Cabrera Services Inc., an East Hartford, Conn.-based remediation firm, has named Alan Solow as CEO. He joins the firm from a previous role as senior vice president at The Shaw Group, where he managed federal operations for environment, energy and response. He also had been chief operations officer at Weston Solutions. Solow succeeds company founder Lorenzo Cabrera, who becomes board chairman.
CH2M Hill has named Mike Szomjassy as president of its energy, water and facilities division, replacing Robert G. Card, who has left the company, ENR has learned. Szomjassy was president of the environmental-services business group. A board member, he remains director of company operations. Replacing Szomjassy in his former role is Chris Shea, who has served in that role in an acting capacity.
Adrienne Taylor has joined transportation engineer and construction manager SYSTRA Consulting Inc. in Los Angeles as vice president for West Coast client relations. She was senior director of commuter partnerships in the West for AMTRAK and also served as director of marketing and communications for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.
Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York City, has hired Paul Demit as a senior vice president and director of its North American water practice. He formerly led the water-wastewater design-build business in the eastern U.S. for Denver-based CH2M Hill Cos. Based in Atlanta, Demit is a former board and executive committee member of the American Water Works Association.Global engineer CDM Smith, Cambridge, Mass., has elevated to CEO, effective on Jan. 1, when he succeeds in the role. Fox remains chairman until a planned retirement in April. Hickox now is president of the firm's public-services group for North America East and Latin America. Executive Vice President also was named COO, effective on Oct. 1. He had been president of the firm's federal-services group. As COO, Wall will replace who retires from the firm, also as president, at the end of 2012. CDM Smith did not disclose succession details for the president position. Fox has served as chairman and CEO of CDM Smith since 2008. Its predecessor, CDM, acquired Wilbur Smith Associates in 2011.Charles Pankow Builders Ltd., Altadena, Calif., has named President to the added role of CEO. In that position, he replaces who remains executive chairman. Lum has been president since 2009. He also is a board member of the Design Build Institute of America and a board member of the California Center for Construction Education.