James W. “Jay” Martin has been elected president of ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association, a national group of geo-professional firms which provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing as well as related services. He is also a Nashville-based vice president and principal of AMEC’s earth and environmental division and leads the firm’s rail-services and levee groups.
John L. Heffron has joined the construction solutions group of financial adviser FTI Consulting Inc., Baltimore, as senior managing director in New York and Philadelphia of capital program advisory services. He was national director of construction advisory services at Ernst & Young.
Ernest Enrique has been named executive vice president of Lakeshore TolTest Corp., a new entity formed by the acquisition of TolTest Inc., a Maumee, Ohio, specialty contractor and remediation company, by construction services firm Lakeshore Engineering Services Inc., Detroit. Enrique was TolTest president and CEO. TolTest ranks 101st on ENR’s list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors, with $190.5 million in 2009 revenue. Avinash Rachmale, Lakeshore Engineering chairman and CEO, retains those titles at the new firm, which remains in Detroit.
David Winter has rejoined Seattle-based engineer Hart Crowser as senior principal, leading geotechnical design for buildings and other facilities. A 19-year veteran of Hart Crowser, he most recently was a senior vice president of Haley & Aldrich.
Lawrence W. Kavanagh has been elevated to president of the Steel Market Development Institute, a unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), a Washington, D.C., trade group for the steel production and construction sector. He was AISI’s vice president of environment and technology. Kavanagh replaces David C. Jeanes, who retired after 34 years with AISI. The market development unit was created in 2008.
SIGAL Construction Corp., Washington, D.C., has elevated Gerard Heiber from senior vice president to president. SIGAL founder Gerry Sigal remains chairman. Additionally, Michael Shevitz has been promoted to vice president from senior project manager, and Andrea Fitch joins the firms as director of business development. Fitch had been president and founder of RedCarpet Creations and is a former marketing director for HITT Contracting. She is also a past national president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.
Bradley J. Austin has been named president of Harmon Inc., a Minneapolis-based glass and glazing service contractor. He had been vice president of sales and marketing for Viracon, a glass fabricator that is a sister company to Harmon. Both firms are owned by Minneapolis-based Apogee Enterprises.
DooleyMack Constructors, Sarasota, Fla., has named James J. Orlando as president. He had been serving as president of DooleyMack Constructors of South Florida LLC, Coral Springs, and will now oversee both business units.
Linda Figg, president and CEO of Figg Engineering Group, Tallahassee, Fla., has been elected chairwoman of the Construction Industry Round Table, the Washington, D.C.-based industry forum made up of CEOs from 100 leading U.S. design and construction firms. She is the first woman in that position. Figg has led her firm, which specializes in bridge design, since 2002. She is also a board member of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
Frank Bruckner, formerly executive vice president of executive-recruiting firm Kimmel & Associates, has established Construction Recruiting Services, Asheville, N.C. It specializes in “C-level” executive staffing for construction firms.
RailWorks Track Systems Inc., a subsidiary of track and transit systems constructor RailWorks Corp., New York City, has promoted Scott D. Brace to president and William King to vice president of its major-projects division. Brace, formerly executive vice president, is based in Lakeville, Minn., and is a past chairman of the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association. King, based in Sewell, N.J., was a RailWorks Track Systems area manager.
Black & Veatch, Overland Park, Kan., has named Chip Scott as vice president, following its acquisition of Enspiria Solutions, a Denver strategic planning and systems integration firm, of which he had been president. Enspiria, which specializes in smart-grid services to utilities, will join Black & Veatch’s management consulting division. The firm did not disclose the number of new employees as a result of the acquisition.
Michael Rallo Sr. has joined Paric, a contractor based in O’Fallon, Mo., as vice president of operations for its general building group. A consultant to Paric for the past two years, he also now leads its health-care market group. Rallo also had been president and owner of RALCO Construction Management Services and formerly served as a vice president of contractor Barton-Malow and as a vice president of HOK Design-Build.
William “Bill” Line, president and chief operating officer of Syska Hennessy Group Construction, Los Angeles, has been named vice president of federal programs for Irvine, Calif.-based design and construction services firm gkkworks. The new position follows gkkworks’ acquisition of the former construction unit of engineer Syska Hennessy Group, New York City. Dan McNary, formerly the construction group’s senior vice president, is now vice president of commercial construction for gkkworks.
Tishman Construction Corp., New York City, has promoted Senior Vice President Jeffrey Dodd to executive vice president and regional manager of Tishman Construction Corp. of D.C., a unit in Washington, D.C. He also serves as executive vice president of Tishman Technologies Corp., another corporate unit.
Dewberry, a Fairfax, Va., professional services firm, has promoted Darren Conner to president of Dewberry & Davis Inc., a Danville, Va., unit that includes five Virginia and North Carolina offices. He retains his role as Danville office manager.
Stephen Stokes has joined RTKL Associates, the Baltimore architect-engineer and a unit of Dutch-based Arcadis, as a Los Angeles-based principal and Asia health-care practice leader. He is formerly a principal in the San Diego office of NTD Architecture.
Richard A. Schrader has been promoted to chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City. He succeeds Keith Hawksworth, who retired after 33 years; Hawksworth served as CEO from 2007 to 2009 and as chief operating officer of the international division. A 27-year PB veteran, Schrader was executive vice president and chief financial officer. The firm, which was acquired last October by U.K. construction firm Balfour Beatty, is now conducting an executive search to replace Schrader. PB also named Vincent J. Ragucci III as a vice president in its Boston office. He had been vice president of government affairs, also based there, for CH2M Hill Cos.