Will Pender

Will Pender has joined Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Dallas, as president of its Gulf States region. Prior to joining AP, Pender served as regional vice president for TEAL System. Before that, Pender built a diverse portfolio as vice president and client director for Rogers-O’Brien Construction.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston President Russell Hamley is celebrating 25 years of serving contractor and supplier companies in the Greater Houston area. Hamley’s construction industry career started in 1982 when he started as a project manager for high-rise commercial projects. He joined the association in 1996 as chapter president. 

Preston Pressley

Preston Pressley has been promoted to president of Baker Drywall Dallas. Pressley most recently served as the vice president of business development and marketing for BakerTriangle.

Dallas-based multifamily developer JPI has hired Mollie Fadule as the firm’s new chief financial and investment officer. In her role, Fadule will lead the finance, legal and investment and capital markets teams. Fadule joins JPI with more than 15 years of experience in real estate, private equity and real estate and construction technology.

The Texas Transportation Commission has selected Marc Williams as the Texas Dept. of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new executive director. Williams, who has served as the agency’s deputy executive director since 2016, began his new role June 1. Williams has worked at TxDOT since 2012 and is the 22nd executive director for the department. Brandye Hendrickson became the department’s new deputy executive director, effective July 19. Hendrickson most recently served as deputy director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Hendrickson served much of her career in various roles within the Indiana Dept. of Transportation.

David Barbier

Ryan Gootee General Contractors (RGGC), New Orleans, has promoted four members of its team. David Barbier, vice president of preconstruction, has been promoted to executive vice president. Barbier has been with RGGC since its inception in 2004. Kevin Sprehe, senior project manager, has been promoted to project executive. He has been with the firm for more than a decade. Chad Leibe and Randy Robert, project superintendents, have been promoted to senior superintendents. Leibe has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and six of those have been at RGGC. Robert has been with RGGC since its founding, and his experience goes back more than 30 years in the field.

Angela Cotie

Angela Cotie has joined Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, Houston, to lead the company’s East Texas region office as its new vice president of operations. Prior to joining Bartlett Cocke, Cotie worked for the Gilbane Building Co. as a project executive. Cotie was recognized in 2015 as one of ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top 20 Under 40.

Gary Thomas has been hired at Jacobs to lead the firm’s people, places and solutions line of business as the U.S. transit market leader. Thomas is former president and executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Prior to joining DART in 1998, he was a consulting engineer for 19 years.

Kathy Carr has joined JE Dunn’s Austin office as vice president and director of client solutions. Carr previously spent more than 10 years with Abbott, leading corporate real estate and facilities management. Hyde Griffith has joined JE Dunn’s South Central region as vice president and director of client solutions for health care and life sciences, based in the Austin office. He previously spent 16 years working with Broaddus & Associates. 

Don Hensley has joined LEO A DALY as vice president and managing principal in Dallas. Hensley has more than 30 years of experience in architecture and engineering, including executive-level positions at CannonDesign and Stantec.

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P), Houston, has promoted Matt Russell to vice president of its aviation center of excellence. Russell is an eight-year S&P veteran and has more than 80 aviation construction projects to his credit. 

Mark Joseph

TDIndustries Inc. (TD) has brought on Mark Joseph to lead its strategic initiatives as TD’s director of inclusion. With more than 25 years of experience, Joseph has worked in multiple industries such as manufacturing, aviation, commercial real estate and global government services. Joseph will work out of TD’s headquarters in Dallas. TD also announced that Gary Roden has been promoted to the newly created role of vice president of design-build business development. Roden has been with TD for three years and has 35 years of experience in architecture and engineering design, controls and automation and general contracting.

Thompson Pipe Group – Pressure has hired Chris Saurenmann as vice president. Saurenmann has more than 20 years of engineering and industry experience and will oversee manufacturing and production of concrete and steel pressure pipe.

AECOM has hired Thomas Lyon to lead its ongoing program management/construction management contract at the DFW International Airport. He brings nearly 25 years of experience with airports and a wealth of knowledge from all facets of the construction industry. Sébastien Simonnet has joined AECOM buildings + places US West region, strategy +, as a strategist, based in Houston. Simonnet returns to AECOM, having previously worked for the company in London and Singapore.

