Gerald Buckrell has joined engineer Hatch Mott McDonald as principal project manager in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the firm tells ENR. The role follows Millburn, N.J.-based HMM's May 29 purchase of Engineering Northwest Ltd., of which he was president. Sixty employees joined HMM.
Judy L. Hricak has been promoted to the newly created position of chief marketing officer at Gannett Fleming, a Harrisburg, Pa., design and construction management firm. A 23-year company veteran, she also is a vice president.
Paul Maloney has joined global engineer and project manager AMEC as executive general manager for its environment and infrastructure unit in Brisbane, Australia, the London-based firm tells ENR. The role follows AMEC's May 30 buy of Unidel, of which he had been managing director. The Brisbane engineer specializes in energy services. About 260 employees have joined AMEC.
Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon Inc., a Nashville engineer-architect, has elevated Paula Harris to executive vice president. Formerly vice president, she also is chief marketing officer and the newly elected corporate secretary. Kim Sumner Hardin is promoted to vice president and was elected corporate treasurer. The firm also has hired Jason Hill as chief financial officer; he had been finance and administration director at Allen & Hoshall, a Memphis design firm. Hill replaces Tom Allen, who has retired after 26 years.
Aconex, a Melbourne, Australia-based online project data platform provider, has named Steve Recht as chief financial officer. Formerly CFO at Shutterfly Inc., a photo-sharing and storage website, he now is based in San Bruno, Calif.
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Anas A. Kassem operations manager of its Middle East and North Africa region. A 23-year firm veteran, he was general manager of its operations in Kuwait.
Hill International, the Marlton, N.J., risk consulting and construction management firm, has elevated to senior vice president and chief information officer. He was vice president of information technology. Pressley now manages all of Hill's information technology systems and software worldwide. It ranks at No. 8 on ENR's list of the top CM-for-fee firms, with $502 million in global 2011 revenue.