Leslie Butterfield has joined Hill International, the Marlton, N.J.-based global project management and claims firm, as senior vice president and head of Australia operations. The role follows Hill’s acquisition of McLachlan Lister Pty. Ltd., a Sydney project management consultant of which she had been CEO since 2002. The firm has a staff of 50. Butterfield, an associate fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, is a former strategic development committee chairwoman of the federal government’s Industry Research & Development Board.


Trow Global, a Brampton, Ontario, engineer, has named Anthony Brown as senior vice president. He was senior vice president of strategy and development at WorleyParsons Ltd. and global lead of its environment business unit, based in California. Trow ranks 56th on ENR’s list of The Top 200 International Design Firms.

Michael Liebelson has joined Foster Wheeler AG in Zug, Switzerland, as executive vice president and chief development officer. He is responsible for leading the power engineer-contractor-supplier’s global growth strategies, including mergers and acquisitions. Liebelson had been chief development officer for low-carbon technologies at NRG Energy, Houston, and was co-founder and co-manager of LS Power Corp., an independent power producer.


Stantec Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta, has named Lloyd Mariner as a principal and managing leader of its buildings engineering practice in San Francisco. He was regional director for Glumac, a mechanical-electric-plumbing engineering firm also based there.

Michael Kerwin has joined Vanderweil Engineers, a Boston-based electrical and mechanical engineering firm, as its principal and technology services lead. The role follows Vanderweil’s acquisition of CCR Pyramid Inc., Waltham, Mass., a technology infrastructure and security design firm, of which he was founder and principal.

Somero Enterprises Inc., the Fort Meyers, Fla.-based manufacturer of the patented Laser Screed and other advanced concrete placing equipment and associated machinery, has promoted Howard Hohmann to executive vice president of sales. Formerly vice president, he now oversees sales managers in the company’s global regions but also continues to manage sales in North America and South America. Kevin Day joins the company as vice president of sales for Asia. He had been president of Powerblanket, a Salt Lake City concrete product maker.


EYP Architecture & Engineering P.C. in Albany, N.Y., has elevated Fadi Bark,Steve Bosland and Carter Reich to principals. Bark is a senior electrical engineer, Bosland is a member of the firm’s energy group, and Reich is a project director. All are based in the Boston office.

Arthur J. Walz Jr., a senior water-resources engineer at Gannett Fleming, a Harrisburg, Pa., design firm and construction manager, has won the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Society on Dams. A former president of the society, which advances dam engineering, construction, operation and decommissioning, he also was a vice president of the International Commission on Large Dams. The society notes Walz’s contributions as a principal designer or team leader on more than 60 major dam projects.


Alfred Benesch & Co., a Chicago design firm, has named Gary Westergren and Michael Gorman as executive vice presidents. The new roles follow its purchase of HWS Consulting Group, Lincoln, Neb., of which they were top executives. Westergren, formerly CEO of HWS, now heads Benesch’s national railroad practice and is based in Lincoln. Gorman, who was HWS president and chief operating officer, is the new parent’s chief business development officer based in Omaha.

Dru Crawley has been named to the newly created position of director of building energy-performance products for industry software provider Bentley Systems Inc., Miami. He joins the firm from a previous role as commercial buildings team lead for the U.S. Energy Dept. In that position, Crawley led development of the agency’s EnergyPlus simulation engine, which models heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, water and other building energy flows to identify potential energy savings.

John Haussmann has joined Omaha-based engineer HDR as a vice president and principal project manager, based in Walnut Creek, Calif. He had been regional transit manager for the west and central regions of Tampa-based design firm PBS&J. Haussmann also served as chief operating officer, president and CEO of T.Y. Lin International. He will focus on transit projects in California and the western U.S.


Jonathan Hernandez, marketing manager at New York City-based Kevin Horn + Andrew Goldman Architects, is the first recipient of the Mary Findlen professional development grant from the city chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Set up in memory of Findlen, who died of cancer on Feb. 19 in Somers, N.Y., the grant recognizes an emerging marketing and business development manager in the chapter. Findlen, a chapter founder and SMPS fellow, was a 40-year industry veteran who held top marketing roles at Thornton-Tomasetti, URS Corp., Edwards & Kelcey and Parsons Brinckerhoff, among other firms.