Ralph EspositoSuffolk has made three appointments. The firm hired Ralph Esposito as president of its Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region, which includes New England, New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Esposito previously headed Lendlease’s East Coast region construction business.

Houssam “Sam” SleimanThe firm also hired Houssam “Sam” Sleiman as executive vice president for national transportation. Sleiman— most recently serving as the Massachusetts Port Authority director of capital programs and environmental affairs, was elected as a member of The Moles in 2020 and named one of ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers of 2009.


Mark FulcoSuffolk also  appointed Mark Fulco as vice president of business development for Northeast health care. He had been president of Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mass. Additionally, the Tech:NYC Leadership Council appointed Lea Stendahl, Suffolk executive vice president and chief marketing officer and head of strategy, as a member. In that role, she will collaborate with technology leaders and influencers as well as policymakers and key stakeholders to advocate for the city’s tech sector.


Gonzalo GonzaleziBUILT, the design-build-operate company that launched in November, has hired Gonzalo Gonzalez, a manufacturing and electronic engineering expert, as its chief manufacturing officer. He is the former senior director of manufacturing engineering at Tesla and was vice president of operations and engineering at Jabil. The company has a New York City office and a manufacturing facility in Berwick, Pa.


Lendlease has promoted Steven Sommer to executive general manager and president of New York construction. He had previously been principal in charge for New York construction.


New York City-based The LiRo Group has promoted Stephen Green to vice president of human resources. He had been director of human resources, a role lthat includes providing employee communication regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.


Raymond DaddazioRaymond Daddazio, a senior consultant in Thornton Tomasetti’s New York City office, has become a  member of the National Academy of Construction’. The group is composed of 360 professionals from all segments of the built environment who are recognized for excellence and share their expertise.


John MezicJohn Mezic has joined Syska Hennessy as associate practice director of facilities management and commissioning. He will oversee the expansion of that team in New York City. Previously, Mezic was senior vice president at PMC Group One.


Rakesh ShahBurns & McDonnell has hired Rakesh Shah as a senior project manager. He will lead tenant improvement, renovation and design-build efforts for commercial projects in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He had been chief estimator at The We Co.


LeChase Construction Services LLC named James McKenna as vice president in its Rochester, N.Y., office. Previously, he was vice president of construction at Wilmorite.


VHB has hired two executives in its New York City office. Northeast region transportation market leader and New York City managing director Maxine Hill was previously New York area manager at WSP USA. Sustainability practice leader Ryan Prime had been director of strategic performance at Skanska USA Civil.


Amy RayAmy Ray is director of business development for edm, an architecture and engineering firm with offices in Pittsfield, Mass.; Unionville, Conn.; and Troy, N.Y. Prior to joining edm, she worked for Newman Architects in New Haven, Conn., as director of marketing and business development. Ray was recently elected secretary of the National Organization of Minority Architects Connecticut chapter.


Gia MainieroGia Mainiero has been promoted to principal from associate principal at Dattner Architects. She will lead the design and management of infrastructure, transportation and design-build projects at the New York City firm.


Jersey City, N.J.-based land use consulting firm Dresdner Robin, which does work in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, has promoted Charles Heydt to director of planning from his previous role as associate director of planning.


Jim KolbSTV|DPM, part of STV, promoted Jim Kolb to senior vice president and New England regional director of the firm’s program management-construction management division. He will lead management teams in Newton, Mass., and Hartford, Conn. After joining STV’s Boston office in 2012, Kolb helped STV acquire Diversified Project Management (DPM) in 2015 to form STV|DPM. Bob Keeley, who founded DPM, will be taking on a new corporate role as senior vice president, business systems.


Jamie SullivanConsulting firm Bowman hired Jamie Sullivan as the director of the firm’s restaurants and retail market sectors. Based in the Boston area, Sullivan most recently worked as director of restaurants at Core States Group.  


The Architectural Team Inc., a Chelsea, Mass.-based architecture, planning and interior design firm,  promoted architects Jay Szymanski, Gary Kane and Edward Bradford to principal. William Moran, vice president of finance, was promoted to principal as well. The firm also hired Meghann Van Dorn as director of interior design. She had served as a senior interior designer with Dyer Brown Architects in Boston.


Mike CunninghamMike Cunningham will lead Lynnfield, Mass.-based JM Electrical’s new maintenance and recurring service division. It focuses on direct onsite service related to electrical installation and repair, proactive prevention, infrared thermal scanning and imaging, special projects and emergency services. Cunningham previously worked as a program manager for Energy Federation Inc.  


TRUX, a Waltham, Mass., dump truck logistics technology firm, has hired four executives: Nicholas Moussab Jr. as vice president of enterprise sales; Patrick Massar as director of construction sales; Leif Cefalo as vice president of inside sales; and Haley Martin as vice president of marketing. Previously, Moussab worked as Fintainium senior vice president of business development. Massar had formerly served as senior presales solution consultant at Tradeshift. Cefalo most recently worked as vice president of commercial operations at Presidio. Martin previously held a role as senior director of marketing for ALICE - Hospitality Operations Platform.