PC Construction, South Burlington, Vt., has elevated Chief Operating Officer James F. “Jay” Fayette to president. In that role he replaces Kevin McCarthy, who left the firm in late April, the contractor confirms. McCarthy also had been CEO.
Fayette, a 22-year company veteran, had been executive vice president.
Vermont-based PC, which says it is among the largest U.S. employee-owned contractors, also named as new CEO and chairman David Crawford, a board director since 2017 and former CEO of Sundt Construction.
PC is suing developers of a stalled $85-million housing tower project in Portland, Maine, for $235,000 in unpaid preconstruction services, according to a May 18 Associated Press report.
Richmond-based power giant Dominion Energy has named chief legal officer Mark O. Webb to the new role of chief innovation officer, succeeding David A. Christian, who is retiring. The changes take effect on July 1. Christian was an executive vice president. Webb remains senior vice president of corpo- rate affairs. Dominion Energy is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with over $75 billion in assets, the company says.
Richard Record, founder and CEO of Dallas area-based Cirrus Associates LLC, has joined Memphis environmental and engineering firm EnSafe LLC as senior environmental geologist. The role change follows EnSafe’s acquisition of Cirrus, announced May 7. The new parent says it has a total of 400 employees,
The American Council of Engineering Companies, which represents more than 5,000 firms, has elected as its 2018-19 chairman Manish D. Kothari, president and CEO of AE consultant Sheladia Associates Inc. He also is a commissioner on the Maryland Economic Development Commission.
The Moles, a leading heavy-construction professional group, has elected as president Kirk D. Junco, executive vice president and chief of operations and process-management at Lane Construction Corp., and president of Lane Infrastructure. Elected first vice president is Christine Keville, president of Keville Enterprises Inc.
Anthony R. “Tony” Kane, a leading transportation-sector executive and safety advocate for more than four decades, died on May 15 in Kensington, Md., after a long illness, says his former employer, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Kane, 72, was AASHTO director of engineering and technical services from 2001 to 2013, following a long management career at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), including seven years as executive director.
AASHTO says Kane led the team that developed in 1989 the George H.W. Bush administration’s national transportation policy, a precursor to the landmark 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.
“Tony Kane was an extraordinary leader,” says Bud Wright, AASHTO executive director and a former FHWA colleague. “He far exceeded most of us intellectually.”
David Billington, 90, a longtime Princeton University civil-environmental engineering pro fessor, whose teaching skill spread engineering course study well beyond just its majors, died on March 25 in Los Angeles, the school said in April.
Faculty member Maria Garlock said Billington, who joined in 1960 and retired in 2010, taught engineering as a creative discipline, developing such courses as “Engineering and the Modern World” and “Structures and the Urban Environment.” The school alumni group said 20% of Princeton students had taken a Billington course.
He was a strong advocate for students, particularly women in engineering, said an online university obituary. Billington was “magisterial in the lecture hall,” John Ochsendorf, a former student and now an MIT engineering and architecture professor, said in the article.