Frank R. Finch, president of engineering consultant Greenhorne & O’Mara Inc., Greenbelt, Md., has been promoted to the added position of CEO. In that role he replaces John Healey, who remains board chairman. Finch, president since 2007, had been director of U.S. Army Environmental Programs and the Army Corps of Engineers district engineer in Baltimore and Chicago. He also is former executive director of the South Florida Water Management District.

Geospatial Holdings Inc., the Pittsburgh-based holding company for underground pipeline GIS technology firm Geospatial Mapping Systems Inc., has named David Vosbein executive vice president for worldwide strategic initiatives. He was founder, president and CEO of Wellstream Corp., a former unit of Halliburton Corp. and now the largest provider of dynamic flexible-riser pipelines and static flowlines used in deep undersea environments. He also founded an oil and gas production company and a software technology firm.


Michael L. Blount, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast division, in Jacksonville, Fla., has joined Balfour Beatty Construction as vice president of operations, based in Plantation, Fla. As NAVFAC commander, he managed a 1,700-person workforce for $2.5 billion of Navy, Marine and Air Force capital improvement in the region. Balfour Beatty also named Andrew McNaughton to the new position of corporate chief operating officer in the U.K. As of Jan. 1, he will oversee firm operations in the U.K., Middle East, Southeast Asia as well as worldwide rail. McNaughton was group managing director for civil engineering in the U.K. and Middle East.

CDM, the Cambridge, Mass., engineering and construction firm, announces several additions to its executive management team as of Jan. 1. Richard D. Fox, previously named CEO, also becomes chairman upon the retirement of Thomas D. Furman Jr. Named president and chief operating officer is John D. Manning, former president of the firm’s consulting and engineering divisions. Paul G. Camell becomes executive vice president for mergers and acquisitions and continues as chief administrative officer. Paul R. Brown is named executive vice president for global market development. He was president of CDM’s public services group, which serves state, regional and local governments in the U.S.


Black & Veatch, Overland Park, Kansas, named Fredrik Winterlind vice president of corporate marketing, branding and communications in its strategic sales and marketing division. He had led marketing and business development in the communications and information technology unit of CH2M Hill Cos.

Kirsten Sibila has been named to a new position as chief marketing officer for JCJ Architecture, New York City. She is former marketing and communications manager for FXFOWLE Architects and currently serves as publications director for the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects, overseeing Oculus and e-Oculus.

John J. Malloy, president and CEO of H2M and H2M Labs, Melville, N.Y., has been elected chairman of the American Council of Independent Laboratories, the trade group for professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting and research and development.

URS Corp. has named Joseph Hegna a vice president and manager of its Alaska operations. Most recently, he was oil-and-gas sector leader for engineering firm MWH, in Anchorage. Hegna was also a manager for the Alyeska pipeline’s strategic reconfiguration program.

Tony Salameh was recently promoted to partner in the construction practice of Ernst & Young Global LLC, based in New York City. A 15-year firm veteran, he had been senior manager of construction industry services. Lisa M. Bertuola has been promoted to executive director in Philadelphia for the firm’s real estate tax practice.