William Leo has joined HDR, Omaha, as senior vice president. This follows the firm’s Jan. 4 acquisition of HydroQual Inc., the Mahwah, N.J., water consulting firm, where he was president. HDR is ranked 11th on ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Kyle Tanger and Will Sarni have joined the sustainability services unit of Deloitte Consulting LLP, New York City, as directors, following its Dec. 13, 2010, acquisitions of ClearCarbon Consulting Inc. and DOMANI Sustainability Consulting LLC, of which they were CEOs, respectively. Clear Carbon is a carbon footprint and energy management consultant, while DOMANI is a sustainability strategy firm to multinational companies.

JMT, the Sparks, Md., engineer, has hired James W. Blake as vice president. He was vice president with Greenman-Pedersen Inc. and currently serves as federal agency and procurement advocacy committee chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies.


Deborah Boice has become president of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the first woman to head the 5,000-member organization based in Bethesda, Md. She is a senior vice president and western portfolio leader at insurer Swiss Re, where she has worked for 24 years.

Ernst & Young LLP, the New York City-based tax and financial consulting firm, has named Erin Roberts to lead its engineering and construction services practice for the Americas. A company partner, he is based in Houston. Roberts succeeds Michael Lucki , who left the firm last year to become chief financial officer at CH2M Hill Cos. Roberts has been with Ernst & Young since 2002 and a partner since 2006.

Steve Adams and Marty Buys have joined San Diego-based Kleinfelder Inc. as vice president of Florida operations and vice president of business development for oil and gas, respectively. The new roles follow the firm�s acquisitions of LPG Environmental & Permitting Services Inc., Orlando, and Buys and Associates Inc., Littleton, Colo., of which they were respective presidents. Both will remain in those locations. The firm also named Jack G. Byers business leader of its national dam practice. He is formerly vice president of Byers Group Inc. Byers also had served as deputy director of Colorado�s state engineer�s office and as assistant regional director for Native American affairs in the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Michael D. Bellaman has been named president and CEO of the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Arlington, Va.-based trade group for open shop contractors, effective Feb. 1. Until last June, he was Americas CEO for Bovis Lend Lease, based in Chicago, and was a 23-year veteran of its parent company, Lend Lease. Bellaman also is a former chairman of ABC’s Virginia chapter. He succeeds W. Kirk Pickerel, who retires on March 31.


Terex Corp., the Westport, Conn., crane maker, announced Jan. 5 several key executive changes. President and CEO Thomas Riordan has resigned, with Ronald M. DeDeo , chairman and CEO, assuming his responsibilities. Kevin Bradley has been named president of its unit, Terex Cranes. Formerly president of Terex Financial Services, he replaces Richard Nichols , who is leaving the company in early February. Terex says it will also soon announce selection of an executive to fill the newly created position of senior vice president for Terex Business System.

Michael T. McNamara , has been promoted to president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, a division of engineer-construction manager Gannett Fleming, Harrisburg, Pa. Formerly the division’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, he succeeds Raymond L. Hofsass, who retired in December. McNamara is based in Valley Forge, Pa.


Liebherr Nenzing Crane Co. has named Steve Whisenhunt and Matt Listro sales vice presidents. Whisenhunt had been crane division manager at Coastline Equipment and Listro was sales manager at equipment firm MPL.

Dave Miller has joined Sam Schwartz Engineering, New York City, as vice president and manager of Chicago operations. The new role follows its acquisition of Chicago-based Metro Transportation Group Inc., of which he was chairman.

Grunley Construction, Rockville, Md., announces key executive changes. Kenneth M. Grunley , the contractor’s owner and president, has been named to the new position of CEO and also becomes chief financial officer. Succeeding him as president is Gregory M. Druga who had been vice president and general manager since joining the firm in 2005. He also is president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. Grunley also elevated B. H. Chip Scott II to vice president and operations manager and Thomas S. Walker to vice president of preconstruction services.


Robert Carley has joined R.C. Construction Services, Rialto, Calif., as vice president of pre-construction services. He was vice president for Taisei Construction Corp. R.C. reports $98 million in 2010 revenue.

Foster Wheeler AG announces three promotions in its global engineering and construction group. Roberto Penno , who was managing director of global sales and marketing, becomes CEO of the Asia Pacific operating unit, based in Singapore. Chris Brown , previously senior vice president of operations for Foster Wheeler USA, is named managing director, global sales and marketing, based in Reading, England. Filippo Abba, a refinery project executive, is set to become managing director of operations for Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd., also in Reading, England.