Mitchell Swann has joined Resolution Management Consultants Inc. as a managing director. Formerly a principal with MDC Systems, Swann’s experience includes engineering, construction management and claims analysis. He is a frequent speaker for organizations such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, where he serves as a distinguished lecturer and has chaired several technical committees and co-authored design guidelines.
Oscar Gonzalez has been named managing director for planning and environment services in the Washington, D.C., and Virginia region for WSP USA. Gonzalez will be responsible for expanding WSP’s planning and environment services in the region. He previously served as senior program manager and chief of real estate services for Virginia Railway Express. In that role he assessed projects during conceptual planning, engineering and environmental screening to set the framework in the project development process that would result in more detailed design, construction and operations.
Glass Projects Resource Inc. promoted Vito John Germinario from president to chief executive. Germinario co-founded the glass and glazing subcontracting company in 2005. Almost a decade later, he co-founded GPR’s sister company, LGV Group LLC, a Northern Virginia- based commercial real estate developer. He serves as that firm’s managing principal.
Infrastructure firm Shikun & Binui, along with its family of U.S. construction companies i+iconUSA & Fay, has hired Vincent J. Acri as director of risk management. Acri, whose experience includes commercial litigation and contracts, previously was claims manager for Evoqua Water Technologies LLC. The firm also hired Brad Saver as senior vice president of engineering and estimating. He most recently was chief estimator at The Lane Construction Corp. Dan Edwards is Shikun & Binui’s new director of engineering and estimating. Previously, he was vice president of estimating for American Bridge Co. The firm also has hired Sam Headon as director of business development. Headon had been project and commercial director of Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc.
Russell A. Hitt, chairman emeritus of Falls Church, Va.-based HITT Contracting Inc., died on Sept. 14. He was 83.
Hitt transformed his small family business into what is now the No. 33-ranked firm on the ENR Top 400 Contractors list with $2.4 billion in 2019 revenue. The firm was named ENR MidAtlantic’s 2019 Contractor of the Year.
After serving two years in the U.S. Army as an ops radar specialist, he became an estimator and project manager for his family business, which at the time was known as Hitt Decorating Co. By 1978, he oversaw daily operations. In 2015, Hitt received Virginia Tech’s Myers-Lawson School of Construction Award, which recognizes the outstanding leaders in the industry. Hitt is survived by his wife, Joan, four children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, many of whom work for HITT Contracting today.