David B. Thomas has joined engineer-architect Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa., as a senior vice president and national director of transit and rail. Now based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., he was executive vice president and director of infrastructure operations and client development for ARCADIS.
Granite Construction Inc., Watsonville, Calif., announced on May 17 a planned leadership transition, as of Sept. 1. James H. Roberts, executive vice president and chief operating officer since last September, has been named as president and CEO. He replaces William G. Dorey, who retires Aug. 31 after four years in the positions and 42 with the company. Roberts, 53, joined Granite in 1981. He was chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association and president of the Associated General Contractors’ Nevada chapter.
Greg Stolrow has joined HMC Architects, Los Angeles, as its CFO. He was a principal consultant at Oberman Associates Inc., an Irvine, Calif., strategic advisory firm, and chief financial officer of BORM Associates, an engineering firm also based in Irvine.
Peter Beretta has been named unit manager of Aurecon, an engineering company based in Singapore, following its acquisition of AKi, a design firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, of which he had been CEO. Aurecon ranks No. 52 on ENR's list of the 2009 Top 200 Global Design Firms, with $690.4 million in 2008 engineering revenue.
Thomas Pulse has been elevated to president of Ayres Associates, an Eau Claire, Wis., architect-engineer. Formerly executive vice president, he replaces Patrick Quinn. Quinn will remain board chairman until his corporate retirement on Dec. 31.
Edward P. Reilly has founded a Totowa, N.J., engineering consulting firm, Intelligent Building Solutions LLC, of which he is president. It specializes in mission-critical facility development and construction services. Reilly was vice president of Concept Technologies and Concept Construction Services, New York City, and also served as electrical director and chief electrical estimator for Tishman Realty & Construction Co. Inc.
William Hanser has joined Omaha architect-engineer Leo A Daly as vice president and managing principal in its West Palm Beach, Fla., office. The move follows the firm’s acquisition of Schwab, Twitty & Hanser (STH) Architectural Group, also based there, of which he had been president. Daly also has elevated Vice President Deborah DeBernard to the new position of chief officer for strategic innovation. She remains based in Washington, D.C. Patricia Miller, another VP, has been elevated to managing principal in the Dallas office. She remains corporate director of hospitality.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Chicago, has named Russell Gilchrist as a director. He joins from the Chicago office of architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he was director of technical architecture. Gilchrist is a former senior designer at architect Foster + Partners.
London-based global engineer Halcrow has appointed Mark Gabriel as senior vice president of power, North America. He now is based in Denver. Most recently, he was senior vice president of energy for engineering firm R.W. Beck, which is now a unit of Science Applications International Corp. He is also founder and former president of Positive Energy Directions, a consulting firm that Beck acquired in 2006. Gabriel also was chief marketing officer of the Electric Power Research Institute.
Dallas-based contractor Austin Industries has named John Foley as vice president of human resources. He had been executive director of human resources for Maxim Integrated Products, a global manufacturer of integrated circuits.