Engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell has named Geoff Grant to a new C-suite role to direct its long-term growth strategy. As chief growth officer, Grant will be responsible for developing and implementing sustainable and client-focused growth plans. Grant, who previously was senior vice president of sales, specializes in planning, design and construction of critical water and wastewater infrastructure. He will be based in Cincinnati. The employee-owned company, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2022 by giving a 5% salary increase to all of its 1,800 employees.
Brinkmann Constructors, St. Louis, has elevated President Brian Satterthwaite to CEO, succeeding Bob Brinkmann who founded the firm in 1984 and remains chairman. Executive Vice President Tom Oberle succeeds Satterthwaite. Also,Ted Hoog, vice president of operations, is promoted to senior vice president of corporate operations, supporting national construction operations; Matt Funk, director of preconstruction, is named corporate vice president of business development and preconstruction; Jeff Vierling, director of field operations, becomes vice president of field operations; Lucas Rottler, director of preconstruction in Denver, is elevated to vice president of preconstruction; and Nathan Wirth, senior superintendent in St. Louis, becomes regional director of field operations in Kansas City. Employee-owned Brinkmann Constructors reports current revenue at $1.3 billion.and says it has 350 employees in four U.S. offices.
Alberici, St. Louis has promoted John East to market leader for the firm’s water business unit to lead preconstruction and construction of water and wastewater projects. His projects include the $135-million Crooked Creek Water Reclamation Facility Improvement in Gwinnett County, Ga., and the Wichita Northwest Water Treatment Facility, a new 120-million-gallon-per-day water treatment facility.
Ryan Luck has been named construction services group director and associate vice president at HNTB Corp. Based in Milwaukee, he will focus on staff and portfolio of construction services projects in Wisconsin. Luck previously worked for the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation for 32 years. Tony Kratofil has joined HNTB as a national transportation practice consultant and will serve as a strategic adviser on projects throughout the Great Lakes, based in Lansing, Mich. Most recently, he was chief operating officer and chief engineer of the Michigan Dept. of Transportation, where he directed planning, design, operation and maintenance of all the state surface transportation system.
Syska Hennessy has promoted Joseph O’Sullivan to executive director of operations. He leads operations based in Chicago, along with those in Central and Southeast regions and international work.
Principle Construction Corp., Rosemont, Ill., has hired nine new staff members. John S. Cahill now is a senior project manager, with more than 35 years of experience building large-scale office buildings, warehouses, restaurants and tenant interiors; Jim Greco has joined Principle as a senior project manager with 40 years of construction experience; Patrick Byrne, a 15 year Chicago area industry veteran, has been hired as a project manager; Leslie Smedberg, joins the firm as a project accountant, also with 15 years of industry experience. Other new team members are Stephen Augustyn an assistant superintendent; John Isaacson as a senior superintendent; and Scott Nagle and David Plunkett, new superintendents; and Justin Cook as a project estimator.
Vhris Kuykendall has joined Mule-Hide Products Co., Beloit, Wis., as fluid-applied segment manager.