Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., has named Andrea Goldsmith dean of its School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective Sept. 1. She currently serves on the electrical engineering faculty at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., and, as co-founder and chief technical officer of Quantenna Communications and Plume WiFi, is widely recognized for innovation in the field of wireless communications.

Goldsmith succeeds Emily A. Carter, who became executive vice chancellor and provost of the University of California, Los Angeles, last September.

Goldsmith joins Princeton at a time of major growth and investment in engineering and applied science, says the university, adding that the engineering school has launched initiatives to accelerate research and teaching in bioengineering, data science, the future of cities, and robotics and cyberphysical systems, and is expanding its space.


Meridian Associates, a Beverly, Mass., civil engineer, has named Douglas F. Reed president and CEO. He succeeds Charlie Wear, who remains in a senior leadership role. Reed is founder of a consulting firm, FosterGrowth, which provides strategic planning for design firms and utilities. He is a former senior vice president at SEA Consultants, now part of the Kleinfelder Group.


Ray Sloane has joined claims and dispute resolution consultant HKA, Philadelphia, as a partner based in New York City. He had been a managing director at Berkeley Research Group and previously was a senior managing director at FTI Consulting.


Suffolk, the Boston contractor and real estate firm, has named Tony Rango president of its western region covering work in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, the firm says. He had been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Webcor Builders and is a 22-year veteran of that firm.