Bertrand van Ee and Erik Oostwegel have been named chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of Royal Haskoning DHV, a Netherlands-based engineer set to be formed this summer in a merger of Dutch firms DHV Group, Amersfoort, and Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen, according to executives on Feb. 29. Van Ee and Oostwegel are the respective chairmen of those companies. Royal Haskoning DHV, to be based in Amersfoort, would be one of Europe's largest, independently owned consultants, with about $925 million in 2011 revenue, it reported. Van Ee will be located in Amersfoort, and Oostwegel will work primarily in Rotterdam, says spokeswoman M.C.J. Alders-Feuerberg.The new company would have about 8,000 employees in 100 global offices, with about 5,500 in Europe, 1,400 in the Middle East-North Africa region, 900 in Asia-Australia and about 200 in North America, she told ENR. About 800 would remain in Nijmegen. "Size matters nowadays," the spokeswoman said. "The merger realizes the ambitions of both founding companies to be an industry leader backed by a financially sound balance sheet."


Rajeev "Raj" Arora has joined Tyco International as senior director of vertical markets-transportation. Based in New York City, he had been principal and executive vice president of Arora Engineers, a design, construction and facilities management firm also located there.

Thornton Tomasetti, the New York City-based engineer, has hired Nicholas Hyatt as a vice president in its Chicago office. He is formerly an associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., working in both its Northbrook, Ill., and Boston offices.

Tom Tingle has joined the building unit of Skanska USA as senior vice president and national director of its so-called sports center of excellence. He was vice president for U.K.-based Intelligent Engineering and at HNTB Corp. Tingle is based in Atlanta.

Charles J. Carey has joined G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc., a York, Pa., transportation contractor, as geotechnical construction services manager in its southern region. The role follows the firm's acquisition of the earth support division of GeoStructures Inc., of which he was general manager. Carey now is based in Berryville, Va. Ten former division employees have joined Wagman.


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Hill International, Marlton, N.J., has elevated 13 executives at its headquarters and global locations. Promoted to senior vice president in its construction claims group in Abu Dhabi are David Brodie-Stedman and David Merritt. Brodie-Stedman also is named the group's managing director of the Asia, Middle East and Africa regions, and Merritt becomes regional managing director for the Middle East and Africa. Named group senior vice presidents in Sydney are Leslie Butterfield and Russell Liste. Butterfield is now managing director of Australia operations, and Liste is group practice leader of management consulting there. Promoted to senior vice president in Hill's project management group in the U.S. are: John Milano in New York City, who also is named deputy regional manager; John K. Skoury in Irvine, Calif., and Vic Spinabelli Jr. in Bethel Park, Pa. Kent Bolson is elevated to vice president of financial systems and David A. Stewart is promoted to vice president of taxation. Both are based in Marlton. Other new vice presidents are Mark D. Dickinson in Philadelphia, Tonya L. Compton in Irvine, Barry Wicks in London and Scott A. Wivell in Bethel Park.


Randy Ferguson has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon Inc., a Nashville-based engineer-architect, as chief operating officer. He is formerly senior vice president and environmental and water- resources division manager at Jordan, Jones & Goulding Inc., which became part of Jacobs Engineering Group in 2010. Previously, he managed Atlanta-based operations for Roy F. Weston Inc.—now Weston Solutions—and HDR Engineering.

The new firm will be a "significant" global player in maritime, water and delta technology markets and a major party in aviation, mobility and infrastructure, she says. DHV ranks at No. 59 on ENR's 2011 Top 150 Global Design Firms list, reporting revenue in 2010 of $625.2 million.Parsons Corp., Pasadena, Calif., has named as a vice president in its bridge and tunnel division. He will lead its work in alternative project delivery, says the firm. Townsend was the western region deputy tunnel practice manager and senior associate at Hatch Mott MacDonald, Pleasanton, Calif. He also is vice chairman of the 2012 North American Tunneling Conference, to be held in June in Indianapolis.