Jens-Peter Saul has joined Copenhagen-based engineering firm Ramboll A/S as CEO. Most recently, he had been CEO of Siemens Wind Power, a unit of the German conglomerate. Saul also served as managing director of Siemens Energy in the U.K. and northern and western Europe. As Ramboll CEO, Saul succeeds Flemming Pederson, who becomes a consultant to the company, the largest engineering firm in the northern Europe region. It ranks at No. 26 on ENR's list of the Top 200 International Design Firms, with $701 million in 2010 revenue. Pedersen had been CEO of Ramboll since 1992.
Charles D. Linn has been named director of communications of the School of Architecture, Planning and Design at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He is formerly deputy editor of Architectural Record magazine, which, like ENR, is a unit of the McGraw-Hill Cos. Later this year, the Images Publishing Group will publish his book on advanced building facades.
AECOM, New York City, has named Lynn A. Tyson senior vice president for investor relations. She formerly held a similar position at PepsiCo Inc. and was vice president for investor relations at Dell Inc. Tyson is a former board member of the National Investor Relations Institute.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, has elevated Gregory "Greg" Kelly to the newly created position of global chief operating officer. He had been president of the firm's Americas transportation operating company, its largest unit, since 2008. Succeeding him in that role is Clifford Eby, who had been a senior vice president in the transportation unit, in charge of PB's technical excellence centers. He is formerly acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Kelly also holds executive roles in the American Council of Engineering Companies–New York, the New York Building Foundation and the Salvadori Center in New York.
Rick Millitello has been named president of Skyline Construction, a commercial building contractor based in San Francisco and Santa Clara, Calif. Previously, he was executive vice president and general manager in California for Skanska USA Building and served as chief operating officer for northern California at Rudolph and Sletten.
Gilbane Building Co., Providence, R.I., has promoted Dennis Cornick and Thomas Laird to executive vice president, from senior vice president. Cornick is national director of sales and marketing. Laird, responsible for Gilbane's central region, now takes over the contractor's Midwest and Delaware Valley regions and its CAT Response consulting service, which supports the insurance industry in property claims.
Charles H. Thornton and Richard L. Tomasetti, founding principals of design firm Thornton-Tomasetti, New York City, will receive the 2012 Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat for their contributions to advancing tall buildings. The group's first joint award, it will be presented in Chicago in October. Thornton now is chairman of Charles H. Thornton & Co. LLC, a consulting firm. Tomasetti is a Thornton-Tomasetti adviser and adjunct professor at Columbia University.