John Cherington has joined the Raleigh office of JE Dunn Construction as life science superintendent, where his responsibilities will range from construction planning and sequencing during preconstruction through start-up and commissioning. A 30-year industry veteran, his experience includes MEP, instrumentation and controls, and process controls.
Additionally, Christopher LaBonte joined JE Dunn in Raleigh as a project director. In this position, Labonte will manage the design and construction of gene therapy and pharmaceutical laboratories and production facility projects of varying sizes from design through construction turnover. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, including 15 years in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing and 15 years in industrial and energy sectors.
Marques Lowe also has joined JE Dunn’s Raleigh office as health, safety and environmental manager. Lowe will oversee the development, management and implementation of all safety programs.
Chris Siok has been promoted to section manager of the pipelines team for Burns & McDonnell in the Southeast. Since joining the firm in 2018, he’s served as a lead pipeline engineer. In his new role, Siok will support the Atlanta pipeline team as lead engineer for regional gas utility and transmission clients.
HKS has added Jose Jaguan to its hospitality practice in Miami as a principal and master planner. Jaguan has more than 35 years of experience in land planning, resort development, community planning and landscape architecture. His responsibilities will include assisting developers, owners and operators to determine land uses that enhance a site’s natural characteristics while having minimal impact on the environment.
Lewis McKenzie joins 1898 & Co. to lead the Oracle Primavera business line for the business, technology and security solutions consultancy. McKenzie has 20 years of experience supporting large tech projects within the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Moss Construction promoted Matt Sherry to director of business development in Broward County. Sherry’s previous role was in operations, where he coordinated with vendors, employees and clients to organize projects. In his new capacity, Sherry will lead sales and client-relationship management, track new markets, develop strategic partnerships and guide long-term relationships.
Moss Construction also has promoted Edwin Perkins to president of Moss Solar. A Moss veteran of 13 years, Perkins began his career with the company as a project engineer and previously held positions as director of solar initiatives and senior vice president of solar. He will be responsible for strategic business planning and execution of utility-scale solar projects throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Ware Malcomb hired Jamie Case as director for interior architecture and design in its Atlanta office. Case joins the firm with 24 years of experience in project, design and personnel management as well as business development.
Mary Clayton has joined HNTB Corp. in Charlotte as a principal planner. Clayton’s career spans more than 30 years in North Carolina and includes experience in project development, transportation initiatives, mobility, grant and administrative management as well as budget and fiscal planning.
Michael Stevenson has joined Perkins Eastman as a principal in the firm’s new Raleigh studio. Stevenson has more than 40 years of expertise in urban planning, science and technology, and higher education. Previously, Stevenson worked in Manhattan for 13 years with New York City-based Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut and Kuhn. In 2000, he returned to Raleigh as design principal for KlingStubbins (later Jacobs) and most recently worked for Perkins + Will.
The Beck Group has hired Ben Watkins as regional director of its Atlanta office. Watkins takes over the role of regional director from Ben Bard, who was promoted to chief operations officer. Watkins will manage design and construction operations.
“Ben is a great addition to The Beck Group,” said Fred Perpall, chief executive officer. “He is a strategic thinker who excels at building client relationships and business.”
Building & Earth promoted 19-year civil-engineering veteran Joey Jones to branch manager of its Birmingham, Ala., location. He previously served as the firm’s geotechnical department manager.
CROFT & Associates, Kennesaw, Ga., hired architect Adam Lamb as project manager. Lamb will support the firm’s federal business unit.
The firm also hired designer Anna Adams, who will join the design studio with an emphasis on interiors.