm LEO A DALY has hired Eduardo Egea to lead its Miami office. As vice president and managing principal, he will lead design and business development for the firm’s work in South Florida, the Caribbean and South and Central America. He has 24 years of experience as an architectural practice leader.
Clint Camp has joined W&A Engineering in Nashville as director of operations. He most recently worked at Lose & Associates and prior to that worked with several Nashville consulting firms, served as county engineer for Montgomery County and managed capital projects on behalf of the state of Tennessee.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Miller Construction Co. announced changes in the roles of several of its senior executives. As Tom Miller transitions into the chairman position and Harley Miller to CEO, the firm promoted Brian Sudduth to president from senior vice president. Jeff Slade, who formerly served as vice president-operations, was promoted to the position of senior vice president. Also, Traci Miller was elevated to senior vice president from vice president-business development.
The company now has 11 additional shareholders, the result of a contractual buy-in started in 2011 to enable a select group of longtime employees to become shareholders and “keep the culture alive and retain jobs,” says Harley Miller.
The Miami office of engineering firm Gannett Fleming has named Yurfa Glenny as vice president and Southeast region water business line leader. Glenny, with nearly 20 years of water and wastewater engineering experience, most recently served as client service manager for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Dept.
Teresa Irby-Butler has joined the Orlando office of Michael Baker International as water/wastewater regional construction services practice lead for the Southeast region. She has more than 17 years of experience in the design and construction of major water/wastewater projects.
Brian Yamamoto was hired by CALYX Engineers and Consultants, Cary, N.C., as senior project development engineer in the firm’s transportation planning unit. Yamamoto’s experience includes 28 years with the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, most recently as project manager for the central project delivery team.
Cardno Inc. announced that Jeremy Runkle has returned to the firm as a senior project manager in the Clearwater, Fla., office. He previously worked for Cardno from 2007 to 2014.
The firm also promoted Jason Yam to the position of civil Southeast roadway practice group manager. He will lead the group’s expansion, client relationships and business development efforts. Yam has been with Cardno since 2000.
Carlos Hernandez was hired as senior engineer by Al-Farooq Corp., Miami. Hernandez has more than 30 years’ experience in the construction and curtain wall industries.
TranSystems Corp. hired Jim Dubea as vice president and ports and maritime lead. A 22-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he previously served as deputy executive director of government and strategic partnerships with the Canaveral Port Authority.
In Orlando, Gail Woods has joined TranSystems as assistant vice president and client manager. Woods has 31 years of industry experience.
Marsha Leroux is now spearheading Freese and Nichols’ water/wastewater efforts in North Carolina’s Triad area, a role that builds on her background in master planning and hydraulic modeling.
Also, David Malinauskas has joined the firm’s Raleigh office as a senior project manager. Malinauskas has almost 20 years of experience in all phases of water and sewer utility design projects.
In addition, Brian White will serve as the lead engineer for hydraulic modeling and master planning efforts in North Carolina. White’s experience includes water/wastewater and reclaimed water system design and system modeling for water distribution networks and sewer collection systems.