Paul Pansing has been promoted by Burns & McDonnell to lead its Charlotte office as the company works to support significant growth in the region’s utility, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing markets. Pansing was previously the office’s manager of electric and gas transmission and distribution. He has nearly 15 years of experience in engineering, construction and project management.
Drive and control technologies supplier Bosch Rexroth has appointed Reinhard Schaefer as interim CEO in North America following the July 1 departure of President and CEO Gregory Gumbs, who joined the company in late 2020. A current executive board member, Schaefer will join the North American board to support the transition and identify the company’s next regional CEO.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based commercial concrete construction contractor Baker Construction Enterprises (BCE) has named Karl H. Watson CEO and Dan T. Baker president. Watson succeeds Brad Wucherpfennig in the CEO role. Watson brings more than 35 years of experience in the global construction materials industry, most recently serving as CEO for Forterra Inc. Baker, son of company founder Dan L. Baker, started working for BCE in high school, serving as an ironworker before working as general manager for Titan Reinforcing and joining BCE’s board of advisers in 2018. He was named executive vice chair in 2021, a position he will retain.
Skanska USA Building has named Ayesha Adams as the firm’s first national director of culture and engagement, a new role that will serve as a key addition to Skanska’s national diversity and inclusion teams. Adams is transitioning from her previous role as regional human resources business partner at Skanska. In her new role, she will be responsible for expanding the company’s internal D&I infrastructure and engagement efforts.
Lt. Col. Robert W. Green took command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District June 16, becoming its 68th commander. Green previously served as deputy commander in the Memphis District. As commander for Nashville, he is responsible for managing the water resources development and navigable waterways operations for the Cumberland and Tennessee River basins covering 59,000 square miles and including 42 field offices over seven states and representing more than 800 employees.
National construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction has hired Alexis Leal as head of its Florida division, part of its growth and expansions plans for the state. Leal has more than 30 years of industry experience in South Florida, previously serving as a senior leader for large construction management firms.
Nashville-based BELL Construction has promoted John Thayer to executive vice president, building division. Thayer joined BELL in 2006, serving most recently as vice president and project executive on the Nashville Yards development. He’s also been instrumental in developing BELL’s safety and quality control and assurance teams. Thayer brings more than 32 years of experience to the role, including 17 at BELL.
Catamount Constructors has hired Curtis Rakosi to fill the role of vice president, industrial. He will lead the firm’s return to the Savannah, Ga., market, which will play a pivotal role in Catamount’s growth strategy. Rakosi will be responsible for developing business opportunities in the Savannah market, executing on projects and strategy and building Catamount’s team. Catamount has also hired Ken Thomas as project executive for its new Tampa office. Thomas has more than a decade of experience in the construction industry and has expertise in managing complex projects.
Atlanta-based Technology advisory firm Shadow Partners has hired Jeff Echols as senior adviser. Echols will lead marketing efforts at the firm. He brings 30 years of experience in the industry, including consulting with firms around the world on management and operational solutions as well as running a graduate-level incubator, hosting a podcast and daily live stream show through which he’s conducted more than 700 interviews with architects about their businesses.
Architecture, engineering and consulting firm RS&H has hired Igor Dabik and Valentin Villabi as senior vice presidents of corporate investment strategy in the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla., office. Together, they will develop and lead the firm’s strategy for corporate investments. Both Dabik and Villabi have worked at Deloitte for the past six years, co-leading its infrastructure investment advisory business.
Compaction and road building equipment supplier BOMAG Americas has selected Brian Bieller as president of North America operations in Ridgeway, S.C. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role. His work with road construction equipment goes back to high school when he was employed by a dealer and includes most recently his role as president and CEO at LeeBoy Inc.
National infrastructure-focused professional services firm STV has hired Terry Snow as vice president and business unit leader for South Carolina. Bringing more than 35 years of experience to STV, Snow will focus on enhancing client relationships and leading transportation expansion, including client services, project oversight and financial performance.
Full-service engineering design, consulting and project management firm CHA Consulting Inc. has hired Phillip W. Stevens to the role of transportation business line director, providing strategic and operational leadership to the firm’s growing transportation business line. Stevens brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including most recently as senior vice president of transportation for EXP U.S. Services Inc., where he successfully led a start-up initiative in the Southern U.S.
Bridget Morello has been promoted to principal at Memphis-based environmental consulting firm Ensafe, where she previously held the role of chemical engineer, senior project manager and associate principal. Morello joined Ensafe more than a year ago following the acquisition of the company she founded in 1999 in Tampa.
Florida-based, nonprofit health care system AdventHealth has named Victoria Navarro president of design and construction. She will be responsible for the planning, aligning and monitoring of the design and construction function at the organization, including establishing a center of excellence as well as helping to define a future state for design and construction that’s aligned with AdventHealth’s vision and mission.
Yimin Yang has joined national engineering, planning and allied services consulting firm Hanson Professional Services in Orlando as aviation civil designer. Yang will perform engineering calculations using computer software for analysis and design. Hanson has also hired Christopher Stephens as senior design technician based in the firm’s Jacksonville, Fla., office. He will be responsible for providing design support to Florida infrastructure project teams.
Architecture firm Goodwyn Mills Cawood has hired Shawn Hamlin as education practice leader and named Matthew Nicholson health care practice leader in Georgia. Both are based at the firm’s Atlanta office. Hamlin has more than 25 years of experience in design, planning and project management, while Nicholson has been the project lead on several health care developments during his time at GMC.
Professional services firm Dewberry has hired Josh Pedersen as associate vice president and deputy business unit manager in its Orlando office. Bringing 20 years of experience to the role, Pedersen will be responsible for long-range planning, client service, business development and talent acquisition for the firm’s Florida transportation team.