Freese and Nichols, Dallas, has added Christopher T. Tolar to its environmental science/coastal group to focus on large infrastructure projects. He has more than 21 years of experience in the public and private sectors.

Bowman has hired Thomas Cargill as survey director for the Austin office. Cargill previously led the Austin branch office for a statewide land surveying company. Cargill also has a long track record of performing boundary surveys for right-of-way acquisition and topographic design surveys for TxDOT.

Pete Marocco

CEC Facilities Group, Irving, Texas, has hired Pete Marocco as corporate director of operations. Marocco comes to CEC after many years of service with the U.S. government. Most recently at the U.S. Agency for International Development, he led a new bureau of more than 400 staff with 1,700 field-based programs and a $300-million budget across five offices.

PhiloWilke Partnership, Houston, has hired Stephanie Fallon as director of interiors. With more than 11 years of design experience in health care, health science and higher education projects, Fallon will lead interior design for the firm and broaden its service offerings.

Johnny Kousparis and Michael Rey have been appointed co-managing directors for Gensler’s San Antonio Office. Kousparis brings more than 15 years of experience managing complex, large-scale campus, hospitality and office building projects. Rey brings more than 20 years of architecture and business development experience to Gensler.

Art Bloodworth, DLR Group principal, has been named design leader in the firm’s Dallas office. He has been with the firm for 22 years. Jonathan Grefaldon, also a DLR Group principal, as been named workplace leader in the firm’s Dallas studio. Grefaldon joined DLR Group in 2010. Adam St. Cyr, DLR Group principal, has been named region leader in Texas. He is responsible for operations of the firm’s Austin, Dallas and Houston offices. St. Cyr joined DLR Group in 2005.

Buddy Boysen has joined Garver as water process group leader at the College Station Water Design Center. He has worked as a leader and adviser at conventional and advanced treatment plants with capacity greater than 200 million gallons per day.

RPS North America announced three promotions in Houston. Mike McClung was promoted to Houston water office leader. He has 17 years of experience, all at RPS. Natalie Chaney was promoted to municipal services team leader. Chaney also serves as the sustainability lead for the company. She has 13 years of experience and has been with RPS for nine years. Bassem Talje was promoted to Houston transport deputy office leader. He has been with RPS for seven years and has 30 years of experience, including 20 years at TxDOT.

DonahueFavret Contractors Inc., Mandeville, La., has added three new members to its staff. Pierce Langridge has been hired as a project manager, Brock Piglia is director of marketing and Terry Parker is a project engineer.

Matt Clark has been promoted to division manager at Embree Construction, Georgetown, Texas. Clark joined the company more than eight years ago as a project manager.

Scott Haywood has been named HNTB Corp.’s office leader for the firm’s Central and South Texas offices. Haywood most recently served as the firm’s client service leader for TxDOT. Prior to HNTB, Haywood founded and was president of a nonprofit transportation group called Move Texas Forward. 

Ryan Needham has rejoined Alston Construction as preconstruction manager in Dallas. Needham is a 17-year veteran of the construction industry. Aaron Brown has joined Alston as project manager. Brown has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. David Stricklin has joined Alston’s Dallas team as a superintendent. Stricklin is a 40-year industry veteran. 

Mamunur Rashid has joined KCI Technologies Inc.’s Houston office as a senior project manager. Rashid has more than 19 years of diversified civil engineering experience.

KAI Design has hired Clint Ashworth as senior project manager at its Dallas-Fort Worth office. Ashworth has more than 30 years of project management experience. Prior to KAI, Ashworth was an associate principal for CallisonRTKL. KAI’s DFW office also added three individuals to its engineering group: Sam Haddadin has joined the firm as mechanical designer, and Singee Nguyen and Mark Steele have joined KAI as electrical designers.

Sundt Construction promoted Taylor Pinnell to field superintendent in its San Antonio office. Pinnell has been with Sundt for nearly four years.