Texas & Louisiana People: Construction business updates for August 2018
HKS added several new hires to its Dallas office.
Heidi Dial has joined the firm as chief information officer. Dial has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.
Ashley Flores has been hired as vice president and education strategist. She previously served as director of planning and special projects at Dallas Independent School District.
Louis Adams has joined the firm as vice president and regional public relations manager. He is a veteran communications leader with broad media relations experience across an array of industries, including health and hospitality.
Selwyn Crawford has been hired as vice president and senior editor. He is an award-winning journalist and spent three decades at The Dallas Morning News as a staff writer and editor.
EMJ Construction has named William Mosher as executive vice president of its Dallas-based team. Mosher began with EMJ in 1998 as a project engineer.
TDIndustries has promoted Matt Terry to senior vice president of its Fort Worth office. He has been with TD for 11 years. Terry, who was promoted to lead Fort Worth’s construction, special projects and service offerings in January 2017, adds additional leadership responsibilities with his new title, including business development, estimating and overseeing the TD – North Texas Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Group.
David Fultz has been promoted to senior vice president of Dallas special projects. Fultz, who was previously a vice president of Dallas Special Projects, is responsible for sales, business development, estimating and operations for TD’s Dallas special projects group.
Joe Dooley has joined Sundt Construction as vice president, Texas regional manager for the transportation group. He will be responsible for business development, preconstruction, operations and client management for Sundt’s Texas transportation projects.
Sean Christopherson was hired as a project engineer for Sundt’s San Antonio office. He will serve as an engineer for the CPS Headquarters project in San Antonio.
Mark Debenport has joined Sundt as preconstruction project manager for the company’s building group, Texas District. Debenport will spearhead preconstruction in North Texas.
Angelica Rosales has joined Sundt’s business development team for the company’s building group, Southwest District. Rosales will lead client engagement and community relations for the district’s business development team in El Paso.
Stephanie Fox, CPA, has joined Cadence McShane Construction Co. as vice president of finance in the firm’s Addison, Texas, office. Fox is responsible for the financial management and construction accounting functions for the firm, as well as directing the firm’s relationships with outside financial entities. She joins Cadence McShane with more than 22 years of professional experience in accounting, the last 16 years within the commercial construction industry.
James “Jim” Buckley was named a vice president and mechanical department head for the Houston office of WSP USA. Buckley was previously a senior project manager and mechanical discipline lead for Jacobs in Houston.
Nolan Rome has been named leader of WSP’s U.S. health care practice in the firm’s Dallas office.
Nolan, who serves as a senior vice president, has been on the firm’s property and buildings and health care leadership teams for the past several years and is a co-leader of WSP’s global health care practice.
Deborah Adams has joined the board of directors of Austin Industries, Dallas. She brings more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with her to Austin, including roles at Conoco, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66 before her retirement in 2016.
James Vinson has joined SoilTech Consultants Inc., Ridgeland, Miss., and will manage the firm’s overall operations. Vinson has more than 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience, the last 17 with CDM Smith in Knoxville, Tenn. In his new role with SoilTech, Vinson will lead the geotechnical engineering and testing discipline for the 20-person firm.
Eric Sheehan is the new director of GIS Services at Baseline Corp., Dallas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Binkley & Barfield Family of Cos. Sheehan is an expert in GIS, and his drone expertise is enhanced by a Federal Aviation Administration UAS Airman Certification. His previous experience includes 14 years as a GIS project manager with engineering consulting firms and the previous 10 years as a GIS manager for oil and gas operators in Texas.
Dallas-based RLG Consulting Engineers hired Andrea Pender as director of business development. She comes to RLG with several years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as business development manager for one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading MEP design firms.
Ron Meyer has been named a principal with O’Connell Robertson, Austin, Texas. He serves as the project delivery leader for O’Connell Robertson and has more than 25 years of experience in architecture.
Craig Clairmont has joined KSA’s aviation services group. He will serve as regional manager and senior project manager from the firm’s Sugar Land, Texas, office. Clairmont brings more than 27 years of experience across most aspects of aviation and airport design.
Clay Livingston has joined KSA’s municipal services group as a project engineer in Austin, Texas. Livingston brings 11 years of experience and a background in engineering, development consulting, site development and public infrastructure and utilities to the firm.
