Skanska USA, the New York City-based contractor, has named Denny L. Quinn executive vice president of its new Midwest region based in Evansville, Ind. The role follows the firm's Dec. 29 acquisition of Industrial Contractors Inc., also based there. Quinn had been president of ICI. Skanska says the firm, which specializes in industrial and energy markets, will be integrated into its Skanska USA Civil unit under the name Industrial Contractors Skanska. Alan Braun, ICI chairman and CEO, becomes chairman emeritus and an advisor to Skanska. He is a 48-year firm veteran. Skanska also acquired three ICI affiiliate firms: Professional Consultants Inc., Tri-State Refractories Corp. and Industrial Equipment Inc.

Michael M. Feigin has joined Tishman Construction Corp., New York City, as senior vice president of corporate operations. He previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Weeks Marine Inc. and also was executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Bovis Lend Lease. Tishman has been a unit of AECOM since 2010.

Robert A. Stromsted, formerly CEO of HNTB Corp., the Kansas City-based design firm, has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, as a senior vice president, responsible for strategic planning and business development in its U.S. transportation unit. He is based in Manhattan. A former U.S. Coast Guard officer, Stromsted joined HNTB in 2000 and served in his most recent role since 2009.

MWH Global Inc., Broomfield, Colo., has named Steven J. Nye president of government and infrastructure for its Asia Pacific region. He is currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Nye, who joined the firm in 1993, had been a senior vice president and growth sector leader for MWH's global water business.

RS&H, the Jacksonville, Fla., infrastructure consulting firm, has named three new vice presidents of transportation. Joining the firm are Kevin Hoeflich and Jerry Ramos, both formerly with Tampa-based engineer Atkins/PBS&J. Hoeflich, who was that firm's national tolls director, now is RS&H tolls/program management market leader. Ramos, who had been a regional senior division manager in his former role, also joins the tolls market group. RS&H also elevated Lisa Robert from transportation leader. She joined the firm in 2010.

Giffels-Webster Engineers, Detroit, has promoted Scott Clein to president and CEO. He succeeds Loren Crandell, who was in the role since 2008 and now heads the firm's Birmingham, Mich., office. Clein is formerly executive vice president.

Douglas Svitchan has joined FXFOWLE, the New York City-based architecture firm, as principal in its Washington, D.C., office. He has been a locally-based principal and head of the government practice at architect Mancini Duffy since 2009, following that firm's acquisition of Still & Svitchan Associates, of which he was president and co-founder.

New York City-based power utility Consolidated Edison has named Kimberly Strong to the new position of chief ethics and compliance officer, responsible for directing its program in this area. She will also conduct independent investigations and assume the functions of an independent monitor, the utility said Dec. 22. Strong had been vice president of ethics and compliance at MWH Global Inc. and also served as chief ethics and compliance officer for AOL Inc.

Donald J. Vrana has joined Terracon Consultants Inc., Olathe, Kan., as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Roger R. Herting, who has retired after 25 years with the firm. Most recently, Vrana was CFO at The PBSJ Corp., Tampa. Terracon ranks 38th on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $329 million in 2010 revenue.

WXY Architecture + Urban Design, New York City, has named Adam Lubinsky partner and managing principal. He had been an associate director and U.K. deputy head of economics and development for the London-based Scott Wilson unit of URS Corp. URS acquired Wilson in 2010. Lubinsky is based in New York City. He also is a former director of U.K. design firm Urban Practitioners.


Mark Hasso, professor of construction management at Boston-based Wentworth Institute of Technology, was honored Dec. 8 by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) as its first Educator of the Year. Founder of the school's student chapter and a board director of CMAA's New England chapter, he was recognized for his commitment to students.

Roger Liska, chairman of the Construction Science and Management Dept. at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., has received a Lifetime Achievement award from the American Institute of Constructors, an Alexandria, Va., group that certifies professional constructors. A former AIC president and chairman of its Constructor Certification Commission, he is a 28-year faculty veteran and one of the first individuals to be named a Certified Professional Constructor.

The ACE Mentor program, a national industry-run program to attract high school students to architecture, engineering and construction careers, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. President Obama presented it to ACE Chairman and founder Charles H. Thornton in December. The award includes a $25,000 National Science Foundation grant to ACE to advance its mentoring efforts.