Steven G. Hunt has joined bridge engineer Buckland & Taylor Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, as president and CEO. He replaces Jorge Torrejon, who becomes a company principal. Hunt was senior vice president of trans- portation and infrastructure for AMEC plc, based in Phoenix. Buckland & Taylor is a unit of Danish transportation engineer COWI A/S.
David A. McAlister and Paul F. Morris have rejoined Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, in new executive vice president roles. McAlister is EVP and global director of strategic planning and development. He was senior vice president and transportation group global director of operations at CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. and previously served PB as director of operations for the Americas and as managing director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Morris is EVP and global director of strategic consulting and sustainability. He will expand efforts to develop best practices in reducing effects of global warming and climate change. Morris, a former vice president at Cherokee Investment Partners, had led PB PlaceMaking, its community planning practice. Kenneth Hopson also is named senior vice president of finance and global treasurer. He was vice president and treasurer at UST Inc., a $2-billion consumer products firm. J. Stephen “Steve” Moore joins as vice president in Philadelphia. He was director of ground transportation in Pennsylvania and Delaware for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
URS Corp., San Francisco, has named Lauren K. Andersen a vice president and director of electric transmission and distribution services. Andersen had led URS’ transmission-related work in the eastern U.S. and previously served as a project lead for PJM, a large regional transmission firm.
David P. Callan has joined Environmental Systems Design Inc., Chicago, as a senior vice president and chief technical director. He had been senior vice president and director of sustainable design at New York City-based Syska Hennessy Group.
Perkins+Will, Chicago, has named Edward Feiner a principal, based in the architect’s Washington, D.C., office. He was senior vice president and chief architect at Sands Corp., Las Vegas. Feiner also served as chief architect of the U.S. General Services Administration from 1996 until 2005, leading the agency’s nationwide design and construction program and founding its Design Excellence Program, which streamlined federal procurement for architecture.
Richard G. Campbell has joined CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. as vice president of engineering technology in its power group. He previously managed the technical and engineering services division at TIC—The Industrial Co. and was president of The Ben Holt Co. Campbell is a past president of the Geothermal Resources Council.
W. Samuel Easterling will take over on Aug. 10 as head of the Charles E. Via Jr. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virgnia Tech University, Blacksburg. He succeeds William Knocke, who has been in that position since 1995. Easterling, assistant department head and a professor of structural steel design, is acknowledged as a leading U.S. researcher in composite floor systems. He joined the university in 1987. Greg Adel also is named head of its department of mining and minerals engineering. He had been interim head.
Ted Feigenbaum, a principal vice president at Bechtel Group Inc., is named project director of the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant, a $12.2-billion nuclear-waste-cleanup facility the contractor is building in Richland, Wash. Formerly deputy project director, he succeeds Bill Elkins, who is retiring. Feigenbaum joined Bechtel in 2005 and previously managed the licensing application effort of the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.
Hanson Professional Services Inc., Springfield, Ill., has promoted Joan Freitag to senior vice president and market principal for Defense Dept. services, a new market sector for the firm. She was director of business development and is current vice chairwoman of the American Council of Engineering Companies� federal agencies and procurement advocacy committee.