Brown and Caldwell, Walnut Creek, Calif., has hired Andrea Hall as senior director of diversity and inclusion. Hall brings a 17-year track record of creating and leading company-wide diversity and inclusion strategies and will be responsible for identifying and implementing belonging, diversity and inclusion programs.
Arup has named Andreas Raedle as the firm’s new underground-infrastructure leader for the Americas region. Raedle, who most recently worked in Arup’s Singapore office as the Australasia tunneling skills leader, will be based in San Francisco and focus on underground engineering in the rail, water, aviation and science and industry sectors.
Ware Malcomb expanded Jim Terry’s role as principal of its Pleasanton, Calif., office in addition to his current position as principal, commercial architecture. Terry, a licensed architect with LEED credentials, has 35 years of experience; he joined the firm in 2003 as a project manager in Denver.
Meanwhile, Jamie Salvo has joined Ware Malcomb as director, interior architecture and design in Pleasanton, Calif., where she will grow and manage the company’s interior architecture and design studio and oversee all interiors projects.
Burns & McDonnell hired Rashmi Menon as vice president and general manager in California. With 20 years of experience in the transportation, aviation, transit, energy, industrial and municipal markets, Menon will deliver critical infrastructure projects in the energy, aviation, mission-critical, manufacturing, federal, construction, environmental and technology industries.
Derek Barth, with 15 years in the power industry, was promoted to lead the networks, integration and automation team for Burns & McDonnell in the Pacific Northwest. In his new role, Barth leads the planning, design, implementation and integration of telecommunications technology, helping utilities boost energy system reliability and connectivity for communities.
Also at Burns & McDonnell, Oxana Shapovalova has been promoted to substation assistant department manager in the Pacific Northwest. In her new role, Shapovalova leads a team of multidiscipline professionals to provide communities and utilities with safe and reliable power systems. Shapovalova and her team plan, design and build the generation connections that tie renewable, commercial and industrial sites to the power grid.
San Jose, Calif.-based Blach Construction has promoted John Mathias to general superintendent as part of the firm’s new field operations management team. Mathias will oversee all of Blach’s superintendents.
Seattle-based JTM Construction announced Martin O’Leary as the company’s new president, taking over the position from John Hayduk, who will transition to senior adviser. Hayduk co-founded JTM Construction with O’Leary and CEO Tom Titus in 2005.
Syska Hennessy promoted Michelle Baratta, a qualified elevator inspector, to associate principal. Baratta, who joined Syska in 2014 and works in Orange County, Calif., has extensive experience in vertical transportation and in project management, system analysis and design and construction.
Also at Syska Hennessy, Sean Marcel has been promoted to principal. Marcel serves as the managing director of the firm’s San Diego office and oversees technical direction for regional and national projects. Recent examples include the Federal Inspection Station at San Diego International Airport, Long Beach Civic Center and the Maintenance & Operations Complex at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Calif.
Max Graeber joined Sundt Construction Inc. as a field engineer in its San Diego office. Graeber will be assigned to the Sundt team constructing the new support facilities for San Diego International Airport. Graeber earned his bachelor’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
The PENTA Building group has named Andy McColl preconstruction executive Los Angeles. Formerly senior preconstruction manager, McColl has worked closely with marketing and business development departments to grow PENTA’s presence in the health care and higher education sectors for projects across Southern California.
PENTA also promoted Beltran Cahapay to the role of project manager in Los Angeles. Since joining PENTA in 2018, Beltran has held the position of senior project engineer, working on projects in the higher education sector. Beltran holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from California State University, Fullerton.
Richard Bottcher joined HNTB Corp. as project director, based in the firm’s San Diego office. He specializes in transportation drainage system design and alternative delivery methods and supports work on XpressWest and other projects in Southern California.