Raymond J. Milchovich will continue as chairman and CEO of Foster Wheeler Ltd., deferring his previously announced 2009 retirement under a new three-year agreement, the Clinton, N.J., power and industrial contractor announced on Nov. 4. Milchovich, 59, has been in his current roles since 2001.
Charles L. “Chuck” Harrington, CEO of Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., has been elected to the added post of chairman, replacing James F. McNulty, who is retiring but will remain on Parsons’ board. Harrington joined Parsons in 1982 and became CEO in May. Michele T. Nanna joins the contractor as vice president of business development for water, wastewater and water-related infrastructure, based in Atlanta. She had been a vice president and senior client service manager in the global water business group at CH2M Hill Cos. Margareth C. Harper also is named vice president and director of state and local government relations. Previously vice president of government relations, she succeeds Senior Vice President Andrew Bonds Jr., who will retire after more than 30 years.
Thornton Tomasetti Inc., the New York City-based architect-engineer, has promoted the following executives to senior vice president-principal: Yi Zhu in its Shanghai office; former vice presidents Erleen Hatfield, Ling-En Hsiao, Gary Mancini and Michael Squarzini in New York; R. Wayne Stocks in Washington, D.C., and Chris Christoforou and Anjana Kadakia in Newark. Also in New York, Hi Sun Choi and Jeffrey Schreier were named principals, Jan Kalas is elevated to senior vice president and Eli Gottlieb and Libero Petrella named vice president from senior associate. Mark Tamaro is now a principal in Washington, D.C., and Edward Peck has joined the firm as a senior associate in Chicago to support expanding its building-skin practice. He was a design director at Vector-Foiltec, Albany, N.Y., involved with skin design of the National Aquatic Center in Beijing.
Kevin J. Hilton has been promoted to senior vice president of The Association of Union Constructors and of the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, both based in Arlington, Va. He had been vice president of industrial relations for both organizations.
PBS&J, the Tampa engineer and construction management firm has hired three new executives in Austin, Texas, to expand its water-resources practice. Joseph J. Beal and Paul D. Thornhill were both officials of Austin-based Lower Colorado River Authority. Beal was general manager and is former chairman of the Large Public Power Council and Thornhill was the agency’s chief engineer and chief risk officer. Robert J. Brandes was president of his own consulting firm.
The Beavers, a heavy engineering construction group based in Los Angeles, announces its 2009 Golden Beaver awards. The management award winner is Ron Wells, president and CEO of Stacy and Witbeck Inc., an Alameda, Calif., rail contractor. John Nelson, western region vice president of Flatiron Construction Corp., Longmont, Colo., will receive the award for supervision. The group’s engineering award will be presented to David Goodyear, senior vice president of T. Y. Lin International, San Francisco, and chief engineer for bridge engineering in its northwest U.S. office. Tony Federico, president of Superior Gunite, Lakeview Terrace, Calif., and of Johnson-Western Gunite, San Le- andro, Calif., will receive the service and supply award for efforts to promote wet mix shotcrete as an alternative to poured-in-place concrete. The awards will be made at a Jan. 16 dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles.
Kevin Kuntz and Scott Wittkop are named president of two new divisions of McCarthy Building Cos Inc., St. Louis, effective Jan. 1. The appointments follow the planned retirement of Karl Kloster, midwest division president. Kuntz will head the Atlanta-based southern division and Wittkop will lead the central division based in St. Louis.