Christopher Dietzler

Christopher Dietzler has joined Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), McLean, Va., as a senior vice president. The change follows its May 17 acquisition of Patrick Energy Services Inc. (PES), Lisle, Ill., where he was president. That firm was a unit of Patrick Engineering, also in Lisle, which ranks at No. 191 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms. It became a stand-alone firm in 2007. Dietzler also was a vice president of the parent firm. PES, now part of SAIC's Energy, Environment & Infrastructure LLC subsidiary, provides energy, smart-grid, and transmission and distribution engineering. About 200 PES employees will join SAIC. PES had 2010 revenue of $21 million. SAIC reports corporate revenue of $11 billion for the year ending Jan. 31 but did not disclose specific revenue for its energy, environment and infrastructure unit.

AHBE Landscape Architects, Culver City, Calif., has hired Hongjoo Kim as a design principal. Most recently, he was principal at architect Mia Lehrer + Associates.

Michael M. Feigin has joined Weeks Marine Inc., the Cranford, N.J., marine and transportation contractor, as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Since last fall, he had been the New York City-based managing director of construction advisory services at Navigant Consulting Inc., Chicago. Previously, Feigin was managing director and global construction practice leader at insurance broker Marsh and executive vice president and chief administrative officer at contractor Bovis Lend Lease. Weeks ranks at No. 86 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Construction Firms.

Michael M. Feigin

Environmental Systems Design Inc., a Chicago engineer of high-performance building systems, has promoted Mike Kuppinger and Mehdi Jalayerian from senior vice president to executive vice president. Kuppinger is founding principal and manager of ESD's communications technology and mission-critical facilities groups. He also is a founder and past president of the Chicago chapter of 7x24 Exchange International, a New York City-based knowledge exchange for those who design, build, use and maintain mission-critical infrastructure. Jalayerian leads ESD's international and commercial project groups and manages offices in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia.

Delon Hampton & Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based design firm, has hired Larry King as senior vice president. He previously served as vice president and strategic account manager at Camp Dresser and McKee and as a vice president at CH2M Hill, also based in the Washington metropolitan area.

Larry King
Bob Brnilovich

John Schultze has joined LeChase Construction Services LLC, Rochester, N.Y., as vice president. The new position follows the firm's acquisition of Charlotte, N.C.-based J.F. Schultze Construction LLC, where he had been president. Schultze remains based there. LeChase ranks at No. 91 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors.

Black & Veatch, Overland Park, Kan., has named Bob Brnilovich as vice president and director of enterprise application services. He was senior vice president of North American sales at Landis+Gyr, a Swiss-based maker of smart meters. Toshiba Corp., Tokyo, said on May 19 that it would buy the firm for $2.3 billion to expand into the smart-grid market. Brnilovich will lead the Black & Veatch practice in utility IT solutions.

Charles R. Simpson has joined engineering firm Kleinfelder Inc., San Diego, as senior principal professional following its May 23 acquisition of InSite Environmental Inc., a Stockton, Calif., environmental planning firm, where he was owner and principal. Simpson is based in Stockton.