Southwest People: Construction business updates for January 2020
Jeff Williamson has been promoted to president of the transportation group at Sundt Construction, Tempe, Ariz. Williamson previously served as the firm’s senior vice president.
Nicole Calamaio has been promoted to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Calamaio has more than 20 years of industry-specific talent management experience.
Sundt also recently promoted Randy Stromstad to project superintendent.
New hires for the company’s building group in Tempe include field engineer Brodrick Slaugenhoup, estimator Matthew Sprague, safety coordinator Sergio Lopez, project engineer Nick Favia and project manager Dan Reglin.
Ted Chamberlain has joined Sundt as a project director in the transportation group, and both Marissa Roti and Jessica Hannon were hired as business development representatives in the industrial group.
Todd Watson, principal commissioning authority at Total Building Commissioning, Tempe, Ariz., has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Southwest Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association. The group covers Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah.
DLR Group recently promoted Prem Sundharam to senior principal. Sundharam is DLR Group’s global sustainability leader and member of the firm’s research and development studio, based in Phoenix.
Several people at the firm were promoted to principal: Richard Beach, based in Tucson, along with Dennis Bree, Matt Brehmer, Michael Rudolph and Tim Thielke, all based in Phoenix.
The Phoenix office of CobbFendley has promoted Jim McCarty to department manager of utility services, which includes telecommunications and subsurface utility engineering.
Chris Almy was hired in CobbFendley’s Albuquerque office as senior project manager with the subsurface utility engineering group.
Maia Hoelzinger has joined Mortenson in Phoenix as a design phase manager. She will manage design for Mortenson’s new developments. A licensed architect, Hoelzinger’s experience is focused primarily in the health care and office sectors.
The firm also hired Rebecca Masters as a project manager in Albuquerque to help lead the Project 40 team—the 901,000-sq-ft renovation of a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Masters has nearly 10 years of construction experience, having started as a foreman, then becoming a project engineer and now a project manager.
Grant Evans was recently promoted to project manager at Woodson Engineering and Surveying in Flagstaff, Ariz. Evans has been at the firm for more than eight years. He was previously a senior designer.
David Edgington was recently promoted to associate geotechnical engineer at Wood Rodgers in Reno, Nev. Edgington started his career in construction as a carpenter immediately after high school and eventually became a licensed contractor. He joined Wood Rodgers in April 2018 and manages the firm’s construction materials and geotechnical lab.
The Nevada Dept. of Transportation has promoted Mario Gomez to District 1 engineer. He replaces Mary Martini, who retired earlier this year. Gomez is a 19-year department veteran, most recently serving as assistant district engineer for construction.