WSP USA has named Sofia Berger as executive leader of the transportation national business line. Formerly deputy director of the firm's advisory national business line, she also has been recognized by ENR and ENR New York as a top young professional.
Consigli Construction has appointed Laura Bush as director of operations for the New York City metro region. She is the founding co-chair of the Ambassador Council for Non-Traditional Employment for Women (NEW), past president of the Greater New York and Long Island chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and a board member of the Women Builder’s Council in New York City.
Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers announced that. Jenny Mendovaya now is director of the firm’s health care studio and Eric Chan has become associate director of institutional projects. Helen Castle is now a senior associate.
Yael Ron has joined Silverstein Properties as head of global hospitality and general manager of residential properties. Previously, she was managing director of The Leading Hotels of the World’s Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York.
The Moles, a New York City-based national heavy construction professional group, has named its 2022 member and non-member awardees for outstanding career achievement. They will be recognized at a dinner at the New York Hilton midtown in Manhattan on Jan. 19. The non-member awardee is Frederick P. “Fred” Salvucci, an MIT civil engineering graduate and former Fulbright Scholar who served as Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation. His most recent activities have included participation in the restructuring of commuter and rapid transit services in Buenos Aires, development of a new transit system for San Juan, Puerto Rico and work with the US Transportation Dept. Volpe Center in reviewing U.S. metro area transportation planning processes. Named as member awardee is Alfonso “Al” Daloisio Jr. According to The Moles, he has
worked in every facet of heavy construction, and is currently CEO of Railroad Construction Co., Paterson, NJ, which the group says has grown from a $2-million firm mainly focusing on railway installations into a multi-discipline construction firm with an annual revenue of nearly $200 million. Daloisio serves as second vice president of The Moles.
STO Building Group has hired its first chief innovation officer, Rick Khan, based in New York City. He had been senior director of innovation at Minnesota contractor-developer Mortenson.
Islandia, N.Y.-based Stalco Construction has promoted Joseph Serpe to partner, the firm’s first at that level since it was established in 1992. He had been a senior vice president.
McAlpine Contracting has promoted Mark Montalvo to director of construction. He had been senior project manager.
Perkins Eastman has promoted the following to associate principal: Jennifer Beggiato, Samantha Belfoure, Tim Bertschinger, John Graham, Salema Gumbs, Mathew Hart, Sonya Julian Lester, Ty Kaul, Jessica Knapp, Nathaniel Koschmann, Errol Maynard, Rebecca Milne, Ann Neeriemer, Shefali Raichaudhuri, Phillip Templeton, Emily Woods Weiskopf, and Tamer Youssef.
New York City-based Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services has hired Gregory P. Troast as director of business development. He had been director of new business development at Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corp.
Norwood, Mass.-based Gaston Electrical Co. hired Scott Hall as low voltage division manager at its headquarters. Hall most recently worked as a district manager at Anixter.
The LiRo Group has appointed Paul Levine as chief financial officer. He was finance director at STV. Andrea Anfossi, now finance vice president, had been an associate vice president and controller.
Peter Grabowski will serve as Tighe & Bond Inc. chief operating officer and chief risk officer, effective in January. He now is water business line leader for the Westfield, Mass.-based engineering, design and environmental consulting firm. Grabowski succeeds Bill Hardy, who will remain building services business line leader for the firm’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural and GIS engineering teams.
The firm also named vice president Tiffany Labrie as water business line leader. A civil and environmental engineer specializing in water and wastewater conveyance and treatment, she has led significant projects and successful teams in the unit for almost two decades and is a member of the firm’s board of directors.
Additionally, vice president Chris Bone will take on the newly formed role of design manager to advance the firm’s use of technology in project delivery, standardize quality and design and lead the project review program. His engineering expertise includes work on both new and upgraded water and wastewater facilities. Ian Catlow, also a vice president, will succeed Bone as a technical director of the business line. His experience is in planning, design and construction oversight of wastewater systems.
Newton, Mass.-based general contractor Cranshaw Construction promoted Riane Ragno to diversity and workforce coordinator. She joined Cranshaw in 2019 in the preconstruction-estimating department and has since taken an active role in the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion committees.
Suffolk hired Christian Riordan as chief operating officer of education in the Northeast. Prior to joining the Boston-based real estate and construction firm, he spent 17 years at Consigli Construction Co., where he oversaw higher education projects in the Boston area for clients that included Harvard University, MIT, Bentley University, Brandeis University and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The firm also hired William Sayles as Northeast vice president of life sciences. He previously worked at North Reading, Mass.-based Columbia Construction, managing lab, research and manufacturing projects for clients such as Moderna Therapeutics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble/Gillette.
Charley Leatherbee also joined Suffolk as president of Suffolk Ventures, its real estate investment arm. The investor-oriented entity invests with developers, drawing on Suffolk’s preconstruction design and estimating expertise to improve project feasibility for clients, the firm says. Leatherbee previously held leadership positions at Trammell Crow Co., where he opened an office in Boston and was responsible for development and investment in the New England region. He also led the commercial development practice in Boston for Skanska USA, responsible for sourcing and developing large-scale mixed-use, multifamily, office and life sciences projects in greater Boston.
Mike Trovini is the new head of FUSE, Suffolk’s self-perform operation, which consists of Suffolk Illuminate, the company’s design-assist team, and Suffolk Edge, the organization’s planning and scheduling service. He joined Suffolk from The Related Cos., serving as senior adviser to project teams on the Hudson Yards Eastern Rail Yards, Lantern House, 15 Central Park West and other projects in New York City.
Suffolk also named Kevin Sharkey as executive vice president of national business development. He joins the firm from Turner, where he spent 35 years in various operational and leadership positions across all construction disciplines, including engineering, cost control, scheduling, purchasing, operations, project management, business development and public-private partnerships.
In addition, Suffolk has hired Gerald Bianco as vice president of operations in New York City. He was operations director at Lendlease.
Boston-based design firm Shepley Bulfinch promoted Luke Voiland to executive vice president, practice strategy. He previously served as principal. Voiland has led the design of projects across the life sciences, higher education and health care industries. He is a founding co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects’ Committee for Research and Innovation Design.
Miguel Baique, assistant dean for academic diversity and inclusive excellence for the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y., has been selected as a fellow for the 2022 class of SUNY’s Hispanic Leadership Institute. He will be among 10 faculty and staff members from six SUNY campuses for the program, aimed at developing the next generation of Hispanic/Latinx leaders.