Michael Heitmann has been named president and CEO of Garney Construction, Kansas City, Mo., replacing in those roles, respectively, Robert Millwee and Montie Tripp, who retired. At the firm since 1990, Heitmann was vice president. Garney also named Wes Weaver as president of its wholly owned subsidiary, Weaver Construction Management Inc. The change follows Garney's Oct. 17 acquisition of Weaver General Construction, an Englewood, Colo., water-wastewater contractor, of which he was founder and principal. Weaver is based in Englewood.

Infrastructure Corp. of America, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based program management firm, has hired Phil Stevens as chief operating officer. Most recently, he was a vice president at engineering firm H.W. Lochner. Earlier this year, ICA acquired Florence & Hutcheson, a Columbia, S.C., design firm. ICA ranks at No. 14 on ENR's Top 50 Program Management Firms list.

The American Public Works Association has elected Diane M. Linderman as president for a one-year term that began in September. She is director of urban infrastructure and development services at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. The 28,500-member group also elected Elizabeth Treadway to be president-elect. She is vice president of AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, based in Johnson City, Tenn.

Woodard & Curran, a Portland, Maine, consulting engineer, has elevated three managers to senior vice president. Mary House manages the firm's energy-efficiency and sustainability services. Paul Roux, formerly senior area manager in the firm's operations and management group, oversees management and maintenance of New England water and wastewater treatment facilities that are contract-operated by the firm. Randy Tome is Woodard & Curran's civil and environmental engineering group manager, supervising 110 employees in seven offices.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has named Erich J. "Pete" Stafford as chairman of its advisory committee on construction safety and health. A committee member, he replaces Frank L. Migliaccio Jr. Stafford is safety and health director for the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Dept. and executive director of the Center for Construction Research and Training. Gerald Ryan, director of training, health and safety for the operative plasterers and cement masons union, joins the committee.


John R. Patelski has joined Ghafari Associates, a Chicago engineer-architect, as executive vice president. He had been executive managing director at Epstein, a design firm-contractor, as well as president of its engineering and construction groups, according to Ghafari. Patelski also was chairman of EN Engineering, a joint venture Epstein formed with Nicor Gas.

Washington Closure Hanford, a limited-liability firm owned by URS Corp., Bechtel and CH2M Hill to do nuclear-waste cleanup at the U.S. Energy Dept.'s Hanford site in Washington state, has named Daniel L. Plung director of project services. He returns to the firm after serving as a program manager at a U.K. nuclear cleanup site. Douglas C. Siron has been appointed chief financial officer.