Robert E. Fishman has joined nuclear and alternative-energy firm AREVA Inc., Bethesa, Md., as president and CEO of its new global solar business unit. He had been chairman and CEO of solar-power-generator developer Ausra, Mountain View, Calif., which AREVA acquired on Feb. 8. Fishman will be based in Mountain View to lead the unit, the name of which will be announced in late March, says an Ausra spokeswoman. The acquisition reflects AREVA’s intention “to be the world leader in concentrated solar power and to further strengthen and diversify its renewables portfolio,” says the firm.
Charles Maggio has joined the project and development services group of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle as senior vice president and national director. Based in New York City, he will integrate and lead its tri-state health-care specialty practice. Maggio was New York regional director of project management for Granary Associates, Philadelphia, and served as director of major modernization and special projects for Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Philip Reidy has joined environmental engineer GeoSyntech Consultants, Atlanta, as associate. The position follows its acquisition of Rainwater Recovery, a Waltham, Mass., stormwater consulting firm, of which he was president.
HITT Contracting, a Fairfax, Va., contractor, has promoted Jim Landefeld from vice president to senior vice president; he will maintain his role as director of HITT Major Projects, a corporate unit. Clifford J. Chow and Kimberly Roy also have been elevated to vice president.
Specialty contractor Primoris Services Corp., Lake Forest, Calif., has named Michael D. Kill- gore to be executive vice president and director of construction services. He is the former CEO of James Construction Group, which Primoris acquired last December. Killgore now manages operations related to Primoris’s new construction services units covering east and west market sectors. Danny L. Hester, formerly chief operating officer of James Construction Group, is now president of the subsidiary.
Jay Calhoun, president of VANUS Inc., a Tampa, Fla., engineer, has been named a vice president of Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa., following its recent acquisition of VANUS. The firm is now part of Gannett Fleming’s GeoDecisions division.
John Reidy has joined engineering consulting firm O’Brien & Gere, Syracuse, N.Y., as vice president. He is based in Alpharetta, Ga., to lead its water practice in Georgia. Reidy was a vice president at Metcalf & Eddy, Wakefield, Mass., now a unit of AECOM.
Leo A Daly, an Omaha-based architect-engineer, has appointed Deborah DeBernard to the position of chief officer for strategic innovation and John Kraskiewicz to chief operations officer. DeBernard was the firm’s COO, while Kraskiewicz previously served as director of operations for its Dallas office. Both are company vice presidents.
PageSoutherlandPage, a Washington, D.C., architect-engineer, has hired Lawrence P. Delaney as vice president of federal services. He joins the firm from a previous role as chief of the Army Corps of Engineers’ center of standardization for medical facilities. Delaney is the first chief architect of the Corps and was also director of the project management division in the office of the Architect of the Capitol.
Stefano Valagussa has been promoted to president and CEO of Boston-based engineer TREVI ICOS. Formerly vice president and area manager, he succeeds Ricardo Petrocelli, who has been named chairman.
Water and wastewater utility American Water, Voorhees, N.J., has appointed Walter Lynch as president and chief operating officer of regulated operations and John Young as chief water technology officer. Young, who is the current chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America and on the executive committee of the National Association of Water Companies, continues as president of American Water Works Service Co.
Charles M. “Chip” Badger has joined the public transit group of engineer-architect-contractor The Wendel Cos., Buffalo, N.Y., as transportation project director for its southeast region. He is based in Richmond, Va. Badger is formerly director of the state of Virginia’s Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation.