Bryan Jones

Bryan Jones has been named president of HNTB Corp.’s MidAtlantic division, with more than 580 professionals serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He had been HNTB Gulf Coast region, which covers Louisiana and Mississippi. The office achieved significant year-over-year growth, the firm says. Jones joined HNTB in 2007 and held management, sales and strategic planning positions.

Zandra Ford

HNTB also has hired Zandra Ford as director of rail operations for the Capital region. She has experience in rail operations, project management, strategic planning, finance and capital budgeting as well as in the federal and state funding process. Ford had worked for New York City Transit, managing line operations and eventually managing service delivery at the Rapid Transit Operations rail control center, where she oversaw seven subway lines.

Balfour Beatty has appointed Dan Novack to be president of its building operations in the MidAtlantic area. He succeeds Mike Phillips in overseeing construction in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Novack joined Balfour Beatty more than 20 years ago. His experience at the firm includes purchasing, preconstruction, small-business development as well as community and client relations and operations.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro has appointed Michael Carroll as state secretary of transportation. Carroll was a state representative for 16 years before stepping down last year and also served on the House Transportation Committee.

Limbach Holdings Inc., Warrendale, Pa., has elevated Michael M. McCann to CEO, effective March 29, the building systems solutions firm announced. Executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2019, he will succeed Charlie Bacon, who has served in the role since 2004 and will retire. Limbach ranks at No. 63 on ENR’s list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors, with reported 2021 revenue of $490.4 million in HVAC, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and control systems work. Bacon will become a special advisor “to assist with the transition,” said the company which did not disclose an end date for the role. He also is set to retire from its board directors at the firm’s annual board meeting. At that time, McCann will becomes a board director. He joined Limbach in 2010 as vice president and branch manager in Tampa. The company is also promoting Jay Sharp to president of its entities Limbach Co. LLC, Limbach Co. LP, Jake Marshall LLC and Limbach Facility & Project Solutions LLC. He now is executive vice president in those units. Nick Angerosa continues as president of Limbach entities Harper Limbach LLC and Harper Limbach Construction LLC.

CDM Smith has elevated Firas N. Makarem to be president of its federal services unit based in Fairfax, Va. Most recently, he was senior vice president and program services group director. Joining the firm  in 2005, has advanced through leadership roles in program, construction and emergency management services globally, CDM Smith says.

Jason Dittrich and Karen Schulte have been named stockholders at Mueller Associates, a Baltimore-based engineering firm. They also joined the firm’s leadership team. Dittrich has been its director of business development since 2019. Schulte, who joined the firm in 2006, is a project manager who has overseen design of mechanical and plumbing systems for many construction and renovation projects. The firm also promoted Tom Syvertsen to vice president. Syvertsen, who joined the firm in 2002, had been a project manager. He has overseen many of its largest and most complex projects in the cultural, institutional and historic preservation markets.

Catherine Heath

Catherine Heath has been named CEO of Washington, D.C.-based HYL Architecture. She previously served as the firm’s managing principal, a role that will now be held by Whitney Loke, whose previous title was principal. Valarie Young also was elevated to chief financial officer.

Bala Consulting Engineers has promoted John Brockwell to executive vice president. Based in King of Prussia, Pa., Brockwell focuses on the firm’s structures and technology practices. He previously was principal and mission-critical sector leader. The firm also has promoted Jim Gardler to director of mechanical-electrical-plumbing operations in the Philadelphia office. He previously was senior associate project manager of the firm.

A. Morton Thomas and Associates Inc. has hired Randy Kiser as a senior construction services manager. He had previously worked for the Virginia Dept. of Transportation in the Lynchburg and Staunton districts.

Langan has elevated Sean M. Damon as a principal based in Doylestown, Pa. He is the engineering firm’s environmental practice leader and also oversees its national ecological and human health risk assessment practice.