MYCON General Contractors, Dallas, has appointed Alexis Semach as director of business development in support of the firm’s continued growth.
Amy Campbell, a principal in Stantec’s Dallas office, has been named the managing leader for the firm’s South Central Water group serving Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. In this new role, she will also be responsible for delivering the financial performance of the region.
David Irvine, a vice president at Stantec in Houston, has been named the geographic leader for the firm’s U.S. Central geography. Having previously served as regional leader overseeing Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, he will continue to work closely with the firm’s regional and business line leadership, focusing on growth across the region.
Gerald “Jerry” Gehm has been promoted to regional client relationship leader in Houston, overseeing Gensler’s Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio offices.
Gehm joined the firm in 2002, became managing director of Gensler’s Chicago office in 2009 and co-managing director of the Houston office in 2012.
Hunter Clayton, a native Houstonian and former principal at Gensler, has rejoined the firm and will work with Stephanie Burritt as the Houston office’s co-managing directors. Clayton spent seven years with Gensler’s Santa Monica and Las Vegas offices and most recently served as an executive with MGM Resorts International.
Andy Boniol has joined Lincoln Builders as director of preconstruction in its Baton Rouge office. Boniol will lead teams assisting clients with budgeting, estimating and bidding their projects. He brings 20 years of commercial and industrial construction experience, including expertise in fostering relationships with subcontractors and vendors to establish best value for clients.
Inventure Design, Houston, recently hired Charles Tehauno as an associate.
Meanwhile, Morgan Stautzenberger returned to Inventure Design in June as an associate. He originally joined the firm in 2013 as an intern.
Senior Associate Todd Eppenbach has been promoted to Dallas lead to oversee operations at Inventure Design’s second Texas office.
Transportation engineer Michael Brown has joined Freese and Nichols as senior project manager in Austin. He has more than three decades of experience in project management and coordination for the Texas Dept. of Transportation, where he oversaw projects for various types of roadway facilities in 12 TxDOT districts.
Jim Keith has joined Freese and Nichols as stormwater manager in Dallas. He has national expertise in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs, and brings nearly two decades of experience in flood-risk management, dam and levee evaluation and flood warning systems. He is president of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Dallas Chapter.
JQ has hired Bryant De La Cruz as a structural project manager in the firm’s Austin office. He has more than 14 years of experience in the industry and has managed all phases of project development from schematic design through construction completion.
Angela McMurray has rejoined HNTB Corp. as environmental planning manager. McMurray leads efforts to grow the environmental planning practice in HNTB’s Houston office and will focus on service and delivery for major transportation projects throughout southeast Texas and El Paso. She previously served as an environmental planner for HNTB in Houston from 2009 to 2014. Before rejoining HNTB, McMurray served as an environmental planner–scientist for another consulting firm.
Wade Benton has rejoined HNTB as senior project manager and associate vice president, based in the firm’s Austin office. Benton has nearly 25 years of experience developing and delivering large municipal transportation, utility, drainage and other infrastructure projects in Texas. He previously worked at HNTB from 2006-2016.
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing has hired several individuals across its Texas offices.
Joining the firm as project coordinators in the Dallas office are Seth Trimble and Justin Williamson. James Castleman has joined the firm’s Dallas office as roofing estimator.
Tim Hooper joins Chamberlin as business development associate in the Dallas office. He brings 11 years of experience in business development and 14 years’ experience in the A/E/C industry, and previously served as a business development manager for a commercial construction company in California.
Rodney Coyer joins Chamberlin’s Austin office as project manager. Coyer has eight years of project management experience and 13 years of roofing construction experience.
Jimena Hernandez was hired as Chamberlin’s talent acquisition specialist and recruiter in Houston.
Chamberlin also promoted Michael Stover to assistant project manager in the firm’s Austin office.
James B. “Pepper” Rutland, president and CEO of MMR Group Inc., was recently inducted into the Louisiana State University (LSU) College of Engineering Hall of Distinction.
The college established the Hall of Distinction in 1979 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the engineering profession. Criteria for election includes distinguished professional achievement, dedicated service to engineering and outstanding humanitarian activities.
As an alumnus of the first graduating class from LSU’s Construction Technology program, Rutland has been instrumental in supporting the LSU College of Engineering, including establishing a state-of-the-art modeling studio and providing mentorship opportunities for students.